Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The second shoot was with Doug Monce of Atomic Age Pictures--we worked on a couple of holiday themes, as well as another cowgirl series. In the first photos, I am wearing a one-of-a-kind Able Grable frock, customized by a local seamstress to create the perfect "Ice Princess" outfit. I think this is my new favorite Christmas pinup outfit!
In this series, I am wearing a fabulous 1950s original from Matilda's Closet--this one is definitely my favorite vintage holiday dress :-)
And finally, the cowgirl series--I hope you like these as much as did!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
You don't want to miss out on the Wicked Lady, in red or gray floral--or why not go for both? This stunner is a luxurious dream in soft satin; whether she's in statement-making red or demure pink and gray floral, an Able Grable girl is a head-turner wherever she goes!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Black gabardine trousers made from a 1940s pattern--V Vintage
Black velvet peeptoe pumps--Naturalizer Shoes
1950s copper fan earrings--from a friend
Lip Ink Red lipstick
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Anyway, I was delighted to receive not one, but two blog awards, from two different blogs that I thoroughly enjoy reading. It was quite an honor to receive both!
The first is from the delightful Gingerella:
I'm to award this to 10 lucky blogs--so here are my picks (and it was hard to choose--I enjoy so many!):
1. Tales of a Retro Modern Housewife
2. Blah Blah Mirth
3. 1950s Atomic Ranch House
4. A Stitch in Time
5. Bettie Booh
7. Golden Girl of the West
8. Q's Daydream
9. The Painted Woman
10. The Land of Makeup Obscurity
And now I get to answer 35 questions in one word:
1.Where is your phone? Purse
2.Your hair? Butterscotch
3.Your Mother? Wonderful
4.Your Father? Kind
5.Your favourite food? Sweets
6.Your dream last night? Forgotten
7.Your favourite drink? Coke
9.What room are you in? Office
10.Your hobbie? Dancing
11.Your fear? Loss
12.Where do you want to be in six years?
13.Where were you last night? Home
14.Something that your not? Lonely
17.Where did you grow up? Arizona
18.Last thing you did? Photoshoot
19.What are you wearing? Sweater
20.Your TV? Off
21.Your pets? Four
23.Your life? Happy
24.Your mood? Good
27.Something your not wearing?
28.Your favourite store? Matilda's
29.Your Favourite colour? Red
30.When was the last time you laughed? Today
31.The last time you cried?
32.Your best friend? Sweetie
33.One place that I go to over and over?
35.Favourite place to eat? MacAlpine's
The second is the Vintage Style Award from the lovely Blonde Episodes. The rules for this one:
1. Link who gave you award
2. Give the award to 7 people
3. Let the people you've awarded know
So, here's my list of blogs I admire (again, it was hard to choose only seven--there are so many I enjoy reading!):
1. Matilda's Delights
2. Little Rascal
3. Yesterday Girl
4. Andi B. Goode
5. Chronically Vintage
6. The Adventures of Gingyginge
7. The Frivolous Flapper
Thanks again, ladies!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've been on a bit of a suit kick lately, and decided to wear one I picked up last fall from Matilda's Closet. It's a heavier wool, but it's been quite chilly lately so I finally have a chance to wear it!
1940s jadeite green cashmere sweater-eBay
Black velvet with silver trim peeptoe pumps-Naturalizer
Lucite "A" brooch-a gift from a friend
Black Bakelite drop earrings-Matilda's Closet
Monday, November 16, 2009
1950s tan wool pencil skirt with double pleat and faux pockets, both trimmed with arrows—Matilda’s Closet
1950s chocolate brown “sweater” pumps—eBay
1940s green crepe western tie—Buffalo Exchange
1940s leather and lacquered wood “pinecone” brooch—local antique store
1940s carved bone earrings—local antique store
And as always, Lip Ink Red lipstick
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I came across this ad for cowgirl-inspired fashions in the December 1939 issue of Mademoiselle, and I thought the outfits were positively adorable. In fact, I wish I had one of each!
These North Dakotan cowgirls, featured in a 1940 LIFE magazine, are just as stylish (those cowboys are cuties too!) Sure looks like it was a fun dance! I wonder what the band sounded like?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Although the weather is supposed to be in the 90s tomorrow (sigh), it was quite chilly this morning! I wore one of my favorite vintage fall looks--the classic "sweater girl" ensemble of formfitting sweater and pencil skirt. It's sleek and polished with a little extra oomph!
My favorite black wool 40s pencil skirt
Black cinch belt
Black velvet 40s-style peeptoe heels
1950s green and gold "pearl" cluster earrings
Sunday, November 1, 2009
My Sweetie and I went as Jeannie and Major Nelson for Halloween, which turned out to be a real hit--in fact, we were the only ones dressed in that getup this year (which was amazing because we went down to Tempe, and Mill Avenue was like Mardi Gras with throngs of college students and the like!)
Doug Monce of Atomic Age Pictures also took a few photos of me in Jeannie's garb, and I think they turned out quite well!