Luck be a lady tonight!

When I moved to Las Vegas in 2003, I never imagined that I would still be living here a decade later.  I had spent several years hopping around from one place to the next and didn’t plan on settling down anytime soon.  I’ve always loved to travel, but even when I’m having the time of my life on an exotic trip, a part of me is always a little homesick for Sin City.


I remember visiting Vegas as a kid and falling in love with the bright lights of the strip and the Flamingo hotel in particular.  I still recall looking out of the car window as we passed the gaudy pink accented structure, knowing that one day I would come back to explore all of its mysteries and nuances.  I had also developed a fascination with showgirls, so it was a particularly wonderful experience when my dad took me to see a show featuring statuesque dancers draped in feathers and rhinestone jewels.  Even as a child I knew I was witnessing something amazing that I would never forget.

 

Vegas is a decadent city and is always evolving.  For people like myself who feel a close association with the “good old days”, it’s a bittersweet experience to watch the transformation that occurs daily in this unusual town.  As much as I love seeing new and exquisite attractions, I still long for the era of seductive lounge acts and stylish chorus girls.  As a lover of the retro lifestyle, it’s these images that come to mind and inspire me constantly.

I’m incredibly thrilled to introduce the “Casino Queen” dress and “Showgirl Flower” hair clip!  I had so much fun designing a silhouette that embodied my affection for Vegas.  I’ve always been a fan of halter dresses, especially those which feature sarong style skirts.  The festive colors in the “Key To My Heart” print look stunning with the combination of pink shades in the “Showgirl Flower” hair clip.  Whether you are strutting down the glittering streets of my town or strolling the avenues of yours, this ensemble will take you back to a simpler time when big bands dominated the airwaves and curve hugging skirts graced the runways.

 

Mele Kalikimaka – it’s Christmas in June!

“Girl Friday” is back in a fantastic new colorway!  We paired the adorable “Mini Hearses” print with some sweet polka-dots for a new twist on a classic look.  I’ve been a fan of vintage suits for many years, and this top and skirt look amazing together. I also like mixing these lively separates with my favorite basic pieces for a splash of color that will light up any room.

Our “Smitten Kitten” necklace is such a cute and versatile piece!  I was heartbroken when we sold out of the “Meet Me in Paris” necklace, so it’s quite a treat to have another retro kitty necklace available.  The chain features beautiful, multi-faceted hot pink beads which compliment the cameo with flirty, feline finesse.

 We had a great time shooting this set with Tina Tokyo , Pretty Little Things by Candice Marie, and the folks from Radiant Inc.  Burlesque sensation Cha Cha Velour let us play in her awesome house which has one of the coolest retro tiki bars I’ve ever seen.  Stay tuned for more gorgeous images of fun, new items!  We’ll be adding some adorable summer dresses to the site in a couple of weeks…can’t wait!!!

Introducing “Noir”…the deadly weapon in your wardrobe…

I couldn’t be more excited to update our website with the “Noir” dress!  I often have old movies on as background noise while I work, and this dress was a result of a two day bender dedicated to mid-century Hollywood noir films.  I grew up on detective stories as my father actually was a detective, not to mention the fact that my grandmother had a mad crush on Humphrey Bogart.  That being said, I suppose it was only a matter of time before this slight obsession of mine manifested itself in the Poison Candy collection.

The “Noir” dress is made from lightweight stretch satin and it fits like a seductive little glove.  The bust portion features fuchsia satin covered with a lovely dot tulle overlay.  I added a coordinating flower pin, and there is also a gorgeous long tail satin bow atop the back skirt slit.

The “Noir” fascinator is equally stunning.  Complete with feathers, Russian netting, and matching flower, the only thing missing from this outfit is a smoking gun and kick ass soundtrack.  If you’re looking for something truly smashing to rock on New Year’s Eve, you have found your destiny.

“I Love Candy” contest!


Hello Darlings!

We are teaming up with Pinup Style Worldwide to bring you an awesome new contest!  How would you like to win a $100 gift certificate to www.poisoncandyfashion.com?  The rules are simple:

1. “Like” Pinup Style Worldwide;

2. “Like” Poison Candy; &

3. “Re-pin” your favorite dress/dresses from Pinup Style’s “I Love Candy” Pinterest Board:https://pinterest.com/pinupstyle/i-love-candy/ to any of your Pinterest Boards.

This competition is international, and is open from  September 7, 2012, and closes September 21, 2012. The winner will be announced shortly after the 21st, and will be contacted with details on how they can claim their prize.

Happy Pinning ♥