Sunday, December 26, 2010
Another movie inspired post. How predictable I am. After watching Holiday Inn (a christmas favorite) I was in the mood for some good old Fred Astaire, hence me spending the night watching Funny Face. It has everything I could ever want in a movie, some obscure plot revolving around fashion, old bookstores, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, the 1950's version of Anna Wintour, oh yeah Fred Astaire, singing, Edith Head. FRED ASTAIRE! You get my point. Anyway, I spent the entire movie drooling over Audrey Hepburn's "not fashion-y" outfit. It consisted of a black turtle neck, cigarette pants, and penny loafers, and at some point a simple camel trench. It was so un-frilly and wasn't swaddled in pink bows I surprised myself ( though the frilly and swaddled outfits in the movie were fantastic thanks Edith) I'm craving some of that penny loafer action thats going on.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
My wonderful Uncle Max, my mother and I all jumbled into the car and went for a road trip out to Maine. We were visiting my equally wonderful Aunt,Uncle, and Grandmother. My mother also is thinking about realizing her life long dream of running a motel. (That was her life long dream? Nobody ever told me that....Anyway don't worry it's not going to happen. I hope.) Wearing: Vintage 50's dress, Vintage "casual skips," 70's sweater, Vintage fur and wool coat.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
One of my many obsessions is the 50's. (Thought I was going to say James Dean, right?) Being as interested in Men's fashion from the 50's as I am it was inevitable that I would stumble across Rebel Without A Cause. I had to watch it. It was calling me with its example of 50's teen fashion, and troubled youth of today plot, and JAMES DEAN.
This is my blog, So if I want to thoroughly embarrass myself I might as well do it here. Picture above is a story about power in the hands of the wrong people. I should not have access to photo-shop. Bad things happen-(like picture above). Also look at my flowing locks of gorgeous hair that should not be legal.
The original still (before I destroyed it for my own purposes) was from East of Eden. Adapted from the Steinbeck novel. Which I also enjoyed. I liked that movie 'bout as much as Rebel Without a Cause, I liked James Dean's outfits more in Rebel though. Well, I think I have humiliated myself enough! (GO JAMES DEAN)----the end.
Road Trip! So, normally you wouldn't equate IT/nerdyness/step dad/ with vintage fashions. I love my step dad and since I do it means I have to relentlessly torture him and make fun of him. Ah, what a wonderful and kind stepdaughter I am, But my step dad graciously offered to take me to Connecticut (where some of my favorite haunts are.) Of course I leaped at the offer, Even though I did ponder what Chrissy-poo would do as I surveyed the frilly pink 50's evening dresses! We went to Good and Maggie's which I love.(Christophee drifted outdoors and walked around on the grass. One can only take so many lace covered tea dresses.)
The store owner remembers me and she is SO helpful and kind. Well I ended up spending only 30 bucks! (Conveniently what I just made from babysitting) I got a 50's-60's paisley dress, for 5 dollars!!!! (shown in picture above) 50's cat-eye glasses frames (also 5 dollars!). I love freaking people out with them. They get so confused when I stick my fingers through the place where the lenses would be! And finally a surprise~Shhh I can't tell you yet! My step dad thinks my glasses create a dual personality, and my alias he says should be Eunice. I disagree I think it should be Peggy Sue! Imagine if I was Eunice... Ethel and Cathy would make fun of me!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
So, the classic conundrum... Bathing suits! They always seem to look so good but never off of the rack. It's the price or the fit or the style. Why can't we all exude elegance and sophistication and an overall air of SEXAYNESS like the classic 50's girls. I'm going to sound old and grandmotherly (though my Grandma is awesome so this is more of an insult to her then to me..) but really these bathingsuit aren't skimpy or stringy or look like they are going to fall off. No, they cover a lot more and I personally think they are much more "sexy" than bathingsuits of today. Sorry for the strange picture set up... ): I'm going to shop around and hopefully I'll have something to show for my bathing suit efforts! Wish me luck!