Posts Tagged ‘1940s’

Mary Van Hang with Nicole and me DAAAMN!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Nicole and I went to the SF Friends of the Library book sale at Fort Mason last weekend.  She posted some of the fun we had over on her blog.  Here’s some more images:









my outfit:
40s playsuit, 60s watch necklace: ebay
top: Buffalo Exchange
vintage sandals: Bows and Arrows, in Sacramento CA

Isn’t Nicole’s outfit to die for?  I wore shorts from a 1940s playsuit I recently won on ebay.  It’s a shame I found it at the end of summer, but who says I can’t lounge around in it at home when I want to feel glamorous?

40s playsuit 70s couch



40s playsuit: ebay
scarf: Vintage Pink in Portland, OR
70s couch and painting: was my grandmothers. I pretty much recreated my grandma’s house in my living room : )

And here’s some of the loot I scored at the book fair:


Mary Van Mitchell Brothers DAAAMN!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

I had a rare opportunity last Thursday to perform in the legendary Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre.  The place is a San Francisco landmark filled with history and scandal.  For instance, one Mitchell Brother murdered the other, and people like Hunter S. Thompson and R. Crumb hung out there.  Unbeknownst to me the theater actually has a stage with stadium seating.  I didn’t see the strip club part of the building, but what I saw was classy!  For reals.  I was impressed.  The stage was beautiful too.  I unfortunately forgot to take a picture of it.  But I did get pictures of some of the amazing stuff on the walls in the halls, offices and lounge of the O’Farrell Theatre.

Like the view of the signage, a portrait of the Mitchell Brothers and a pic of woman COMBING HER PUBES!


And for any SF Bay Area KRON4 News watchers out there, you might be interested to know that Jim Mitchell was a big fan of Pam Moore.   It was funny to see her innocent headshot amidst all the nude pinups, and the pic of the woman shooting a ping pong ball out of you know what.

Turns out the Mitchell Brothers supported cartoonists. The place was filled with original R. Crumb drawings. There was even a life-size painting on the wall by R. Crumb – a portrait of a stripper who worked there.


I also go to hang out with my friends The New Eccentrics.  Sarah was spooky and sexy at the same time.  You go girl!


I wore a new 1940s dress I picked up from Thunderhorse Vintage in Sacramento, CA, and a 40s hat from Vintage a la Mode in San Francisco.  The hat was one of those saw it at the store and then obsessively thought about it for days, and had to go back to buy it.  I’ll have to take better pics some other time, but it has beautiful felt flowers and what kills me is the little butterfly made of purple feathers sitting in the flowers.  HAD TO HAVE IT!

Also, remind me to wear a black slip with that dress. Yikes! The flash gave y’all a peek of my bra.

Happy Halloween everybody!  Next post I’ll share some Halloween pics.


Art and Collars

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I’m sure most of you who follow my blog also follow Nicole‘s, but if you don’t you should check it out.  She just posted a few of our recent adventures together.  I thought I’d post some of the pics from the art walk and share my outfit details.




1930s dress, 1950s coat, vintage hat: ebay
shoes: payless; tights: F21; purse: found
1940s rhinestone switchblade comb: Sacramento Antique Fair (it’s so amazing, right?)
collar: Fashion Forestry

Isn’t the collar great?  If you want a sweet deal go here. You can get 50% off if you wear the collar on your blog!  Seriously, they’re perfect for fall.  Get yourself some collars!



Mary Van DAAAMN!

Friday, November 12th, 2010

I performed at a burlesque show last Wednesday at the Uptown in Oakland.  It was a benefit for Eddie who needs money for eye surgery.  Something about performing in burlesque shows makes me excited about dressing up.   It’s the opportunity to be a bit more daring… glamorous… theatrical… and dramatic!  I think the fake eyelashes and 1940s hat hit all those notes and more.

red hearts

40s hat

pale blue and bright red

Dress: thrifted
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa
Belt: ebay
1940s hat: Alameda vintage fashion fair

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