Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Past (Two) Week(s) According to Instagram

So I think next week I shall be posting these Instagram posts on a Monday.  It is just easier for me and I am more likely to get them out on time as opposed to every other week like I've been doing lately.

Last weekend was a pretty good time.  A group of friends and I went to the Renaissance Faire for their pyrate weekend.  I was thusly bitten by the Faire bug.  I've always loved it there ever since my first trip in school.

1. Sally Hansen gel manicure is my new friend.
2. So is apparently foam rollers, even with the crick in my neck.
3. I can't get enough of these shoes.
4. A 1960s neon frock.

5. Keira Knightley was Style Crush followed by Michael Fassbender.
6. I hate when the rubber comes off my heels.
7. Can't get enough Mumford and Sons.
8. More vintage neon.

9-10. It pays to have an inside connection to Jubilee.
11. One simply does not come across Darth Maul's lightsaber and a mask and not put it on.
12. Pyrate Weekend at the Ren Faire last Sunday.

13-14. Some of my fellow pyrate mates.
15. And a handsome knight.
16. Love this vintage blue floral frock.

17. First time wearing this navy blue hat.
18-19. Finally did a proper outfit shoot again.
20. Black and white with a pop of purple.

21. Close up of the pretty hat.
22. One does not simply wait patiently for their corsets to arrive in the post.
23. In the mood for Robin Hood and Allan A Dale.
24. Sweet plaid skirt.

25. Buttons galore.
26. Finally a new outfit post on the blog.
27. Hand stitched pouch I made for the Ren Faire.

I shall be going again tomorrow with a girlfriend that I went to beauty school with.  I know we are going to have such a grand time flirting and getting into trouble (only the good kind).  I will most likely be attending once a weekend until the season closes in a couple of months.

I shall bid you goodnight for the time being.  It's some Game of Thrones for me and then bed.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pink Dream

This I believe is one of my favourite photoshoots I've done.  I just love the complimentary colours of the dress with the cherry blossoms in the background.

This was the first time I got to wear this vintage dress.  I bought it back in October when I went thrifting with my cousins from Maine when they came to town.  It looks just so lovely with the tree in the background.  I adore flowering trees, especially cherry blossoms.

I remember the day I wore this dress.  It was a Thursday because I went to the library in the evening to help out with the Jane Austen event.  They needed an extra body to help them practice the Austen period dances.  It was jolly good fun learning them and I hope to be able to use that knowledge one day since I couldn't actually attend the event.

I usually don't wear such long frocks, but I felt very elegant and ladylike in this.  I was still playing around with my flapper hair, so I tried on a headpiece to see how I liked it.

Outfit Details:
vintage dress {thrifted}
shoes {deb shop}

I am quite thankful it's Friday.  It's been a rather long week for me and there's a busy weekend ahead of me. It shall be fun nonetheless.  I need to make a leather satchel by Monday (a holiday here) for another visit to the Renaissance Faire.  I won't have time to make the whole outfit from a pattern that I purchased.  I will jsut put pieces together from what I already have.

Hope you all had a lovely week.  And here's to the weekend.  Tally-ho!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Style Crush: Michael Fassbender

Style Crush is back with another Brit!  Well, sort of.  If you count German and Irish.  Which I am.  Because it's my blog.  So there.  I present to you Michael Fassbender.  If you haven't seen his incredible talent in anything, you are sorely missing out.

Michael is capable of pulling off a more casual look like the tee shirt and dress pants above.  He also looks devastatingly charming in a three piece suit.  I sure am a sucker for a well dressed man.  And I love waistcoats.  Love.

I love the fact that Fassy can pull off being beardy as well as scruffy and clean shaven.  I love a bit of scruff on a man.  Plus who can resist ginger scruff?  Not this lass.

Can this man do no wrong?  Sexy bedhead?  Check.  Scruff?  Check.  Casual clothing but still looks handsome and put together?  Check.

Nnnyahsodfkdsjfsdkj.  That's all I can say about him in this tuxedo with hat.

Really?  Jeans at an event?  Oh well.  He still looks completely fantastic.  And I can't help admiring how well they fit him.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Style Crush: Keira Knightley

I was going to do another British male for this week's Style Crush.  Then I thought I'd save him for next week and throw in a woman.  Keira Knightley has been a style inspiration for me for several years.  Though I don't exactly dress in quite her taste, I still appreciate it and enjoy seeing what she has on.  She was also my first girl crush.

I love how since Keira has a more boyish frame, that she often goes the androgynous route.  She pulls it off so well.  But at the same time, she makes sundresses look so sweet and effortless just by throwing on a pair of shades or a hat.

Keira, of course, has red carpet style nailed down.  She looks gorgeous in all sorts of styles and is never afraid to take a risk when it comes to a cut or silhouette of a dress.  Her lithe frame makes it easy for her to pull off dresses that my curvy frame could only dream of.

This green lace dress is so gorgeous.  Green is one of my favourite colours, so I'm automatically drawn to it.  And I love the sheerness to the top half.

This cutout dress is another winner for me.  It's just so demure with the colour and cut.  But then wham!  The cutouts make it a little saucy.

Finally, I can't mention Keira Knightley without sharing the amazingly stunning slinky silk green dress from Atonement.  I would kill for a dress like this.  And the body to be able to pull it off.  But for now, I will just drool over the beauty of it in photos and on film.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Past (Two) Week(s) According to Instagram

Another busy two weeks have passed by in a blur!

Last Saturday I went to Blue Marsh Lake and did a vintage swimsuit shoot with Jacob Mast, whom I met at Reading's air show.  He was sweet enough to drive up from DC to meet me and take some fabulous shots.  I haven't seen all of them yet, but I've seen a few shots here and there that make me quite excited.  I wore my two 1940s swimsuits that belonged to my grandmother as well as a 1950s and a 1960s thrifted suits.

Then on Sunday my friend took me to see his cousins perform in Legally Blonde the Musical.  It was a lot of fun and really well done.  His cousins were fantastic.  Gotta love theatre geeks.  I even wore a pink 1960s dress in honour of the event, which of course I forgot to take a photograph in.

1. The last Instagram post.
2. Trying to get inspiration for my vintage swimsuit shoot.
3. My grandma's vintage brooch- one of my favourites.
4. Made the latest issue of Dames, Planes, and Automobiles! Available here.

5. My four beautiful vintage swimsuits spanning from 1940s-1960s.
6. Hair, check. Makeup, check. Off to the shoot!
7. Striped fun in my grandma's 40s suit.
8. Some of the props I brought to the shoot.

9. 60s glam in Jackie O inspired sunnies.
10-11. Playing in the water in my other 40s suit that belonged to my grandma.
12. A teaser from the photographer in my 50s suit.

13. Tom Hardy was this week's Style Crush.
14. A lovely lace blue number.
15. Phoenix shirt. Gotta love X-Men.
16. Bilbo and Iron Man pens make doing work a bit nicer.

17. Today's outfit for church. I've since taken the hat off due to the rain.
18. Friday's outfit post.

This weekend I wasn't feel super great so I spent it being lazy with some mates.  So that will be how I'm spending the rest of my day today.

Hope you all had a good weekend.