giovedì 29 ottobre 2009

Vintage Halloween

Halloween is coming and even if we don't (really) celebrate it here, I adore it! So many costume ideas and no parties to attend :-(

What about you?

I just found these gorgeous pictures and I'm in love...

All from Carbonated's Flickr photostream.

lunedì 26 ottobre 2009

Come Fly With Me

I didn't buy many foreign magazines lately, so I don't know what's going on with fashion editorials etc. but recently I'm pretty happy with the ones published in italian magazines.

You may remember I had some trouble with my old scanner vs new pc, so I had to patiently wait weeks and month to finally scan some images, but now here they are and I have oh so many to post!

This first editorial is definitely one of my favorite ever. It was originally published on the September issue of Elle Italy - which by the way has lately become the best italian magazine, but that's just my opinion - and it is titled "In Divisa" (In Uniform).

'60s stewardess uniforms as an inspiration? Me like!

Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge!

More editorials to come...stay tuned!

venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

Ode To My Family

Have you ever imagined the life of your parents before your birth? Well, take a look at their old pictures!

My Parents Were Awesome is a photo gallery of young and cool couples before they magically turned into moms and dads.

Casey, Didier, Andrea, David and the rest of them were awesome and fashion forward indeed...

...but wow, she's definitely my heroine!

Found via The Storque.

giovedì 22 ottobre 2009

And The Winner Is...

Time to announce the winner of my second anniversary giveaway!

The lucky one, chosen at random, is... Annie

Congratulations dear, I'm gonna send you a message right now :-)

lunedì 19 ottobre 2009

Sacaton June

These days I'm liking crafty girls even more than new/established designers, so when yesterday and today I spotted the first two pieces from of Jessica's Fall Winter 09 Handmade Collection, I fell in love.

Aren't these gorgeous? I adore the blouse collar and the little bows on the dress! All handmade, you can find them in Jessica's store. And maybe while there, you'll enjoy a bit of vintage shopping too :-)

On a side note, only 2 days left for the anniversary giveaway: enter here!

sabato 17 ottobre 2009

Too Cold And Music Tag

This week here is damn cold! It seems we have totally skipped fall in favor of a breezy unespected winter which is not a good thing for me...hence the slow down in blogging...sorry!

Right now that I need something that make me smile, the lovely Meaghan, my favorite road tripper ever, decided to give me this adorable award below that come with a nice music tag. Thanks Meaghan!!

I'm very flattered and determined to be a good girl: I'm bad when I have to reply to tags, but things go slightly better when it's a "musical one", even if it takes me long time!

By the way, here are the rules:
1. You have to post a song that makes you happy.
2. You can tag as many people as you want, there is no limit.
3. Say at least one thing about each blog you tag, that will make them smile, something nice about their blog that makes you smile when you read it!

I thought I'll post the two songs that most of all make me happy at the moment:

Those Danging Days by...Those Dancing Days!

and Let's Go Surfing by The Drums

and I'll pass the award/tag to two of my favorite italian bloggers, my friend Tiz - which I met in real life only last summer, but immediately became a good friend and my partner in crime, as we both share a true passion for vintage - and Miss L'Armadio del Delitto, definitely one the most inventive and smart blogger I know :-)

PS: don't forget to enter my anniversary giveaway! Click here.

mercoledì 14 ottobre 2009

Red Heads

When I was in high school I used to dye mi hair red for a while. It was a very dark shade though, cause my hair is a natural true black and it's oh so difficult to really change the color... I would have loved to be a true ginger head, but all my attempts have always failed!

By the way, my love for this hair color is still alive, so when during my lil shopping trip I finally purchased the latest issue of Lula, I almost screamed in joy.

Of course, with Karen Elson as cover girl you can imagine the whole issue is a love song for redhead girls...

Oh joy, it seems ginger hair are the new black, the next big thing, the coolest in the universe at the moment (along with polka dots black sheer tights, but that's another story).

And look at what's happening on the streets...

(Polka dots tights, btw!!)

Ok, my hair is black in this life, but who knows, maybe in a next one...

All Lula scans are from The Fashion Spot; street style photos are from the always wonderful Vanessa Jackman

domenica 11 ottobre 2009

Two Years Of Cupcakes And A Giveaway

Last week was so hectic that I even missed my blog anniversary! Yes, on October 9th The Cupcake Diary turned 2 years old.
During this time many things happened and if this blog is still here it's because of you. I must thank you all my readers for the great feedback I receive everyday: your comments and your always kind words are the greatest thing I could ask for.

I don't know what will happen then, but I hope you'll continue to follow me during this new year of posting and hopefully you'll enjoy this adventure!

As I did on the first anniversary, this year too I set up a little giveaway for you. You can win two pieces from the new collection of Alice Pleasance. Both of them are from the new "flowery" collection, a pair of tiny blue lilies earrings and a charming pink fan hairpin.

The giveaway is open to anyone, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before October 21st. Winner will be choose at random and promptly announced here...

...Good luck :-)

venerdì 9 ottobre 2009

What I Wore Today...In Drawings

Sorry for the lack of new posts this week...I had a million boring things to do. Some nice too, as my sewing course started on tuesday...we only made skirts paper patterns this week but next time we'll sew a real one.

Yesterday I went buying the fabric; I had a million ideas - I imagined to purchase a bold colored fabric or something like tweed - and then when I arrived to the store and I had to choose I was so nervous I forgot everything and I came home with something totally classic. It's beautiful though and for a first try it's more than ok!

Lately I am so excited for these sewing lessons that sometimes I find myself thinking I'll soon be able to create and reproduce every skirt, dress and top I see and love...I'm totally crazy and irrealistic, I know! By the way these days I constantly make plans and sketches of what I will wear when (and most of all, if) I will become I decent seamstress.

Just a couple days ago I stumbled upon an almost new Flickr group which is a new version of all the what-I-wore-today groups, cause this ones is for drawings only!

Founded by Gemma Correll, a UK based illustrator, in just about one month the group counts more than 1000 members and pictures. There's even a blog where Gemma post her favorites.

And here are some of my favorites...

Pictures: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16.