FashionRetro Fox: Jane Birkin

 
The effervescent young Jane Birkin (English-born actress and singer) was the essential Euro “It Girl” of the sixties and seventies. Often appearing with her dapper LTR, Serge Gainsbourg, this stylish lass has a photographic repertoire virtually unseen in the time period. Known for her racy antics, her timeless appeal can be attributed to a soft smile, coveted hair and a perfect taste for gorgeous fashion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
xoxo

ArtDate Stamp Paintings by Federico Pietrella

 
I’m a big fan of people who paint on, about, or with unexpected things. So, naturally, Federico Pietrella‘s date stamp paintings are right up my alley, and I hope you’ll agree!
 

 

 
As you get closer…
 

 
…and closer…
 

 
…you can see that the lines are actually stamped, just like the librarian used to pound into your borrowed copies of Roald Dahl. Incredible!
 

 

 


 
(Images courtesy of Federico Pietrella via Colossal)

BeautyIntroducing Karmin: White Girls CAN Rap and Wear Mohawks

 
Alright, ladies. I have a seriously sweet blog for you this afternoon. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who used to work at LuLu*s and is now studying to be a radio DJ sent me the video below. She knew that I had been looking for some unique hairstyles to feature, and she found this hairstyle from the YouTube page of a band called Karmin.
 

 
Now, I didn’t really care about the band at first in my excitement to learn how to do the mohawk. Check it out:  How to make your hair into a mohawk? Without shaving your head? Um, okay!
 
 
Now, if you’re anything like me, you not only fell in love with this sweet hair-do (and are currently attempting it as you read), but also in love with the gorgeous Amy. I immediately had to find out more about her band, which is composed of herself and her fiancé! How stinkin’ adorable are they?
 
 

   KAR•MIN [car-men] – noun, in Latin meaning “song,” with altered spelling to hint “karma.”
 
 Here’s a little bit from their bio:
 
Karmin is a collision of Nick [Noonan]’s Classic Rock upbringing and Jazz education (a trained trombonist) and Amy [Heidemann]’s R&B influence and Pop background. Together they found music at its simplest form: percussion and voice. With the addition of guitar, Karmin pulls the listener back to a time where music was sincere and honest. Simplicity is key with this music!”
 
Basically, I’m obsessed with this duo now. Somehow, they mix rock ‘n’ roll, pop, acapella, and harmony in a retro-inspired blend of awesome. For example, check out their cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at me Now”:
 
 
See what I mean? Amazing! Because I know you now want to listen to everything else they’ve ever put together, I suggest you head over to their YouTube page for some more sweet tunes. Want even more? Check out their website for pics, music, shows, and even some rad t-shirts! 

ContestsWin a Tabbisocks prize pack!

The tights, leggings and socks on our site are a great way to style an outfit with an extra bit of color or texture! We teamed up with tabbisocks to offer you prize packs in this fun contest!

How to Enter:
Comment below with:
1: An item from tabbisocks
2. What items from LuLu*s you would style it with

Up to 2 entries per day, per person during the contest. Each entry must be a different styling from your other entries.

Prizes:
Grand Prize pack:
Inner-Fleece Leggings, Super Loose Socks, Opaque Color Tights, Crocheted OTK

2nd Runner-up:
Super Loose Socks, Opaque Color Tights, Crocheted OTK

3rd Runner-up:
Opaque Color Tights, Crocheted OTK

Deadline:
Saturday January 21st, 2012

Winner selection:

The winners will be selected randomly from all entries via random.org and notified via email.

CelebrityBetty White Turns 90: The Queen of Entertainment

 


 
Ninety years ago today a wonderful lady was born named Betty Marion White. Miss White is truly a relic of a time that has passed.  She has been in the entertainment business since 1939 and has been keeping her career strong with her current hit show, Hot In Cleveland. There is something about Betty’s charisma that is encapsulating, making you want to reach out and give her a hug. Whenever anyone asks Betty why she won’t retire, she replies, “Why should I quit when I’m having such a good time?” 
 
 
Betty White began her career modeling after gradating high school and then joined the American Women’s Voluntary Services during World War II. After working with a variety of radio shows, she finally landed her own, The Betty White Show.  The next milestone in her career was her role as Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her next major career highlight was her role as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls. I am probably the biggest Golden Girls fan I know and it is all because of Betty.
 

 
Betty White’s career has spanned over seven decades and counting, and now her life is eclipsing nine. She has won seven Emmy awards, among countless others, and was included in Television’s Hall of Fame in 1955, a mere 16 years into her amazing career. I cannot wait to see what Betty White still has in store for us. Below you can see her getting some lip action for hottie Zachary Levi for her 90th birthday celebration!
 
 
Happy birthday Betty from all of us here at Lulu*s, we love you!