At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old man, I miss cassette tapes. I miss their fuzzy sound quality. I miss the weight of them in my hand. I miss organizing them alphabetically in my bottom dresser drawer. I miss waiting by the radio like a lion ready to pounce on the “record” button when my favorite songs came on (confession: I had an entire cassette dedicated to AJ McLean saying “baby”). That’s why I appreciate this awesome cassette tape ring, which is so detailed you could almost rewind it with a pen. Almost. [$15, Pink Mascara]
Have you guys been watching “Sherlock,” the modern-day Sherlock Holmes series on the BBC? I just started watching last week and it is, like, shockingly awesome. (Sherlockingly awesome? No. Sorry. Nevermind.) The popularity of this show combined with the recent RDJ/Jude Law movie means general Sherlock hysteria has taken over the world, and I am INTO IT. Aesthetically, Sherlock Holmes is a little Steampunk, a little academic, and totally perfect for some winter style inspiration. Click through for shopping details…
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Last weekend, I saw “The Artist,” a new French film set in the silent movie era, and shot as a silent movie would be. The film is charming and adorable — a must-see — and the clothes of the era are deftly highlighted. The gorgeous flapper dresses, cloche hats and curls the protagonist Peppy Miller wears made me long for the clothes of that era. While you can buy original 1920s and ’30s items for hundreds and even thousands of dollars, the less expensive bet is to go for reproductions of vintage pieces, or vintage-inspired works. We’ve found a handful for your perusal after the jump!
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