Lulu Letty: January 2010

A Menagerie of Fun

I have some fun things to share with you today!

First, did you know I had a forehead and eyebrows? I usually cover them up, so I thought I would show you how I used to wear my hair pre-bangs. This is the first time in over eight months that I was able to curl my hair with rollers! It's finally getting long enough for me to play with it again. Yay! Plus, I love the 40's vibe of the hairdo.

A-40's-Hairdo
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Second, look at this gorgeous necklace that Beatrice, of Dear Beatrice, sent me! I love love love it. Beatrice and I did an Etsy shop swap, so she sent me this beautiful necklace and I sent her two items from my new Spring line.
Dear Beatrice Necklace
Dear Beatrice Necklace
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Third, the lovely and amazingly kind Annie, of Time Enough for Drums, has featured me as her January blogger!! Visit her blog to read the interview.
Time Enough for Drums
Thank you so much for featuring me, Annie!
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And fourth, the winner of the I Love, I Love, I Love You giveaway is Camilla, of Rainbow Paving Stones!! Congratulations Camilla!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. You made this my most successful giveaway yet. Katrina, of Mr. Rabbit, Sir and Pugly Pixel, and I both appreciate your support!

Ta ta for now...
Maria Sig

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Etsy Shop Teaser

Well, I am the world's slowest seamstress and I'm not quite ready to post items in my shop yet, but soon, very soon!!!

In the meantime, here's a little teaser of a few of the different fabrics and buttons you can expect to see in my shop.

Etsy Shop Teaser
Etsy Shop Teaser
Etsy Shop Teaser
Etsy Shop Teaser
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It's the last day to enter the I Love, I Love, I Love You Giveaway!

I hope you're all having a most wonderful weekend!

Maria Sig

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And the Beat Goes On: Travis

Don't you love those moments when you hear a song for the first time in years and your heart leaps with joy because you had forgotten how much you loved said song! Well that's what happened to me last week when I was watching The Office. This Travis song makes my heart sing. ;)



And the Beat Goes On: Travis
And the Beat Goes On: Travis
And the Beat Goes On: Travis
And the Beat Goes On: Travis
Photo Credits: Here
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And finally an Etsy shop update tomorrow with new spring items!!

Isn't wonderful that it's Friday!! What are your weekend plans?
Maria Sig

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Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy

I thought it would be fun, for the next few Thursdays, to share with everyone my favorite classic film stars. Every week, I will rotate between men and women. And not only will I share amazing vintage pictures of each star, but I will also do a portrait sketch.

Myrna Loy sketch 01.27.10
I can think of no one better than Myrna Loy to kick start my series. Not only did she win Queen of the Movies in 1936 alongside Clark Gable the king, but she is also hands down my favorite classic star. Her intriguing looks, impeccable comedic timing and wonderful personality all make me completely adore her.
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Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy
Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy
Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy
Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy
Plus, it doesn't hurt that I just love her onscreen chemistry with William Powell in The Thin Man series.
Classic Film Star: Myrna Loy
Photo Credits: Here
Happy Thursday!
Maria Sig

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Little School House

For some reason I was in a foul mood during this shoot. I'm not sure if it was the freezing cold weather, the fact that I was starving or simply just pissed about my bad hair day (in all seriousness, this winter is killing my hair). I'm pretty sure it was all of the above! And poor Cole took the brunt of my ugly mood and wanted to strangle me. My apologies darling.

Little School House
Little School House
Little School House
But enough about me, how wonderful is this little old school house? I love finding historical sites in Michigan, since they're so few and far between. Especially considering that you could trip over one on every block where I used to live in MA. Plus, I've always loved the idea of a rural, one-room school house. It's so Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gables.
Little School House
Little School House
Little School House
Little School House
Photo Credits: Cole. Thanks, darling!

Boys Navy Duffle Coat: Brooks Brothers
Boys Blue Stripe Oxford: Brooks Brothers
Charcoal Shorts: F21
Cole's Repp Tie: J.Crew
Cole's Crossed Oars Belt: Leather Man Ltd.
Black Boots: Seychelles
Old Knee Socks
Olive Longchamp Bag: eBay

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Thank you so much for all the really sweet comments about yesterday's tutorial. I'm glad that so many of you enjoyed it. Please, let me know if there's anything else you would like me to do a tutorial on.

Maria Sig

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DIY: Red Lipstick Tutorial

Many of you have asked me how I get my red lipstick to look so precise, so I thought I'd do a little tutorial. While I don't pretend to be an expert, this is what I have found, through trial and error, that works for me...

Supplies: matte red lipstick, I use Revlon, Really Red; dark red lip liner; lip brush and translucent powder.

DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

Step One: Start with pre-moistened lips.
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

Step Two: Line lips with dark red pencil and fill in.
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

Step Three: Apply a thin coat of translucent powder to lips. This helps build a long lasting foundation.
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

Step Four: Lightly dab your lipstick onto your lips.
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

Step Five: Fill in lipstick using a lip brush. This allows you more control with an easier application.
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial

For an even longer lasting lipstick, repeat steps three and five. And don't forget the finger pop to remove excess lipstick to keep it from sticking to your teeth.

VoilĂ !
DIY Red Lipstick Tutorial
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If you need further clarifications, feel free to email me!

XOXO
Maria Sig

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Spring Wishes

It was an icky rainy day yesterday, so I was forced to have an indoor shoot. That being said, I protested the unfortunate weather with a spring inspired look.

Spring Wishes
Spring Wishes

Plus, I'm wearing my new Corvus Noir Scotch necklace! Isn't it lovely.
Spring Wishes
Spring Wishes
Spring Wishes
Darling Daisy Blouse: ModCloth
Chambray High Waist Shorts: F21
Vintage Red Beret: Thrifted
Old Brown Belt: Old Navy
White Pointelle Socks: Urban Outfitters
Navy Platform Sandals: Seychelles
Scotch Necklace: Corvus Noir

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How was everyone's weekend? Did you do anything fun? I mostly did some sewing for my shop, knitting and apartment organizing.
Maria Sig

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