mandag den 22. september 2014

torsdag den 18. september 2014

Jewellery Glasses

I've got new glasses. Three pairs with reading field. I've always thought that you were old if you needed reading fields and when your dentist bills were expensive. My dentist bills are fortunately still payable. Hmm. I fell completely in love with these beauties from Louis Nielsen, which is more like a jool than glasses:
Louis Nielsen

Look at these lovely side bars with rhinestones:
Louis Nielsen

I could not resist the white mother of pearl side bars, and they even had a rhinestone at the end:
Louis Nielsen
Perfect detail when I'm wearing an up-do.

There is even a rhinestone at the case:
Louis Nielsen

The second pair was these nice titanium glasses in a dark copper colour:
Louis Nielsen

They have a nice butterfly detail at the side bar:
Louis Nielsen

The third pair is exactly like a pair I have had for year, but that were worn out. I love them because I almost can not feel I'm wearing them. But how is it to wear glasses with reading field? Fantastic! I love it, and I am already saving to have the lenses in my other glasses changed.

mandag den 15. september 2014

torsdag den 11. september 2014

Nail Night 5.0

In the middle of August it was time for another nail night with me female colleagues. It has fortunately become a cosy tradition. And with my Partner in Crime it is easy to make nice nails on all of them in one night. We decided to do it a little different this time, with pre-made themes, which we had given names that were not easy to guess: Kiss Kermit, Niagara, FlowerPower, Ladybugs and Summer.

Previously, we have laid a lot of things on the table for inspiration, but since it takes such a long time for them to decide and since they are not that willing to try something new, we thought it was time for them to try something new. I had made stickers with the theme names and put them under the coasters, so we didn't know who got which theme. Here are the colours we used for all the manicures lined up on a tray:
Nail night

Here I am making ladybugs (please ignore my double chin):
Nail night

We talked and laughed and had such a cosy time - and some studied the process intensively:
Nail night

We also talked about some serious subjects:
Nail night

Hanne had some spare time, so she offered to help me. So she put SIXTY black rhinestones in my ladybug manicure:
Nail night
When I got the idea of the black rhinestones, I didn't gave it a thought that it was SO many.

Here is Hanne making Niagara, which of course is the waterfall technic which she masters, in summery colours:
Nail night

A happy ladybugmanicureowner (yep, it is a word):
Nail night

Hanne's Niagara theme:
Nail night

 Hanne's FlowerPower theme:
Nail night

My summer theme (lots of holo, texture-glitter and rhinestones):
Nail night

My Kiss Kermit theme - green polish with dark green dots:
Nail night
I loved it so much I made it on my own nails the next week.

And the ladybug theme with the 60 rhinestones:
Nail night

Hanne and I met the day before to finetune the themes, find the polishes and tools we needed for the manicures and for once I got my nails done:
Nail night
Hanne made newspaper nails on my nails, and I LOVED them all week. Thank you so much, dear. :)

And thanks for a really lovely night to all my great colleagues. We'll definately do it again.

mandag den 8. september 2014

torsdag den 4. september 2014

ALT for Damerne, 1955, No. 36

I've scanned from ALT for Damerne (Everything for the Ladies), number 36, 1955 for you. It is the first magazine published in September 1955. Remember that all scans can be clicked into larger formats. Although it is a Danish magazine, I hope my foreign readers will have fun reading my small recaps and get inspiration from the photos.

What a lovely harvest cover:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

Bettina wonders:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
This time she wonders how difficult it is to have your hair washed (!) when travelling, and you don't know the hair dresser. She also have a story about a poor women who had a hair cut she didn't want due to language misunderstandings.

Speak to me before you hang yourself:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

The Priest offer conversations if you are having a hard time:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

Today, we consult a psychologist.
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

A nice little column about the same subject, Therefore, I live ...:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
A mother and a nurse tell why they think life is worth living. It is fun to read that back then the mom also thought the world was very materialistic.

In the binocular, that takes up very different things:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
This time a handy teenage girl has made an old chair into both a stool and a mirror for her vanity table (back then it was a must to have a vanity table, and I would not do without mine too). There is a tip on how to modernize your old-fashioned candle holders with black paint and there is a nice home made sign saying "we are in the garden". You can buy those premade today.

On to the big "Dressed from top to toe" competetion, which is also mentioned at the cover:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
Wow, a leather (!) suitcase full of unthinkable luxuries for your wardrobe. Even a well packed train case from Elizabeth Arden is part of the prize.

And a set of gloves and an umbrella:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

If you are not the lucky winner, you can sew yourself a lovely dress with the help from Pattern on Fabric:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

Because we all want to be September-chic:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
I would love to include the dress at the bottom right in my Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

This nice check patterned jacket-cardigan is also nice to have at Winter:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

It is so nice that I didn't know it was knitted until I saw the pattern:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

Some beauty tips - The finishing touch:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

Which learns us about foundation, powder and drawing of your brows:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

September is preservation month, so here are some vintage recipes:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

On to the ads - here is a really elegant suit, which is hard to wear out and don't creases:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36


The most enchanting night gown I've ever had, she says to her friend on the phone:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36

The best skirts of England:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
Elida Gold-shampoo, only one wash is enough.

Indraflex stockings with stretch:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
RED: Every day stockings
GREEN: Walking stockings - I didn't know they existed
PURPLE: Party stockings

Panties and girdle in one:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
Note that it is panties and not briefs.

Sabrina, brush and comb in one:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
And beautiful earrings for beautiful ears.

Stewed apples taste twice as good  ... with Corn Flakes from OTA:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
With the modern air tight inner bag of waxed paper.

Fresh like spring water with Pond's cream:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
And you say thank you to the hostess with flowers. Fortunately, we still do.

With Emaille you roast and serve in the same dish:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, no 36
So the food is warm and you spare the dishes.

mandag den 1. september 2014

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