When Time No Longer Matters

I love old-time pieces. My husband and son are also collectors of vintage time pieces. They don’t have to be valuable – just stylish and with a lot of character. It warms my heart to see young men, guys in college, or in their 20’s and 30’s wearing time pieces of old, be it pocket watches, or some of the exceptionally cool wrist watches that belonged to the time of their grandfathers, and great grandfathers. They go online, or to second-hand shops, or to vintage jewelers, yard and estate sales, or to Grandma, to find their kicks, and to find that perfect time…piece.

Many young women take old watches and turn them into refashioned jewels, or put them about like decorative pieces. There are stories to be told, and stories to make up when the history is a mysterious secret.

When time no longer matters…

Antique Pocket Watch With A Heart

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Antique watch with tassel fob

 

Old Time

One of these watches is up for auction on ebay right now. It should go cheap, like the woman it’s original owners lusted after and lost, on the long journey across the sea, or lost with a rustle of skirts, as she ran laughing across the street.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

Red Carpet

What are you going to wear on the red carpet for the Oscar Awards tonight? I will be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt tonight, however…

In a few years after my screenplay based on my novel is nominated I’ll need a great dress.

My style is classic and simple – like this quick sketch. A simple dress with a fabulous vintage broach and bracelet.

The key to this dress is in finding the perfect fabric. I have an idea where to look.

And speaking of Oscars, if you get the opportunity see the live action Short Film nominees. All are brilliant and unexpected.

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~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Note: the cute cat in the gray tux is my own Oscar.

What is your Vampire (or Werewolf) Style?

Style.

Vampires are known for it.

Others are not.

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That said, we all have our own personal style. Mine has changed drastically over the years. I’ve gone from frills and lace, to Indian gauze and flowing skirts, to shoulder pads and brights colors, to little black dresses and pearls… but mostly I’ve been on a classic tailored track with a few great creative or unexpected accessories.

There a lot of styles I wish I could pull off but I’m not super tall and my lifestyle is pretty casual AND I’m a mess.

Lon Chaney looking hot in a suit! Sweetheart stay out from under that full moon!

Lon Chaney looking hot in a suit! Sweetheart stay out from under that full moon!

Anyway, yes, Vampires tend to dress well. The Werewolves I know dress well (for the most part) except those who live in the woods and look like something out of a bad reality show.

Holy crap get those guys off of my lawn and hide the possums!

Holy crap get those guys off of my lawn and hide the possums!

 

So…. drum roll please… it is now time for another famous Vampire Maman Poll!

What is your Vampire (or Werewolf) style?

 

 

Dior

 

 

You know these guys!

You know these guys!

 

 

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 This is all just silly fun

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

 

Some guys have it and some guys don't.

Some guys have it and some guys don’t.

 

One should always be stylish with the proper accessories.

One should always be stylish with the proper accessories.

 

 

If you don't want to wear a suit dress like a Ramone.

If you don’t want to wear a suit dress like a Ramone.

 

Vampire Masquerade! I can’t wait!!!!!

I am so excited! We just received the invitation to this year’s Vampire Masquerade! THE most exclusive event of the vampire year!!!!

Clara will have just turned 13 so this will be her very first year! We’re already working on sketches for our dresses.

My mom said she and dad already have something fabulous planned. No surprise from my parents, the most fabulous and stylish vampires I’ve ever met!

It received a text from my old “friend” Pleasant. He said he’d be there. My kids made some snarky remarks. Teddy just laughed. He’ll have plenty of old friends there too. But there will be new friends as well, a few “new” vampires we’re introducing into the Circle!

I can’t wait! I’ll post sketches of our dress ideas. Let me know what you’re wearing!

Hope to see you all there!!!!!

~ Juliette