Saturday, 4 February 2012

Friday Vintage Styles

Friday vintage styles... On Saturday. Time yesterday flew right past me and I had no time to find something awesome. Good thing I waited, I had the most bizarre dream which included Victorian tattooed people. Don't ask, it was quite strange. Nevertheless, I did some research the second I got up and found some amazing pictures! Though I have none, I find tattoos can be so interesting. I could never commit, I think, to one image on my body forever, but I congratulate the people who can and who do it well. Anyway, here are some vintage tattoos. Now talk about out the norm...

This photo is from the store linked above. I love it! This Victorian lady was photographed circa 1880s.. This picture is as rare as they get! It's amazing, really.

I love this photo! I found this one on a random google search. I love it! The guys look so great.

These tats are.. interesting.

How cool is the boat on the guys chest?? I'm not sure how old these pictures are, but I love them! 

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Amazing Find

What an amazing photo! It is so clear and her dress is so precious! I loooove it :)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday Vintage Styles

I hope you all had a good Friday! Mine was filled with freezing rain, an odd thing for a January day in Montreal. To cheer myself up a little bit, I decided to bake a red velvet cake and watch a bit of Seinfeld! Can't go wrong with either :)
For my late Friday post, I'm sharing with you my favorite Brigitte Bardot posters. I love her! I think she was on the first poster I ever bought with my own money when I was about 10.. Anyway, here they are!
Hope you enjoy :)

Not posters but ...

Have a good weekend everyone! 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Artist

I never thought something like this would come out again in our times. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard a silent movie was being made.. I jumped up and down and I must admit I might have shed a tear! I can only dream of desiging costumes for a black and white silent film. I was anxiously waiting to watch the trailer and here it is! I am amazed at how great this movie looks. The list of actors is mind-blowing and the costumes look insane! Please notice the Monkey fur coat of the main actress at the end.. Those were the 'it' thing in the 1920s and I'm so excited they've included it in the film. Anyway, hope you enjoy!! 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Friday Vintage Styles: ZipZapKap

This shop is amazing! If you don't know ZipZapKap, do yourself a favor and check it out! It's an adorable shop with the most wonderful icon graphics. To be honest, I'm always on the fence about overly changed and edited listing images, but this shop owner has got it down perfectly! The graphics are adorable and clear and is probably one of the best ideas to present and sell old patterns. Anyhow, I purchased a pattern for my play from this shop and I received it a day or two ago. Not only was the pattern amazing, but, as a business card, I received an old photo with a thank you note... Being the old photo-junkie that I am, I can never have enough vintage photos and it was the best surprise I'd had in a while! Anyway, here are a few of my favorite patterns from this shop. If you sew or collect patterns, you should definitely order something from ZipZapKap! The seller is more than cooperative and answers emails very fast. The pricing of the listings are great and fair. She was quick to help me with my annoying problems and was very kind about it!
Enjoy and check out this shop!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Between Night and Day: Costume #2 Part 2

I've been swamped with school and the play! I'm glad to finally post something quick on here :) ... Even though I'm wasting precious homework time. Anyway, I haven't put any updates for this costume because I did it practically over night and rushed it to rehearsal. It's not finished, it needs to be hemmed and snaps need to be put in. I also have to find some kind of belt to put at the waist.. I don't know what kind of belt and I sure hope something jumps out at me soon! Here is the dress as is after fitting the actress;

Picture is a bit bright, but you can sort of see the trim detail at yoke. 

For information on the play, click the link below! Check it out even if you are not in the Montreal region.. The poster is worth the click!