09 July 2008

what's in a box?

While my actual shopping endeavors seem to be kind of dead right now, I guess someone somewhere pitied me and let me stumble upon some kind of vintage treasure trove yesterday. It's funny, I found this all when I was looking for printer paper... It's a bunch of letters, Polaroids, sketches, and travel trinkets from my adopted Grandmother's and her sister's travels to France and Italy. My Grandmother is dead now so it makes me happy that I found these. It reminds me of something Rhiannon would like.



I used two different filters, the results are delightful aren't they?





I'm actually posting with some kind of schedule this week, aren't you proud? Fingers crossed my new video camera (the one i've been using to take this pictures doesn't work without the wall cord...LAME) coming in will work for the weekend so you'll get the posts I've been brainstorming. Mostly: the video guide to vintage in dirty Jersey (for those TV'rs who've emailed me about it) and OUTFIT POSTS BECAUSE I MISS BEING NARCISSISTIC.

To compensate (myself) here's a guy I am kind of in love with. He fulfills all necessities in order to make me love him: 1) Drape drape drape! 2) Those pants! 3) He's so goddamn shiny. Everyone loves shiny objects.

Altamira Man, you've done it again.

My dad read the blog yesterday, I caught him in the act. Hello, old geezer. Give me my goddamn allowance, I want that pink dress. Love you daddy.

25 comments:

Wendy said...

That is so cool. I would have kept a dairy during my trip if I had known how life changing it was.

selinaoolala said...

gosh what treasure! i love little vintage cases! i would carry round one just for the sake of it!

Amelia said...

Lucky. Those letters and stuff look amazing. ha ha, schedule? You?

bewkworm said...

hey, those are pretty cool, reminds me of all those random postcards i ound a while back, like the "i was a teenage werewolf" ah... good times. speaking of shopping, are we going on sunday now? that's actually better for me, so whatever.

Belle said...

Amelia: I know, I think my insomnia has made me more organized, god forbid.

Wendy: you totally should have, next time!

Jew: sunday, but I need to get the dress from the place near your house immediately. Like. The second it opens I am in there. Im thinking sat and sun, cuz I need to go to get stuff from swaps from helloagain.

cupcakes and cashmere said...

those letters in the vintage cases have such a whimsical feel, i truly love them!

lalabee said...

gorgeous blog!

The Clothes Horse said...

Those suitcases are fantastic. I'm ridiculously in love with vintage luggage.

Laurel said...

Hi, so uhm, how the hell did I not know about this UH-mazing blog of yours? You have such an amazing sense of style - through clothing, nostalgia, art, etc! I love it! You are going on my dailies - stat.

I believe I'm going to call Barney's today and see what's going on with those Margiela's. I WANT.

I seriously do have like dreams of them where the shoes and I get all married and such - you know. It happens to everyone, right? Hahaha.

I hope you get your dress, too!! Let me know how the search goes!

xoxox

Isabel said...

My dad has this habit of googling everyone in our family, so he stumbles upon my blog a lot. He says he like it though, so its okay.

Belle said...

Laurel: indeed I will! I've bene lurking your blog for awhile (and voting daily!) but I just had to comment on those shoes. =P ill keep you updated!

Rebecca: I knew you'd like them! I remember a few months ago you had post with trunks or something, when I found these it was deja vu, somewhat.

NewYorkChique said...

the boxes are so beautiful!

NewYorkChique said...

oh and i linked you- it would be wonderful if you returned the favor =]

Vintage Vinyl said...

Haha, that was funny what you said to your father.
Vintage cases are just great!

Farren said...

those suitcases are amazing. =)

and the little note to your father is hilarious. =)

CoutureCarrie said...

What a special find... The suitcases alone conjure visions of midcentury travel adventures...

Anonymous said...

your grandparents seem cool

Stephanie said...

Why don't boys actually dress like that in real freaking life! That is what needs to replace the hipster look.

NICOLE said...

wow this mans outfit is incredible... ho-bo chic! emphasis on the chic!

Cassie Casserole said...

aaw, how sweet! And yes, urban outfitters. uk has the best stuff. Too bad you have to pay a lot(!) to get the stuff you order on the internett to Norway. (Taxes and stuff, we're not a part of the EU you know)

xoxo said...

Wow, really inspiring and beautiful pictures. Great job!! =)

Urban Audrey said...

ow wow..those letters and suitcases are so beautiful in an sad old sort of way.

s. said...

when you commented on a recent entry by my dead gay son,

i referred to you as the "belle of the blog!"
which i am regretting by the minute
because it's so lame.

forgive my dead gay son?

Belle said...

s.,

how could I not? i love you guys and all of your douchey humor. also, you two are giving me 72 virgins in the afterlife so its the least i can do.

thank you for commenting evryone! i'm taking pictures for a new post as you read this.

Rollergirl said...

Talk about a treasure chest - you lucky, lucky thing!