Friends, when I saw this I knew it was the first thing I wanted to share with you this week! A freakin' Tintin t-shirt! This one features the 1935 cover of the Belgian weekly publication "Le Petit Vingtième" that first published the Tintin "comics". I just love this top, and want to buy all the other covers too!
I have a few Skunkfunk garments in my wardrobe that I love and feel proud of. Their pieces are always unique, and also somehow other-worldly (inviting strangers on the street to stop you and ask "where did you get that?!", which I love!). Interesting sustainability fact: the tags in their garments are manufactured at a factory that is 100% solar powered! This awesome dress is fuschia with that thrilling little bit of colourful edging...
...which goes across the shoulder and does *this* in the back! Check out that little fringe detail too!
OK, we have Uggs in the shop! The lovely, purple knit Cardy boot!
I'm so excited for all the citursey prints I have been seeing lately! How cute is this skirt?!
Oranges and watermelon! Plus, pockets!
And then there is this great citrus Banana Republic dress. I just love how although the dress shape itself is traditional, the print makes it look so fresh and original!
I've been calling this stunning dress the "Greek Statue Dress" in my head. For obvious reasons.
Second week in a row with Fluevogs in the shop! Yay! Friends, you won't believe it, but I'm stumped with this one! I know it's from the F-Shoe family, but I don't know its name. However, I do know the f-sole is vulcanized rubber (which means it remains strong and elasticey through a wider range of temperatures...like extreme heat or, AHEM, extreme cold), and the "DDFT" on the pull stands for "Don't Delay Fluevog Today". These ones are burgundy with pink stitching and....
...pink contrastig F heel!
No message on these shoes...they are so mysterious!
Another Skunfunk item! I'm so intrigued by the way the front of the waist descends into a V! I can't wait to see this on someone! And the zippers are not only decorative, they are functional if you want to turn the a-line more into a pencil skirt!
Speaking of mysteries, how mysterious is this bracelet?!
From our friends down the street on Whyte ave at Workhall:
If you are in a pin-up mood, here are some high-waisted sailor shorts:
Love the label in the sailor shorts:
And if you are into the shorts, you might also like this Bettie Page wiggle skirt:
What a great take on duck shoes! So cute and feminine!
Want to see what else was in that same edition of Le Petit Vigntième? An article about the beloved Queen Astrid of Belgium!
She was a very iconic and charismatic person who died in a car crash in 1935 at age 30. When my youngest was born and I called my grandmother in Belgium to tell her the baby was born and that we had named her Astrid, my grandmother gasped loudly and said "Astrid! Like the queen!"
I wrote this at my kids' craft table, because sometimes that happens.