Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Catch of the Day: Lobsters

After posting yesterday about Elsa Schiaparelli's Shocking Pink perfume, I got to thinking about that famous Lobster Dress she designed using fabric designed by Salvador Dali ...
... and while I'm not a huge fan of Wallis Simpson for a litany list of reasons, she did have a way with couture. Here she is shot in 1937 by Cecil Beaton in the Lobster Dress...
That Wallis. She knew how to create an image, didn't she?
So with crustaceans on the brain, what should I find in this month's House Beautiful from my favorite interior designer, Miles Redd? A carved bone lobster, which he placed in a New York apartment. These can be found on 1st Dibs, naturally. 
I'm feeling a lobster brooch pinned onto a straw bag would be cute for the beach. At Retro Alice on
Or how about a sparkly one for evening? Only $11.99 from Pugster on

For the preppiest canine in Kennebunkport, there's this fetching seersucker collar from The Southern Dog on Etsy. (Now, if only I could find a cat version for Flynn & Bunny).


  1. I LOVE lobsters! I still want to find one of the plastic ones like they have in Kroger and just keep it around the house somewhere. The real ones are tasty, too.

  2. i prefer them dipped in butter. i'll let wallis wear 'em.
    i'm intrigued, however by your comment, "I got to thinking about that famous Lobster Dress . . ." How is it that you had even heard of the "famous lobster dress?" This had never entered my radar range.
    i swear, you have the most interesting posts!