Category: Fashionable Friday

Fashionable Friday: May the Fourth Be With You

In honor of May The Fourth Be With You (AKA Star Wars Day) and a tribute to Carrie Fisher, I thought I’d do Fashionable Friday early this week and focus on my favorite theme: Star Wars. Pens inspired by C3P0 and Dark Vader, pencil cases designed to look like my favorite droid R2-D2 and some accessories that are rebel-centric. Of course, you can always embrace your Dark Side, I’ve heard they have cookies.

  • Star Wars enamel pin – Fly Casual Han Solo Quote $10 (via RatherKeen on Etsy)
  • Star Wars enamel pin – We’re Doomed C-3PO Quote $10 (via RatherKeen on Etsy)
  • The Princess Diarist (via Amazon)
  • L’Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Heure Dorée Ink (40 ml Bottle) $12 (via JetPens)
  • Star Wars Episode 7 Funko Pop – Rey $6.38 (via Amazon)
  • Kaweco Special Brass fountain pen € 95
    (€78,51 Outside EU) (via Fontoplumo)
  • PIUMA Minimal Fountain Pen in Black Aluminum $79 (via Ensso)
  • Inkaren Corner Ring Bound Notebook in Black unlined (also available in lined with dark green cover and grid with gray cover) $16 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Loungefly x Star Wars R2-D2 Faux Leather Pencil Bag $18 (via Loungefly)
  • BB-8 necklace $17.97 (via Etsy)
  • itty bittys Star Wars Admiral Ackbar $6.95 (via Hallmark.com)
  • MT Big Black Dot & Stripe Washi Tape $3.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Star Wars Rebel Alliance Luggage Tag $9.95 (via Hallmark.com)
  • Sailor Pro Gear Fountain Pen – Imperial Black, Broad Nib $472 (via Anderson Pens)

Fashionable Friday: Cocktail Hour

First, three tips from the Waldorf Astoria Bar Manager, Frank Caiafa, compliments of Bon Appetit.

  • Rieger’s Midwestern Dry Gin (via J.Rieger & Co)
  • PIUMA Minimal Fountain Pen in Titanium $90 (via Ensso)
  • “Gitter & Be Gay” Polish $15 (via 1898 House)
  • Pelikan Souverän M800 fountain pen Renaissance, special edition € 490
    (€ 404,96 Outside EU) (via Fontoplumo)
  • Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen $288 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Barstock Fountain K Fountain Pens, starting at $80 (via Karas Pen Co.)
  • Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey (via J. Rieger & Co.)
  • Tom’s Town Eli’s Strongarm Vodka $25 (via Tom’s Town)
  • Inkaren Memo Clips, Box of 30 for $5.50 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book $13.60 (via Amazon)
  • Original MT Diagonal Cobalt Green Stripe Washi Tape, $3.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Sailor Jentle Four Seasons Waka-Uguisu (Japanese for “Cocktail Olive?”) Fountain Pen Ink (50ml Bottle) $18 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Monteverde Scotch Brown Ink (30 ml Bottle) $8 (via JetPens)
  • Retro Cocktail Glasses On Sale for $10 (via CapeCodGypsy on Etsy)
  • Parker Jotter Ballpoint in Classic Stainless Steel $13.05 (via Pen Chalet)

May I recommend trying The Foghorn, a drink made famous at the Waldorf-Astoria?

Pour 2 oz of your favorite, ice cold gin into a tall (Tom Collins) glass full of ice. Fill with good quality ginger ale or ginger beer. Add 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice and garnish with lime wedge.

I know De Atramentis makes a slew of scented inks in an array of wines, whiskeys and such but I couldn’t find any currently in stock through my favorite online pen shops. If this is something you would be interested in purchasing, please ask your favorite pen shop to order them or leave a note in the comments and I’ll put in requests to get them restocked. But there are many ink colors that look like good cocktail colors that won’t make you smell like you’ve been having a three martini lunch. KWZ Honey is a good whiskey color, for example, as is Callifolio Huere Doree. Keep the ice tray full and the liquor cabinet well-stocked!

Update: This time, without the oops!

Fashionable Friday: Darkest before the Light

We have not seen the sun in nearly eight days and I have come to embrace the London-like weather in Kansas City. We shall embrace the darkness. Clearly, last week’s post was premature.

  • Vertical Lace Pattern Washi Tape in Purple $3.50/roll (also available in green and blue, set of three rolls for $6.50) (via CuteTape)
  • Take What’s There Shawl Pattern €3.90 (via Ravelry)
  • Kokuyo Neo Critz Large Pencil Case – Navy / Light Blue $22 (via JetPens)
  • Aurora Blue Black Ink (45ml Bottle) $18 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Kiriko Edo Komen Card Set $32 (via Egg Press)
  • Sailor 1911 Standard Fountain Pen – Anderson Pens Special Edition, Peacock Pre-Order, ONLY 100 PIECES AVAILABLE! $245 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Lamy Safari Petrol fountain pen matt blue (2017 Special Edition) €19,90
    (€16,45 Outside EU) (via Fontoplumo)
  • Pelikan Edelstein Color of the Year Smoky Quartz Sale: $31.50 (via Pen Chalet)
  • CDT Graffiti Pad $3.50 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen in Bourgogne $220 Special Offer $165.66 (via Pen Chalet)
  • INK Rollerball Pen (ON SALE! NO COUPON NEEDED 3/31-4/7) Starting at $70 (via Karas Pen Co.)
  • Platinum Citrus Black Ink (60ml Bottle) $25 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Copic Gasenfude Brush Pen $7.49 (via ArtSnacks)

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Fashionable Friday: Sunday Edition: I Pink You’ll Love This

I started working on Father’s Day at work so I’m fully engrossed in all things leather and camping and plaid and manly so I thought for sure that would inspire this week’s Fashionable Friday. But no. I went the opposite way completely.

We set our clocks forward last week so its brighter longer, the days are finally warmer and its getting balmy. And all the trees in Kansas City are starting to bloom with pink and purple blossoms that put me in the spirit of bright pops of colors and crisp whites. Add in some hints of gold and navy and I think of a pretty patio, a summery outfit or a fountain pen or desk set. Hope you enjoy this early spring fling.

Featured photo: Touring The Fearlessly Fun Home Of Julie Howard (via Glitter Guide) who integrates pops of color into her home with her children’s art, yarn wall hangings, garlands, and paper honeycomb against a background of white and neutrals.

  • Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Fuchsia Flood $9 (via Burt’s Bees)
  • How to Get a Designer Look in Your Home on a Budget (via Glitter Guide)
  • Platinum 3776 Nice Lilas Fountain Pen $200 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Sailor 1911 Standard Fountain Pen North American Exclusive Fresca Blue with Rhodium Trim $196 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Hot Pink Stripe “No.” MT Washi Tape $3.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • PIUMA Minimal Brass Fountain Pen $70 (via Ensso)
  • Baggu Small 3D Zip Bag $6.50 (via ArtSnacks)
  • Montblanc Miles Davis Jazz Blue Ink (30ml Bottle) $19 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Leuchtturm1917 100th Anniversary Edition A5 Journal in Gold $25.50 (via Vanness Pen Shop)
  • Pineapple Pencil Holder $16 (via Anthropologie)
  • Montblanc Golden Yellow Ink (30ml Bottle) $19 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Postage Stamps MASTÉ 20mm Japanese Washi Tape $2.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Paperblanks Lined Midi Journal in Brocaded Golden Fuchsia $17.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen in Cotton Candy (Expected in June, other colors available) € 14,95/ € 12,36 Outside EU (via Fontoplumo)
  • Velos V Gold Paper Clips $3 box of 75 (via Fresh Stock Japan)

Fashionable Friday: Everyone’s Irish (in March)

Since I’ll be in Little Rock next week for the Arkansas Pen Show, I thought I’d get a jump start on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with some green and gold themed Fashionable Friday. I’ll have more details about the event coming up soon but in the meantime, get in the spirit of spring with a little Erin Go Bragh!

  • PIUMA: Super Minimal Fountain Pen in Brass $70 (via Ensso)
  • Field Notes Portland $9.95 for 3-pack (via Pen Chalet)
  • Conklin Duragraph forest green fountain pen €55 (via Fontoplumo)
  • Misfit Ray in Forest Green with Green Sport Band $99.99 (via Misfit)
  • “The Farmer” Nail Lacquer 15.00 (via 1898 House)
  • ArtSnacks Travel Tote Bag $10 (via ArtSnacks)
  • Pelikan Souveran 400 Fountain Pen in Black $312 (via Pen Chalet)
  • MT Argyle Washi Tape V2 in Green and Yellow $3.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Script Washi Tape $2 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Monteverde Emerald Green Ink (30 ml Bottle) $8 (via JetPens)
  • Velos Push Pins in Gold $5.50 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Palomino Blackwing 530 “Gold Rush” $25 per dozen (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Midori Brass Pen $22 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Pelikan Edelstein Jade Ink (50ml Bottle) $26 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen in Retro Pop Green with Fine Nib $15 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Retro 51 Tornado Classic Lacquer Rollerball in Green $25 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Robert Oster Ever Green Ink (50ml Bottle) $16 (via Anderson Pens)

Fashionable Friday: Bibliophile

This is one of the biggest Fashionable Friday posts I’ve ever put together and I could have crammed even MORE into it. I love books, bookstores and biblio-puns. I even have a board on Pinterest where I’ve collected posters, jewelry and other goodies that I like that is bibliocentric and where several of the items that ended up in this week’s FF originated. I suspect many of you analog writers are probably also analog readers as well, or avid readers in general. I am a reading enthusiast and read both digital and analog books. I like art books, knitting and craft books analog but I tend to get my genre fiction digitally these days. How do you read?

  • Book Nerd enamel pin $10.50 (via Rather Keen on Etsy)
  • Book Shop enamel pin $10 (via Rather Keen on Etsy)
  • Night Owl Book Club embroidered patch $6 (via Rather Keen on Etsy)
  • “I Like Big Books” Tote $20 (via Barnes & Noble)
  • “From The Library Of” Custom Embosser $19.99 (via Amazon)
  • Knock Knock Personal Library Kit $18.49 (via Amazon)
  • “Go Away I’m Reading” Bone China Mug £9.95 (via Literary Gift Company)
  • “Literary Art for Booklovers” Letterpress Bookmarks $15 for set of four (via TagTeamTompkins on Etsy)
  • Uni Mitsubishi 9850 HB Pencil with Eraser $1 each (via JetPens)
  • Caran d’Ache Chromatics Fountain Pen Ink in Infra Red (50ml bottle) $33.20 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Librarian Enamel Pin Badge $6.31 (via Etsy)
  • MT Encyclopedia Washi Tape Japanese $6.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Paperblanks Nova Stella Nox Blank Grande Journal $31.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Aurora Blue-Black Ink (45ml Bottle) $14.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Walnut Butler Pen Pot $38 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Raymay Easy-to-See 15cm Grid Ruler $1.95 (via JetPens)
  • Diamine Twilight Ink (80ml Bottle) $14.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Field Notes Front Page Reporter’s Notebook (2-Pack) $12.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • Fortuna Mosaico fountain pen Rome white €210 (via Fontoplumo)
  • Factis BM2 Mechanical Pencil Eraser $8.95 (via ArtSnacks)

Fashionable Friday: Indi-Ana Jones and The Pens of Doom

This week I’ve been absolutely smitten with all things Traveler’s Noteboook-y. Rich worn, leather covers and brass fittings and all the trappings of having my very own archaeological artifact like Indiana Jones. So, this week, I donned my own fedora and boots and went spelunking.

  • Grail Diary Hero Prop Replica from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (via S’wak Props and Indiana Jones Wikia)
  • [TSLxBK] “Travel for Life” brass plate $24 (via Baum Kuchen)
  • Nakaya Sumiko:A Skull [no.13016] Fountain Pen $2,300 (via Nakaya)
  • Visconti Fountain Pen Ink in Sepia (40ml bottle) $17.50 (via Pen Chalet)
  • Japanese Washi Tape THIN GRID Blue Green Brown Grid 18mm $4.25 per roll (via CuteTape)
  • Traveler’s Notebook Regular Size Starter Kit in Camel Leather $53.50 (via JetPens)
  • Aurora 88 Ottantotto Big Black Fountain Pen with Chrome Trim € 495 (via Fontoplumo)
  • Diamine Ancient Copper Ink (80ml Bottle) $14.95 (via Anderson Pens)
  • The Temple Bespoke Hat, starting at $375 (via the Penman Hats)
  • Telegram Stationery $12 (via Letter Writers Alliance)
  • Midori Brass Pencil $16 (via Fresh Stock Japan)
  • Don’t Call Me Junior T-Shirt $24 (via Hieroic)
  • “We Do Not Follow Maps” Art Mini Print $17 (via Society6)
  • Alden Men’s Indy High Top Blucher Workboot in Natural Chromexcel $585 (via The Shoemart)
  • Waxed Canvas Leather Messenger Bag $55 (via Rock Cow Studio)
  • Rohrer & Klingner Glass Dip Pen in Blue Gold $27 (via Pen Chalet)