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Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 1... A little on the late side... But here it is :)

Today is the first day of The Kat blog! And it's Tip Tuesday :)

I hope you all enjoy the blog and even find it useful in your daily life or at some time in the future. The blog will have little features like fact of the day, quote of the day, etc... I thought this would be a fun way to design The Kat blog and it comes from one of my favorite memories of high school. My freshman year math teacher would post a fact of the day up on the board for the entire school year and I've been very surprised as to how many I've actually remembered over the years and come in handy at weird times in life. So thank you Mr. T!

Today ended up being a very long day out at appointments, so to be honest, it was a navy Juicy jumpsuit day with sneakers. This outfit, which is reserved for the gym and couch only, was all over the place today. But once I got home and ready I put some of my favorites on...

Today I'm wearing...
: A very girly style military jacket with ruffles on the back that I got at Anthropologie on sale because there was something wrong with it (which I never found, yay!).
: A black fur vest by Yves Soloman from Intermix in L.A.
: My favorite black cashmere pashmina that I broke the bank for about 5 years ago, but has proven its worth and I love it more and more every time I wear it, which is about 3-4 times per week in the fall and winter.
: My vintage Chloe cardigan.
: 7 for all mankind black leggings which I found in Vegas.
: A vintage jersey that I found in L.A. on Melrose.
: My 1980's gold Chanel dog tag chain, which was for sale in The Kat, but a few friends convinced me to keep it. This necklace I found in Paris and will always have special meaning to me. It was one of the first pieces I acquired for the store. Oooppss ;)
: And last but not least my Fiorentini and Baker boots from Headstart on 17th and Sansom.

Tip of the day:

As you can see I've mixed a lot of colors in this outfit, there are really no rules when it comes to mixing anymore, except when it comes to patterns. So if the pieces feel right together, mix and match away your favorites to create a fun and great look that can become your own unique style that you feel most comfortable in.

When I found this, I had to make this my vintage find today. This is a 195
8 1st edition hardback of Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Not only is this one of my favorite movies for the fashion (tha
nk-you so much Mr. Givenchy) among many other reasons, but this book is a classic and this rare copy is meant to be
treasured. This book was originally sold for $3.50.

Here is the link if you are interested in bidding on it :)

Quote of the Day:

"How many cares one loses when one decides to not be something but to be someone." Madame Chanel

This is one of my favorite quotes from my favorite powerhouse woman. Get out there and be somebody today! Every second is another chance to turn it all around...

Fact of the Day:

Why did Christian Louboutin decide to paint the soles of his shoes red?

"It is the color of love. It's the color of passion. Even if a woman is wearing all black, she might choose a red lip or red nails." Christian Louboutin

I couldn't agree more! When in doubt, throw on your CL's, a red lip and your go to handbag and you are ready to rock, just about anywhere. And don't forget your sunglasses, they will always make you feel and look fabulous!

Photo of the day: Charlotte Kemp Muhl

One of my favorite models and inspiration is Charlotte Kemp Muhl. I love her look and her individualistic style. She is fabulous for a million reasons. I just can't get enough of how incredible she is.

Finally posting... Took me forever to arrange the pics... Kept messing up my paragraphs... Live and learn... Till tomorrow...

xoxo bd

Happy New Year from The Katacomb: Vintage

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all the best for a beautiful year in 2011.

2010 was a year of learning, growing, excitement, and new opportunities for me as I started my own business for the first time. And I'm looking forward to bringing them all together in 2011!

As of tomorrow, I will be doing a daily blog that will feature some cute and creative fashion ideas I hope you all will enjoy. There are so many blogs out there, I really wanted to create something that is a little different while still providing some of the favorites. The Katacomb Blog will feature:

~ What is Brooke wearing today? And where did she find that?
~ Vintage piece of the day.
~ Fashion find of the day.
~ Quote of the day.
~ Photo of the day.
~ Fashion fact of the day.

Monday: List Day (Top 5)
Tuesday: Fashion Tip Tuesday
Wednesday: Model inspiration of the week and Worldwide fashion
Thursday: Favorite beauty product of the week
Friday: Celebrity street style of the week

I will continue to do a weekly fashion segment on NBC 10 here in Philadelphia that can also be seen on the website at http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/around-town/ or on The Katacomb Facebook page. My NBC peeps are so amazing and I'm so appreciative for the opportunity they have given me :) Thank you so much Kelly, Karen, Teresa, Justin and Brad! You all are the best!

I will also be working with Ashley Cook who is the editor of Phlare Magazine to create a really fabulous fashion section of the magazine. Thank you so much Ashley and I look forward to working together on your wonderful magazine!

The Katacomb is also going to have an open house every other week from 1 pm-6pm (Wed/Sat rotated) with crazy discounts! This is a great chance to come in and check out The Kat and get some great deals on vintage pieces.

When I was younger my favorite jean store used to send out monthly newsletters that were really fun to read and had some great info in them. I am going to continue this tradition and send out snail mail newsletters. If you are interested in receiving one, please email me your address to info@thekatacomb.com.

Lastly, I would like to give a big thank you to Alexis, my friend and publicist. You are the best and I'm so lucky to have you in my life! Great job this year and I look forward to many more with you! Love ya! xo

xxoo bd