Im trying something new this season. I find fall/winter to be a difficult season for me to dress. I live in LA where we have plenty of sunshine and not many chances to wear typical seasonal wear including warm coats. I will be, what I call, closet shopping. Going into the depths of my closet to find items I have not worn in a while and shopping for new items that I can add to my everyday looks.
I love a classic vintage look with lots of color. In the cooler seasons, my look completely changes. Here, I still have a classic inspired look. Sandals are ok to wear in the fall in LA. My top is a wool minidress paired with a vintage circle skirt. I brightened up this ensemble with a new giant purple necklace. I am loving this new necklace, as it's going to be a staple throughout the holidays. Now if I only had a colorful simple knit dress. Pants is a whole other story that does not work for me at the moment.
I have started a lookbook to get inspired and feedback on what others think. Click on the link above to check out what Iv'e come up with . Feel free to leave a comment or suggestions.
I'm in a featured article in Beyond Black & White. It's titled Retro Chic with Sandra D by Demita Usher. Enjoy. Thanks Demita!
An evening of vintage gambling.
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...Jeanettte Baity for Costume Design!
Congratulations to Jeanette for her achievements. Hair by Sandra D. 1960's dress from The Way We Wore.
This year was awsome at Viva. Not only did I have an ad in the program, I did some glamorous sets. (you'll find the photos on set of the week)
Here's a little bit about my experience...
Packing! Since we drove, I bacsically take everything I might possibly wear. There are at least two wardrobe changes a day. For me three, since I was working doing hair. Work, daytime and my after five outfit. That goes for lashes as well. This is one event where "there is no such thing as too much rouge", said by a dear friend whom I first went with back in 2002.
Daily events to expect are shopping. Vintage vendors new and used. Altough, not as many vintage as I remember. There were a lot more reproductions. Music and bands. Gambling of course. I try to win back what I spend on shopping. Most of the time it works! ;) Jive class, fashion show, car show, burlesque, and the tiki pool party.
There are so much more to the music and bands. I got to see Deke Dickerson, Chuck Berry and Wanda Jackson, just to name a few. Some fabulous burlesque performances, hot classic cars (in my car show outfit), and some fancy bathing suits at the madatory pool party. I jokingly say "mandaotry" because the weather was soooo windy! Everyone wants/needs to be there... see and be seen!
The highlight of this year were the people I met. I did some stylish hair and got to share a lot of compliments with men and women. The rockabilly scene, I guess with any scene for that matter, has a tendancy to be "too cool for school", but not this year. Or at least I didn't pay any attention to it. Excited for next year!
After a long year of transition, it's finally here...2010! What a great year it's going to be. Here is waht to look forward to from me...
I have launched my Etsy shop. I have created a new design of Chandelier Plugs. Chandeleir earrings + guaged ears = Chandeleir Plugs. Sexy, dainty, and flirty. www.glamourembalmer.etsy.com Check back often to see more new fun items.
This year I will resume vintage hairdressing classes on January 19, 2010 Starting with step by step instructions of classic 40s hairstyles. The following week will be on 1950's hairstyles.
Also, looking for a new location for the next Wet Set Social.
I hope everyone had a great '09 and is looking forward to a prosperous 2010!