Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wardrobe stylist for hire!

When I am around creative and artistic people, the air is refreshing...it just breathes life into me. These types of people are passionate about their work and you can see their eyes light up as they are doing it! I wish I could say this was a normal thing for me, but really, living in the desert, these folks are few and far between. So when I do get the opportunity to hang with such rad people, I take full advantage of it.

I met Josh, a photographer, at a the local Route 66 car show a while back. I made it a point that I was interested in possibly trading work with him...Well, we came up with an idea to start off with...

Being inspired by the Painfully Hip Design Collective...the imagery they create is so beautiful, really I want to jump in on those photos and be standing there next to everyone involved!

So, Josh came up with an idea for a photo shoot and I gave it life through vintage clothing...this is my first attempt at styling a shoot, although it did help Kaela brought a few pieces herself...




Spending a day creating these great images was a lot of fun. Definitely a learning experience, too...in more ways than one...observing the photographer, the model and the added duties I had of being Ms. Michelle, assistant for holding reflectors!

Photography by Josh Montelius : Razor Images
Model: Kaela
Styled by Yours Truly
More images here
The 1950s green crinoline is available in my shop, here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I love dress up time!

I was invited by an old friend to join him at his first Marine Corps Ball at the end of November. Today is the start of my search for the perfect dress....

He hinted that he wanted me to wear either Scarlett or Gold, for the colors of the Marine Corps....as much as I'd like to make that happen...gold will look horrible on my skin tone, and a Scarlett dress is proving difficult. I love to do the matchy match thing...and I have a few weeks leeway to find the perfect dress.

After browsing through Stop Staring, My Baby Jo, PinupGirl Clothing, Bettie Page, and countless other online retailers...nothing compares to the beauty and craftmanship of a vintage dress. I have a ton of options with a vintage dress...brocade, acetate, lace, rhinestones, sparkle, chiffon, long, short...but my favorite is that darn metal zipper.  And you can't forget, NO ONE will be wearing the same thing! ;-)

I'm levitating towards a 1960s frock with chiffon. It might be the easiest to dance in one of those, we know I like to boogie down. All of these dresses were found on poshgirlvintage.com.

How do I become the best dressed gal there? This will be a fun contest to compete in! ;-)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Beloved '59

Billy sent me this link the other day. Always thinking I'd be safe cruisin' in the '59, this safety crash test proved me wrong! 1959 Chevy vs. 2009 Chevy????

Psshhh I think it's a conspiracy. This video is rigged. Notice most of the video is of the damage on the '59??? No, I don't believe it, it's paraphernalia the automakers are releasing to redeem themselves in this current economy. False assurance to the consumers!