Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Revlon's Cherries in the Snow

I have been thinking about Cherries in the Snow - Revlon's that is - for a while now. I had to give in and buy it. I am so glad I did, I had been wearing bright red for so long and in winter I switch to a deep wine color however since spring is just around the corner I needed a redish pink color for my lips and nails, something to go with cool brights or cool pastels. This color is so perfect and it is from the 1950's.
In the ad above is Dorian Leigh a popular model from the 40's and 50's. She did this ad in 1953 when she was 36, to me that is so wonderful to see a beautiful model from the past modeling into her mid to late 30's because I started modeling soon after I turned 40.
I love the gold tube that Revlon's lip colors used to be in it is so vintage looking, now they are in black plastic. Oh well I love the color and I like that it is vintage.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yay, I won my very first blog contest!

I won the wonderful 1950's give away contest that was going on over at the Vintage Vixen blog: Thank you Solanah, I can not wait to get my pretty things.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shop Vintage Portland

Wow I feel like such an amature admitting this but I just now figured out how to cut and paste onto my blog... who hoo! Hehehe... Here is part of the article from the Shop Vintage Portland Blog - I figured to do me and Lulu (the owner of the Shop Vintage Blog) justice, I should at least try to teach my self how to do this and here it is:

Shop Vintage Portland: "February 14, 2010
Portland Style Council! Brooksie

February's Portland Style Council Interview is with Brooksie.
Brooksie does vintage themed modeling, and the photo posted above is from an Elvgren themed photo shoot that she did. (The photo is on her blog).
-How long have you been collecting vintage clothing for?
I started off collecting vintage accessories when my grandma passed away 30 years ago (I was nine), I inherited many of her things. In the beginning it was about 40 handkerchiefs, 4 handheld fans then as time went on acquired (of my grandma's via my mom) about 30 vintage scarves, a locket from the year she was born 1905, her class ring from 1923, her wedding ring, gloves, her old back and white photos, and many other things. These things have always been so special to me. I got my first actual vintage outfit when I was 15 back in the 80's it was a 1950's suit made of black water mark taffeta. The skirt was a pencil skirt and the jacket was a bolero. I have been hooked ever since.
-What got you into vintage clothing?
My first awareness of anything vintage was big band/swing music, I remember visiting that same grandma and she would always be listening to Glenn Miller Orchestra. I remember this as far back as about the age of four or five. I got to where as a child I was able to know the words to these songs and to this day I absolutely love swing and big band. I went and saw the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Tillamook about three years ago.
-What are your favorite eras of clothing?
My favorite eras for clothes are the 20's through the 50's with a special interest in the art deco period."

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I am featured in the Shop Vintage Portland Style Council!

Hi everybody, I am excited to share the article about me over at the Shop Vintage Portland blog you can go here to check it out: I have been a follower of Lulu's "Shop Vintage Portland" blog for a while now. I was so excited and flattered to see that I had been chosen for a write up, I love Lulu's blog and online store, she is fabulous!

Go and have a look see.


Thursday, February 11, 2010