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Recently, a few friends and I decided to create a short film. We wanted it to be colorful, fun, and sugary sweet. We filmed on a 1960's Super 8 and I made sure to include all of my favorite things such as cupcakes, picnics, polaroids, and macaroons. There's even a mini wardrobe montage and a twee pop tune by Afternoon Naps!  Initially the project was just for fun, but I'm excited to announce that this Thursday, our short film, 'fetti, will be featured as part ... Read More
It's finally hot enough to hit the beaches, and it's got me dreaming about the old-timey Coney Island-- when girls' bathing suits looked like complicated costumes and the rides were terribly unsafe, but terribly fun. Maybe I'm just idealizing things, but the old Coney Island is something extra special that now only exists in history. I love the idea of beaches flooded with straw boater hats, bathing costumes, swimming caps, rosy cheeks, sheer Edwardian dresses, ... Read More
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a bit of a Nancy Drew nerd. When I was little, I would usually read one book from the series a day, curling up underneath my covers until the late hours of the night with my flashlight in hand, so my parents wouldn’t know I was still awake, finishing the remaining chapters. I eventually started creating my own “spy gear,” sneaking around the house (unsuccessfully), attempting to find a mystery to solve. ... Read More
During sweaty-and-disgusting New York summers, all I want to wear is a bathing suit and flip flops. But these ladies, photographed in Rockefeller Center in 1944, offer up a viable and glamorous alternative. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt (who shot that picture of a sailor dipping his dame for a kiss in Times Square on V-J Day) for LIFE magazine, this series entitled “Beautiful Girls in New York” is a killer documentation of vintage NYC street ... Read More
Confession: I have a bit of a saddle shoe obsession. In my opinion, there's nothing not awesome about these old-school lace-ups. They're super comfy, stylish, and fun in that "sock hop" kind of way. They can elevate a casual look to classic and a dressy look to casual. Add some ruffled socks and we're totally in business.  Right now, some of the saddle-shoe related cuteness I'm digging is this easy D.I.Y. via Rookiemag.com. I can't wait to try ... Read More
Good Vibrations, a sex shop in San Francisco, is hosting the grand opening of their Antique Vibrator Museum on Thursday, April 12. The museum will showcase a collection of vintage vibrators dating back to the 1880s (most of which look more like devices of torture rather than pleasure) to the 1970s.  The Type "A" vibrator from 1902 Curator and Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will host a tour of the museum and discuss the origins of vibrators (originally ... Read More
Many girls with straight hair tend to want curly and vice versa. In the past, I've used a curling iron on my stick-straight hair, but curls never seemed to stay, especially if I wanted bigger, fuller curls. Normally I'd just use a curling iron to flip the ends for a 60's-esque 'do, but lately, I've been really inspired by hair from the 1940's. There were fabulous curls galore! Looking to put away my damaging curler, I turned to rag curls. I've heard a lot ... Read More
So clip-on earrings aren't exactly "on-trend" as far as I know, but ever since my earlobe ripped (it's pretty gnarly and I'm strangely proud of it), I've had to acquire an appreciation for them-- which wasn't difficult! The thing about clip-on earrings is that many of them--especially vintage ones--are like little brooches for your ears. They're often much prettier and more intricate than regular earrings, they're unique, and they stand out more. At the same time, ... Read More
There are a million fabulous fashion blogs I try to regularly read, but I must admit, I just discovered this gem of a blog yesterday via tumblr. I'm down with anyone whose style source is vintage or vintage inspired so the name, Vixen Vintage, caught my eye, but what sold me was the fact that blogger, Solanah, seems to be just as obsessed with petticoats as I am! She even has a helpful guide on how to wear them and what kind is needed for certain dresses. Mine is ... Read More
Honestly, I don't quite have the patience for most D.I.Y.s, but once in a while something in a D.I.Y. blog or feature in BUST will catch my eye as something worth attempting. Color me surprised when I realized that almost every D.I.Y. post or recipe in A Beautiful Mess was looking totally amazing/do-able. There's much more to the blog than just D.I.Y. though. This fantastic blog from blogger Elsie Larson is one of my new favorites simply because ... Read More