Nefertiti In The Kitchen ~ New Album Out Now!

©2012, http://www.compagnie-bluffonne.com

Image©2012, http://www.compagnie-bluffonne.com Hey Guys & Gals, I (cc) was lucky enough to become quick friends with Jen Rival (aka Nefertiti In The Kitchen), when I was traveling through Italy, a couple of years ago. Besides being a brilliant dancer, street performer and person, she’s an incredibly unique musician, too. One of the many songs that … Continue reading

{Preview} Collective Details: Portuguese Tile Patterns

Hello, Hallo, Ola & Bonjour Tout Le Monde! I have been hard at work this week on the second book to be published this year (hopefully within this next month!). I have been struck by the beauty of the vintage, mostly hand-painted tiles that are on many buildings here in Portugal. This gave me an … Continue reading

Follow Up to our EDCC Austria/London Travels!

All Photos (besides vintage Marilyn Portrait comparison) ©Hannes Russegger, 2012

Hi Guys and Gals, About a month ago, I had made a post about the Cannes Film Festival with many vintage portraits included. One photo in particular caught the eye of my close friend and budding photographer, who wrote to me saying, ‘Caroline, you look so much like this woman!’ And my reply was, ‘Um, … Continue reading

THE FACE: The Series That Launched the Career of Kate Moss

Hi guys and girls! While preparing for another project, I came across these images of Kate Moss (the photo series from the UK Magazine, THE FACE, that made her big in the early 1990s). Calvin Klein took notice of the 15-year old because of the natural quality of the photos. If you are old enough … Continue reading

New Inspiration: Caterina Gatta

Caterina Gatta is an up and coming designer from Italy with a great idea – to use the vintage prints and fabrics of top labels, such as YSL, Gianni Versace, Fausto Sarli, Pierre Cardin, Lancetti, Irene Galitzine, Givenchy, Valentino, André Laug, Ungaro, Scherrer, Clara Centinaro and many others (as quoted from her website, http://www.caterinagatta.it) ‘.. … Continue reading

Celebrating Spring with this Beautiful Ad from 1949

Oh hello! It’s becoming so beautiful outside! Loving the sunshine and plants coming back to life after the winter. It reminded me of this beautiful advertisement from a 1949 issue of LIFE magazine that I purchased while in the United States a few months ago. It appears to be early fall in the photo but … Continue reading

Vintage Spotlight: Marilyn Monroe on the next Cannes Film Festival Poster!

Hello, Everyone! I was really excited to find that the Cannes Film Festival poster will have Marilyn Monroe gracing it, this year. So much old Hollywood glamour – j’adore! Additionally, I’ve added a few more images of vintage, black and white portraiture. The accessories are lovely – and as we are seeing a lot of … Continue reading

Vintage Inspiration: Avon Cosmetic Company

Hello everyone! The following vintage Avon advertisements were used as a source of inspiration to ed this week while creating a gift set for a new beauty product line. Below the following print ads is a brief history of the Avon company and it’s dedication to push the female entrepreneurial spirit – something edcc can … Continue reading

Things We Love: Latest Vintage Trends in Film

It has been very exciting to witness a major trend in the last year; throwback films to the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Maybe I am just charmed because on Sunday, I had the enormous pleasure of viewing The Artist, the silent black and white film that has been taking over all of the cinema award … Continue reading

Vintage Spotlight: Slim Gaillard (1916-1991)

We at EDCC love vintage – especially when it involves music, mysterious pasts and multiple languages! I would like to feature one of my favorite jazz personalities, Mr. Bulee ‘Slim’ Gaillard (1916-1991). He was an American jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, who made himself known by singing in his own language, ‘Vout’ (I guess … Continue reading

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