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April 12, 2013

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Happy Weekend

March 22, 2013
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Here’s a quick little dose of bad-ass goodness to kick your weekend off on the right note.

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I am particularly excited because I have a long, four-day weekend ahead of me. Excessive coffee drinking, reading, adventure-having, snuggling and sewing* are all on my to-do list.

It’s been a really long fucking winter, and I am looking forward to shaking off the proverbial cobwebs so I can start feeling excited about the sunshine and warmer temperatures that are awaiting just a little bit down the road.

* Did you see the new lady bow tie prototype I posted on Facebook the other day? I’m refining this new design and making a batch for thee ol’ Flapper Girl Etsy Shoppe.

Accessory Lust: Patternity Tights

March 20, 2013

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I am absolutely in love with these amazing tights by Patternity. These three designs have lovely 1920s-esque geometric motifs, and would be perfect for pairing with black dresses*. The pair in the middle are my absolute favorite  ♥

*Which, as we all know, just so happen to dominate my closet.

Ditchin’

March 6, 2013
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This is a great still from the movie An Education, which I haven’t seen so I can’t say much about—except that whoever was in charge of wardrobe did a top-notch job dressing these sassy students.

 


Gettin’ Witchy in the Woods

March 4, 2013
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Just posting a quick behind-the-scenes peep at this weekend’s photo shoot with Lindsey Rickert. The shoot was mega-fun* and I can’t wait to see the final shots in a few weeks!

*Amongst other cool shit, there were floating candles, skulls, cloaks, a fog machine, and red wine had by all.

Drum Fever

January 23, 2013

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I have been in love with vintage drums since I was a teenager. My first kit—the kit I learned how to play on—was a cobbled together set that I slowly pieced together one drum and cymbal at a time over the course of about a year. The heart and soul of that kit, though, was a vintage oyster shell Slingerland 26″ Radio King bass drum. My best friend Tasia and I dreamed constantly about finding the matching kit to that thing. We were really obsessed, and that obsession lead to other vintage discoveries—Rogers, Gretsch, Ludwig and Pearl.

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Here in Portland we have a really incredible vintage drum shop called Revival that is filled with so many swoon-worthy kits. This is the store that Tasia and I dreamed about as teenagers. It’s the closest thing to getting into a time machine and going to the shop pictured above. It was at Revival that I found my new kit—this bad boy from the 1960s:

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that has these amazing red oyster pearl wraps:

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Yep! That’s right—I’m the proud new owner of a gorgeous vintage drum set. I think I’m in love!

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New International Shipping Rates

January 22, 2013

letterboxWith the start of each year comes new prices and service changes from the US Postal Service. Unfortunately, the changes for 2013 include significant price increases to international shipping rates. For more details, you can check out Etsy’s blog post about it right here.

For Flapper Girl, this means that international shipping charges are increasing as of Friday, January 25:

• Shipping to Canada will increase from $3.95 to $6.95

• Shipping anywhere overseas will increase from $4.95 to $8.95 

If you want to take advantage of our current shipping rates, please be sure to place your orders by Thursday, January 24.

And as a way to say thank you to all of my awesome customers, please also use the coupon code FIFTEEN at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order.


Currently Coveting: 1940s Spider Shoes

January 14, 2013

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Aren’t these vintage suede peep-toe shoes amazing? They are lovely in brown, but I maybe someday I will find pair in black and they will fit my feet perfectly. I can dream, can’t I?

Spotted on Pinterest via Typical90sChild.

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July 16, 2012

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I’m heading into the fourth week of my last quarter at school! Three weeks down, six to go. The countdown is officially on. The summer has been so busy so far, but one of my classes is actually ending on Thursday, and I’m looking forward to transferring the weekly time and energy that class requires into fun projects for Flapper Girl and other very cool people and small businesses (you know who you are).

Whew! I’m so glad that tonight I finally found a bit of time to pop over here to say hello and give you a little bit of an update with my current stats.

Reading: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. This is the first book I’ve read for leisure in ages. A few nights each week I manage to sneak in a chapter before bed.

Watching:  Ha ha. Chas and I have been watching more seasons of Survivor. We are currently watching the season where Boston Rob finally wins. That guy is so damn funny.

We have also been watching the hilarious and brilliant British sitcom Peep Show.

Anticipating:  There is a lot to look forward to next month: I’m graduating from college, my mother-in-law is visiting from Texas, we’re taking a day trip to Astoria & Canon Beach, and I will be testing out my new Flapper Girl display booth* at the Bargain Hunting sale**.

Drinking: Lots of homemade iced tea. I’m getting way into experimenting with flavors. It’s very nerdy and I’m pretty excited about it.

Drooling Over:  The upcoming new batch of Flapper Girl Lady Ties. Behind the scenes here, I have been in serious production mode***. I have a fall collection I’m incredibly excited about, as well as a handful of new wonderfully cute staples to add into the current collection. I seriously cannot wait to unveil these when they’re done!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far—and I hope my pals in Australia are keeping warm this winter! xo

* I am so excited about my new booth! My dad custom made it for me. It is currently over at my parents’ house with a fresh coat of paint. I need to pick it up soon and put my finishing touches on it. I will be sure to share photos of it when it’s complete.
** I will post more details about this in a few weeks :)
*** I sewed over 175 Lady Ties last week!

Flapper Style: Swimwear

February 28, 2012
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I’ve been stumbling across a lot of awesome beach photos from the 1920s on Pinterest lately, and adding them to my Flapper Style pinboard. I’ve always loved  jazz-age swimwear, but for some reason I’m finding it even more inspiring lately. Perhaps I’m just looking forward to summertime.

I really wish manufacturers would start remaking swimsuits in this vintage shipwrecked sailor type of style. Check out this lovely number is by Saks & Co. from 1928. I would love to wear that to the beach!

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I also have to share this photo from the book Historic Photos of Oregon. The caption reads, “Young women pose in the swimsuits of yesteryear on a rocky Oregon beach.”

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