Thursday, February 21, 2013

Play suits me...

I've been super busy at work and it has left me with very little time for anything else. However, I always make time on weekends to hit my favorite flea markets and spend some quality with the family. While out shopping over the weekend I was reminded that living in southern California has the advantage of being in sunny weather for most of the year. In continuing with sharing my little collection, the warm Saturday past reminded me that I  had yet to post some of my Shaheen playsuits. I was a little short on time so please forgive their state and how I captured them. If you're lucky enough to own one, you know how fabulous they are despite my crummy setup.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Is it sa-rong that I have so many?

To answer my own question: yes and no.

No, because these dresses are works of art. I love, care for, and admire my garments.

And yes. Well, maybe just for everyone else. Why? Because you'll probably have to pry these dresses out of my cold, dead hands. Once I get a new Hawaiian garment, the chance is nil that I'll ever part with it. I know.....sorry.**

For this group of dresses I've chosen to go with Alfred Shaheen sarong dresses. Love 'em, can't get enough of 'em. 'Nuff said. Enjoy.

*Apologies from the previous post apply.
**Revision. Kim Bombshell reminded me that I do sell. Generally at Viva and only doubles or non-Shaheens. I come across Shaheens that are better than the ones that I have and am willing to part with those.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Obsessed? Maybe a little...

I think I should start this entry with a few apologies. 1: Sorry for the crummy pictures. I took them with my iPhone. 2: The form I used to show off my items sucks. I got it this past weekend at a yard sale. Not the best but it works. 3: The lighting is very no bueno. I am renovating a small home into my personal boutique, if you will. A lamp is all I have to illuminate the main room for now. 4: The styling. I know, non-existent. 

Whining over.

Before I look like a nut with too much money to spend on clothes, a little background on myself. Growing up, clothes was near the very bottom of where  money was allocated. I wore hand-me-downs, borrowed from my sister, or clothes that was bought for me for birthdays and such. Around the time I got to middle school, I was given an allowance of sorts and saved and got to pick my own clothes. Mall clothes was a little out of my budget but noticed that a lot of my elderly neighbors had yard sales and sold clothes that was not bad looking and cheap. A win-win.  Little did I know that 'old clothes' would become my personal obsession and investment.

Not to be a snob but I have amassed a large collection of Hawaiian clothing.  Since I can't decide on how to go about it at once, I've decided to break it into small batches. The first are Alfred Shaheen sundresses.  Enjoy this first part of the Master Printers work.

Monday, May 21, 2012

VLV: Photo Summation II

Kim in another sensational outfit.

No, I'm not drunk or high. I'm both, duh.

Adorable offerings from Boss Vintage.

Some more from Boss.

They always have a great assortment of everything!

Everyone looks better in low light...

This little bugger had the right idea!

There are already tons of car, band, and *enter random subject here* pictures from Viva on this here internut (that ain't no type-o). Knowing that in advance, I didn't bother to. Just some more randomness I happen to capture above.

I took so many other pictures over the course of the weekend but I rather not post them due to the subject matter i.e. "compromising situations".
As for my outfits: 
1950s Strapless Emma Domb Dress- eBay
Bakelite Cherry Necklace, carved stretch bracelet & earrings- gift from the spouse
Chanel Sunglasses- Nordstrom
Purses- flea market
Custom latex outfit- Oohlalatex
Guess Heels- Guess

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

VLV: Photo Summation I

Trust when I write that you do not want my babbling all written out to each photograph. Or else this post could go on...and on....and on.....and so forth. Due to the fact that I was helping a friend, many of my snaps are limited to the vendor area. Behold and enjoy.

What pretties!

On the hunt...

I love Kim's Shaheen dress!

If you did not purchase a dress from Sam of Daisy's Vintage, you're going to hell. Or Nebraska*. Same difference.

My awesome pal Scott. Keeping perverts away from me for over 15 years.

Pretty ladies helping balance out the ugly. You know there was plenty.

See caption above.

Holly, her beau, and a dapper friend.

If it were legal, I'd  clone them and make them my pets. They're that cute.

" ?! "

" Hahahah."
*Joke. No, really.

I will post details of my clothing and accessories later. I am currently too lazy to get up and walk to my "other house" to look for labels and such.