Flapper Style in Full Color Video 1922

July 7, 2013

Here is some pretty awesome test video footage of full-color Kodachrome film, 1922. See the hair, make-up, and clothing of the early ’20s in action and in color. Fabulous! For more information, check out the full post on the Slate History Blog.

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New Summertime Lady Ties!

June 24, 2013

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to announce that I’ve stocked the Flapper Girl Shop with a Summertime collection of lovely Lady Ties.

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This Summertime Collection was inspired by the bright, cheerful hues of the season, the sweet fresh tastes and smells we associate with the summer months, and sun-soaked summertime adventures.

Designs Include:
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Lavender Fields: A lavender polka dot tie with feminine velvet ribbon & dainty flower adornments.
Night At the Opera: The fanciest Lady Tie yet! This one is made of blush-colored silk and lined with sturdy interfacing so its shape stays crisp. Adorned with black velvet ribbon and black lace adornments, this one is ready for a night on the town. ** NOTE: Limited edtion! There is only ONE of this design. **
True Blue: A gorgeous pastel blue tie with feminine velvet ribbon & dainty flower adornments. ** NOTE: Limited edtion! There is only ONE of this design. **

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Blue Monday: Cheer up any day with this robin’s egg hued Lady Tie featuring vintage rose adornments in gorgeous shade of blue. ** NOTE: Limited edtion! There is only ONE of this design. **
Cherry Bomb: Fresh & sweet! A vintage flocked red polka-dot print paired with cherry adornments. ** NOTE: LImited edition! There are only TWO of this design. **
Ethel: A vibrant chartreuse Lady Tie adorned with matching flower adornments. This one is named after my friend Ethel at the Knittn’ Kitten who told me this was her power color.

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Come Sail Away: Simple yet bold and incredibly fun, this vintage blush-colored Lady Tie is paired with vintage sailboat adornments to kick off your summer nautical adventures. ** NOTE: Limited edition! There are only TWO of this design. **
Sundae Sweetheart: What’s sweeter than pink, lace, and hearts? This pastel pink print features an all-over heart pattern. Paired with lace heart adornments, it’s cooler than ice cream.

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The second part of the Summertime Collection includes these bright, cheerful retro prints.

Designs Include:
Row 1 (left to right)
Periwinkle Polka: A happy periwinkle-colored polka dot print. Instant classic!
Nightshade Garden: A dark & mysterious vintage print that reminds me of a magical witch’s garden at night.
Mad About Mauve: A vintage print that embodies a warm bouquet of wildflowers freshly picked from a sun-drenched field.

Row 2 (left to right)
Aren’t You Plaid? (in Red & Pink): A very 1960s-inspired print with paired with an extra-dainty red pearl snap.
Aren’t You Plaid? (in Blue & Yellow): A dapper & fun retro plaid print to put a skip in your step.

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE $10 SALE: To make room for this latest batch of Lady Ties, I’m clearing out some inventory.  I’ve put 9 incredibly adorable Lady Tie styles on sale for only $10 each! Be sure to check out the SALE section for these sweet bargains.

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Featured in Design: Portfolio Self Promotion At Its Best

June 21, 2013

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I am beyond thrilled to share some really exciting news! The retro academia-inspired stationery set that I designed is featured in a brand new book called Design: Portfolio Self Promotion At Its Best.

This is the first time any of my graphic design work has been published, and it’s incredibly surreal. It’s an honor to have my work chosen for this compilation—and to be featured alongside work by incredibly talented designers and firms. Thank you, Craig Welsh & Rockport Publishers


Limited Edition Release: Dainty Blue Bow Collar Brooches

June 17, 2013

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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.

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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!


L’oracle by Edith Lebeau

June 14, 2013

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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:

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Come Sail Away With Me

June 2, 2013
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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 ♥ ***


Badass Lady Crush: Neko Case

May 17, 2013

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Neko Case is such a badass. I’ve been obsessed with her music lately, much in the same way I was obsessed with Tom Petty around this time last year. These songs, especially, have been on heavy rotation: Hold On Hold On, People Got a Lotta Nerve, This Tornado Loves You, I’m an Animal, Red Tide.

On a music-related note, I discovered Spotify a few months ago and it has been so much fun creating playlists and looking up old, obscure songs from my youth. My only two gripes about it are: 1. I hate that I can’t find members that I’m not friends with on Facebook (some of my friends don’t have Facebook accounts), and 2. It sucks that there is no way to share playlists except through Facebook. I would love it if I could share playlists on the blog.