June 17, 2013
I am always on the hunt for lovely vintage trims and treasures. When I found a small set of these adorable blue bows with pink flower adornments, I knew I had to turn them into dainty brooches that would look so cute attached at the collar of shirts and dresses.
Since these are made of vintage materials, they are a limited edition. I was only able to make SIX of these little lovelies, and once they are sold, they will be gone forever. If you are interested in picking up one of these, they are now available in the Flapper Girl Etsy Shop.
Each little bow is securely attached to a 10mm tie-tack type pinback, ready to be adorned to your favorite frock, blouse, cardigan, jacket, hat, etc.
While I’m talking about Flapper Girl releases, I also wanted to share a little sneak peek of the Summertime Lady Tie collection. If you follow Flapper Girl on Facebook, you might have already seen these on Saturday afternoon.
As you can see, I’ve been collecting a lot of fun little vintage adornments and fabrics! Along with these sweet styles, I have five other retro print Lady Ties that will be released as part of this collection. The launch is scheduled for next Monday, June 24. I can’t wait!
June 14, 2013
I was so honored and excited when the lovely and talented visual artist Edith Lebeau asked me to model for her painting L’Oracle. I love the way it turned out! The colors and textures and whole mood of the piece is wonderful. I’m so thrilled and lucky I got to be a part of it in some small way ♥
L’Oracle is part of an oracle-themed group exhibition that opens this weekend at the Gristle Tattoo Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Be sure to check out Miss Lebeau & her fabulous work at these places around the web:
Website • Etsy • Blog • Instagram • Pinterest • Tumblr
June 12, 2013
Sweater: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless (2006)
SWEATER: If this sweater looks familiar, I also have it in a red/black colorway. I know I said it before, but I’ll say it again—I was so giddy when F21 released these 1920s-Schiaparelli-inspired sweaters last fall. I wish they would have released them in more colorways, because I would have bought them all.
PANTS: Up until I was 24, I lived in a small mill town about 25 minutes outside of Portland. The downtown area was tiny and old-fashioned*, and I lived in a historic building that had storefronts on the ground level, and apartments on the second level. For awhile, there was a women’s consignment shop in one of the stores in my building. These retro capri pants were the only purchase I ever made there, but they are pretty incredible! I only paid $5 for them, which is such a steal of a deal.
*Shortly after I moved away, a lot of the downtown area was stripped of its old-timey charm, and is now filled with overpriced, cheesy, yuppie shops. I can’t think about it too much, or it breaks my heart.
June 10, 2013
Love these fashionable ladies loitering outside the opera house!
June 7, 2013
♥ Badasses: Louise, Betty, & Barbara ♥
June 5, 2013
Lady Tie: Flapper Girl (That’s Me)
Skirt: Target (2003)
SHIRT: I found this amazing cat print collared shirt at Ross of all places. I rarely go to Ross, but my daughter and I stopped in on a whim a few weeks ago because we were in the middle of an unexpected heat wave, and she needed some shorts. We found her some suitable shorts—and we each got one of these cat shirts, too. I asked her if she thought it was dorky that we were getting matching shirts and she said, “Nope.” ♥
I made some small adjustments to this shirt to get a better fit—the original cut was a little too boxy for my body type. So I took out my trusty sewing machine & brought in the sides to give it a better shape. Adding a belt finishes the job.
SKIRT: This is my favorite black A-line skirt. I bought it ages ago on clearance at Target, and it has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since.
June 2, 2013
Over the weekend, my extended blog design customization privileges expired here on my WordPress blog. I have been toying with the notion of moving to Blogspot for a long while now anyway, so instead of forking over the $30 to have a decent-looking-but-limted layout here on WordPress, I’m going to spend the next few weeks designing a new blog layout altogether and then finally taking the plunge and moving over to Blogspot.
I will do one last post on here when my new blog home is complete, letting you all know my new blog URL. I sure hope you’ll come sail away with me when that happens!
In the meantime, please excuse the very fugly, un-stylish, bare-bones blog layout I’ve got going on right now. Shield your eyes—or better yet, view this post on your favorite reader instead—and know things will be pretty again soon, when I sail off to a new blog space. xoxo
*** EDIT 06-04-13: This blog post got picked up by Reddit today, and I was too embarrassed by my shitty layout, so I renewed my privileges, and my custom layout is back up and running. I’m still moving over to Blogspot soon, though! In the meantime, thanks for sticking around ♥ ***