Thursday, July 31, 2008
Well, I'm back from almost a week of antique shopping! It was so much fun, and I found some amazing items. I will post photos and details tomorrow! Today I wanted to talk lucite. Does anyone have a lucite vintage purse? Strangely enough, I had never seen one before. But I came across one yesterday near the end of my shopping trip, and it was absolutely stunning! It was a lucite 1950's purse without a handle, so it was technically a clutch. So beautiful. Unfortunately I had already spent more than I planned to on vintage treasures, so I couldn't take it home with me. I can't stop thinking about it though! Here are some similar vintage purses that I found on Ebay.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm finally back from my camping trip! Wow, and it was so amazing. Living in the city for so long, I tend to forget about the woods, the lake, and campfires etc. I did not want to leave! But here I am, and now it's time to focus on more glamorous things, like Marlene Dietrich.
I had never actually seen any films featuring Marlene Dietrich until I watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Stage Fright" quite recently. It was interesting to see how she seemed to be filmed quite differently than anyone else in the film. She had all this glamorous lighting and shadowing effects whenever the camera focused on her. Whenever the camera turned to any of the other actors, there would be nothing. I wonder if she demanded this? I think it's a good possibility.
Did you know Marlene was already a grandmother when this film was made?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Well, I'm off to go camping for a few days! Although I don't know how vintage our camping trip will actually be! I will be wearing my 50's swimsuit, and vintage clothing....but we did just get a new tent, cooler and chairs, so it won't be a completely retro trip. Anyways, hope everyone gets to enjoy the sun this week! See you soon!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Some have called it tacky, weird, original or unique. These are all reasons why I love my little vintage foot stool! I had been looking for one forever, and now I finally have one. I'm not positive when this little guy was made, but they're supposedly from the mid 1950's to early 1960's. I guess they were some kind of fad or something during that time. Does anyone have any more information of these inflatable foot stools? I would love to know more about them!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Wow, it's been so hot lately and I just haven't been prepared with my vintage clothing. I swear I've been rotating the same two 1950's dresses for the last week. All my other dresses are great, but they aren't as lightweight or they have sleeves, and right now I need as little fabric as possible! I've posted pics of some cute vintage dresses for enjoying the hotness this summer!