Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Lace Museum?

February 1, 2009

Folks from Scranton might (because of their Scranton Lace Works) be interested in knowing bout the LACIS Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley.  They cover costumes, books, tools and materials.  They are at 2982 Adeline St. and their web site is at

Didn’t a guy from the Santa Monica Outlook do a book about unusual and remarkable museums of the US?

Graffiti Sneakers

January 28, 2009
Graffiti Sneakers

Graffiti Sneakers

 [Note this posting updated on June 30, 2010.

This is probably the most popular item on our blog and so we talked to the artist again and have learned that the newest best link is

He has moved from the old location and is now working at Galaxxi Tatoo across the street at 2431 Telegraph Ave.]

Alejandro Flores makes custom hand painted sneakers using graffiti style lettering.   We noticed them in the window as we were walking by

Filthy Dripped on Telegraph Ave. (in Berkeley)

and thought that we’d found a good item for this blog.

unique shoes

unique shoes

The artist told us that he has been feature in Rolling Stones magazine (dang! there goes our “scoop”!  Oh well, maybe Vogue will read our blog and steal this item from us and not from Jann Wenner’s publication.



Fashion items do seem to bring a goodly number of hits and building circulation numbers for this blog is the name of the game!

Lolita Sunglasses

January 14, 2009

In Australia, this summer, one fashion mini-trend is the return of the heart shaped sun glasses made famous by the posters for the 1958 film version of Lolita.

The heartshaped sunglasses became an American icon when the film was released, but the thing of it was, she never wore them in the film.  Photographer Bert Stern

took still shots to be used on the movie posters and on an impulse he bought a pair of heartshaped sunglasses and took the shot after the film had been completed, so you never see the actress, Sue Lyon, wearing them in the film.

Will Fashionistas take a hint from Australia and wear them when summer comes to the Northern Hemisphere? 

Stay tuned . . .