Sunday, August 26, 2012

Having a Nautical Time at Rockabilly Rules III

Yesterday was the third annual Rockabilly Rules, a benefit event that supports the Pinup Angels. This group puts together care packages for military serving overseas, and all proceeds from the event go towards the care packages. This year had a great turnout of guests who came out to see the best of the local rockabilly bands (who all donate their time), along with burlesque dancers and plenty of awesome vendors. The 5&Diner was there to serve up awesome food and milkshakes (all while braving the scorching heat), and there was even a retro barber shop set up.

My outfit was created by Vee Vin Tage; for the first Rockabilly Rules, she made me a cheesecake version of a Marine uniform. This year, I decided to join the Navy! My two-piece outfit was made from navy blue gabardine, and I accessorized it with a vintage Navy hat (from Matilda's Closet, I believe this one dates to the 40s), 1940s leather platforms, a 1940s anchor pin, and rhinestone-studded red earrings.

These photos were taken by 60's Model Photography--we ventured out into the blazing sun to snap a few pics. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out!

Amanda Lee


  1. Aahh I love this outfit! I love the sailor look.

  2. That outfit is all kinds of darling! You look so beautiful, dear gal - you've got a killer figure and this fun nautical look really highlights it.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. you look stunning! I love this playful, little sailor outfit.

  4. Looks like tons of fun! I adore your sweet pinup look. =)

  5. Go Navy! My dad served in the Navy in WWII.
    Have to share this with you as I just happily discovered it tonight on youtube...nifty vintage footage of Hollywood Blvd. with a platinum blonde walking in front of the wonders if it is thee Marilyn:
    I'm always wishing I had a time machine to go back to Hollywood in the heyday & yesterday I had to go over the hill and was wondering again how it must've looked when it was, well, "nicer". Tonight I also pulled out one of my favorite autobio books (don't laugh) by Shelley Winters...I have read & re-read this book numerous times over the years...she was a blond bombshell back then & even shared an apt with MM...anyway, besides being a funny writer she describes many of the old Hollywood places & stars she knew. (sometimes, I think I should just get a blog, I'm so chatty). :)

  6. Wow you look amazing. Great hairstyle!