Everywhere you look, the food we eat is becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. Processed foods with difficult to pronounce preservatives and additives abound on supermarket shelves. We have a cheeseburger and fries for dinner when we aren't shopping for groceries. It's alarming to consider the negative impact this type of diet can have on your health as per Dr Jay Feldman Twitter. It's no surprise that obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other metabolic illnesses have been progressive
Printers and computers are one of the most popular computer accessories. They are widely used by people from different age group and from a different profession. But over the years the printer might face a few issues that can affect the way it functions. One of the most commonly seen errors in canon printer is the error code 20.xx. So today we will look into all the different errors related to error code 20. If you come across any difficulty while following the steps given here then contact HP P
This is the first time I’ve written about Jean Louis so I’m very excited to share with you a little of his history. Jean Louis was born in Paris France and moved to America to work in Hollywood where he dressed every major movie star on the planet and won an Academy Award of costume design. For over 40 years, Jean Louis designed for every Hollywood actress such as: Lana Turner, Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, Julie Andrews, Katherine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich a
Can’t you just see Goldie Hawn wearing this 60′s Geoffrey Beene Beene Bazaar long flower pattern dress? I sure can… From the “Laugh In” days ! I love that the collar area and sleeve cuffs are polka dot pattern. I LOVE that… It has the original belt and this piece is so vintage it’s fabulous. I would put my client in this vintage Beene piece with some Tom Ford or Alaia heels to bring it into today. Love Geoffrey Beene but you would have to be from another planet not to… I’m Daniel Troppy
When I first spotted this red leather bag I didn’t at first notice the Bally gold label outside the bag. What I first noticed was the quilting and then when I picked it up and felt the leather…. OMG. This has got to be the softest leather on the planet. I mean it’s like BUTTA… The Bally hallmark is the crafting of exquisite leather. Since 1851, Bally has been globally recognized for it’s ‘Swiss Made’ quality and its contemporary style. The founder was industrialist Carl Franz Bally and hi
Love this vintage Valentino dress on every level. First I always crack up when I see the sizes because this linen dress says it’s a size 12 but it’s so vintage it’s really a size 4! I love the peplum effect. I love that it has pockets. I love that the buttons are big round and fun. If you could see the interior of this dress you would know why they have always called this man The King of Luxury…. Known simply by his first name, Valentino Garavani is one of Italy’s finest exports. Universa
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You know running across Stephen Burrows isn’t exactly easy these days… when you hunt for Stephen Burrows vintage pieces you do just that HUNT. One so many levels this man is considered to be one of America’s finest fashion designers of our time… In the 1970′s this man was on fire…. The first African American fashion designer to achieve international acclaim, he won several Coty awards in the 70′s and was one of the 5 American designers to show their clothes along with the French couturiers a
If there is one thing I love finding it would be vintage Missoni. I love finding any luxury brand mind you but vintage Missoni is just so classic Italian. The thing I really love about shopping second hand for your clothing is the fact that you yourself can own luxury brands that are classic. I don’t care if you shop at consignment stores, flea markets or at yard sales, its the search for it that keeps me going and entertained. Missoni started their company in Italy back in 1953 and today is
Years of Living DANGEROUSLY will air on Showtime April 13th at 10pm/ET and you bet I will be watching. Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change. These 21st century disasters such as killer heat waves in Europe & Australia, wildfires in the USA, droughts in Australia and deadly flooding in Thailand & Pakistan highlight how vulnerable humanity is to extreme weather. We assume that we will always be able to get water out of our faucets but that’s not realit
I feel lucky that I was nominate because yes I’m way over 40 and yes I’m FAB so this contest just seems like a no-brainer. I’m asking all my readers to please click on the Over 40 & FAB Contest link and vote for me (Daniel Troppy) and I will bake you some cookies, wash your laundry or your car, run your errands or even let you flip through my old fashion magazines… Oh wait I’m supposed to be doing something for you.. that’s right. I got off track. The contest is over April 4th so click clic
What better accessory than a scarf especially a Gucci & Dior one??? Scarves are always the best accessories and yet I hardly ever see women wearing them today. Back in the day you would always see the likes of Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn & Elizabeth Taylor wearing scarves. I think scarves are great additions to any ensemble. These are all vintage scarves and all are gorgeous in design especially the modern Dior one… I say ladies bring back wearing hats & scarves even if it’s to take out
The first home run was finding this gorgeous black Guy Laroche Collection dress and the other touch down was finding this x-large YSL shawl / scarf… I don’t know where to even begin with this blog post because these 2 labels are iconic French brands that have been around for some time and their designs seem to stand the test of time. This classic sleeveless LBD by Guy Laroche is so simple and chic, just look at the layers above the shoulders. Simple design yet effective. The x-large YSL shaw
Finding a vintage James Galanos piece in pristine condition is equivalent to winning the lottery I kid you not. You just don’t find a Galanos item everyday. He started his fashion house, based in Los Angeles, in 1951 after 9 years of studying and working in the fashion industry. Galanos became known for his work in chiffon; evening wear was a specialty. He also designed elegant suits and dresses for day. James Galanos is considered to be one of the great fashion designers of the 20th cent
Who in their right mind doesn’t love finding Badgley Mischka second hand? I have to say it’s always a joyful moment when you see this label. In 1988, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, two Parsons grads, borrowed some money from their families to realize their vision of glamorous, Old Hollywood style gowns. Today actresses walking the red carpet are wearing Badgley Mischka…. I loved finding this strapless sequin black cocktail dress that has a built in corset, so the “girls” stand at full atten
I got so incredibly lucky because not only did I find 2 matching identical dresses but the real story is they had never been worn. Now is that lucky or is that lucky??? I have from the get go loved Bill Blass so I would be foolish to walk away from these 2 UltraSuede dresses with belts and pockets in pristine condition. Blassport was introduced in 1972 just shortly after the world discovered the UltraSuede fabric. The list of powerful women that LOVED Bill Blass is endless; The Duke of Winds
To me there really isn’t anything better than vintage Emanuel Ungaro! He was the master of mixing colors and fabrics way before it was VOGUE to do so… He was light years ahead of any fashion designer in so many ways and so I don’t pass up the chance to grab a vintage Ungaro dress. This dress has sexy written all over it and you know what I love? The zip up sleeves ! Yes that’s right when I see dresses that have zippers on sleeves I get warm and fuzzy inside! Everything about this dress is
This is a interesting story so pull up a chair and pour yourself a nice drink. Earlier in the week I had stopped by one of my favorite thrift stores and hanging on the wall was this vintage 70′s Bill Blass ball gown. The reason I passed on it was because of the price tag of $75. I seriously considering buying it but I had a hard time justifying the price tag. A few days pass and I just decide that I was ready to buy that Bill Blass gown so I drive back only to find out that they had sold th
When you can look at 1stdibs site and find Anne Fogarty you know you’re in good company. In 1957 Anne Fogarty became an in-house designer for Saks Fifth Avenue. She designed not only dresses for Saks, but also all the items that added up to the Anne Fogarty Look: shoes, scarves, lingerie, hats & jewelry. In 1962 Fogarty opened her own firm, Anne Fogarty and by the late 60′s she was making lovely peasant styles in both mini & maxi lengths. She retired in 1974 and closed her business but conti
I’m a true addict, yes I’m addicted to looking for vintage Bill Blass. To me there really isn’t anything better than vintage Bill Blass other than vintage Geoffrey Beene, Halston, YSL, Paco Rabanne, Courreges, Pierre Cardin, Lanvin, Givenchy … oh LARD see I can’t help myself . I truly believe that all great vintage stems from vintage luxury designers, it’s all about the quality and design. There isn’t anything better than when I see a woman wearing vintage. Nothing better except maybe that b
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