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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.

We all know that Mother’s Day might not be applicable to the woman who gave birth to you, but to any woman (or even man) who provided a maternal emotional connection in your life, Mother’s Day is a nice opportunity to acknowledge them and the influence and support they’ve provided in your life.

And while cards, flowers, brunch, candles, and perfumes are nice, here are some of our suggestions.

Word to your mother.

 

Masterpiece: Victoria: The Complete First Season

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world.

Starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria the series follows Victoria from the time she becomes Queen through her passionate courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, the lavish premiere season of Victoria dramatizes the romance and reign of the girl behind the famous monarch. In addition to Coleman, the stellar ensemble includes Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle, Zen, The Pillars of the Earth) as Lord Melbourne, Queen Victoria’s first prime minister and intimate friend, and Tom Hughes (Page Eight, Dancing on the Edge) as her husband Prince Albert.

 

 

Magic Fortune Teller Board Cigarette Case

The mystical Magic Fortune Teller spirit board bridges the realms of the dead and the presently living and connects the two. What new knowledge will be revealed to you through your new magical case from Retro-a-go-go? May good fortune be yours!

Some other interesting and additional details you may be interested in: Your case will comfortably hold 9 credit cards or i.d. cards, or 20 of your business cards. For those of us who enjoy a smoke, it holds a half pack of your favorite brand. The gentle, but effective, swing arm will secure your important items with just the right bit of strength to keep your goodies in their place.

Dimensions: 3.1″L x .44″W x 4″H

In real Retro-a-go-go! style, each artful image is coated in hand-poured clear resin for a shiny glass-like finish.

 

The Freedom Broker
by K.J. Howe

There are twenty-five elite kidnap and ransom (K&R) specialists in the world. Only one is a woman: Thea Paris. And she’s the best in the business.

Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Returned after a harrowing nine months with his captors, Thea’s brother has never been the same.

This life-shattering experience drove Thea to become what she is today: a world-class freedom broker. Most hostage-recovery work is done at the negotiation table, but when diplomacy fails, Thea leads Quantum Security International’s black-ops team on highly sensitive rescue missions to political hot spots around the globe.

Her childhood nightmare resurfaces when her oil magnate father, Christos Paris, is snatched from his yacht off Santorini on his sixtieth birthday, days away from the biggest deal of his career. The brutal kidnappers left the entire crew slaughtered in their wake, but strangely, there are no ransom demands, no political appeals, no prisoner release requests-just obscure and foreboding texts written in Latin sent from burner phones.

Knowing the survival window for kidnap victims is small, Thea throws herself into the most urgent and challenging rescue mission of her life-but will she be able to prevent this kidnapping from destroying her family for good?

 

COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion
by Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke

It’s no secret that the youth of the world buck conventional mainstream culture every chance they get, blazing countercultural trails in the process.

Driven by their thirst for art and music, and their environment, young people combine their inspirations with the innate desire to rebel, resulting in a defiant subculture; and mainstream society runs to catch up, to co-opt it, and drag it to the mainstream. Lindy Hoppers of the 1930s, greasers of the 1950s, Rude Boys of the 1960s, glam rockers of the 1970s, club kids of the 1980s: there are countless subculture styles that were born from resisting authority.

COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion is equal parts historical chronicle and handbook of the myriad subcultures—most unknown to mainstream culture—that have influenced style.

Authors Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke have compiled a comprehensive list of subcultures that have evolved over more than one hundred years, taking a look at the fashion, the art, the films, the books, the music, and historical context of these style movements, many of which came to influence conventional culture and eventually became a norm. Lavish with original illustrations, COOL references a wealth of ephemera—including a timeline, zeitgeist films, ’zines, secret music scenes, art collectives, and over one hundred music playlists tied to specific subcultures through the years—to give the reader a thoroughly vibrant picture of each movement and their sub-movements. COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion is sure to appeal to fashionistas, culture mavens, and pop culture fans alike.

 

Curl Up & Dye Women’s T-Shirt

 

Curl Up & Dye Beauty Salon….We’ll make you so beautiful, they’ll die a little inside.

From our friends at Retro-a-go-go, this 100% combed and ring-spun cotton tee in color black. For best care, do not iron decoration.

It is recommended to wash this shirt in cold water, on gentle cycle, with the shirt inside out and dry on low heat.

 

 

 

Princess Leia “Rebel Rebel” Print

In 2016, David Bowie and Carrie Fisher both passed away unexpectedly, leaving million of fans.

During his career, Bowie assumed many different identities including Ziggy Stardust, The Goblin King, Aladdin Sane and The Thin White Duke.

And although Fisher was an accomplished writer and actor, one particular role she became synonymous with; Princess Leia Organa, a leader in the rebellion against the galactic Empire.

This Giclée print arrives on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. This print is a wonderful tribute to both icons.

 

 

Stephanie Buscema Artist Edition Spook Show Bag

Artist Stephanie Buscema collaborated with the amazing Trophy Queen to bring these kick ass signature artist edition bags and wallets to fruition. Made exclusively with her custom art print incorporated into TQ’s El Dorado Bag.

This version features her Spook Show art in green with black glitter and Trophy Queen’s signature leopard lining-these are built to last!

The bag measures 13″ length, 9″ height (at center) and 2.5″ width.  The bag also features a 21” single shoulder strap.

Quantities are very limited and perfect for your hip mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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