Posts By: finnfemme

The Hermès Mystique

I don’t know what it is about Hermès that just makes me weak in the knees…and I know I’m not the only one! I just finished reading a new book “Bringing Home the Birkin” by Michael Tonello. I just drank in the book! It is about an eBay seller who starts out selling Hermès scarves… Read more »

A Date With Destiny? Wise Words From Coco!

I love quotes, and this is one of my favorites regarding one’s personal appearance: “I can’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little, if only out of politeness.  And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny and it’s best to be… Read more »

A Boring Marimekko?

I love Marimekko designs!  I love the brightly-colored printed fabrics and simple styles.  Being half-Finnish, I’m always interested in what my Finnish kinsmen are designing and I’m always excited to run across something made in Finland. Marimekko was started in Finland in 1951 by Armi & Viljo Ratia.   They had artists apply their graphic designs… Read more »

The Chanel Faerie Visited Me Twice Today!

I am an unabashed, unapologetic Chanel freak! Anything Chanel is on my list of holy-grails, and I’m always in search of those ever-so-elusive authentic Chanel items. Sometimes I just forget about actively seeking them, going back to finding “realistic” items because Chanels are so few and far between. That is, until today! 😆 I was… Read more »

A life-long Second Hand Rose!

I’ve been thinking about how much I love vintage clothing, and where this love affair started! I grew up in a family of six kids.  Money was tight, but I always had cute, stylish clothes to wear.  My parents both grew up on Midwest farms during the Depression so they knew the value of a… Read more »

Love Those 50s Beaded Cashmere Cardigan Sweaters!

I was shopping today at a thrift store that I frequent about twice a month. Lately the pickings have been very slim there, so I wasn’t expecting much at all. It gets discouraging but sometimes just when all hope is lost, something marvelous appears! I’m going through the racks and I espy a black beaded… Read more »