Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I am sorry it has been so long.

We are still settling into our new home and sadly we do not have internet just yet. But trust me I am working on that.

I have not found out any history on are house so far but I am still researching. Due to the age of the house and the fact that it was abandoned for two years my boyfriend and I have had are hands full. Aside from cleaning and unpacking we have been extremely busy fixing things, from replacing the original clay plumbing, the foundation, putting in lights, digging out all of the weeds in the front and back yard and turning the soil. We still have so much to do to restore the house to its original luster, for example the garage is leaning a bit and needs to be reinforced, we still need to paint the inside and outside of the house, plant new grass, sand and polish the hard wood floors, rip out the ugly boring tan tile in the bathroom, kitchen, and my sewing room to replace with black and white checkered tile as well as fixing some minor cracks in the inside of the house.

My paint plans for the outside of the house which is currently a horrid light blue with a even worse poorly painted crayola (don't ask me why) bright blue is to paint the house gray with white trim, black details and the front door and back door will be dark red. I am working on a sketch of my plans right now so stay tuned.

I forgot how long it takes to unpack, we moved in about 3 weeks ago and we are still not fully unpacked yet. ekkkk! As soon as I get a few more boxes unpacked including my sewing machine I will be able to sew as much as possible each and every day. Its inspiring to have my own room for drafting, sewing, and all of my artwork but unfortunate to not have everything accessible or in working order yet. Currently I do have a bathing suit in the works right now, the fabric is a dark blue art deco one way stretch and the design for the suit is very 1940's and I cant wait to get started on it.

Again I am sorry for how long it has been since I last posted, things are just now finally settling into place. In no time at all I will have plenty of new things I have created and vintage items I have picked up as well as photos of our house to share.

I miss reading all of of your guys comments along with each of your blogs. I cant wait to get Internet in our home and be able to update everyday. We do visit my loves aunt and uncles house a couple times a week, so I will be posting and uploading photos each time we are over here.
We recently rented Cadillac Records which I now have to buy for my collection, and I was delighted by how well the director portrayed each of these legends. The movie revolved around the history of Chess Records and its African American acts who broke the racial musical barriers. Acts like, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry and of course the forever wonderful Etta James. Not only the story but the costumes, sets and cars where incredibly moving.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day everyone!

Old Fashion 4th Of July 1954
Photo Credit: Life
I hope all of you guys have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2009

If only I had a time machine

To travel back in time and snatch up the clothes off miss Bette Davis' back. I would feel a bit bad and she might end up running around in her knickers with an ice cream cone. On the bright side I would be the best dressed gal anyone has ever seen for Independence day. Bette's ensemble in this photograph is my inspiration and dream outfit for the 4th of July. If only I had seen this picture a couple months ago I could have tried to recreate an outfit inspired by Bette's sailor number. I love every detail of this ensemble down to her glasses and I am not sure whats under her arm it looks like another scarf or a tiny clutch but I love it any who, any ideas on what it is? Hmmm maybe its a bow she took out of her hair?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Girls good grooming guide

(click photos to enlarge)

Some might hate the thought of a morning checklist but to me this would be quite handy (when I wake up I am in a zombie state I barely open my eyes as I drag my feet to the shower) and a check list like this would be sure to instill good habits in any young woman. photo credit

Currently we have been on the road now moving from California to Texas, so if I don't respond to any emails or comments right away I am truly sorry and as soon as the internets up in running in are new home I will be sure to reply. I do have my iPhone but I am not sure how much service I will be getting! Enjoy the auto posts in my absence, take care for now everybody.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Straight from Dita's Mouth

Biggest misconception about burlesque: "That it’s about dancing around in hot pants with feather boas. Burlesque was about the striptease. The stars of burlesque took their clothes off, end of story, period."
Worst moment onstage: "My hair caught on fire. I do an act where I sit on a vanity table that has candelabras on it. Well, there was a lot of hair spray going on. I realized what was happening and put my hair out. The show went on."
Indispensable gadget: "A 1940s phone station. It’s a stand that holds the phone, and you sit in it. You can’t move around. I used to have a cordless phone and I hated it."

Personal hero: "Mae West. There hasn’t been another actress in the world who wrote every line she ever said in a film."

Burlesque memento: "I have an artifact of the famed burlesque star Sally Rand, from 1939. It’s a box that says “Winter Underwear for Men” on it. Inside is a crocheted warmer for a man’s equipment. It’s hysterical."

Extra bedrooms: "I turned one of them into a dark, jewel box of a bedroom. Another is a wardrobe with my dresses, shoes and vintage clothes. The third is devoted to my hat collection and vanity. It’s a real powder room."

Collections: "I collect in a crazy way. I have at least 15 collections. I collect vintage hair combs; vintage clothes; vintage lingerie; hats; jewelry; cigarette holders."

Favorite collection: "My hats. When I look at them I can’t believe these are things that women wore on the street every day. They are dramatic and distinctive."

Obsolete item she can’t bear to part with: "Everything I have is obsolete. That’s the point."

Doesn't she have the most gorgeous hat room, just look at all of those vintage hats, now that folks is what dreams are made of! All of the quotes from Dita Von Teese are courtesy of the New York Times and the last photo, the entire interview may be found here.

Go here if you are interested in prints of Dita, beware you might see some tatas.
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