I rarely show photos of my own family but this time I’ll bend my rules.
My daughter and her boyfriend decided to be Bogart and Bacall from The Big Sleep for Halloween. I think they did an extraordinary job of pulling off black and white, and of course the glamour. Yes, their makeup and all of their clothing is black/white/gray. Nice job kids.
By the way, they’re both nineteen, and in their second year of college. If you want to disparage the youth of today then you must not know any young people. This is a creative and savvy generation.
Winter is coming. In the 70’s (20th Century) I had a beautiful Chloe coat that looked like something from the 1890’s but a little different. I hate to admit it but the 1970’s was a time for beautiful coats. I wish I still had that wine colored Gucci coat with the fur collar.
The 1890’s brought a wonderful crop of beautiful winter dresses. Here is one of my favorites. The woman in the photo was a friend (not me). I’d still wear that. It wouldn’t take much to modernize it to 2013 winter fashion.
We’re planning a trip to Evangeline’s the best Halloween Store in the Universe (in Old Sacramento).The mail goal is to find striped tights and the right makeup and maybe some wigs. But you never know. I think we’re going this weekend.
Vampire kids love to go Trick-or-Treating but unfortunately they don’t get to keep too much of the candy. We have a low tolerance for sugar so our systems just can’t handle it. But you know, the kids have so much fun giving it away.
Now that my children are Vampire Teens they get a special treat of Spiced Halloween Blood(and it’s the good kind – recipe to come). To make this year even more special we’re going to be making our own Halloween goblets out of wine glasses and glass paint. If you have any recommendations on glass plaint let me know! I’ll be posting photos and sharing my designs with you!
And of course what fun is Halloween without a Nightmare Before Christmas Party!!!!!Vampires love all things Tim Burton! So I’ll post recipes for treats and costume ideas! It will be great.
So Happy Pre-Halloween!
Juliette aka Vampire Maman
FYI the illustration shown is by one of my favorite artists of all time W. Heath Robinson. The man was absolutely brilliant!