Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beautiful Vintage at Closet Case Vintage.

I was tooling around online one night and ran into Closet Case Vintage and oh my goodness they have some beautiful things! The picture above is from the Closet Case Vintage Look Book and the link above is also for the look book. Here is a link to their Etsy shop too: I love the pictures in the look book they are so dreamy and the clothing is so beautiful. I want it ALL!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hey! Check out Jitterbug Vintage on Etsy.

My friend Julie has just re-opened her Etsy shop so click on the link above to take a peak. She has many cute things to offer. If you are in the Portland Metro area and you see something in her shop for a last minute Christmas gift she has even said she could arrange a met up to ensure the gift arrives on time (make sure to convo her before placing your order). If you do not see anything for a Christmas gift then consider checking it out for a possible New Years Eve outfit instead.

*On Etsy Julie says: From now till Christmas I can mail your item within 24 hours (Mon - Sat) of receiving your order!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Summer Fun in the 50's.

I love posting summer pics in fall/winter - I love being warm and wearing summer clothes...I guess I just miss summer.

A while back I had a photo shoot with one of my photographers, Jim Dorothy of Gladstone Oregon I blogged about it previously and I also promised to show more photos from that shoot, you can follow the link here to see that blog post:

Here are some more pictures from that shoot:

Main Street Collectors Mall and Soda Fountain in Milwaukie Oregon.

Hot Rod Pizza in Milwaukie Oregon.

Hot Rod Pizza.

Hot Rod Pizza.

Hot Rod Pizza.

Flying A Gas Station in Gladstone Oregon.

Flying A Gas Station.

Flying A Gas Station.

Flying A Gas Station.

The Soda Fountain above is a darling place that is also an antique mall, they have some great things there and on a historical note JFK stopped off there during his candidacy.

The Hot Rod Pizza (we had our photo shoot there even before they were officially open, they graciously allowed us to do our shoot there but who can complain when a darling vintage model comes knocking on your door with a photographer, right?). Hot Rod Pizza is located in Milwaukie Oregon, they will deliver your pizza to your door in a cherried out hot rod. I am sad to say I went to their website and they have actually closed their doors!

The Flying A Gas Station is a gas station located in Gladstone Oregon, this place has been restored back to its hey day, when I was last there it was no longer an operating gas station but a store of some sorts. Here is a link to the website and it also has some nice pictures of its restoration:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just checking in.

Last Friday I ended up with a second degree burn on the palm of my hand so I will be out of commission from blogging for a little while so it can have some time to heal. Other than that I am doing grand.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dark Vintage

I belong to a vintage forum online, I am sure a lot of you know which one it is. There was a discussion about darker vintage looks. One of the members posted these pics from an editorial and I thought I would share them with you all because I thought they were really beautiful. The model looks like a modern day flapper. I tend to go for a more darker vintage look especially in fall and winter when everything in general is darker.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

H&M opens in Portland.

H&M department store opened it first door in Portland Oregon on Thursday November 11th, 2010. On the following Sunday my friend invited me to come with her to see what all of the hub bub was about. I do not usually set foot into Malls or that many everyday modern shops but I thought what the heck. OMG it was wall to wall people! We both took one quick run through and then we had to leave but we will be back once H&M has settled into to the neighborhood. H&M is based in Sweden so it is now becoming known as the Ikea of the fashion world. I found a few things that I kind of liked-that would work well with my vintage clothes (but did not buy because the lines were too long). I was however inspired by this falls/winters clothing colors: black, grey, charcoal, lavenders, rose, salmon, pale pinks, burgundys, reds and honey beige tones. When I went to work the next day I wore a charcoal grey wool pencil skirt, black tights, black kitten heels, a satin thistle colored chamisole with a black lace overlay, and a light charcoal short (40's style) sweater girl type of cardigan. I also wore my pale pink pearls with matching earings and bracelet that my boss Diane brought me and all of the office gals (each a set - we all had our own colors) back from her trip to Hawaii last summer. I was so inspired by the color combos at H&M that I wore some form or variation of these colors all through the week.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bonnie & Clyde to the Rescue a roaring 20's event!

Here is another event I would like to extend an invitation to all of those who are in the Portland/Vancouver area:

Bonnie and Clyde to the Rescue is a dance and live action to benefit Silver Star Search and Rescue. Come dressed for the roaring 20's and enjoy an evening of jazz, flappers, and gangsters. It is located at Fort Vancouver Historical Reserve at the Red Cross building 605 Barnes Street on November 11, 2010 7pm to 9:30pm.

There will be a band, AnnaPaul and the Bearded Lady (awesome band, they are the band that has been playing every Wednesday at the Speakeasy Event!). The ever so lovely and gracious Frankie Tease will be teaching Charleston lessons and yours truly will be the sweet and sexy candy cigarette girl! So please come and make a night of it, it will be lots of fun.

Tickets are $20.00 which includes a drink and a trip back in time to our roaring 20's extravaganza (or two for $35.00). In honor of Vetran's day 10% of the ticket sales will go to the USO. To purchase tickets or for any questions please contact:

Brought to you by: International Air and Hospitality Academy Hospitality Management and Operations Students.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Live Art Show!

Hey everybody I will be modeling in yet another Live Art show! On Saturday November 6th the show is from 1pm to 3pm (I have the 1pm to 2pm time slot). It is only $5.00 to come, have a fun time and create art. Bring your camera and/or sketch book and pencils.

This time I will be Madame Brooksie the 1920's gypsy fortune teller! Come and see what the future may hold for you - I can predict this much - I will be there dressed the part and I will be doing mock tea leaf, palm, and tarot card readings. Now how fun is that? This will I believe will be the first Live Art event with audience participation, I will be asking for volunteers from the audience to come up on stage to model with me during the shorter sets so I can have a victim ahem I mean a person to model a reading on.

The Live Art show is at Backspace Coffee Shop 115 NW 5th in Portland, it is right on the MAX and bus line.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Avon? Yes, Avon!

Me with the Mee-ow hat (faux leopard-print beret) and Poppy Love lipstick and gloss in one.
I have not really thought about Avon too much in more recent years. The last time I thought about it was grade school when my mom used to buy me those plastic solid perfume pins (I had an Easter bunny one and a ginger bread man - I loved them when I was a kid).

However I have been thinking about it a lot more latly and that is because my co-worker Shelley is an Avon Representative. Each week she brings the new catalogs - I have to confess the first couple rounds of catalogs I did not really pay attention to them, then one day I decided I had better take a peak. What a surprise! I put myself up to a personal challenge that if I found things that a vintage wearing gal would like that I would buy them, now I have been finding my self wanting something from just about every catalog.

I found this adorable fuzzy beret called the Mee-ow Hat that I have on in the pic above (I love it!). I also found the sweater berets with matching gloves and scarf - the sweater sets are made out a sweater like knit and come in a few beautiful jewel tones and the berets even have an actual jewel like setting attached to them - it was a hard decision on between a sweater beret in a lovely jewel tone and the Mee-ow Hat but the Mee-ow Hat won!

I have also found the Poppy Love lipstick (I had been searching for a great 1930's Chinese Red for a while) and the Poppy Love Satin Lipstick is the closest I have found. The Poppy Love Lipstick is lipstick and in the middle of it is a lipgloss applicator so it can be worn three ways: the lipstick on it's own, lipgloss on it's own or you can combine the lipstick and gloss together. I love it - very moisturizing and it has a very nice light fruit scent too. I have also found so many other cool things in the Avon catalog pages, such as beautiful vintage looking jewlry, hats, make-up, and more. Plus ordering from Avon is very convienient too. So you all know I am not a rep for them and I do not get any money and/or gifts to do this blog. I really have been enjoying the stuff I had been getting and thought others might like these things too plus I am helping to support my friend Shelley and her business.

If you would like to check out Shelley's website on Avon just go to the link above, to request a catalog: e-mail Shelly Heidegger:

Poppy Love Lipstick on top of the back cover of the Vintage Faces book by Angela Bjork and Daniela Turudich.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A night at the ballet.

Isn't this Art Nouveau style poster above beautiful?
I scored some free tickets (from my work) to the ballet so I took my friend Julie. We saw Sleeping Beauty, it was such a beautiful peformance. I love the ballet and I feel so fortunate to have been able to get to go. We had first balcony seats front and center so we had a really good view. We both got all dolled up, as you know I love to dress up and I do not even need an occassion to do so but when I do it is even better. Afterwards we went to the Rimsky Coffe House for some after ballet treats.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Speakeasy Wednesday Night!

More Speakeasy Wednesday Night Fun!

Here is Julie and I at the Speakeasy, learning to dance yet again just this last Wednesday night. This swing dance series put on by Swingtime PDX has been so much fun. We have been learing Balboa (30's swing) and East Coast Swing. Starting in November they will be starting the next series and will be teaching the Charleston! (Oh my goodness - I have been wanting to learn the Charleston so bad - I am so excited I can hardly contain myself). For this current series fashion wise I have been getting into a kind of a bohemian 20s/30s look and have been having a lot of fun with it.

Here is a pic of some fancy foot work of  the speakeasy participants.

Until next time Mes Amis!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog award time again!

Well I am back at it again and I have eight more bloggers to pick out.

The conditions that come along with this reward are:

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog along with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3. Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.

Here are the rest of the bloggers that I have chosen:

There are so many blogs that I follow that are so wonderful and inspiring I wanted to pick you all but alas I could not however these are some of my favorites.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Swing Time Speakeasy Event!

Last Wednesday I attended this awesome Swing Time Speakeasy event.

It was so much fun that I plan to attend every Wednesday. It is located at the Bossonova Ballroom at 722 E Burnside and is just a quick hop from where I live. The event is $5.00 and you get a swing dance lesson, there is a live band with plenty of opportunites to get out and dance. There is also old time vaudville style entertainment. By the time you leave you feel as though you have taken a step back in time.

I do have to admit however that I am truly not a very good dancer (I just can not seem to get my feet co-ordinated with what my brain is telling them to do and the half of the time my brain is out to lunch and then my poor feet are just lost) but at least I am making an effort and having fun. I figure if I just keep coming back some of it has got to stick right? I do have to admit that swing dancing (and learning to swing dance) is out of my comfort zone but it is something I really want to learn how to do and the only way I will learn is to get involved and everybody has to start somewhere. Plus these Swing Time Events are just so much fun, I attended one of the other Wednesday night events a couple of weeks ago.

Here is a pic from just this past Wednesday night:

Kathleen, me and my friend Julie.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award from Kate!

How exciting I just got a blog award from Kate over at Vintage in a Modern World. Thanks Kate!

The conditions that come along with this reward are:

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog along with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3. Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.
Here are the blogs I have chosen:
ok I am half way there I will resume picking out the rest tomorrow - I had a tooth pulled a week ago and I am still dealing with extreme pain so I will be signing off now.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Ziegfeld girl photo

I told you all that if I got up enough courage I would post a photo from my Ziegfeld girl shoot, well here it is. When this was taken I was working with John from Stereoblind photography, he is a modeling mentor and he was working with me on doing this shoot. When John mentors a model he likes to have you streach your limits (he does not make you do anything you do not want to do) but when you are done you know you have taken your modeling to the next level. For example I would never do nude modeling it is just not me but this is considered implied nudity which I have wanted to do however it took a lot of courage for me to do this, so basically I had to step out of my comfort zone. I wanted the picture to look like something from the late teens or early 20's (like a Ziegfeld girl style photo) and I think we succeeded.

Now here is the actual photo of the Ziegfeld girl that was my inspiration:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another blog contest!!!

The Art Deco Dame is have a blog contest over at her blog: Pretty Little Things. Just go to her link above and become a follower. She has some wonderful pretty little items in her give away. I am going to enter now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Extra Extra Read all about it! Blog contest over at Annie Pancake and the Time Machine!!!

Hey everbody Annie is celebrating 100 followers so go on over to her blog - she has these most beautiful hairflowers that she has made to give away. So fun and pretty these will be great for dressing up for the holidays or any days!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Thanks and contest coming soon!

I just want to say thank you to everybody that has stopped by my blog and left all of the kind messages - you are all "the cats meow"!

Also when I hit 100 blog readers I promised you all that I would have a contest. I am a little over half way so once I do get there - I have a sweet little vintage gift to be sent out to one lucky person. When I get closer to 100 readers I will do another post about this with a picture of the gift to be sent. I will have to get a friend to snap a pic because can you believe I do not even own a camera!?

I have been blogging for almost two years now (it will be two years this coming year around Christmas time) and I have done it with no camera. Amaizing isn't it? Since I do modeling I always have a multitude of pictures of me and other then that I find everything else online or asks friends for a pic etc...but I have been able to make do. My plan is to have a camera before Christmas (a little gift to myself) because I have so many cool things I want to take pictures of and to share with everybody.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Before Pic

Photo by Matt Adamik
I thought I would post a before my new hair cut picture - this picture was taken at the end of May 2010 and is one of the more recent pictures taken of me. Of course the most recent ones are from the Live Art Show last Saturday. The picture was taken by my friend Matt who is a professional photographer, he does really awesome work. I have done a few other shoots with him, one of my favorite shoots was a 1930's themed shoot that looks like I just stepped out of the 1930's. That shoot was taken with my best friend Andrew (who also loves the Art Deco period). I will post some photos of the 30's shoot another time.

Now about my this picture it was cut in a U shape and is longer in the back (about 4 inches longer or more), I had curled it with hot sticks and took the sticks out just moments before the shoot (when Matt got there the rollers were still in) so you can see how well my hair does not curl.I decided to get my hair cut into a style rather then to leave it long and to try to force it into a style. So I went with my good ol' stand by the Louise Brooks bob also known as the LB bob.

As you can all see the long hair was just not working for me, when ever I would curl it would end up looking stringy and fuzzy. When I would torture it into victory rolls it never looked glossy and smooth but like a couple of fuzz balls on my head. You see my hair is extremely straight naturally along with being fine and soft with a very glassy cuticle and is why it does this style (the LB bob) so well. I have had so many compliments after getting it cut everybody says it is a such a good change and that short hair suits me well.

It only makes sense that it would because not only is the Art Deco period my favorite in history - the clothing of the 20's and the 30's are the most flattering on my figure type because I have a body like a 1920's flapper. So, it is only natural that this type of style would work well for me. I believe there is a period in history that works with every gals figure, face shape, and bone structure. I feel that if more women were to tap into this theory that they would find clothing and hairstyles that would be super flattering to them personally. It makes me want to open a vintage and repro boutique, that specializes in finding the era and silhouette that is perfect for each women. I would of course offer clothing, accessories, hair stylists, and make-up artists. However this is just a dream of mine (one of many) but I have had this one since 2000 when I first had a vision of it in my mind.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Brand New Life

I am sorry everybody it has taken me so long to blog, but I am back! I have had so many changes take place in my life. Three weeks ago I had about 14 inches of my hair cut off and I got this cute little Louise Brooks bob, to show... hey... not only am I changing on the inside I am on the outside too.

My journey all starts over a year ago really when I lost my job (it was one of those jobs where my job was my identity). I struggled and searched to find a job and ended up with temporary jobs and part time stuff but nothing really permanent and nothing really lasted for to long. In May I finally found a wonderful job that I love. It is a permanent, full time position with a family run company that has been around since 1932. I do office work, funny thing is that I work with numbers everyday (even help out with payroll - scary) and I have always been terrified of numbers! I have taken college placement tests and I am at a 3rd grade level in math but in reading and writing I placed at the highest level possible which I guess is like a professor or something...hehehe, this I find amusing because that is before I went through my college courses.

Then in July I broke off an 8 month relationship that was not serving me well in life, this was a very hard thing to do but it had to be done. One thing I need to mention with this is that at least the person I broke it off with, he and I were able to not only remain friends but we are actually best friends. the beginning of August I moved into an apartment directly above where I work (the people I work for own the whole building including my apartment). They say my apartment was built prior to the 1930's, I really do not know how old it is but it is so cute and so vintage! I would say it is probably about a 100 years old but I love it. The view I have is so Blade Runner (If you have been following my blog for a while now you will know Blade Runner is one of my all time favorite movies and I like to make references to it every now and again) so that makes it pretty darn cool. Now lets talk about commutes....I went from a 2 hour round trip commute by bus to a 2 minute commute by foot. That was 10 hours a week out of my life spent on the bus. It does not get any better then that considering I do not own a car. Plus a very big bonus is I live within walking distance of down town Portland, I just walk over the Burnside bridge and in about 7 minutes or less, I am there.

The picture above was taken this past Saturday 9-11-2010 at a live art show I was a model in. Being a live art model is a lot of fun (I get paid, a free drink, and to meet fun artistic types) people come to draw, paint, and photograph. This photo was taken by a participant by the name of Linda. Clothing was provided by me from my ever expanding vintage addiction *cough, cough...ahem, I mean collection!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


OMG! I got 10 new followers virtually over night! Since I have moved I have not gotten my I-net up and running yet and I only have access at work. I have not had a chance to do any blogging at all and because I am at work I need to go ASAP. As soon as I get I - net again I will be back to blogging.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I am sorry I have not posted in a while, I am getting ready to move back into the city and I am so excited! I will be moving at the end of this month-I would love to say I will check in before that time but there are no guarantees because I have been so busy, with working more hours at work, packing, and selling things.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Giveaway contest over at Zootsuitmama blog

Debra over Zootsuitmama is having a giveaway to celabrate 50 followers. Go to her blog for more info.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Photo Shoot

I had a great photo shoot with my photographer Jim Dorothy of Gladstone Oregon. We went to a total of three locations, more on those at another time. This location here is the Main Street Collectors Mall and Soda Fountain in Milwaukie Oregon. To learn more about the Main Street Collectors Mall please read my write up on the Queens of Vintage:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Great Giveway!

Go over to: It's All Make Believe, Isn't? Enter this fabulous blog contest while you are at!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Victory Garden

This past weekend I spent some time out in the garden. My house mate and I planted lettuce and picked weeds. We already have several herbs that survived the winter. We will be planting many more tasty things in the days to come.

In this post I have included a couple of my favorite Victory Garden propaganda posters from World War I.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hat obsession anyone?

Does anyone else have a hat obsession, particularily a vintage hat obsession? I know I can not be the only one out there! I just adore hats, especially vintage ones. I have been collecting them for about 15 plus years now, maybe more. I saw a cute gal on the bus with a mix of different clothing eras on both new and old. She had on the most adorable vintage black and butterscotch straw cloche hat on.

So tell me you have a hat obsession? If so tell me about it, how many hats do you have? Are they modern or vintage? How do you wear them - with a mix of old and new or do you stick to one era? If so what is your favorite era? Also how do you store them, etc?... enquiring minds what to know!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Sale at Bella Norte Antiques in Portland!

To all antique and vintage clothing lovers in the Portland area, head on over to Bella Norte address is: 3978 N. Mississippi. The sale started on April 30th and tomorrow is the last day.

I just found out about this sale and I was able to make it there today. In case you are unfamiliar with Bella Norte on Mississippi Street they are an antique store with some vintage clothes. They also do Estate Liquidations so after they take over an estate they will hold a monthly estate sale in there store. These things were all from the Overlook Estate, I guess this has been their third or fourth estate sale and so far EVERYTHING has been from this one estate! They have a $10.00 clothing rack, a couple of $5.00 clothing racks and another rack where everything is priced as marked, plus mutiple tables of antiques marked 1/2 off. Then towards the back they have a couple of bins to paw through where every thing is $3.00 a bag (as much as you can stuff in it!). I ended up bringing home a couple of bags full myself (mostly to sell and of course a wee bit to keep). I am building up my stock of merchandise to start an Etsy store here real soon, so keep on the look out for it. Right now I am researching cameras, so if anybody has any suggestions for some good camera recommendations please let me know.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend at mom's and contest!

My weekend at my mom's was great fun, I found many good vintage finds (more to sell rather than keep). Plus I really want to have a blog contest when I reach 100 followers. I am a long, long way off, currently I have 28 followers so the count down begins!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A visit with mom on the Oregon Coast

In case anyone is interested in my outfit that I have on:
Vintage sweater thrifted on the Oregon Coast from one of my favorite haunts when I used to live down there - I am actually wearing this sweater right now even - can you believe it this thing was only $5.00!
Skirt is black and just a few inches above the ankle - I got this from Nordstrom about 5 years ago which I think was the last time I set foot in a shopping mall.
The big chunky faux pearl necklace from the 50's/60's came from the same place I got the sweater - I had befriended the manager there and I think she just gave me the necklace because the clasp was broken - I happen to be a beader and jewelry maker so it was real easy to fix.
Shoes are one of my very favs! I would say they are from the early 90's but they have a very 1920s look about them. They are four-color suede: dark brown at the toe, then a dark cinnamon bark color, then a goldish mustard and a nice warm tan in the back. They are piped in black with black laces, they are very unusual, I have never seen anything like them before or since and they go with so many things.
I will be going on a little trip to visit my mom this weekend! The first picture above is a picture of me looking out the window of the sunroom over looking my moms beautiful property. This picture was taken during the time when I used to live there. I lived there for about a year and a half. I had my mom take these pictures of me right after I had my hair bobbed, I have since grown it out and now it is down to about 2 inches past my collar bone.
My mom lives on the Oregon Coast in a little town called Beaver, she has lived there for almost 20 years (about half of my life). The Nestucca River which is in the picture above runs through her back yard. It is about a 10 to 15 minute drive to the Pacific Ocean from her house. It is very beautiful and peaceful at her house. Plus there are many opportunities to spot wild life from the back yard or the sunroom window (elk up on the mountain side just above the river, deer, heron, beaver, geese, eagles, you can hear bobcats at night and my mom says there is even a bear that lives across the river!) the second pic of me is in the sunroom - we did not alter this pic in anyway to give it that old time grainy look and faded colors - all that quality is from a cheep camera ha ha that my brother found laying in his driveway when he lived in California.
Mom and I have plans to do major thrifting and junking this weekend. My dear mom will be 79 on May 22nd. She has been thrifting for most of her life and me... I literally have been thrifting my ENTIRE life - my mom used to take me to the Goodwill and Salvation Army in my stroller because I could not even walk yet. My mom says when I was a toddler, riding around in the stroller that I used to grab shoes, books etc.. what ever I could get my hands on and stuff it under the stroller - she says my stroller had a little shelf like thing underneath it and she says by the end of the shopping trip in the store she would be pulling all kinds of things from underneath it!
Last trip out to moms, I made quite the haul of vintage finds to resell and some to keep, I hope I will end up so lucky this time around again. I will have one of the best thrift shoppers in the world with me, she tought me how to do it. Basically everything about thrifting I learned from her. Plus the Oregon Coast is prime territory for thrift and vintage!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bohemian style of the late teen's and 20's

Over the years I have been very enchanted with the bohemian style that was going on (for a breif time) during the teen's and 20's. It has a very beautiful and whimsical feel to it. I have an entire CD (of about a 1000 pictures) collection of Ziegfeld girls and other gals in various stages of dress and undress. At one time I did a photo shoot (an implied nudity photo) where I am emulating one of the Ziegfeld girls (someday when I have the courage I may post this picture). For right now though I will share these pics of the lovely gals from my collection: