Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wild Blue Yonder

The fabulous Naomi of Arthelia's Attic sent me one of her classic snoods in the newest color available--bright royal blue. As always, her snoods are well made and the perfect finishing touch to a vintage outfit!

The first series of photos is by Atomic Age Pictures in classic pinup style. The second set is by Bobbysoxer Photography, and shows how snoods are a must for both glamour and noir ;-)

Amanda Lee

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hello Valentine!

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!
This year, Doug Monce and I put together an aeronautical-themed shoot, inspired by a WWII pinup I came across some time ago. I'm wearing a pair of 1940s cream rayon shorts with striped insets, 1940s red leather heels, and a retro cropped sweater. I'll be posting the second series of photos from the shoot tomorrow, featuring the newest color snood available at Arthelia's Attic. Do stop by and check 'em out!
Amanda Lee

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Miss February

This month, I am the featured model at World Fashion Media News, an online magazine devoted to fashion and modeling. I was pleased as punch to receive the invitation to be Miss February! I'll be writing articles for upcoming issues of the magazine, so stay tuned!

Amanda Lee

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Hotel Congress Incident

Two weekends ago, I attended Tucson's Dillinger Days with my friends Veronica, Lana, and Doug. The event, known as the "Hotel Congress Incident," is one we like to go to—the Congress is always a treat to see, even if the event festivities drag on a bit. Mostly, we enjoy seeing the turnout of fabulous vintage cars, checking out the other attendees' ensembles, and sneaking in a bit of vintage shopping.

This year, I outfitted my two best pals in retro clothing from my wardrobe. I'd just received a package from the fabulous NudeeDudee, and the two tops she sent were perfect for a 30s look! I wore her navy blue and white striped sailor top, paired with a retro red skirt borrowed from Veronica and blue 40s heels. Veronica wore the gingham wrap blouse with a blue skirt from her closet, and a vintage bluebird pin borrowed from me. Lana wore Jitterbuggin's delightful green and white floral feedsack blouse, with tan 50s wool pencil skirt that I thought had a bit of 30s flair to it and red accessories.

After lunch at HUB Restaurant and Creamery, we headed over to Razzle Dazzle Vintage. I did my best to restrain myself (by visualizing the immense sale pile occupying my guest bedroom) and came home with lovely 1950s jacket accented with beaded "fireworks" designs, a yellow satin late 1930s blouse, and red 1940s-50s box purse trimmed with white saddle stitching. Not too shabby and still within the allowance I gave myself!

After an hour or so at the store, we were all shopped out and headed home. Of course, as Lana and I are big coffee drinkers, we stopped at drive through coffee shop for a caffeinated treat. I went with the cherry cordial frappe, which turned out to be a sweet way to end the afternoon!

xoxo, Amanda Lee