Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Makeup Mondays--Rita Hayworth

For this week's installment of Makeup Mondays, I thought it would be fun to do a vintage beauty how-to based on a color photo of the amazing Rita Hayworth. She has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and I know many of you are fans of hers as well!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the article--would you like to see more beauty breakdowns for other stars? If so, please let me know who you'd like to see included!

Amanda Lee

Sunday, December 27, 2009

While on vacation this past week, I had two fantastic photo shoots--the first with Matt Carson, in downtown Phoenix. He and I have worked together for years and I always have a blast! Here are a few of images from this shoot; the rest can be found on my site:

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!

Amanda Lee

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Vogue Knitwear

I recently had the opportunity to model a fabulous sweater made by Michele of Atomic Events--she has a fantastic line called Vintage Vogue Knitwear. One of my favorite photographers, Doug of Atomic Age Pictures, and I decided to head up to Oak Creek Canyon for a more rustic setting, and here are the results of our shoot!

The sweater is the lovely Wood Violets style, in the most wonderful shade of raspberry pink. Vintage Vogue Knitwear has a number of spot-on 1930s-50s reproductions--you can can see some of the style possibilites here. I was very pleased with the quality of my sweater, and Michele was a delight to work with--I highly recommend this line! A big thanks to Michele and Stephen for selecting me to model it :-)

Cover Girl

Today the first installment of the video interview is up on Royal Pinups--check it out!

And, Able Grable's Wicked Lady made the front page of Retro To Go. Now that's some great news!


Amanda Lee

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stay tuned for this week's broadcast...

Be sure to check out the lovely Ghoulina's Web site, Royal Pinups, tomorrow--she will be featuring the first installment of the video interview we did!

Amanda Lee

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Santa Baby

Santa Baby, I'm sure you know what's on every good girl's list this year--a frock from Able Grable!

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!