Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oh, MaJIcKAl UniCOrN!

.......................Sunday I took my 4 year old daughter to the park. Its been freaky hot all summer so it was the first real "fall-like" day, windy, leafy, less humid and under 90 degrees. We had to take the following......A) sidewalk chalk B) trike C) bubbles. Much swinging was done, sliding, climbing, trike riding, and then it was time for the chalk.

Anyone with a 4 year old knows that the sidewalk chalk is less for THEM to draw with than for YOU to draw with, and to draw everything they demand. At least thats how it goes for us. And bless my girl (or, bless the toy manufacturers and marketing genuises for reviving the 80s schtick), she does love her some unicorns. As a typical 4 year old girl, she also has love for horses, ponies and the pegasus. But ask her what she wants a picture of, and its a unicorn.

So as this day was no different, I draw a unicorn. A big one, almost her size. Pretty dang good, at that. Small chidren gather 'round to see the majickal creature I am creating (said with much sarcasm). A sweet 8 year old boy says "Wow......are you an artist?".

"No", I say......"just a teenage girl in the 80's.".

In the 80s I lived for the unicorn, the horses and ponies....hearts, rainbows, bubble letters, the pegasus. No artist am I, but ask me to draw your name in exteme bubble letters with rainbows, hearts and stars shooting from it and you'll be mightily pleased with the results. The 80's, for me, were super girlie happy fun times. So when I see a sweater like this, from seller Exodontia, I sort of smile inside. I won't wear it (people who lived through the 80s the first time may not revisit the unicorn as apparel), but its adorable.....

We went back to the park last night, and my unicorn was still there. Still there! No smearing from little hands and feet......nay, there was respect for the unicorn. So I was forced to draw 3 baby unicorns and a giant Daddy Pegasus. Will they still be there today? Oh........I believe. I believe indeed.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007


...........................Soutache, yes, not succotash (see the blog linked to below for a primer on each). In the vein of what I have written about on the eVintage blog today, I bring you a piece o' vintage sporting its very own soutache, from the eBay collection. The pictures are not good, strangely pixely (its a re-sizing issue I was working through with a new program and template, fixed now)....but the pants are sweet. Black/charcoaly grey wool with soutache trim down the side....rockabilly bad girl cigarette lean silhouette. Superb with heels and a tight sweater! Click to see, then click further down to get to the blog all about that fascinating detail seen ever so often in vintage, the soutache.

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Thanks! Ang

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

.....................Today's eVintage VINTAGE OR BUST! topic was plaid, inspired by a spread I spotted in either Cosmo Girl or Seventeen magazine while hanging with my 15 year old niece over the weekend. It seems every Fall the fashion magazines trot out the plaids and tweeds as if we've never seen them before, as if criss crossed lines and weaves were invented yesterday. Every season its a different twist, and this season it seems taking plaid the punk way is the way to go. Its a refreshing change from the obviousness of preppy plaids and menswear inspired plaids. Click below to get to the eVintage blog to see what we found on eBay and how you can find patterns to make similar looks! As always, my requests to subscribe apply......

As for me, I do have some plaids to work on listing, but for now the closest thing I have to a punk edge plaid is truly more of a rockabilly plaid, a dinner jacket from the early 60s worthy of Jerry Lee himself.

And if you're digging that look, check these guys out (I used to have the CD but lost it, if you're buying one get 2 and hook me up, yes?)........the Big Six, available HERE on Amazon. See how plaid?

Enjoy! Ang

Friday, August 10, 2007

Southern Belle Chic
...................If you swing in to check out this blog now and then, I'm sure I disappoint. BUT. I am obligated (by choice, of course) to blog for eVintage Society twice a week on MySpace, which is about all the blogging I can handle! I've decided to feature an item a week HERE relating to that blog's theme, and link to the MySpace realm. Clever, no? And naturally I'll beg any one who stumbles upon my blog here to subscribe to my blog THERE (following so far?). Its good stuff, I swear.

So today, for this week's Southern Belle theme, I give you the Scarlett O'Hara hat. The 40's saw a big influence in fashion from the film Gone With the Wind, and hats were no exception. This one is available on my website, on the hats page (but of course)....

If your taste runs to the more glamorous, albeit unusual, check out the Garbo style sculpted 30's hats like this one.......

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