Tall and blond, Betty Ann Westlund wears her mechanic’s jacket with ease. And why not? The 30-year-old founder of Oakland, CA’s Lady Luck Car Club (LLCC for short)—a women-only collective of vintage auto enthusiasts—more than proved her automotive acumen when she completely rebuilt her 1949 Kaiser Traveler. “I found the Kaiser in a junkyard,” she says. “It was stripped, no steering wheel, no brakes. When I got it, I was feeling pretty broken as an ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala in Feminizzle on Sep 09, 2014 |
1942, Melrose Park Buick, reconditioning spark plugs
We bring you a selection of vintage photos of totally inspirational women working together, fixing, and building airplanes! Girl power at its finest!
Luedell Mitchell and Lavada Cherry at the El Segundo PlantDoloras Aldrich at the Douglas Aircraft Company1943, at the Lockheed-Vega Aircraft Corporation 1943, Marion Schultz, Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, CAAlma Jean ... Read More
BY Caelan in Crafty on Aug 20, 2014 |
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in General on Jul 13, 2014 |
Bad news, ladies. Another random thing to feel insecure about has just come out of the woodwork. And just when you finally got your FUPA and your unattractive armpits under control, too. Bummer.It’s called Bicycle Face, and it was actually considered it a serious health issue in the nineteenth century. The definition varies from source to source, but the general consensus was that women who biked too much would develop a chronic look of exhaustion ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Crafty on Jun 20, 2014 |
You've been begging us...and we're nice people, so we listened. The BUST Craftacular is returning to Los Angeles this Saturday, 6/21!We're setting up a one-day pop-up shop at Mack Sennett Studios in artsy Silver Lake, featuring the unique shopping that East Coasters have come to love as well as sweet treats and coffee, awesome DJs, DIY activities, and free goodies galore. You don't wanna miss out on:
Over 45 makers and vintage vendors from both coasts. Be ... Read More
BY craftacular in Crafty on Jun 19, 2014 |
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more.
To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Style File on Jun 18, 2014 |
It won’t be news to anyone here that given the option between spending money and getting free stuff, we’re all gonna choose free. And given how popular thrifting’s gotten in recent years, even thrift stores have started hiking up the prices. Why would you spend money on someone else’s used clothes when you could get them straight from your friends who, we all know, have fabulous taste. Let’s be real, you guys look like a scene ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in General on Jun 16, 2014 |
In 1922, Ellen Welles Page sat down and penned a letter for the weekly New York magazine Outlook. “If one judges by appearances,” she wrote, “I suppose I am a flapper. I am within the age limit. I wear bobbed hair, the badge of flapperhood. (And oh, what a comfort it is!) I powder my nose. I spend a large amount of time in automobiles. I adore to dance.” But, she went on to explain, there was a reason why folks her age were given to ... Read More
BY craftacular in Crafty on Jun 12, 2014 |
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage ... Read More
Everybody knows there's no state more punk than Texas. Check out these incredible photographs from Teenage Film featuring the punk girls of Houston, Texas during the 70's and 80's. Revolution Southern style now!Images courtesy of ... Read More