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26 February 2011 @ 06:07 am
Hello Community  
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;

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

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.
bandit queenchimbleysweep on February 26th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
I always get happy when I see communities come back to life!

Name: Sarah
Photo (optional): I really can smile and am not as insufferable as these look. I just like to sit around being dweeby. I get caught between 20s and 40s usually.
Age: 23
Location: Seattle
Favorite Vintage Era: 20s oh 20s
Interests: I, too, am I design student. I roll all over illustration. I also write stuff creatively. And dance (former Irish dancer, currently all about the vernacular jazz until I Charleston my feet off). And obsess frantically over circus history. And history in general, where I tend to focus on the teens through the forties, though I will not say no to the Georgians. I guess I should just say that I like circuses, dancing, drawing, writing, and old things. The end!
The Popeletsstealatank on February 26th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love a good circus theme. Also, that lip color in the first picture is faboo. What shade is it? It looks like a bordeaux almost?
bandit queenchimbleysweep on February 26th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Clinique is being very unhelpful and not giving me a name for it. It's one of their old liquid lipsticks, though it's a shade or two lighter than it ever looks in pictures.
kenzieeeekenzieeee on February 27th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
HOLLA, I live in Lake Forest Park!
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The Popeletsstealatank on February 26th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hey Helen! What I've always loved about LJ was it's vast amount of history buffs. From one Art History nerd to another, I say welcome!
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kenzieeeekenzieeee on February 27th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yay Art History! I cannot get enough
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kenzieeeekenzieeee on March 3rd, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
I am jealous, my venture in Art History, or anything history, is on hold at the moment. One day I will be able to afford to go back and continue!
bandit queenchimbleysweep on February 26th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I own too many books and not enough clothes

I know the feeling!!
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Siouxsie Doozymudbloodbeer on February 26th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Name: Kayleigh

Photo (optional): My daughter, myself and my boyfriend were Grease characters this past Halloween:


Pink ladies!

Age : 23
Location : Southeast Michigan

Favorite Vintage Era: 1940's!

Interests: I really love a inspired-rockabilly look. My photography friend uses me a lot for boudoir photos, like pin-up modeling and burlesque shoots. Other than vintage-related stuff... I'm a mom to my 14 month old daughter, Audrey. I'm a hairstylist and a makeup artist. I play roller derby. I enjoy thrifting, crafting, ton's of online shopping and selling. I'm obsessed with finding gems on Netflix. My house is decorated in 1960's hair magazine pages.
The Popeletsstealatank on February 26th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
You and your daughter are absolutely adorable!

Roller Derby girls are badass! I'm so happy that this community is showing to have some real variety. I used to collect vintage (60's mostly) beauty magazines and modge podge them onto everything.

Are you on etsy?
Siouxsie Doozymudbloodbeer on February 26th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
I have a couple Etsy accounts with nothing on them right now. I've been really slow in the crafting department lately. This past December I made a plethora of crafts for my daughters birthday party and it has burned me out. When the sun comes back I'll start again.

Where did you find magazines from? I have only ever found one, at an antique store in the middle of nowhere and it was 3 dollars...
The Popeletsstealatank on February 26th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Antique stores, for the most part. My mom owns one, so I also kind of have the hookup in that department.
Julzclosetbandgeek on February 26th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hello, this, too, makes me very excited!! =D

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this is a pic from a christmas party...with my little vintage protege ;)

My name is Julie, im 23 from northern NY, but currently living in Lancaster PA. If i had to pick one vintage era it would be the 40's. beautiful women, beautiful fashion...people just seemed to be on top of the world then. but i do like to experiment with all different eras.
my interests pretty much revolve around music and theatre. i have a degree in musical theatre and work in a theatre as a lighting technician and thrive on live music and broadway. i also love classic films, professional wrestling (dont judge =p), meditating and all things crafty. i have an unhealthy obsession with oprah =p

cant wait to see more of everyone on here! =D
Victoriamahariel on February 26th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm Victoria!

Swing Night out

Age : 39
Location : In the area of Seattle, Washington, USA
Favorite Vintage Era: For vintage, I'm usually in the 20s-40s range.
Interests: I'm a costumer, as well as making jewelry and embellishing parasols
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Eva aka Aleydisfrualeydis on February 26th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)

I'm a 43 year old historian from Sweden and working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, my PhD dissertation dealt with medieval clothing in Sweden and Norway (if you can read Swedish it's available as a pdf here. Chapter eight is an english summary) My interest in vintage look cannot be separated from my interest in historical clothing in general. I have been sewing medieval clothing since the early 90s and renaissance clothes since the late 90s and then adding some other eras too, such as the 18th and early 19th centuries. Despite sewing so much historical clothing I didn't start sewing everyday clothing in earnest until 2005 and since 2008 or so my style has become more and more vintage inspired. I started with the 1950s, which fits my hourglass figure well, but soon gravitated more and more towards the 1940s. I don't do the whole vintage look every day, because I have to get myself to work and three kids too school and I can't always be bothered to fix my hair that much before 7 am in the morning. I usually wear the clothes and a vintage inspired make-up though.

In this photo I'm actually wearing a blouse from H&M, but I did sew the skirt

In this one I made the dress (which you only see the bottom of) and knitted the jumpers, which is from a late 1930s pattern.

If you search the tags "1940s" and "1950s" in my journal you'll find lots more (though some photo links are broken)

The Popeletsstealatank on February 27th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I absolutely adore that knitted sweater. It is so avante garde and amazing. I am very very impressed. I am so excited to see who has been following this journal.
Zaraisradmizladyxara on February 26th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Name: Zara
Photo (optional):
Age : 27
Location : Vancouver, Canada
Favorite Vintage Era: No particular favorite. I adore the 20s, 30s, 50s, 70s and 80s. Ugh. I'm a fashion chameleon.
Interests: Definately hair. I went to hair school and never really had the chance to pursue it. I dream of one day opening a super crazy cool salon/boutique. I collect kitsch. I write, read and research everything. But honestly, for the most part - I'm just a mom to 3 kids who love to climb on me as if I'm some sort of crazy jungle gym :D
all the long gone darlingsmeemeedarling on February 26th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hi Alex..

Name: Michele
Age : early 30's
Location : Atlanta, GA
Favorite Vintage Era: I really love all things vintage, but I suppose I am most drawn to the 50's.
Interests: My free time is mostly spent volunteering w/ various local animal rescue organizations. <3 dog friends. When I am not doing that, I am watching classic movies. Last summer my husband and I had a vintage Hawaii/Elvis wedding.
all the long gone darlingsmeemeedarling on February 26th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)

here is my pic
kenzieeeekenzieeee on February 27th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Name: (Mc)Kenzie Ann
Photo (optional):

(This is really the only really recent one of me)
Age : 23
Location : Seattle, WA
Favorite Vintage Era: 20's, 30's, late 50's and early 60's, 70's
Interests: READING, cars/motorcycles, ballet, antique stores like whoa!, getting tattooed as much as possible
kenzieeeekenzieeee on February 27th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
All I do really is work at my friends tattoo shop in Bremerton, and I hang out with my friends. I quit working in daycare in December, and I hang out with my kitty and dog. I love to re-vamp antique furniture, my mum and I have a motto "Strip it, sand it, stain it!". I am studying Deaf Studies/Linguistic Anthropology on and off (go to school when I can). I want to work at a museum being a interpreter for the deaf!
Alke: don't mess with Snowwhite!alwen7 on February 27th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
yay for reactivating this community! :D
my name is Alke, I'm 26, from Germany. my favourite vintage eras are the 20s/30s, late 40s and early 60s... and I also have a thing for the 80s I have to admit, although no one seems to understand that haha...
my interests include literature (and art in general), watching weird movies, yoga, writing stuff (is it poetry? probably not, haha)... yeah.
Kerryscreamingdolai on March 2nd, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Name: Kerry

Photo: That's me in my user icon with a '20s style makeup job

Age : 39 and holding

Location : New Jersey

Favorite Vintage Era: DON'T MAKE ME PICK ONE! I mostly love to try makeup styles of the '20s-40s; I actually want to work with a photographer friend to do photoshoots with that in mind!

I don't just stop at this past century's fashion: I have a Victorian ensemble and I would love to have a Marie Antoinette-inspired pre-Revolutionary War French costume.

Interests: I have performed belly dance and burlesque (separately), I am a lover of loose-leaf tea, all things DisneyWorld, and British TV.
ggeorgianess on March 6th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Name: Georgia Rose
Photo (optional):

Age : 18
Location : Christchurch, New Zealand. Home of really big earthquakes.
Favorite Vintage Era: If I was forced to pick at gunpoint, for inexplicable reasons, I guess the 1960s. I wear mostly 1950s styles though.
Interests: sewing, thrifting, walking/hiking, playing ukulele, studying politics and media at university!