Monday, June 27, 2011

Confessions Of A Cat Lady

Celebrate the Cat Lady/ Gypsy Granny inside. You know you've always wanted to fill your house with useless, glittery, ancient, obscene, second-hand shit. Who doesn't want their house to look like the D.I.?? As for the cats, why just one??

I LOVED this editorial in Pop magazine when it came out! I had these all over my walls at one point. It reminds me of what I probably look like coming back from a long day at a charity store, sorting through all my dusty treasures that clog my room like the part on The Labyrinth where all that stuff comes bursting through her walls.

Who's Grandma doesn't have a mono colored bathroom?

Ahhh knitting, the all time therapy.

This reminded me of the hair dryer my Great Grandma had in her house. It actually used to scare me as a little kid...don't ask me why...

Taking pink hair to it's ultimate level. Dirty. Pink. Blonde.

It's almost like a creamy rhubarb color...look at me comparing everything to food...

The only way I can describe the style of my Great Grandma and my Grandma, is whimsy, and magic. Something I hope they have passed on to me.

One of my favorite parts of my Great Grandma was her INCREDIBLE collection of costume jewelry. It is like a glitter worshipping little girls dream. i.e. my dream. I'm lucky to have only a few pieces out of many. (not shown in these pictures however)

I love everything about the Aunts from Pushing Daises. From the synchronized swimming suits to their beautiful house that looks like the Butterfly house at the Zoo crossed with a library.

And of course, there's Iris Apfel. The ultimate style icon to all girls and women.

Here's the material to work with.

Granny sweaters, coats, and jackets are a must.

This post is in honor of my great grandma and grandma. I couldn't have better style icons than both of you. It is also in honor of the old woman I hope to become. Living on some sort of farm in a green place on a hill in a castle of a house fit for a gypsy witch, wearing whatever crafty outfits I want, having tea by the light of the moon in my garden. With my cats. Or guinea pigs. Whichever I have a herd of first.

-Olive, The Blowfish Queen

Sounds To Knit To:

Nan, You're A Window Shopper-Lily Allen
Rootless-Marina And The Diamonds
Chewing Gum-Annie

Sunday, June 19, 2011


There's nothing better than summer nights spent eating junk food, playing ghost in the graveyard and watching hours of horror films.

Violetta E.

Sarah Tops

Alexander McQueen-Paris Vogue

For all you gypsy and pagan needs:
Jewelry by Pamela Love. Get it HERE

Olivia Harrison

Don't forget to parade around the streets and gullies with your crown, whatever it may be made of.

Norelle Rheingold

Norelle Rheingold

Norelle Rheingold

Natasha Lillipore

MX Marion

Felice Fawn

Danni Danger

Alice Mary

The Secret Ingredients:

Oh the silly things we do at night...

Lil Pink Pink

I can't wait to cut up a (probably more than one cause i'll mess up due to excitement) T-shirt and try this!!

Monster colored hair!!

So much inspiration from such horrificly delicious images. These damn hipster kids on lookbook...they get me every time.
-Olive, The Blowfish Queen

Time, time, time, time, time to understand the horror. Time, time, time, time, time to understand the monster.

Teenage Battlefield-The Sounds
Seven Days a Week-The Sounds
Queen of Apology-The Sounds
Pork and Beans-Weezer
Beverly Hills-Weezer
In The Garage-Weezer
Smoke and Mirrors-RJD2