Monday, January 31, 2011

Musical Monday: Guys and Dolls

I've only ever seen Guys and Dolls in play form, but I do have the soundtrack to the movie. It's basically about gambling and love. I love Lauren Graham, but I was surprised when I found out that she was in this play. I don't know how that got passed me. Here is a clip of her singing, and another clip from another play. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the outfit in the first clip.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vintage Wedding Dress

This picture popped up on facebook recently. This was my Grandma's wedding dress. I'm pretty sure she got married in the early 1950s.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wizard of Oz Costumes

MarsCon is a Science Fiction convention that my friends and I go to every year. This year the costume theme was "urban fantasy" so some of my friends and I dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters. I was the witch that got squashed by the house, which is why I was wearing the ruby slippers, and not Dorothy. And yes, Dorothy is my friend in drag. That's another story all together...

Somehow it has become a tradition to take pictures in the parking lot while trying to look as sketchy as possible, which explains this picture. It also is a nice shot of the purse I got for Christmas.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Musical Monday: The Harvey Girls

Has anyone noticed that I've been on a huge Judy Garland kick? She's in this, along with Angela Lansbury. Judy Garland's character is going West to become someone's wife. That doesn't work out so she becomes a Harvey Girl (waitress) and ends up in a feud with the other saloon girls.

That song is kind of long, so I'm only going to post one video today. There is also the most amazing fight scene between Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury. That was my favorite part of the movie!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Grandma Pictures

These are from the mid/late 50s. I love my Grandma's hat in the first picture, and her skirt in the second picture. The kids are my mom and one of my uncles.

I'm back at school, and my classes start today. This could either mean that I'll be posting less because I'm busy, or posting more because I'm avoiding school work. We'll just have to see what happens I guess.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Musical Monday: The Pirate

I'm not sure when this was supposed to be set in, but the costumes are amazing. And it's hard to go wrong with a movie starring Gene Kelly and/or Judy Garland. I got this movie for my birthday a few months ago. I finally watched it with my sister and a friend who was in town.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yes, another purse. Yes, another cat picture.

A friend of mine is getting married, and we went to a wedding convention this weekend with her future mother in law. No one took pictures, but there was a booth that was focused on a 1940s theme wedding. All the people working at the booth were dressed in 1940s outfits and hair. It was too cute! I don't have a huge desire to get married in the first place, but that would definitely be my dream wedding. We took a break and stopped by a vintage shop. Not only did my friend's MIL buy me the gloves I had picked out for myself, but she also surprised me with this purse! It was so sweet! It reminds me of a purse I had from my grandma when I was little that was more of a "dress up" toy, and eventually got ruined. So a big thank you to Mrs. B.

And since cats are awesome, here is a picture of my sister's cat that we were cat sitting over the weekend. He sounds and looks evil, but he's so sweet and cuddly.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Musical Monday: Peter Pan

Mary Martin's version of Peter Pan is the best one out there, hands down. That's all that really needs to be said about this movie :D

Friday, January 7, 2011

Trying to do more outfit posts...

I want to start doing more outfit posts. Two problems: 1. Most of the time my clothes are more casual/un-vintage than I like to fantasize 2. Remembering to take pictures is hard. We'll see how this plan goes. Maybe the answer is going to more drag shows because it seems like it's the only time where I dress cute AND get evidence. These pictures are from a while ago, seeing the wonderful Pandora Boxx. My clothes were modern (vintage inspired), but my jewelry/purse were the real deal! Goal two is to start looking more excited in my pictures. I have a pretty "dead pan" personality though, so that might be harder to do...

I'm going to a late Christmas party tomorrow and a wedding convention Sunday. Depending on what I decide to wear, there might be a good chance of more outfit posts coming soon!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

(Early) Musical Monday: Damn Yankees

This is early because I'm leaving for D.C. in the morning. If I wait until tomorrow morning to post, I will most certainly forget.

I almost didn't give this movie/play a chance. Who cares about baseball? Not me. Then one night a friend of mine had an extra ticket to see it live, so I went. The main story is about a guy who gives his soul to the Devil so he could play baseball and beat the Yankees. I loved it so much that I came home and immediately bought the movie and the soundtrack. I chose two songs from the movie, and one from a live version.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Late Christmas Post

I was able to get a temp job over winter break as a greeter in a museum! That pretty much translates to reading and talking to adorable old ladies and men all day. It's been pretty awesome. I got some nice presents for Christmas, including some good vintage goodies:

Cute Jewelry:

Poodle Purse/Poodle tissue box:

and my wildest fantasy come true:

I LOVE vintage purses, but I HATE that they're usually so small. I'm just a girl who likes to carry a lot of crap around. This one is HUGE. It's big enough to throw in a notebook, and a bottle of water which means I can use it when I'm going back and forth to classes all day! Plus it's totally neutral so I can wear it with anything.

I hope everyone had a good holiday, and a good New Years. To be perfectly frank, 2010 can kiss my ass, so it will be very nice to have a fresh start. :D