Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Month of Pants (oh and a dress)

So, let’s get on with the actual blogging. For my first vintage fashion post, I want to show some of the lovely items I have bought recently. I’d like to lie and say that I am only stocking up because Viva Las Vegas 15 is right around the corner, but the truth is that I have an extremely hard time not purchasing items that are my size.

At the end of December, I purchased a beautiful pair of Nicole Katherine Designs Rockabilly Dungarees (http://shop.nicolekatherinedesigns.com/). They are by far my favorite pants. Yes, they are a reproduction item but if you had any idea of how hard it is to find a 30 inch waist vintage pant, you’d cut me some slack. Additionally, after you tried a pair on any defiance would cease immediately. They are extremely well made, comfortable yet stylish, and so easy to dance in! The top is from PinUp Girl Clothing. They had a sale and I purchased their adorable sailor top for about 75% off.

I purchased a beautiful red vintage party dress to attend the WWII Christmas Ball. It was my backup dress and lucky for me, it was lovely. I wish I had a better photo of the dress but I danced as often as I could so the majority of photos don't display the dress. The gloves were bought locally at Boss and the necklace was made by a local jeweler.

Lastly, I purchased a pair of handmade wool 1940’s swing trousers. They are made by Matusmi at allureoriginals (http://www.etsy.com/shop/allureoriginalstyles?ref=seller_info). Some day, maybe soon, I'll post a photo of me in them.

Welcome to Haute Rockabilly Fashionista

Wow, what is there to really know about me? I’ve never really been very good about talking about myself or, perhaps, communication in general. So, why start a blog if I am terrible at the one thing that is truly required? Mainly at the request of two lovely girlfriends of mine (who, for now, will remain anonymous) and partly because I live for vintage; Vintage fashion, vintage music, vintage class and decorum, vintage cars, vintage hairstyles and makeup, and vintage life.

I feel a sense of being lost in our modern society. I suppose I am just completely antiquated. I often wonder: “What happened to style? When did we become so obsessed with boxy clothing items that are generic at best and so poorly made? What happened to class? When did people stop caring about personal interactions and start worrying more about their Facebook updates? They are so involved in their mobile phones and social networking sites that people often don’t realize how much of life they are really missing. What happened to dancing?! When did it become okay to rub all over each other like a mating dance in public? What happened to manners!? When did saying please and thank you become a near taboo in our society?”

So, what will my blog be about? It’s going to be about my life. Going out dancing with my friends, seeing wonderful local bands, vintage clothing, fantastic finds of all kinds, and maybe some baking. Plus, I am sure, a plethora of other things.