Friday, December 18, 2009

Halter Hotties Beg the Questions: “What Are You Doing On New Year’s Eve?”

We’re feeling sultry at Halter Hotties Central right now. There’s a sense of relief that all the holiday mania has ended, but there’s a sense of melancholy hiding out… Dark days and long nights can make us moody, after all, and we recognize that the year is fading to a close.

We cast eyes on our favorite Mr. Hottie and begin to hum a tune, then sing the words, “What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?”

He knows us well, and he knows how to make our sad eyes light up.

He hands us a present, after all the other boxes and tissue paper have disappeared.

“Gilt Opulence” finds its way into our fingers, and the light dawns that what we’re doing for New Year’s Eve and into the wee hours of the New Year will be opulent, celebratory and naughty good times indeed.

Happy New Year, Hotties!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Halter Hotties Go to the Wild Side for Christmas (with a wink at Kwanzaa)

Nat King Cole soothes Christmas-weary Halter Hotties as he sings of chestnuts roasting on an open fire (though he can keep Jack Frost’s nose-nipping, thankyouverymuch!) and we take a moment (and a long sip of mulled wine) to think toward other warm places… Like Africa… And we offer up a look that’s well-suited for curling up in front of that open fire on Christmas day, reveling in the ending of the Christmas mayhem. Lest we forget, however, the ending of the Christmas season also marks the beginning of Kwanzaa, an African-American celebration that kicks off December 26.

Our, “MeOww” ~fully lined, silk halter top~ brings you to the Kwanzaa table (or anywhere else!) with sophistication and glamour… And brings on a little extra heat for your own personal pleasure!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Halter Hotties go for retro-Hawaiian good times!

Occasionally we at Halter Hotties Headquarters feel the need for Donna-Reed-divine-homemaker dreams. Our hair would be freshly coiffed, our lips the most edibly-divine shade of cranberry, our heels impeccably non-scuffed (and comfortable, right? A girl can dream big!)

Wouldn’t it be just nifty to pull a clove-studded glazed ham out of the oven while Mr. Hottie shook and garnished the perfect cocktail? No, wait! Even niftier, pulling that ham out of the oven of our Hawaiian bungalow decorated with a faux, flocked tree and bright blue ornaments… Our swing skirt would sway as our hips did a quick little hula dance to the table.

“Mist” would pair up perfectly with that kicky little skirt (and polyester-fluff apron) while Bing Crosby wished us a jaunty little “Mele Kalikimaka.”

And we’d smile, twirl, and wink… Merry Christmas, indeed!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Twelve Days of Halter Hotties: Day Nine

Alright, alright! We get it! It’s cold, it’s the holiday season, we’re rushing around frantically from work, to shopping, back home, trimming trees and decking halls, then darting off to our social obligations…

Then, above all this bustle we hear... “(The sweet sound of) Silver Bells… Silver Bells… It’s Christmas time in the city…”

And as we wear our Halter Hottie du jour “Silver Shadow we remember to float serenely through the crazy times, being in the moment because we know that like in all the other years, “Soon it will be Christmas day.”

(And serenity is always better than insanity.)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cranberries, Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping and Halter Hotties? Oh yeah!

Working with vintage scarves, we at Halter Hotties World Headquarters can sometimes get caught up in some awfully fun memories… Like back to that time in the eighties when we listened as the Waitresses told us a story about near-misses with Mr. Right…

With that in mind, we’d love to be caught in the only all night grocery in this little number!

“Candy” would certainly be the holiday halter top to turn the tables for us… Instead of chasing that guy, he’d be chasing us home, where our tale would have an even happier ending!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Halter Hotties Go Sultry Solstice

We Halter Hotties just love a little bit of prim with our sexy. We love to imagine ourselves buttoned up in our navy wool suit, high heels enhancing the curves of our calves encased in not-quite-opaque hose, pencil skirt hinting at the swell of our hips, the high neck of our blouse whispering modestly, “I’m not that kind of girl”…

The office hottie-man sees through our alter-ego look, though. Must be some kind of glint in our eyes hiding behind thick-framed glasses.

Mr. Hottie invites us to his place for a post-work, celebration-of-solstice drink.

We hesitate a little before offering up our “I guess that would be alright…”

In his warm penthouse, he takes our overcoat, and as we warm up we slide out of our jacket. His eyes light up when he sees his suspicions verified… Moonlightkeeps with our “good girl” reputation, and hums the notes to the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” as we tell Mr. Office Hottie, “ I really can’t stay.”

Will we break the spell of a waxing moon and the longest night of the year?

After all, it’s really, really cold outside…

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Halter Hotties go Interior Design (and become the decoration!!)

We Halter Hotties have a passion for interior fashion as well as year-round halter tops.

We love the holidays for the opportunity to tart up our homes, some years going modern glass and silver, some years

playing with light (from Sweets Treats and Designs), still other years loading up on gold and cranberry to contrast with pine boughs and sprigs of holly leaves in a luxuriously traditional theme.

"Paisley Medallion"

plays right into that d├ęcor motif, and puts us front and center as we hum “Deck The Halls.”

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Trip Down Nostalgia Lane with Halter Hotties

Well before Tim Burton and his Nightmare Before Christmas, back when we were tiny baby hotties, we at Halter Hotties World Headquarters marveled over the stop-motion puppetry of the Rankin/Bass. Then, we loved that toys were talking. Later, we loved the story or Rudolph, the underdog (under-deer?) of the reindeer world whose reindeer buddies used to laugh and call him names and never let him play reindeer games… But he got them later, as the lead-deer on the team with his bright red nose (hmmm, did Rudy have a drinking problem, maybe?)

For any hottie who might have been left over in the past, we offer up our sophisticated take on how to get the attention to put you ahead of any pack: Burnished Metalsshines with a subtle shimmer and refined elegance, perfect for a day-to-night mood. This beautiful blouse recalls strains of Burl Ives singing “Silver and Gold” -- “How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.”

(Man, Halter Hotties just love it when lyrics mesh with our own personal mission!)

But Burl, bless his ever-lovin’ heart, goes one step further. “Everyone wishes for silver and gold,” he (as Frosty the Snowman) told Rudolph.

Well you, dear hottie friend, don’t have to wish for it! It’s here, easy as a little click of the order button! Silver and gold.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Twelve Days of Halter Hotties: Day Four

We’re starting to feel a little festive here in Halter Hottie-land. And there’s nothing like a little bit of holiday tradition to help that festive spirit grow! We love a good trek to the Nutcracker, all jokes about men in tights aside, and when we wear The Majorettewe imagine that we’re leading the soldiers in their battle against the mice.

Of course, we’d much rather watch the action on stage from our warm perch in the audience, with apologies to Clara and all the others for commanding the attention from all the men in the audience away from the dance. (pssst—Clara! I know where you can get your own Halter Hottie!)

Spiced Nut Recipe

Toast 1 cup pecans, cashews, walnuts, or mixture, spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 350° oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, set aside.

Combine the following in saucepan;

· 1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons water

Cook stirring constantly, until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a soft ball, about 236° on a candy thermometer. Stir in the 1 cup of toasted nuts. Remove from heat and stir until no longer glossy. Pour into buttered baking sheet and spread thinly. Cool, and break into pieces.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Halter Hotties Swing to Mr. 101 (degrees)

The encyclopedic folks tell us
that here in the Pacific Northwest we enjoy a “temperate” climate.

Ummm… Really? We at Halter Hotties Central have been burying our own bared backs under layers of thermal undies, wool, fleece, and gore-tex, and still shivering!

The cold snap is enough to make us say, “enough!”

Cranking up the stereo and the heat, we pop on Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and our saucy-hot little halter top.

Cabin Fever, aptly named as we avoid going anywhere that requires layering up, is the perfect little number for jumping and jiving to “Mr. Heatmiser.” We embrace the idea of the funny little ogre who tells us, “I’m Mr. Green Christmas, I’m Mr. Sun… I’m Mr Heat Blister, I’m Mr. One hundred and one.”

Forget Jack Frost, Frosty the Snowman and dreams of a White Christmas: as our feet fly and our hearts pump, our kicky little Halter Hottie top reminds us that we’re as free and hottie as we want to be!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Halter Hotties say, “Hey there, Santa! Check us out!”

Here at Halter Hotties Central we believe in creativity-in-altruism… Our fab blouses help save the planet, after all, with our eco-conscious re-use of materials. We believe in supporting local businesses and being sustainable, the same way we keep things real, local, and sustainable ourselves.

But we also believe in luxury, flattery, and a healthy dose of saucy fun. We offer up this bright halter top with a wink and a nod toward the kind Mr. Claus.

"Santa's Baby" makes us feel all the right kinds of slinky-festive. We feel like a Cranberry Martini sipped in the glow of good company and the lights on a Christmas tree while Eartha Kitt purrs out our feelings. Think of all the fellas that we haven’t kissed, indeed!

Cranberry Martini... Shake the following, over ice, in a Cocktail shaker; 2 ounces of vodka, 1/2 ounce of vermouth, 2 ounces of Cranberry juice. Pour into a chilled Martini glass & top with 3 fresh cranberries ~ Follow with a toast to Miss Eartha Kitt.

Because Sometimes Halter Hotties Just Have to Sing… (…and holidays give us great inspiration!)

Remember the Twelve Days of Christmas? We do, too, but we’re so over partridges in pear trees (who needs all that bird poop?) and Lords a’Leapin’ (thanks, we’ll go see the Nutcracker if we really want to see jumping boys in tights!)

In the days to come, stay tuned for our own interpretation of the Twelve Days… Twelve of our fabulous one-of-a kind blouses and songs they bring to our minds…

We’ll start our visual tour-of-holiday-songs with an opulent little Halter Hotties number, "Velvet Shadow"…

We can’t help but to imagine velvety-smooth hot chocolate spiked with Baileys, sipped in front of a crackling fire while Mr. Hottie slowly runs his fingers over our shoulders in mesmerizing little circles…

While outside temperatures plunge as the wind blasts, inside Ella Fitzgerald croons, “I can’t remember a worse December…Just watch those icicles form… What do I care if icicles form? I’ve got my love to keep me warm.”

Oh, yeah... Sing it sister!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Halter Hotties Holiday Hint #1: Go subtle to get what you want!!

It’s that time of year, once again… As much as we grapple with ideas for gifts for others, we also live in the dread of receiving another bad Fredericks of Hollywood garter, some cloying perfume we’ll never wear, or –horror of all horrors— a tiger-print Snuggie.

So we’ve devised some pretty innovative ways of making sure our needs are met this year.

Let’s set up a scenario. You want a Halter Hotties blouse, though you’re not entirely sure which one yet (these decisions sometimes take time.) You know, because you’re savvy like that, that Halter Hotties offers gift certificates. You know that your man would love the ease of point-and-click shopping, and you know he’d appreciate a squeal of pleasure and the big, juicy kiss he’d receive for gifting just the right thing.

You also know that saying “I want it right now” gets results, but (because you’re a Hottie) you appreciate that sometimes a more delicate approach, like leaving a candle burning, wearing a certain nightie, or dabbing on a certain scent gets those results, is much more fun to set up, and makes him feel suave and superior.

With all that in mind, we offer up: The Hottie Way to Get What You Want.

Step one ~ When he asks, “What do you want for the Holidays?” demure, with batted eyelashes, “Nothing sweetie, I have everything I need right here!”

Step two ~ Covertly, but in front of him, chat with a girlfriend. Make sure you say words to the effect of, “He’s getting her a what? A Halter Hotties Gift Certificate? Oh-my-gosh, he must love her an awful lot; I hope she appreciates what she’s got there!”

Step three ~ Wear a few of your worst, frumpiest, Pam-at-The-Office blouses and bemoan the sad state of your closet. If he tells you that you look pretty, wear a bad holiday sweater. Or better: a bad holiday vest coupled with a frumpy blouse. Sigh and mutter to your self, “Gosh, I’d love to have a Halter Hotties blouse to pair with my blazer…”

Step four ~ Directly ask him to love your back. Ask him to wash it in the shower, rub it with lotion, massage it with a scented oil (not all at the same time, silly!).

Step five ~ Accidentally leave the Halter Hotties site open on his laptop. On purpose, make sure it’s at the gift certificates section.

Happy Holidays, and stay tuned for future hints, tips, and holiday-singin’, blouse-lovin’ fun times!!