The Comrade General Cooks: Beef Stroganoff (Строганов)

It is officially sweater (and fully-fashioned stockings) weather! I adore Autumn weather, it is the perfect mixture of moody and romantic – what I like to call “writer’s weather”. When the coastal fog begins to tumble over the hills and that first chill sets in, there are few feelings more satisfying than making a pot…

Bright Whites.

Is it just me, or is there something unsettling about artificially bright white teeth? I realize that my opinion may not be de rigeur, especially in this Insta-perfect world of airbrushed skin, contoured faces, and overly injected lips – but please, just hear me out on this one. Hygiene is a completely separate subject. I am…

Vintage Casual: 1930’s Aviatrix Style

I’m fiercely loyal to my fully fashioned’s – there are few things that I enjoy more than slipping my freshly shaved stems into a silky pair of seamed nylons. I adore the feeling of thighs tenderly touching as I walk. I adore checking to see if my seams are straight and taking a peek at…

Spy Girl Style: 12 In-Flight Essentials

A Winter chill hits your face and your cheeks flush a deep rose hue.  You pull your mink trimmed black leather trench coat tighter around the waist as you descend slowly  down the steps of the airplane and set one well-heeled foot onto the jet black tarmac. A flurry of foreign languages float through the air as you…

Cocktails + The Comrade General: The MargaDita!

  When Summer is in full bloom, is there anything more decadently delicious than an ice cold Margarita? I think not! From the salted rim of the glass, to the sweet and sour electric lime, and that final rich touch of a good tequila – a classic Margarita is a must in every boozehound’s repertoire….

The Vamp Corset by What Katie Did- A Review

I have fallen madly in love with corsetry and everything it entails. I adore the thrilling sensation of steel bones leaving elegant indentations in tender flesh. I love lacing up and cinching into a thing of beauty in the morning before my espresso. I love the way my hips a are forced to wiggle and sway…

Lessons in Refinement

    Never be boring. This is one of the rules that sincerely try to live by. I’ve always taken self-evolution into my own hands. After all, life is pointless if you relinquish the power to create your own narrative. What makes a well-rounded woman/individual? Lessons in refinement are vital to being a well-rounded being….

Cocktails + The Comrade General: The Rose Tattoo

  I don’t drink overly sweet, girly cocktails too often, but when I do, I make it a Rose Tattoo. It’s no secret. I’m a slut for roses. I love the scent of rose perfume when it dries down on my wrist and mingles with my chemistry. I love long, lingering kisses that taste of…

Being Dull Should Be A Cardinal Sin

In this day and age, if you are proverbial one-trick pony, it is simply the result of willful ignorance. Although it seems that at times we are shackled by our circumstances, the fact is that we often have a choice to make! We live in the age of information. Most things – location, careers, habits,…

The Art of Whore

In my experience, a nymphet is born, not created. The fate of a faded nymphet is to be a well seasoned seductress who lives by the words, “wit, cunning, sex, and spectacle”. This is the Cleopatra rule – and all true seductresses live and die by these words. Whores are not born, they are created…

Bond Girl Style: Agent Helga Brandt

Also known as Agent #11, fiery femme fatale Helga Brandt knows exactly how to simultaneously combine elegance and danger with one swipe of her lipstick. Channel your inner Bond girl by investing in a few bad girl basics – look for pinup worthy pencil skirts in leather (try a deep cognac for daytime and pitch…