Leanin’ Lipstick


It’s no doubt that package design just adores the Leaning Tower of Pisa.   We have Liqueur Pisa, the Leaning Tower of Peas and even Pisa inspired thimbles that come in their town boxes.  As a profound lover of lipstick, this 1950’s lipstick case by jewelry designer Louis Nichilo takes the take.  Here is the cutest remark from Travel Magazine, Circa: 1962.  “For women: If what you’ve always wanted is a lipstick case that looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you can have it now. Gold plated, three inches high, with colored stones for decoration, it is made to fit all standard lipstick refills, costs 6.000 lire ($9.60) at Louis Nichilo, Via Sistina 42 In Rome.”

Italian Birds


Awesome photograph taken in Italy during the early 1950’s by famous photographer Milton Green.  The name Milton H. Greene not ringing a bell?  I guarantee you know and have seen Milton’s famous photography – He is best known for the photo shoots he shot with Marilyn Monroe.  But let’s not let that vintage vixen Marilyn steal the show.  Let the photograph of this happy ciggy break take you back to the nifty fifty’s.  Those perfectly laundered circle skirts immediately brings to mind the decade of the 50’s.  Perfect hair, perfect shape and perfect smiles.  

Big Cat Shenanigans

Lana WoodHow amazing are these photograph of these two wild cats together?!  Actress Lana Wood is caught whispering sweet poetry into a leopards ear for the 1969 issue of Italian magazine, Playmen. 
Lana Wood playing with a leopard

Lana Wood appeared in several films and television shows during the sixties and seventies.  She is best-known for her three minute long role playing the character Plenty O’Toole in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds are Forever.  In the movie, Lana was plunged into a pool at the hands of a villain.  I suppose its much safer to stay out of the water and play with the neighborhood kittens.

Lana also gained fame by posing for Playboy naked.  Lana did make one strict condition of running her nudie photographs — Playboy must also publish some of her poetry.  We wonder what words of poetry she breathed into this big cat’s ear…

Rain or shine


Instead of leaving wayward brollies high and dry, Italian designer Cecilia Felli, rescues and rehabilitates them into twirl-worthy skirts, complete with the original spokes and dangling Velcro straps. Although one of a kind, each skirt is one size fits all, thanks to an adjustable belt that tops off each colorful ensemble with a sweet bow.  Dark and stormy days ahead? Bring ‘em on.