Wednesday, July 30, 2014


It is worth posting something just because you like your outfit in the pictures, even if the pictures themselves could be more flattering. 

Back story: Amelia and I had just gone to Pike Place Market. She had bought some raspberries as a snack and we were eating them. For some reason or another she took my picture.

My blouse is handmade using a pattern from the 1910s and lace from the early 1930s. My jumper is from the 90s. My purse, which I carry everywhere (because it is the perfect size and weight for me to pretend I'm not wearing a purse) is from a church sale. My army jacket is from the antique store in Pike Place.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Inspiration: National Geographic 1939-1948

 At an estate sale Amelia (my friend) and I found rows upon rows of National Geographics. They dated from the 1930s through 1990s. The best part: They were free! So we took lots and lots for collaging. However we only took the 30s and 40s ones because those are pretty uncommon. I've only ever seen the 60s and 70s ones before at estate sales. I took some pictures of the best clothing photos before we started cutting up the magazines. 

(Gasp, vintage enthusiasts if you wish. I can't believe I did it either.) 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Flapper girl

  My family and I always go to this event at the Paramound Theatre called Silent Movie Mondays. Considering I had just found a 1920s dress the day before, I couldn't resist a chance to wear it to this week's showing of the Charlie Chaplin film, "The Circus." It was the most crowded and enthusiastic Silent Movie Monday I've ever been to. I found the movie's ending to be sad because (spoiler alert!) the Tramp doesn't get the girl. We arrived early and ended up sitting towards the back. 

  Pre-show I persuaded my mother to take my picture using the theatre as a backdrop. I look pretty uncomfortable because people kept walking by as my picture was being taken. A passerby told me she liked my dress, which made my discomfort almost worth it. I'm positive that this dress is the best thing I own. Owning a twenties dress has been a dream of mine since I was twelve years old (when I first discovered vintage clothing). 

  After the movie we went for a walk through Capitol Hill and I photographed some of my favorite old buildings.