Friday, October 26, 2012

La Passion Des Jours

Hello, darlings!

This week has been....insane. But not necessarily in a bad way. It basically went: Moving! Working! Birthday! Dancing! No sleep! Fresh starts! New opportunities! Sooooo much Red Bull!

The move went well, despite it being my birthday & having too much stuff. My mom (the best) helped me, which truly aided me in maintaining my sanity. Sometimes you just need that person around to make fun of the situation. (Quote of the day: "Mom, I'm not a hoarder, I'm a collector!" ...Total lie.) I've literally unpacked nothing, and our apartment is... hilariously messy. Whoops. Last night I finally got a free evening to work on it, but instead I went to a Depeche Mode night. Priorities, ya know?

Despite things being in complete disarray, I'm super stoked on life right now. Long term, things are looking up up up. Short term, this week is going to be amazing. Halloween! My favorite holiday, duh. Shows & parties tomorrow, three dark '80s dance nights (one of which is a Siouxsie night, hell yeah), and my friend bought me a ticket to go see Berlin next Friday!! Holy crap! Can't wait. <3

Anywho, onto other things that make me smile - like this dress. I don't know what I did to deserve such luck, but the novelty print gods have been on my side lately. Win.

...These shoulder pads are out of control, lol.

Victorian ladies, bustles, parasols & a squiggly lil dog friend!

Total dork.

A little shab never hurt anybody.

I found these shoes last time I was in Portland, they rule. While they are pretty stereotypically '40s in a lot of ways, there's still something uniquely charming about the details. Plus, they are compliment magnets.


Also: there is this from last night.
Putting the hood to good use.

Happy Almost Halloween!!

May all your dark wishes come true:)

1940s dress: Red Light
1940s shoes: House of Vintage, PDX

All photos courtesy of Irene Wang

Friday, October 19, 2012


Why, hello there!

Apologies for the delay in outfit posts lately. I've been the busiest little bee this month! Working constantly & getting ready to move next week.... Oh man, I hate moving. I mean, ok, who doesn't? But still... Barf. 
Anyhow, it'll be over soon, so I shouldn't whine;)

Okie dokie, onto fun stuff. Like this '40s dress. With star novelty print... Uhh, yeah.


 Can you tell I finally re-dyed & cut my hair? Feels so much better!

Oh yeah, aaand I got a perm. Which basically did nothing, except now my pin curls stay in slightly better. And I suppose it definitely has more body now. Silly straight hair, I'm doomed to chase elusive curls for the rest of eternity.

Love it! 
Also, speaking of love.... I opened my birthday present from my dad yesterday, and almost had a heart attack. I should save this for an outfit post - but it's too good not to share! - even if it's only an iPhone photo.

Black bakelite perfection, *squee!*

 He did good, yeah?

1940s dress & bakelite earrings: Lucky Vintage
1940s shoes: West Seattle Antique Mall
1940s bakelite brooch: Rhinestone Rosie

All photos courtesy of Irene Wang

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great Aunt Barbie

Hello lovelies!

Today I wanted to share some family photos lent to me by my wonderful Aunt Wanda.
She's been the keeper of family records & photos for quite a while, and she's been generously sharing them with me over the last year. Her collection is a gold mine, I'm such a lucky gal!

While her collection dates back to the 1800s, today I'd like to share one special lady with you - my Great Aunt Barbie. I had a hard time weeding out photos... She was quite possibly the cutest person ever.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Obituaries: Round 2

Why, hello there!
I don't have any outfit pictures to post today, wah wahh. I'm taking some pictures later today though, so next time, I promise! 

In the mean time, here are a few great obituaries from the past few weeks <3

What a beauty! I wonder where on Capitol Hill she grew up...

What a babe! Wouldn't mind being married to him for 73 years...

And my absolute favorite:

Holy crap. What a badass.
You can tell her family reaaally struggled to fit her story into such a small space. A member of the Polish Resistance? The Siberian Gulag for 2 years? Evacuation through the Middle East? A member of the RAF? Whaaaaat.... Oh man, I wish I could've met her! And then she was a librarian. And talented Polish folk artist... Wow, just I love this woman.

Was Romana your favorite too?