The Medical Alert dog tags have been around for a while. First mainly used for those with heart problems, the tags have found many uses as a way to notify emergency personnel of a patients health status. Now, medical id bracelets are becoming popular. These bracelets are even made to look like fine pieces of jewelry. Now you can look fashionable and potentially save your life at the same time!
This is the time of year when I ask my kids what they want to be for Halloween. I usually make all their Halloween costumes and Halloween invitations so I need plenty of time to prepare.
My 5 year old son wants to be Indiana Jones this year which will involve minimal sewing on my part. My 9 year old daughter wants to be something scary. I need to take her to look at patterns so that she can get an idea of what she wants to be. I love trying to find vintage patterns. I made my older daughter a Jane (Tarzan) costume from an old pattern I found on the web. If you are looking for something unique, try searching for Vintage Halloween Costumes on Google!
Just when you thought that you would never see those styles again, there back! Vintage swimwear is making a big splash again. Not only the styles, but the colors and patterns as well.
You can purchase a Marilyn Monroe type suit:
Or, a polka-dot vintage 60s style suit:
All images from Pin Up Girl Clothing.
I just came across this bit of trivia – Albert Einstein wore a Patek Philippe watch. Patek Philippe & Co. make one of the most expensive watches in the world! In 1839, Antoni Patek started making pocket watches in Geneva. In 1845, he joined with Adrien Philippe, a French watchmaker and Patek Philippe was formed. They made their first wristwatch in 1868 and have also developed the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph and minute repeater in watches.
One of the Patek Philippe watches was auctioned off for $1.49 million in 2008. Some of the popular pieces today include the Patek Aquanaut, Gondolo and Nautilus. These watches are usually priced over $10,000 each!
It seems that high fashion in Europe eventually makes it way to the United States. Sometimes that includes car accessories as well. A new trend in Europe, led tail lights, is making its way here and you can now buy custom led tail lights for almost any make and model of car. I must say, they are pretty futuristic looking! But, since I drive a mini van, I don’t think I will make the switch!
Platform beds started to become popular in the 1970s. A simple mattress was put on the platform and they were not very comfortable. They also came in various shapes (remember the round bed in Austin Powers?). Those old beds were very uncomfortable and they soon made way for the mattress and box spring combo.
Things are not coming full circle. It seems that platform beds are again making a comeback. What is the difference? The mattress. It is not the old, lumpy mattresses from the 60s and 70s but a new kind of memory foam mattress. These mattresses are comfortable and less expensive than their mattress/box spring counterparts.
If you love gold chains and Rocky Balboa, then you need to purchase the Rocky Balboa Golden Boxing Glove Pendant! Yes, Rocky himself wore it in the movie. Of course, I find it a tad bit tacky, but I didn’t like any of the Rocky movies anyhow!
What was it about the 70s and the need to design things that looked space age? A Finnish architect named Matti Suuronen designed a UFO shaped house. In the late 60s and 70s we all believed that technology would be able to solve all the world’s ills. I guess designers thought that meant making everything look futuristic and space like. Of course, today you would need a pretty good real estate agent to be able to sell your 70s looking abode!
The 80s brought us lots of strange fashions. One of these was wearing what looked like fine lingerie as clothing! They were called baby doll dresses and tops. I am surprised that parents let their daughters wear some of these outfits to school. To refresh your memory, here is a picture:
Of course, what goes around, comes around, and the style is back again:
Do you want to dress like a celebrity? I just found a new site called Seen On! Seen On! features products that are worn by celebrities on television and film. You can find handbags, jewelry, clothes and more. You can even buy bobble head Dwight dolls from The Office if you wish. I am on the lookout for a North Face jacket, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any celebrity has worn one lately. Oh well, they are still my favorite jackets!