This current obsession occurred a mere 30 seconds ago. Seriously. I think it would be a hilarious and awesome addition to my apartment. An old timey phone just for decoration. Really, would anything be cooler?
Ok, I can think of one thing that might be cooler. If Jack Haley rose from the grave and showed up at my apartment to serenade me. Ahhhhh. (swoons)
I stumbled upon that Lucy Liu quote online today and couldn’t stop laughing. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating. It was more of a snicker, and it was quite short.
Anyway! Happy Friday guys and dolls. As I sit here sipping my Ice Blended White Mocha beverage, I can’t help but be thankful to be indoors today. It has been around 100 degrees everyday this week. Too hot to handle, fo sho.
My lovely Aunt who lives in the beautiful city of Pasadena emailed me with this neat blog to check out today:
They have two etsy shops: one that sells vintage fabric (pintucksew), and one that sells apparel (pintuckstyle). I was already planning a thrifting adventure tomorrow, so looking through their shop is definitely inspiring my wish list.
Pintuckstyle 1940s-Inspired 1980s Vintage Dress
I absolutely love the fabric that you see at the beginning of this entry. I wish they had more than half a yard. Wouldn’t that be adorable as a short, elastic banded skirt? I wonder if you’re getting the same visual as I am, and if you are, isn’t it cute!? Haha. Also, this dress is great, but would look ridiculous on me, as I have broader shoulders. But I love it anyway. I would probably remove the sleeves.
Just wanted to showcase a few of my favorite bands who are absolutely fantastic and deserve your attention. Each is incredibly unique and brings something special to the music world and the lives of those who give them a listen. These bands are so inspiring to me and I hope they inspire you as well!
Rasputina – Ahhhh, Rasputina. With the sweet and raspy contrast of your cellos. This innovative threesome uses distortion with their cellos to take the listener on a dark yet beautiful victorian journey, where opium, and antiquated medical procedures still seem to be relevant topics of discussion. Fun Fact: Rasputina has opened for many bands, most notably Marilyn Manson. Melora also toured with Nirvana as their celloist.
Now, continuing through the timeline we have Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. Bringing us the hits from 1910-1940, listening to their music (or even seeing them live) is what I would imagine time travel to be like. I have seen them twice at the Steven Allen Theater in Los Angeles, and they were great! The band is so happy-go-lucky and everyone walked out of the theater with a smile on their face.
Next and last on my list (for now) is Camera Obscura. Back in the day when my college roommate’s boyfriend used to spoil her with various mix cds, I would often find myself in her car benefitting from his thoughtful endeavors! Once upon a time we were in her car and this sweet-sounding voice came dancing through the speakers and I was instantly in love. I listen to Camera Obscura when I’m happy, when I’m sad, and when I’m indifferent. They make any drive more enjoyable and for some reason make me want to go thrift shopping.
So, after seeing 311 this past Saturday night, I can pretty much die a very very happy lady. I rocked out to the songs that got me through high school, and totally remembered why I loved them so much. I, sadly, had slightly forgotten. In anticipation of the sounds of 311 taking me back to my high school state of mind, I wore my bright red Converse sneakers just as an inside joke to myself.
In other news, my roommate and I went to the Long Beach Antique Market on Sunday and boy oh boy was it hot!
I don’t know why… but I assumed it would be indoors so I didn’t wear any sunblock. Needless to say my skin is pretty mad at me today. BUT I found a lot of great deals. I was surprised by the wide variety of goodies the Antique Market vendors had to offer. From vintage clothing to old comic books and action figures. There was something for everyone. My favorite find of the day was a Paul de Longpre framed print for only $5. Yeow Yeow. All in all good times were had.
Anyhoo, it’s been a while since I’ve last updated, so here’s a little visual update:
So, I went to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire for the first time ever this past Sunday. Why it had to be a record breaking 100+ degrees that day is beyond me, but I came home appreciating the fact that I don’t actually live in the Renaissance times. I would be pretty sad if I could only take one shower per year. And probably really grumpy.
Sanitation aside, I had a pretty great two hours at the Faire. I did a lot of people watching, and was amazed at how animated the cast members were considering the sweltering heat and layers of Renaissance garb. Kudos to you guys for keeping the magic alive. So be sure to visit the Renaissance Pleasure Faire! If only for the giant swing that only costs 300 pence and the boobs (if you’re into that). I recommend planning on going on a cooler day or later in the day for ultimate comfort, and minimal sunburning.
I STILL don’t get it.
I’m sure you’re wondering what motivated me to go to the Renaissance Faire and spend 2 hours of my Sunday in the hot hot heat. Well, it all comes down to two things: I love crafts. And the Renaissance Faire was full of vendors who had tons of unique goodies to offer and display. Secondly, I love anything that is themed. Just ask my college roommates. I love themed parties, themed movie nights, you name it. So any chance to dress up or make an unusual outfit is right up my alley.
Anyway, here are some photos from the Faire. Enjoy and fare thee well! I must away!