Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tokyo Girls and a Military Show, Oh My!

This past weekend was quite busy for me—it was packed with two shows and two photo shoots!

On Friday I appeared in a TCCE Land of the Rising Sun Tokyo Girls fashion show, performing as a 1940s glamour girl along with six other models who represented other facets of Japanese fashion culture. The show was a brief teaser and networking event for an upcoming, full-length show in February, and we all had a lot of fun giving the audience a taste of fabulous fashion!


I wore one of my favorite WWII-era dresses, a cream and black rayon crepe cocktail gown studded in rhinestones and featuring a fabulous surplice bodice and figure-hugging skirt (found at Matilda’s Closet, of course). I wore it with a cream belt (borrowed from another 40s evening gown), nude fully-fashioned stockings (Magnolia Hosiery), black gloves, a black jersey tilt hat, and my favorite black velvet baby doll pumps. Rhinestone jewelry completed this look. (All photos copyright Zemnick Photography.)

The next day, I attended a military vehicle show and assisted fellow pin-up Brenda Lee during the military surplus auction. This turned out to be quite a bit of fun, and I think it is safe to say that the two assistants really helped in upping the bids *wink*


I wore the cheesecake Marine uniform V Vintage created for me, along with my favorite 1940s navy blue platforms. (All photos copyright Jensen Perspective Photgraphy.)

On Sunday, I had a fun shoot with Matt Carson, and on Monday I had a Valentine’s Day shoot with Atomic Age Pictures—stay tuned for photos from both!

xoxo,
Amanda Lee

17 comments:

  1. Love the Marine uniform, the hat is fantastic!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  2. Thanks, Marie!

    The hat was a last minute creation--I actually covered a bus driver's hat with a dress cover and attached the correct insignia. The last time I wore the "uniform", I modified an air force hat the same way--it was too big though, so I finally ordered a vintage one for the next time I wear this outfit :-)

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  3. Thanks, Gingeyginge!

    The ladies in the first photo are wearing wonderful original designs made from vintage kimono fabric :-)

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  4. LOVE both outfits. You are just SO gorgeous!!

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  5. Ooh I love your photos! You're so smashing!

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  6. Thank you for the sweet comment, Laura :-)

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  7. you are for real one of my fav pinups of our time.

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  8. Thank you, Dizzy Dame--your comment really made my day!

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  9. wow, i love that military cheesecake outfit! i eagerly await your pictures from the shoots! i think you have one of the most genuine, cheesecake-y/pin-up looks around, for sure!

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  10. Why thank you, Rosalee--I really appreciate your kind words!

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  11. You always look so perfectly put together. That dress is exactly what i have been trying to find for ages, you look so beautiful in it and your hat is gorgeous too! x

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