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an event story

diary of a hat model (easter parade 2013!)

Let’s take a look back at the most exciting event of the year! Read more…

Bettie Cover

a bettie page fashion show (plus my very first giveaway ever!!!)


I’ve been a big fan of vintage-inspired Bettie Page Clothing for years, even making a pilgrimage to their San Francisco shop a few summers ago. Now Bettie has finally come to me!  Read more…

IFB Special Report-01

i heart #IFBcon

what are you supposed to wear to a fashion blogger conference anyway? Read more…


all about my mother

It may come as a surprise to some that know her, but every girlish, romantic, whimsical, vintage-loving bone in my body came straight from my mother. Read more…


annie explains it all (plus bonus retro bump tutorial!)

I know what you’ve been thinking. And you’re right. Gawd did I need a haircut. I’ve been returning from a fun foray into the depths of dramatic hair experimentation and desperately wanted to restore peace to my hair universe. I’d finally grown it out enough to get back to something resembling the classic bob I’ve sported since I was 7. But I couldn’t do it alone. I needed a fixer. A healer. A master in the art of color, cut, and unlicensed therapy.

I needed Annie! Read more…

A Life Story - Launch Day

meet gretchen fenston (or hats are magic!)

There is no better magic bullet for self-confidence than a great hat. I should know. I’ve experienced the magic. Read more…