Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween

photos by Cecilia Austin

dress  vintage

Happy Halloween, lovelies! Tonight I will be donning my Sexy Pottery Teacher costume (funny because it's not sexy at all!) and heading to Nicole's apartment for our joint Halloween party. Expect many silly photos of the festivities. And hey, if you're in San Francisco and want to join us please let me know!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

home is where my cat is

photos by Cecilia Austin

A sweet portrait of Donut, the table in my apartment's entryway (featuring Gene Wilder, love of my life), and my crowded bookshelf. The amazing "Party Stunts" game was a gift from a dear friend and the cards inside have the most wonderful illustrations. The sassy blonde's outfit would make a pretty excellent Halloween costume, eh? But don't worry... I have mine all ready to go and it's a funny one. I won't spoil the surprise.

Friday, October 29, 2010

black lace

photos by Cecilia Austin

dress  vintage
shoes  j. crew

This is one of my most favorite dresses ever. I wish I could have it copied in every color and type of lace imaginable so that I could wear it every day. It makes me stand up straighter and feel wonderfully ladylike. I hope more like this one find their way into my dress closet, if only to make all the other dresses super jealous.

Monday, October 25, 2010

hot pink


photos by Cecilia Austin

dress  vintage
shoes  forever 21

I think Donut might have intentions to take over Fancy Fine. Not that you'd mind, right?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

the little things

photos by Cecilia Austin

A few bits and baubles on my dresser, including: vintage perfume bottles I collected when I was a kid, a lipstick-and-lips brooch from Etsy, a sequined panda brooch from a thrift store, monogrammed shoe clips from Francesca, a sheriff badge from Disneyland, and a beautiful comb from the 50's that my grandma gave me recently.

Friday, October 22, 2010

afternoon adventure

photos by Micaela Hoo

dress  vintage
cardigan  j. crew
purse  zara
shoes  thrifted

A few days ago I met up with the adorable Micaela and we wandered around downtown and Chinatown while she snapped photos of my slouchy posture and scraggly hairs. I took her to one of the most amazing (and outrageously expensive) vintage stores ever where we sneakily pet all the pretty clothing and resisted the urge to take secret photos. She sweetly coerced me into sitting in the middle of the street in my white dress, because how could I say no that angelic sixteen-year-old face? (Don't worry, I used my purse as a shield.)

You can see the rest of the photos she took here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

sponsor fancy fine

Calling all lovely vintage stores, purveyors of pretty things, and crafty ladies (and gents!) looking to promote your shops: I'm opening up spots for sponsors on Fancy Fine! If you are interested in my rates and other details, please contact me at I want to keep things on a small scale so get in touch soon to secure a spot... November 1st is coming soon!


True Love
Modern Lolita
Oh Lover

Mushroom Romance

My wish list is always growing. These are a few dreamy things I would love to call my own.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

birds of a feather


photos by Lisa Wiseman

Francesca and I combined our wardrobes for this photo shoot, resulting in an explosion of silk, lace and polka dots all over my apartment. It was certainly a sight to behold! The lovely Lisa Wiseman made us look like soft focus dreamers, except when I ruined the mood by giggling. I've done a handful of shoots with Lisa and my favorite photo we've made together will always be the one below (taken a few years ago).