A Very YEG Christmas: Danger De Lux Gift Guide –The Wish List Gifts

My gift guide continues with more Edmonton gems! One of my favorite little independent shops on Whyte Ave is The Wish List Gifts, which is full of seasonal gifts and wares! Also, Uma Therman works there…. Meet Uma:

20151214_191644 (2)Uma is a lil worker bee at The Wish List…she greats everyone with a snort and sometimes a kiss! I love going to to visit  Uma and the owner and checking out all the new goodies! The Wish List brings in tons of seasonal stock to suit the time of year, so right now, expect to see lots of sparkly and unqiue holiday ornaments. They also carry Thomas Sabo jewelry, which is very drool worthy, and Lora Zombie prints which I have three of myself!!  You will also find housewares like fun plates or glasses, snuggle teddy bears, home decor of all sorts, more glittering jewelry, and kick knacks! I love stopping in whenever I get a chance, to see Uma of course and whatever new fun things they have just got in, as they are always getting new stock!

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My Wish List Gift guide is here!

This Downtown Abbey jewelry is so pretty! They are very vintage inspired, so naturally I am drawn to them! This collection includes bracelets, gorgeous earrings, brooches, hair clips and pins, and necklaces. All the pieces either come in a box or on a lovely card, so they make for a perfect gift! And they are so very reasonably priced, so you can get her something sparkly without breaking the bank!

20151214_190005 (2)Now, if you have a pretty penny or two to spare you might consider picking up a gemstone ring from Thomas Sabo. I love black stones and these beauties do not disappoint. And if you’d like something a little lighter, there are white and blue stones as well. These babies range from about $250 to $600 but are just divine!

20151214_190402 (2)Like I mentioned, The Wish List is known for their assortment of tree ornaments. They also have a great selection of retro ornaments, like Rudolph, Elvis, campers, and these Mickey and Minnie Mouse ones. Seriously, if anyone wants to know what to get me for Christmas, these are what I want! They are so much better in real life too…Mickey and Minnie on the tea cups – how perfect!! I was told these are not made anymore, so they are extra precious. They go for $34 and would make a lovely gift as a set.

20151214_190937 (2)These retro reindeer are too cute! The whole gang is there, so you can get them all!! At only$18 these lil guys would be great for a gift exchange, a stocking stuffer, or for the hostess of a holiday party.

20151214_190119 (2)For the rockabilly guy or gal, inked couple, new parents, or old school lovers, these tattoo flash style ornaments are beyond perfect! Sold separate, so you can get one or the other…or go big, and get both!

20151214_185457 (2)The instant I saw these rockets I knew they had to be in the guide! These guys are heavy duty and would be a great gift for any vintage lover. I know  I went ga-ga for them! These bad boys go for around $50 but would absolutely make someone very happy

20151214_185333 (2)The Wish List has a great selection of glass bottle glasses. Again any vintage or eclectic guy or gal would love these guys! They are sold separately so you can mix and match the different styles and brands. These are great tom collins glasses; id pick up a cocktail recipe book to go along with a few of these and bam! perfect gift for a retro girl or guy, college kid, bachelor, or that one person you just don’t know what to get! For around 20 bucks a piece, you can’t go wrong.

20151214_184919 (2)These little tins are great as stocking stuffers or to act as gift boxes, which the receiver can then use again! They are great gifts if you don’t want to spend a lot or want to spice something up. They come in a variety of sizes with a bunch of different pictures.

20151214_190703 (2)The Wish List has a great selection of novelty print socks. These are a super fun little gift and there are tons of different styles and patterns to choose from. You really can’t go wrong with unique socks and unless you are buying from someone mega boring, these would be great for just about everyone!

20151214_184820 (2)There a bunch of fun mugs like this Robot one, which are right side up when flipped over. You can get animal ones too! Grab a tin of tea, a pretty gift bag, and you are good to go!! Perfect for a last minute gift, a exchange, a co-worker,

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I love the prints The Wish List sells! Like I said, I have three of them in my apartment and have my eye on a few more that I love. These are great pieces that are only $34. You really can not go wrong, plus the designs are gorgeous, spooky, cute, eerie, and weird!

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20151214_185733 (2)I have more gift guides coming, so stay tuned!! How is your holiday shopping coming along? Have you been shopping and supporting local?

Check out The Wish List on facebook 

And find them on Twitter

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Danger De Lux gets a new tattoo!

I have been waiting for what seems like ages to get a new tattoo! And this past Friday I was finally able to get what I have been lusting after! A pineapple tattoo!!

I’ve been following Julie from Lucky Strike Tattoos on instagram for a while and fell in love with her style. Top that off with glowing reviews and I knew I wanted this girl to do my next tattoo. Her style reminds me of Mimsy of Mimsys Trailer Trash tattoo in Australia, and boy would I ever love to get tattooed there! But Julies style is exactly what I wanted and I am so in love with her work and especially the pineapple she did for me!

Here are a couple pieces she did for some other lucky folks

julieAlso I snuck some photos of her room in the studio ( I hope she doesn’t mind). It was too cute not to! Its retro and girly and sweet like sugar!

20150403_124319 (2)20150403_110448 (2)The pictures don’t do it justice…its really just the sweetest and totally suited to her personality! She was wearing a top with pizza slices all over it, a bow in her hair, heart shaped ear weights, and red lipstick! So cute!

I emailed Julie a little while back asking her for a pineapple and what she drew was absolutely perfect! And with the colour its even better!

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the linework.

20150403_124327 (2)and the colour!!

Eeee I love it! Seriously gals (and guys) go see Julie at Lucky Strike Tattoo

I intend to finish up the bottom of my leg in the next few months with more tropical themed pieces, like tikis, cocktail drinks, etc, all done by Julie!

This is probably my new favorite piece. Do you have a favorite tattoo?

the Gil by Sourpuss Clothing

I had mentioned in a previous post I had four Sourpuss dresses I wanted to share and review. The first was the Pillaging Puppies Rizzo dress, and the second is the Gil. The Gil has this new age spacey look, mixed with retro stewardess – it is nothing like anything else I own.

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The Gil is super fun and flirty, with red piping, cute princess-type cap sleeves, and a sassy cut out on the front. A co-worker and I wore the Gil to the Alberta Bound Tattoo Convention, where we worked the Rowena booth. We got so many compliments on our outfits and a handful of people who wanted our photos.

tattoo convention 005We wanted to make our outfits extra special by making some giant hair flowers, so we went to the craft store, loaded up on flowers, and went to town.

2014-05-31 01.06.01 (2)2014-05-31 01.01.37 (2)We wore these dresses all night and they were so comfortable. I felt so fun and pretty. This is a great little dress, which can be super casual when worn with flats and a pony tail, or more formal with heels and some fancy hair. The Gil has a cute retro costume feel to it, but don’t let that deter you, instead let that be the reason you get it! It is so much fun!

tattoo convention 004I’m wearing a medium in the Gil and it fits to a ‘t’. My measurements are:

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Sandra is wearing a large, which fit her perfectly as well. Her measurements are:

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Get your hands on one of these dresses while you still can, because I don’t anticipate them lasting long. This dress is an absolute steal at $57- it is the perfect addition to any pinup gals wardbrobe. Head down to Rowena or RetroGlam.com to get one for yourself