Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I heart the oldies, again!

All images via advanced style

Luck of the draw!

I get to go to the Academy of Art's graduation fashion show tomorrow. It's apparently impossible to get tickets to but my friend worked it out. I am so excited, I will hopefully be allowed to photograph things and will do a proper posting soon!

Photo from the Academies website!

Photo shoot for my new designs

I finally coerced someone into modeling some of my new designs. Thanks to Mercy for being the chosen one, she was amazing and so photogenic.

Bustlebelt worn over new dress
Reconstructed ww2 coat into a bustle coat
new dress
new shirt
new dress, can be worn many ways

new dress, worn as shirt here. It's tucked up, it's actually longer

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My cute grandpa!

My mom just sent this cute picture of my grandpa to me via Email. He was a hard worker who worked up until he passed away a few years ago. He was also really funny and had jokes that he would tell, most of them regulars that many of his friends and family had all heard at one time or another. I have a few pieces of his clothing that are pretty neat. One being a old cop shirt from when he was a volunteer police officer, the cool thing is that he was always a thin man, it fits nice and snug. I also have a great old plaid wool coat that is almost too warm for california, but I love it. My favorite piece is this great black vest with threads of silver and gold, I'm pretty sure my grandma made it for him. She was a seamstress and made lots of the clothing that the whole family of 8 kids and her husband wore.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Outfit to go see Devendra

This is what I wore to the show.

Vintage dress that Altered (shortened and cut off sleeves)
Vintage Pakistani vest
Vintage necklaces
Minitonka leather bottom boots
Little bow purse bought from a man on the street

Show update!

I took some video at the Devendra Banhart show last night, here is the video and photos from the best show ever. He is just amazing, the show was epic. Thanks to Devendra and the band for rocking my night.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fashionable era, the 60's hippies

I'm a huge fan of the hippie fashion from the sixties. Many aspects of the trends are found back in the day. Fringe, native american, ethnic, cut off shorts, head bands and natural long hair are all popular now. I am getting really sick of studs and the punk rock esthetic. I'm going to revive the 60's vibe in my day to day dressing. I'm sporting a very 60's look tonight to go see Devendra Banhart. I'tt try to get a outfit shot to share tomorrow.

One of my fave bands ever, Led zepplin
Hot hippie ladies

Jimmy had the most amazing clothing, I got to see some of it at the E.M.P in Seattle.
Janis rocking the 60's

A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.

--Oscar Wilde

Monday, April 13, 2009

It's only a mild obsession, I swear

I get to go see Devendra Banhart play tomorrow at the Independent in San Francisco. I have lived here for about 2 years and sadly haven't seen very many concerts while living here. I am stoked about seeing Devendra as I have a slight crush on him, really who doesn't. He is a amazing song writer and singer. He has awesome style and was born with good looks. I'll try to get some pictures at the show to share tomorrow.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lovely lacy ladies

I love the vintage lace and victorian look. These ladies are a bit more adult looking than the typical Gothic Lolita look. I think they all look adorable. I have a huge section of my closet with all cream colored lace, I think there is a reason. Pictures from Dropsnap.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Pretty Pirate Designs! Spring 09

Keeping with my sewing spree, I have made two original pieces. The dress is made with old tablecloth lace, which is a great way to get cheap lace. I love to recycle old fabrics and give them a new purpose. The shirt is made with part of a skirt I got thrifting that was too long (floral), as well as some thrifted striped material I got in Seattle.

I'm thinking of making some white lace leggings out of the remainder of the lace. I'll post photos if I do.
Close up of the shirt details.

Back of the shirt
Dress details

Monday, April 6, 2009

Antique's in Alameda!

I finally got to go to the outdoor vintage sale in Alameda this weekend. It worked out perfectly because my boyfriend's sister started a craft distillery and they had a convention at the Hangar one distillery right next to the sale. We went shopping for a couple hours then got to go try all kinds of unique liquor from all over the country. Koval was the best, of corse, especially the rose hip liqueur. I ended up just getting a few little trinkets at the sale, 3 broaches, a really pretty vintage bracelet and a little victorian metal thread holder that has cute little flowers etched in it. The booth I got all the things at was having a "everythings 2$ sale". It's hard to find good broaches for reasonable prices at thrift stores, so it was perfect. I might sell some of them in the store.

I met a sweet girl who's father owned this gorgeous, old checker cab so we did some photos with it.

I am wearing a
vintage dress from the 50's
vintage belt that belonged to my grandfather
vintage 40's shoes from Ebay (new dead stock)