Sunday, June 16, 2013

My (Past Two) Week(s) According to Instagram

Be afraid, be very afraid.  This is a heavy picture loaded entry (over 100!) thanks to missing last Sunday's Instagram post and the large volume of photos from WWII Weekend.  I won't go into detail with what happened at the event in this post.  I'll save it for the individual posts for each day.

Now that we've got that out of the way, I've had a few very eventful, full weeks.  At least busier than I'm used to being lately.  As you all know, unless you've been MIA from the blog (like me, sorry!), last weekend was the big WWII event at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA.  I met a very special fella there who I spent some of the week with.

Then on Tuesday I got all four of my wisdom teeth extracted.  No fun, let me tell you, but it could have been a lot worse.  Thankfully I didn't puff up too much and I suppose the pain could have been worse.  It was mostly general discomfort and not being able to sleep correctly.

Wednesday I went to a funeral to support someone very special to me.  It wasn't easy dealing with the pain and everything not even 24 hours post-surgery, but I really wanted to be there for them.

1-4. My outfit two Sunday's ago...or three if you count today.

5. "If the TARDIS is infinite with infinite rooms then maybe we're all in the TARDIS and don't even know it." "Mother of God!" "Maybe our entire universe is one room in the TARDIS." Mind = blown.
6. Last year at WWII Weekend.
7-8. Dressed like Rosie the Riveter for working in the library two Monday's ago.

9. I've got a sonic screwdriver!!!
10. An outfit last week. I can't even remember what day now.
11. Rita Hayworth hair!
12. Finalized outfits for WWII Weekend.

13. Rita Hayworth was last week's Style Crush.
14-15. I love Reminiscence Magazine.
16. Lots of coffee and Ginger Rogers.

17. Titanic themed outfit post.
18. The "ballroom" I decorated at the library for their Jane Austen event.
19. Packing my bag for WWII on Friday.
20. Friday's outfit for the event.

21. A close up of my hair before the wind and rain ruined it.
22. And of course, backseam stockings were necessary.
23-24. The only good thing about Friday (besides spending the day with my neighbour) was the access to the planes and cars since there weren't many people at the event that day.

25. Staying dry in a Jeep.
26. A girl can never have too many choices...
27. In the Home Front house.
28. Gorgeous Waterfall vanity.

29. Fixing my stockings in the back of a beaut of a car.
30. Outfit details.
31. Checking the icebox contents.
32. I need this car...

33. And perhaps this camera.
34. Well, I did say I wanted to find a man like Benedict Cumberbatch at the event...
35. Last Saturday! I met 'FDR'!
36. The gorgeous green car had it's boot open this day!

37. Can't say no to a man (or men) in uniform.
38. I love suicide doors.
39. Recreated The Kiss with a British Airborne reenactor.
40. Met the lovely @sheddingglitter from Instagram.

41. Some of the British Airborne lads.
42-43. Last Sunday! Doing some proper pinup work!
44. First time meeting the fella...Quite the meet-cute!

45-46. Instant chemistry.
47. The Manhattan Dolls performing on Sunday.
48. Yes, please...

49. Back to reality; Monday's outfit.
50. Gorgeous vintage 40s stockings I got at the event.
51. Photograph by Betsy Murphy.
52. Photograph by Drew Weidman.

53-56. Photos by Betsy Murphy.

57-60. Photos by Betsy Murphy.

61-62. Photos by Betsy Murphy.
63. Watching Pleasantville on Tuesday with Smudger post-surgery.
64. The fella sent me a photo to cheer me up Tuesday.

65. Two vintage 40s patterns I picked up at the event.
66-68. More photos by Betsy Murphy.

69-71. Can you tell I like Betsy Murphy's photos?
72. One my mum took. I love his smile.

73-76. More candids via my mum. All four of these are great favourites of mine.

77-80. More photos my mum took via her mobile.

81-83. And more from Mum.
84. I love this couple. So beautiful.

85-88. Photos by Jeff Heller.

89-92. Photos by Jeff Heller.

93-96. Photos by Jeff Heller.

97-98. Photos by Jeff Heller.
99. Details for Friday's date outfit. I ended up changing the stockings and hat.
100. First date and a 40s caboose to boot!

101. I think we make quite the couple.
102. My dapper gent. Every lady loves a sharp dressed man.
103. He brought me two red roses...
104. Inside the Curiosity Shoppe. They loved us!

105. Must raid Daisy Buchanan's wardrobe...
106. Until I have the wealth of the Buchanans, this will have to suffice.
107. 20s garb for our second date on Saturday. Here we are aboard the USS Olympia.
108. Out strolling the Philadelphia streets with this fine fella.

109. The gorgeous wall of ranges inside the USS Olympia.
110. This makes me think of Titanic.
111. Lovely couple parting ways at Penn Station.
112. Happy Father's Day!

Thursday was a day of much needed rest with the ice pack on my face most of the day to help ease the pain.  Friday I spent the day with my new fella.  Even though we had kissed and everything in the photoshoot and went out with a group afterwards, this was our official "first date".  We went to Lititz for their Second Friday because the one shoppe owner told me they were having some swing dance event.  That turned into a bust as they only played one song whilst we were there.  But we still had a nice time in each others company walking around the town and peeking in the shoppes.

Saturday we spent the day together again, this time up towards where he lives.  We drove into Philadelphia and he showed me around a bit.  I haven't been in the city for quite some time and since he frequents there often, it was lovely to stroll the streets arm in arm.  We got to explore the USS Olympia which was constructed in 1891.  It was fun to get to see the inside and how beautiful everything still was.  He then took me to a speakeasy for a drink.  It was really neat in there and it fit with our 20s apparel perfectly.

Despite the ups and downs and the craziness of the past two weeks, I wouldn't change a thing because it lead me to where I am now.

How have you all been?  Done anything exciting?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'll Never Let Go

This post is coming to you early on account that I'll be at World War II Weekend tomorrow and won't have time to post except via Instagram.  So if you don't follow me on there, be sure to add me.  My username is _vintage_vixen_

I'm now onto mid-April for my backlogged photos.  This was the outfit I wore on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  It's not exactly period specific, as I don't have anything really 1912-ish.  It's more so inspired by and a nod towards that era.

This outfit is centered around the Le Cœur de la Mer or, the Heart of the Ocean.  My mum got it for me as a gift back in 1997 when Titanic the film was all the rage.  We went to a Titanic themed tea party where we got to dress up, wear big hats, and drink tea.  It was really enjoyable.

Outfit Details:
vintage skirt, vintage shoes, vintage hat, vintage earrings, belt {thrifted}
Titanic necklace, vintage jacket {gifts}
backseam stockings {eBay}
camisole, jumper {boscov's}

I would love to go to another themed event like that.  Well, obviously apart from WWII Weekend.  That's the only local vintage event but I love getting all dolled up for a specific reason.  There should be more themed parties or events around here.

I'll never let go of my love for the beautifully tragic Titanic.  I ended up seeing it 11 times in cinemas when it first came out and then even saw it again when they re-released it in 3D.  It was the film that brought Leo into my life and the lives of thousands of other young girls.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Style Crush: Rita Hayworth

Just as I did last week in preparation of WWII Weekend this weekend, this week is another of my favourite old Hollywood starlets that was big during the 1940s, Rita Hayworth.

It's amazing the transformation Margarita Cansino did to become Rita Hayworth.  Especially considering that all she wanted out of life was to be loved.  If you're unfamiliar with her tragic story, I suggest reading this really interesting piece.  I won't delve into it here since this is more so about her style than her love life.

She looks so carefree and happy in the casual outfit beside Orson Welles.  She's such a knockout even in something as simple as slacks and a blouse.

Look at that hourglass figure!  Her waist was so tiny.  To me, this is more attractive than some girl in only a yard of stretchy fabric.

It's almost hard to believe she's not a natural redhead.  It looks so becoming on her with her skin tone.  Her hair style is a major note of envy for me.  The curls and waves are just so fabulous-especially the front bit!  I've gotten my trained to do that swoopy/wave in the front like hers, but that's the closest I've got to emulating her style.

This is one of my favourite photos of her.  I think it really epitomizes old Hollywood glamour and beauty.  It's easy to see why she was pinup of choice during WWII.  They even handed out photos of her to the soldiers for morale.