Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Outfits of the Day

Yesterday's Outfit
1940s navy blue rayon dress and matching jacket trimmed with grosgrain ribbon
1940s multicolored leather platform heels
Red fakelite cherries necklace
Red 1940s carved Bakelite earrings
Lip Ink Red Lipstick
Not shown, 1940 multicolored telephone cord purse

And this is what I wore to the Wanda Jackson show that took place at the Rhythm Room on the 11th--the lovely Brenda Lee, who hosted the event, asked me to help present an award and rhinestone tiara to the Queen of Rockabilly!

1940s Ranch Maid turquoise gab western shirt and split skirt trimmed with white leather fringe
Fully fashioned stockings
1940s white leather peeptoe platforms
White leather belt
1940s-50s silver concho earrings
Lip Ink Red lipstick


  1. lovely as always! your hair is so perfect! what do you use, pin curls or rollers?

  2. Thank you, Betty Lou!

    I use either foam sticks (mine are made by Goody) or perm rods to cold set my hair. For touch-ups/hot sets I love Hot Sticks :-)

  3. woo! what an honor! great outfits lady :)

  4. thanks for the answer. if you have the time i would love to see a post with mabye a setting pattern ;D do you have it cut in any special way? it looks to be the perfect lenght!

  5. I was just thinking that I should do a tutorial post one of these days :-)

    My hair is just past my shoulders, and I have it cut in long layers (the shortest layers at the front fall at my cheekbones; the rest of the layers are longer.) I don't get it cut in a specific vintage cut, like the 'middy'--I just ask for long layers, and bring in a reference photo. The cut works well for vintage styles though, and takes to the sets pretty well :-)

    Your hair looks like a great length, and you style it very well!

  6. Thanks, Ms. B--it's a favorite of mine :-)

  7. As always, I love your hair! If you get the chance, you should indeed do that tutorial. I enjoy seeing/hearing how others set theirs!

  8. Thanks for the kind words, Elsie--I will post one in the future!

  9. I LOVE that second outfit so much. I have a bizarre (and I only say bizarre being a total city girl) obsession with country style outfits. And I'm also slightly obsessed with Wanda Jackson.
    -Andi x

  10. that navy dress is lovely!.. i´m look forward to see how you make your tutorial.

  11. I'd love to see a hair tutorial too. I love the navy dress outfit.

  12. Thanks for all the kind words!

    Andi—I have a mild obsession with western wear too; I love watching clips of the old country stars as they had the coolest outfits! Wanda is a total cutie, and she’s still got a great voice!

  13. hi, just discovered your blog - great looks ;)
    big kiss

  14. Oh, you look so stunning in navy (and so sweet in the Grand Ole Opry look). xoxo.

  15. i haven't got my hair cut in layers, mabye i should. because it's so thick so it's hard to brush it :D

  16. Thanks for taking the time to comment, everyone!

    Betty Lou--layers might help, as they provide shape to the hair and can help it hold the curl. My hair is fairly thick and it's much easier to manage with a layered cut :-)