Friday, January 29, 2010

Don't forget!

Don't forget to mark you calendars for February 6th! It will be Vintage Valentine's Day here at bon bon, with lots of goodies for your loved ones....

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meet Roberta

Hey everybody, meet Roberta.
She is our new horse that will greet you when you walk in the door. She is a little wonky, and a little flashy (she just had to wear her feathers) but e & I find her incredibly endearing. We think you will too!

This weekend!

Sew Liberated Trunk Show
This weekend!!
Come see samples of the awesome projects from the new Sew Liberated pattern book. Get inspired and get 10% off all patterns and books!
Friday and Saturday only

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Parisian walls

Isn't this fantastic wallpaper? Saul Steinberg (best known for his New Yorker cartoons) designed it in 1946 and it has been available ever since (through Schumacher) Doesn't everyone need some Parisian wallpaper in there house? I think so... now where to put it..

Galliano for Dior Equestrian extravaganza

Galliano for Dior Spring 2010 Couture. Bravo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Tape!

Happy Tape! We've got it! Huzzah! Yes, if you are in the market for tiny rolls of Japanese masking tape in bright colors and patterns, you are in the right place. I love decorative tape--Think of how exciting it is to get an package in the mail with this tape in it? Super exciting. And think of the projects you could do with it--the possibilities are endless...

Twelve Beauties

Twelve Beauties, 1947 | Irving Penn
In 1947 Vogue asked Irving Penn to do a group portrait of the most photographed models of the decade. They were dressed by the American designers Claire McCardell, Hattie Carnegie, Traina-Norell, Nettie Rosenstein, and Charles James. From left to right, the models are Meg Mundy, Marilyn Ambrose, Helen Bennett, Dana Jenney, Betty McLauchlen (on stepladder), Lisa Fonssagrives, Lily Carlson, Dorian Leigh (reclining), Andrea Johnson, Elizabeth Gibons, Muriel Maxwell (on stepladder) and Kay Herman.

Monday, January 25, 2010


I found this image last week during the failed Urca internet exploration of 2010. There is a possibility that this is Carmen Miranda with a huuge dog. I'm not 100% about that because I can't read Portuguese but that is what I picked up anyway. Wouldn't it be horrific if that dog was real? With that huge beady eye? freaky.

Friday, January 22, 2010


So, I just spent forever trying to find good pics/videos of the famed Urca Casino in Rio. Although it has been closed for years and years now, it was once the most glamorous casino and stage show in Brazil.
When e and I saw El Grupo last week there was some amazing footage (that I can't find, darn it) of the inside of the place--it was so cool, it looked like it came right out of a Fred and Ginger movie. Anyway, I only found 2 pics of the inside, so that will have to make do. And there is a gratuitous shot of Walt Disney and artist Mary Blair riding a bike in Rio. Mainly because I thought it was funny.

Where are all the glamorous nightclubs nowadays? I know there used to be some in KC. Sigh. I'm going to go pretend that I'm sambaa-ing in Rio now..who wants to join me?

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I saw this post over on Paris Hotel Boutique the other day and was so excited to see such good pics from the Wynn in Las Vegas--because, I have to admit, mine were terrible! I've only ever been to Vegas once, on a buying trip, and although we didn't stay at the Wynn we did run through to check it out.
Ever since I have had visions of these parasols in their bar. Aren't they heavenly? So bright and huge and awesome and evveerr soo sloowly they move up and down. I could have watched them for hours. And the floors! I loved the mosaic floors--I have to take my mom (mosaic queen) there someday, because they are just too good to miss.


Ribbon! We finally have ribbon! Not only do we have this lovely silk dupioni ribbon, but we also have double sided satin, two-faced satin, wide embroidered asian patterned ribbon and more. You know you want it.. you can't deny the ribbon...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I'm so excited because we just got in some gorgeous Sajou embroidery books and thread! Sajou is a French company that is keeping the torch alive for some of France's oldest and most revered notion and haberdashery brands. Laine Saint-Pierre thread (which we have!) is a beautiful embroidery thread that has been made produced since the early 1900's.

We also have the re-edition DMC cross stitch albums. The original albums were fine sheets of paper simply stapled together, but these have been upgraded and bound. The patterns (which are awesome!) are the same as they were 100 years ago.

Tattoo you!

I'm not really a tattoo kind of girl--I'm way to indecisive to choose something to have on me for the rest of my life, and I have a fairly low pain threshold. I do love a good tattoo on others though, and was taken by the work of Amanda Wachob which I saw over on frolic. I think the abstract aspect of these are so interesting and I haven't seen anything like that before (again though, I don't really get around in the tattoo world)

Who here has a tattoo? How on earth did you decide what to do?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WA Day!

Apparently it's Wes Anderson day in my mind because as much as I love the Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited does give it a run for it's money color wise. On the other hand, I do love teal and India, so I might be biased.

I would so like to watch this right now. We totally need a movie projector in the store. But then I would never get anything done, so I guess we are better off without...


I was thinking about The Royal Tenenbaums today--although, really, more of the visuals than the movie itself. The house in that movie is fabulous--an overall dark house, but I love that it's got Pepto pink rooms. My favorite is the room pictured below where they sketched scenes of their life on the walls so it looked like wallpaper. I don't know why it popped into my head--maybe because I am thinking of Valentines day, and to me this movie is Valentines colored? Red and Pink?

If you haven't seen this (or any other Wes Anderson films) you are crazy and you need to hop on your Netflix right now and line it up.