Thursday, November 26, 2009

Style for Style

When my friends ask me what they should wear to a specific function, my response would always be "Who's your fashion icon?"

I find that it's easier to decide what to wear when you've pinned down the look that you're going for. And what better guide than the fab ladies who are known for their fashion sense? The next step, of course, would be that you add your personal touch (we don't want to get costume-y now, do we?). It could be through accessories like wearing chains instead of pearls; a splash of color onto an otherwise monochromatic look; or even make-up.

Sometimes, I even think of a specific person for a specific occasion. Meeting the boyfriend's parents? I usually go for the classics like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly, Jean Pratchett--chic yet elegant. Consider the time of day and venue of course. Like pick "casual Audrey" for a lunch date with his parents, versus the iconic "Breakfast-at-Tiffany's-Audrey".

Going to a fun, laid-back party? I'd choose the carefree, fun-loving ladies like Anna Karina, Edie Sedgwick, Francoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot or Blondie (but she's more gig-specific).

A "chi-chi" event? I say Louise Brooks. But that's just me though, 'cause I'm an old-fashioned gal.

So my question now is, who are your fashion icons?

the morning fab

Part of my morning routine (since i got access to free wifi at home)
is looking through myvintagevogue's photos. And this just made my day


oh and here's wella, for another fine feathered friend

wella



Monday, November 16, 2009

lovelace project


a mix of vintage (right) and new lace
can't wait to post the outcome

Friday, November 13, 2009

sparkle series

I've been addicted to sewing sequins lately.
Sewing each piece on is quite relaxing for me.
I love putting them together, like sparkly pieces of a puzzle.


hoot

diamond

bleu

More at my shop

Friday, November 6, 2009

Swan Lake

Loretta

Meet Loretta, my first fully-feathered head piece.
I simply cannot wait to make more in several colors!
Made a few hats for this month as well.
You can take a peek HERE

i only make one of each so let me know if you want to reserve any of them

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fine Feathered Friends GET 10%OFF

fascinating sandra

Darlings,

I am putting up a photo wall of my fabulous feathered friends. If you have photos of yourselves wearing any of my pieces, please do send them to me at bonnebons@yahoo.com.

And because you're all gorgeous for doing this, I'm giving you 10% OFF on your next purchase :)

Please send your photos on or before Nov. 21, 2009.
Get your discounted head candy by Nov. 30, 2009.

Oh, just one thing, the head pieces must be purchased and worn by you.

http://bonnebons.multiply.com

Thanks!
Bonsai
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