Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding is the Last Thing I was Expecting to Post About Today, but...

I noticed how much her dress looked like my Grandma's wedding dress from the 50s. Pretty cool!

Monday, April 25, 2011


My friend's boyfriend gave me almost a dozen vintage hats this weekend! They are glorious! He told me he had "a few" for me, so I assumed it was two, maybe three hats. Almost all of them came with their own vintage hair pins too! I lucked out! They were such a great gift!

I love this one. It has such an odd shape, but it's hard to catch it well in a picture. I'll have to try taking some pictures wearing it. That might work better.

This is one is probably my favorite. It fits perfectly, stays on without any kind of hair pin, and I can see myself actually wearing it pretty often.

This one is just plain ridiculous. I want to get some fake birds or something to add on to it. I have no idea what occasion I would/could wear this one to, but I have faith that a perfect situation will come up where that will be the perfect hat.

Here is a picture of the rest of them. I really have no idea what I'm going to do with all of these hats. I collect vintage hats here and there, but I think I'm going to have to start wearing them out.

Musical Monday: Chicago

Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Allo 'Allo

'Allo 'Allo is a British show from the 80s/90s set in World War Two. I'm not super familiar with it, but a friend of mine had a birthday party based off of the show a few years ago. Pictures of that party popped up on Facebook today, so I figured I would post a few

Friday, April 15, 2011

Vintage Style Sims

I don't play Sims, so I don't know what version this was made on. My friend plays though, and came across a 1940s hairstyle. She made me into a Sims character! This will probably be the closest I'll ever be to wearing victory rolls, mostly because I suck at doing hair.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Musical Monday: Little Shop of Horrors

This is one of the very few movie remakes that I think is better than the original. I watched this all the time when I was little, and I'm sure it's one more movie that helped plant the "vintage seed" in my head. Just so people know, this movie IS on Netflix instant play for now :D

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Legend of Flea Market Elvis

This might be a story that's only funny to my sisters, and one friend of mine, but here goes nothing. There is a flea market a few towns away from my house that my sisters and I go to once in a while. There is a guy that's always there that we call "Flea Market Elvis." We're kind of obsessed. I don't think he dresses like Elvis on purpose or to be ironic, but he totally has the hair, the glasses, jacket, and shoes. We see him at the flea market literally EVERY time we go, even though he doesn't have a booth that we know of. We don't go to that area very often, but we have also seen him at the mall, and the drugstore. He totally hit on my sister at one point, even though she totally denies it. The last time we went, we didn't see him at all. We were kind of bummed because we always wonder if we'll see him or not, and this was the first time we hadn't. We got in the car to go home. We had been listening to a 1950s Rock and Roll mix CD. As we were driving out of the parking lot, an Elvis song came on which was funny enough on it's own, but the next thing I heard was my sister yelling, "Holy shit, there he is!!!" I totally thought she was kidding, but there he was, walking into the flea market. It was pretty much the most perfect moment ever. I don't know what made me think about this today. Now I want to go to the flea market again.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Seeing John Waters!

I had the worst cramps of my life, and low blood sugar from not eating all day. Even feeling like complete crap, John Waters was amazing! When I saw him last year, the crowd was terrible. There were so many parts of his one man show that my mom, sister, friend, and I were literally the only ones cracking up. This crowd was MUCH better. I was surprised since this was at a fairly conservative Catholic college. His one man show is called "This Filthy World" and is on DVD for anyone who is interested. Anyone who is a John Waters fan will love it. He talked about different movies he's made, famous people he knows, and all kinds of random stuff. He wasn't talking about the vintage lifestyle specifically, but he did make a comment about how everyone glorifies the good parts about living in the 1950s, but in reality it was pretty bad time for a lot of people, especially if you weren't a straight white man. As much as I love the fashion, movies and music of those times, I have to agree with him. He had a question and answer section after his show. I couldn't think of any good questions though. Sadly, there was no meet and greet this time around. The first time I saw him, I was able to meet him, so it wasn't too disappointing. When I was taking a picture with him, I was standing behind one of my biggest idols, but all I could think was, "I really want to give him bunny't do it!" I didn't, but I mentioned that to my friend, Carol Ann, and she burst out laughing because she said that was all she could think about too. Ahhh totally friends for a reason. Anyways, here is a picture from meeting him at the first show.
I also can not think of this song by Little Richard without this scene from the movie playing in my head. It always makes me want to do bad things, which I guess is the point

Musical Monday: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

I had never heard of this musical until last week when I bought the record because the cover looked cool. Strangely enough, the very next day, it popped up on suggested movies that I might like on Netflix. To be honest, I thought the actual movie was pretty boring, but I loved the musical numbers, and all the 1960s style dresses. It was still worth watching.
This is from a Japanese version of the play. I thought that was pretty cool, and different