Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fashion by Robert Black

I am so excited to be working this sale along side my good friend Alicia and new pal Robert Black!
Fashion By Robert Black is having its second vintage clothing pop up sidewalk sale!
Vintage Fashions from $5.00- $50.00
Great deals Great dresses, Great fun!
Saturday February 19th, 9AM - 2PM, come rain or shine!!!
Fashion by Robert Black
clothing and mens vintage accessories...
The clothes at this man's shop is quite a delight! Come on down and get some great deals on some amazing clothes!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Will Work for Vintage

My vintage obsession by far is hats. I will wear the hell out of them if they fit. So I was happy to see that a friend of mine needed my help and was willing to pay me in vintage. Yay!! So I got these 3 lovlies!! You can see that by the looks of them I have given them appropriate names.

Forgive the squaw shirt and the ugly face... It's too late in the evening to give a damn! Also these are "in the mirror" photos. Note to self: Clean those damn mirrors!

So who else collects and WEARS hats? Please post a photo of you in your favourite, or just tell me about it. I am obsessed with HATS!!!

The Ginger (Rogers)
Possibly being renamed the Fay Wray reason as seen in the photo below (stolen from Miss Matilda).

The Jean (Harlow)

The Sylvia Fowler

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inspiration Sunday

Drag Queens

Lately I have been re-embracing my love of Burlesque. I've not been performing as much as I should be so I am really trying to get into a better frame of mind when it comes to my shows and the business end of the deal. One thing I lack skill in is my makeup. I always feel like I have enough on, but then when I see photos and video you can barely make out my features. So at the same time of trying to research stage makeup, the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race has begun. Now I have always loved me some Drag Queens. I am talking the all out showgirl variety.

Watching this show while watching videos of bad Burlesque has put me in a bitchy mood and apparently I think I am a Drag Diva now. My catty showgirl alter ego has been named "The Fucking Glitter Bitch". While my pissiness is rude and mean, it shouldn't be taken seriously or personally. Admitting it comes from my own pissiness towards myself for my lack of performing it should never be taken as anything but stoopid. My insults if you will, are just a way of trying to be an exaggerated funny that just uses something as a jumping board and then takes a life of it's own. Basically, all talk.

But back to the point of this post. I have always liked men looking like ladies... My first celebrity idol (of any celebrity) was Boy George. While he wasn't a full on Queen, he did wear the makeup and look feminine.
Boy George
Me on my 5th birthday as Boy George

Knowing how much time, creativity, money, and work these men put into their acts I can't help, but to consider them as inspirations into my own work in Burlesque. So here are some photos of some beautiful Drag Queens...
Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera

To keep with this being a vintage blog... I present... Barbette!
Barbette getting ready.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vintage Burlesque

Burlesque has my heart and soul. More so than vintage. However I am happy that the 2 can and usually overlap. I haven't been performing lately and I am sad I had to cancel my performance at the Southwest burlesque Showcase this year due to conflicts. So I have been watching the good, bad, and ugly of Burlesque performances online for the last 3 days and it has been making me cranky and inspired.

Being that this is a vintage blog and not a Burlesque blog I thought I'd share a few vintage burlesque reels that are what I find to be good vintage Burlesque. I probably should have done this for my Sunday Inspiration post, but I missed it, so I will do something else this Sunday.

For now here are some performance I find delightful!