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06 May 2012 @ 02:51 am

So I posted earlier this week looking for hair help for zombie prom. Here what I came up with.

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The last three photos were taken today, the day after prom.

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29 April 2012 @ 11:36 pm

So this Friday, some friends are putting on a Zombie Prom. As my wife and I are doubling with our best couple friends, we came up with a theme. My bestie an I are both very into rockabilly. So we both found dresses that jive, organized our spouses outfits, now I just need some hair and makeup help. So I come to all you beauties. I need pictures for inspiration. PLEASE?!?

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19 September 2011 @ 09:39 pm
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New items listed for fantastic prices - message me for combined shipping! Click the image to shop :)
 
 
 
22 June 2011 @ 11:31 am
Hey everyone!

I'm looking to gain a few readers for my new blog, 'The Vintage Bluebird'.

Who you are: people, like me, who love vintage style, decorating, and antiques - but are starving artists/students/lovers of life, without a lot of money to spend on this passion.

Who I am: Rew! A poor art kid living in Boston, making ends meet by working all the jobs she can find, who dreams of someday owning a house full of antiques

What I do: I find all the most amazing deals on etsy/online for people like us, who love all things vintage, at prices we can afford.

What you do: Read my blog! Comment, share your finds, enjoy :)

So if you're interested, stop by and say hello!

The Vintage Bluebird
 
 
 


Hello Vintage Enthusiasts!

A quick announcement that Zelda: The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau's Issue 4 is NOW available on http://www.zeldamag.com/ ! We have some special new things going on with the site- the first of which is an exciting new design! Check out Zelda's blog on our main page with Zelda and vintage news of all kinds! We are also excited to release the new Vintage Shopping Guide- highlighting some of the most exciting offerings from our sponsors!

THE FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

STEAMPUNK APOLLO : GEORGES MELIES AND LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
by David Avallone
EARLY EXOTICA : ISLANDS OF LOST TREASURES
by Jason Benjamin
CALYPSO, RUM & COCA-COLA : PUTTING THE VERSE IN SUBVERSIVE SINCE 1912
by Bryn Esplin
SPLITTING HAIRS : THE PERFECT SHAVE WITH MICHAEL HAAR
interview by Don Spiro
TUTORIAL : THE 1920S GLAMOUR FACE
by Gin Minsky, text by Diane Naegel
FORMERLY FAMOUS : SYLVIA ULBACK
by Brett Leveridge
CAREFREE : A DATE WITH GINGER ROGERS
by Joshua Curtis
ALBERTO VARGAS : FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Don Spiro
BELLE OF NEW ORLEANS : MESCHIYA LAKE
interview by Shauna Leone
EMPIRE OF LOVE : MICHELLE L’AMOUR
interview by Diane Naegel
VINTAGE CITY 101 : AUSTIN
compiled by Amelia Raley
SAGE ADVICE : ASK MISTER BURTON
by Mister Burton
THE RECIPE BOX
compiled by Diane Naegel
ON THE TOWN : SNAPS FROM VINTAGE SOCIAL EVENTS FROM COAST TO COAST
ILLUSTRATIONS & COMICS BY FYODOR PAVLOV AND LAWRENCE GULLO www.baritaria.com

ALSO!

If you haven't gotten your hands on Zelda yet or would like to send issues to a friend, now's the time! We are proud to offer our four issue bundle (one of each issue 1-4) for only $25 domestic or $35 international! That's a $5 savings for domestic delivery, and a whopping $11 savings on international orders! All prices include shipping.

Thank you for your support of Zelda, and I hope you enjoy reading issue 4 as much as I have enjoyed bringing it together!

xo
 
 
 
14 April 2011 @ 06:15 pm
Last week (and a little this week) I made yet a 1940s inspired dress. And yesterday evening I had the energy to actually make pin curls to sleep on and thus I could today take somewhat stylish photos of me in the dress. And pretend very hard that it is summer and not barely spring.

With a shrug, which is how I wore it most of the time at work, since it's a bit chilly in my office at times.



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28 February 2011 @ 01:26 pm
One and a half year ago I made two skirts and a waistcoat, inspierd by sewing patterns and catalogue photos from the 1940s. The waistcoat and one skirt was in a brown wool blend with a small mint green pattern and the other skirt was in a mint green wool blend flannel (I'm currently fixing the side pockets on that one, so no photos), both to be worn both with and without the waistcoat. From the start I wanted to make a mint green jacket too, to complete the ensemble but I wasn't sure there would be enough fabric left and I had then not yet constructed a pattern for a jacket. Two weeks ago I got around to lay out the pattern pieces for the yellow jacket and there was enough fabric. I made it narrower, got rid of the collar and made a pattern for a curved long sleeve with two seams and this is the result. I also made another "gay and impudent hat". I think it need a feather of some sort, but I haven't find the prefect one. I may make on from the mint green fabric, something like on her hat, maybe I can stiffen the fabric with PVA glue and attach a piece of wire. it will make it look less like a military cap, though it was a popular style also with civilians, judging from period images.

But enough talking, on to the pictures.



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The blouse is from H&M.

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26 February 2011 @ 06:07 am
Hey guys.

Long story short, after years of neglect and busy schedules and losing touch with livejournal, I have refound and reclaimed my former community.

Livejournal has taken quite a beating in the past few years. It seems my community has been overcome with spammers and not very much communication. There goes the point of a community, I'd say. I would like to start things back up in here again.


So I wanted to start up somewhat of an introductory post. If you could be so kind, post a comment in this entry telling us a little something about you;

Name:
Photo (optional):
Age :
Location :
Favorite Vintage Era:
Interests:

I'll start.

My Name is Alex.



I'm 21, I live in Jacksonville, Florida. I'm a graphic design student and I love the roaring twenties. I'm also a fan of the sixties (from counter culture to mod squad) and the soul infused disco seventies. I'm a graphic design student and I love designing clothes.


I'm going to start (at least attempt) to do a weekly round up of vintage inspiration pictures, in which I encourage you all to participate as well.

I'll be on the lookout for spammers and sorry folks, these rating communities have got to go.

I'm going to do a repost of the rules, just so everyone can no longer claim ignorance.

Thanks you guys, I can't wait to meet all of you.
 
 
 
26 February 2011 @ 02:17 am
I've recently become interested in 1970's fashion and music, but since I've never really been much into fashion before, I'm pretty much a complete ignoramus. I've been doing some reading, but it's hard to grasp the subtleties and nuances of a bygone era in the way someone would who lived it. Anyway, I've been slowly accumulating a 70's wardrobe, and I picked up a dress today that I think might be a real treasure. I've tried looking up the designer and style, but I feel like I don't have the fashion vocabulary to do this in a useful way, so I didn't find much of anything. So here I am appealing to you lovely folks in the hopes that someone here knows about 70's fashion and can tell me I managed to get myself a really good deal.

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Current Location: Seattle, WA
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
 
18 February 2011 @ 03:27 pm
Hello Everyone!

It’s that time again where I’d love to share our vintage resource list from Zelda : The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau (http://www.zeldamag.com)! Our third issue came out in October 2010, and we have a lot of fabulous vintage finds to check out...and do tell them Zelda sent you! The list is under the cut...Read more...Collapse )