lunedì 28 dicembre 2009

Santa Claus Brought Me Tons Of Bras

Being a flat chested girl could be really painful if you live in a country where bras don't go by cup and bust measurements but, most of the time, there are only a few standard sizes - and the smallest is often too big - that leave you with lot of extra empty space.

Considering I don't like to fill my bra with Kleenex, I finally decided to try a different path and once again a bit of online shopping has saved me. Just one week -the time of my latest order from ASOS to be delivered - and now my lingerie drawer is full of bras that finally fit me. Literally, an invasion of A cups!

I regularly look at new arrivals on Asos and I must say I also place regular orders, but I don't know why I've never considered the lingerie section (and the outlet lingerie section) till last week.
By the way, I finally did it and I immediately turned into a lingerie addicted. Seriously: I want to buy almost everything and looking for a single bra I ended buying...six. And knickers too! A sort of "auto Christmas present". Well deserved and much appreciated.

The pics show just a selection of some of my favorites + something I bought... :-)

giovedì 24 dicembre 2009

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

So sorry for the lack of updates during these snowy weeks...I'll be back very, very soon. Promised!

Hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas :-)

Picture: here.

venerdì 11 dicembre 2009

Fashionable Puppets

I saw these awhile ago on Style Bubble and immediately loved them. I'm certainly not a little girl anymore, but I can still love puppets. Stylish puppets.

All the fashion crews, from Paris, London, Milano and New York. You can buy them here.

I must add them to the gift guide!

lunedì 7 dicembre 2009

Alice Pleasance's Gift Certificates And More From The Holiday Collections

Alice Pleasance's Gift Certificates are here!

They're the perfect option when you need a gift for your special ones but you're not sure what they'd like. They are valid for everything in my store and they never expire!

I have listed certificates for $10, $25 and $50, but if you would like to request a specific amount just send me a convo and I'll make a custom listing for you.

Take a look at my store, I have listed more earrings from my Holiday Collection too :-)

mercoledì 2 dicembre 2009

Vintage L.A.

In a few words, I bought an amazing book and I'm totally sure this will be a perfect Christmas present for any vintage and travels addicted.

I always looked at travel guides as wishlists more than practical books. A way to escape from reality in a certain way: in a cold winter afternoon when you lay on your coach with flu and sore throat, you can always imagine to travel to your favorite spots feeling great with a warm sun kissing your skin!
So it doesn't matter if I'm a million green counties from sunny California and I'm not currently planning any trip to L.A. (any trip anywhere indeed...), I'm totally hooked on this book!

Vintage L.A. is an amazing guide to every amazing vintage spots - boutiques, decor, landmarks, markets & more - in this amazing city. A guided tour of a glittery town, home of oh so many marvellous stories.

Featuring gorgeous, gorgeous pictures and interviews to cool Angelenos (Mark Ryden too!!), this guide will take you from Westside to Hollywood, from the Valley to Beverly Hills to L.A. sadly lost vintage landmarks. It's a book full of colors and fascinating old school stories. Definitely my thing!

The author, the L.A. native and lifelong resident and former Elle Girl columnist Jennifer Brandt Taylor - a super cool and stylish redhaired girl, by the way - has relocated to New York City where she's working on her next book, Vintage New York. And I can't wait for this one too!!

You can browse inside the book here.

domenica 29 novembre 2009

Alice Pleasance Holiday Collection

In time for Cyber Monday, here's a new collection of statement earrings featuring 16K gold plated nickel free connectors and earwires and beautiful candy colored gemstone beads and briolettes.

Perfect for holiday season parties and Christmas presents!

They're available now in my store :-)

sabato 28 novembre 2009

35 Questions

I hope my American readers had a great Thanksgiving and are now having some good days of shopping...Black Friday, Cyber know!

I just heard I'll unexpectedly have a free day from babysitting today. This means I could rest a little and indulge in all those nice&silly things I like so much. This also means less money for my Christmas presents (and presents to self...), but you can't have everything, right?!

During the last weeks I received an award and a tag from three marvellous ladies - Jessica, Tiz and Poke Salad Annie - so I definitely have to do it!

Ok, it seems I have to reply to these questions...

1.Where is your phone? Table
2.Your hair? Messy
3.Your Mother? Enthusiastic
4.Your Father? Missing
5.Your favourite food? Lemon tarts!
6.Your dream last night? Venice
7.Your favourite drink? Wine
8.Your dream/goal? To save up some money...
9.What room are you in? Living room
10.Your hobbie? Many. Shopping is just one of them ;-)
11.Your fear? Highness, precipices and all those things
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years? Not here
13.Where were you last night? Bed
14.Something that your not? Unfair
15.Muffins? With chocolate chips!
16.Wishlist item? Heavy coat
17.Where did you grow up? here
18.Last thing you did? Checked mail
19.What are you wearing? Nightgown + silk and cashmere cardi
20.Your TV? All about tv series
21.Your pets? Virtual
22.Friends? Far from me :-(
23.Your life? Frozen
24.Your mood? Imaginative
25.Missing someone? M.
26.Vehicle? My feet
27.Something your not wearing? Shoes
28.Your favourite store? Vintage stores!
29.Your Favourite colour? Red
30.When was the last time you laughed? Probably yesterday
31.The last time you cried? ...I can't remember!
32.Your best friend? Again: far from me :-(
33.One place that I go to over and over? Memory Lane
34.Facebook? Everyday (with a guilty face)
35.Favourite place to eat? A small restaurant by the sea


I'm not going to tag other blogs, but if you'd like to play consider yourself tagged and have a great weekend!

martedì 24 novembre 2009

The Name Game

It's funny how since I have this blog and my jewelry line - Alice Pleasance Accessories - many people tend to call me Alice, thinking it is my name. And I'm sure some of my readers still ignore that my real name is Anna!

Yesterday I received a little package from

and when I opened the adorable box I found they sent me a perfect nameplate necklace, something that have actually been on my wish list for a very long time!

It's definitely an amazing piece, and would surely be a perfect Christmas present!

Do you like it? Order yours here :-)

domenica 22 novembre 2009

Missed Connections

I have a real addiction to missed connections. I could spend hours on Craigslist reading each message - skipping all the creepy/indecent proposals... - looking for the perfect ones. I always wonder if they will find an answer or will just die in the cyberworld...

Sophie Blackall went one step further with her blog where, with her beautiful illustrations, she tries to pin a few of those "funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts" down.

Look at this adorable video too!

Sophie's illustrations are also available for sale in her Etsy store.

giovedì 19 novembre 2009

Alternative Ways

Being not a real fashion weeks addicted, I adore all the extra efforts that makes a fashion show look more than a mere accumulation of expensive wonderful stuff. Alexander - My God - McQueen and a few others regularly make me scream with joy and excitement every season, but of course I regularly find some other shows to like.

And if you choose to showcase your new collection on a 12 foot tall zoetrope, you can be sure I'll love it!

This happened when Temperley, looking for an alternative way to exhibit their new circus inspired Spring/Summer 2010 collection, hooked up with Legs and they ended building a 12-foot-tall carousel structure that combine rudimentary film loops with modern projection technology to showcase ten circus acts while at the same time displaying 15 different Temperley looks.

Read more about it here and watch the videos below to see the zoetrope in action!