Thursday, June 30, 2011

BIG 1940's Hair

To tell you the truth, I am not so much of a fan of this style of hair. You know, the big mass of rolls and waves on the head. You see it a lot in movies from the 40's. It looks a bit like helmets to me. There was one time that I loved it... Back when I was first getting into vintage and anything and all vintage was perfection, I admired the styles. Now that my style is a bit more refined I realize not all was pretty in the 40's. There were some AWFUL styles.

In these pictures some are better than others, but I just used these pics to illustrate what I mean whenever I say BIG UGLY 40's HAIR.

Now the kicker... I am pretty damn good at self styling these do's. Perhaps having hair made from cotton candy and pipe cleaners help, but seriously... I do a pretty good job at creating these styles. I am not perfect and I have to polish my techniques, but it's doable. Even though I hate these styles and they are not flattering for me, I have to say I have a sense of accomplishment when getting these styles. Hooray for me for creating good ugly hair! Hah!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fiesta Time with Arthelia's Attic!

You cannot believe how happy I was when Naomi Chambers of Arthelia's Attic sent me two more snoods to showcase for her. I heart her for being gracious and allowing me to model her beautiful snoods.

One of the shoots will still be coming but in the meantime let me tell you about this shoot for her Sage Green Snood. I was a bit worried at first because I don't have anything green in my wardrobe! I thought about accenting the snood to something I did have. While thumbing through my closet looking for something that would work, I came across this peasent top that I had forgotten I had. It had a lovely green band across the front that matched perfectly to the snood!

Well that took care of the top, now what about the bottoms? I wasn't so particular about teh bottoms as it was a snood shoot -- meaning bust up, so once again thumbing through my closet I came across a full tiered skirt in bright yellow! I wasn't quite sure it matched, but what does it matter, it covers my butt and the photos ae of my head.

However putting this together this mess of an outfit gave me a wonderful idea! Why not give the snood a southwestern/Mexican flare? I added my yellow bakelite earrings and a braclet and viola! It's Fiesta Time!

Then I remembered, Perry has maracas. What a fun extra prop.

Now the hard part -- finding a place in the middle of German Kenosha, Wisconsin to shoot a Mexican themed shoot. In Phoenix, I would have no problem, but now I was strapped.  Perry and I decided to bike around and hopefully find something. I was thinking just a solid background to give the illusion of the fiesta, but nothing was just quite right. We found some lovely "nature" backgrounds, but the green either blended into the grass or the flowers were too noisy and the snood would get lost. Finally I looked around at my surroundings and saw a church with bright red doors! Perfect! Althought the building was gothic, it still gave a nice Catholic/Mexico feel. So there we shot. And probably the only time I will shoot at a church. It was a miracle I didn't burst into flames just stepping up to the door!! Perhaps if I had gone in, that would have been another story. Hah!

To my delight everything came together -- even the colors of the maracas matched perfectly! I couldn't be happier with these photos. I do believe these are my favourite of the photos I've done for Arthelia's Attic.

I would like to Thank Naomi Chambers again for being such a wonderful lady to work with!!!

Now go out there and get one of these sage green snoods! They are a nice change from the typical red, black, and white. Not that those are bad, because they aren't. (I wear my red snood all the time!) It's just that variety is the spice of life!

All snoods are Handmade in the USA

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By the Lake

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Last weekend Perry and I found ourselves making a quick stop at the lake. Even though the weather was perfectly gorgeous, we had to make our jaunt all too brief so that we could take care of other needed business. So here we had an impromptu photoshoot on the rocks. I am looking forward to doing a few shoots here lakeside. I think there are some fabulaous photos that could develope here!

Here is one of the photos from the shoot. The rest can be found in the member's section of my website.