Posts Tagged ‘art deco’

A Night at the Paramount

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Every month the Paramount Theater in Oakland has a classic movie night where tickets are only $5 a pop.   A couple months ago I saw Singing in the Rain and witnessed the extraordinary beauty of the theater, both for the first time.  I knew my next trip back demanded fancier attire to match the amazing-ness of this place.






It is without a doubt the most beautiful place I have ever seen.  Tina of Vintage Lovin’ Gal and I decided to feather it up this time around.  I think the drama of feathers matched the film choice of the evening:

The Maltese Falcon, 1942











Tina is looking gorgeous wearing a 1960s green maribou feather shrug borrowed from my etsy shop stock (it’s not yet listed).   Hanging with Tina has made me want to UP MY HAIR GAME!  Seriously!  I had very little time to get ready, and I was going for a 40s updo, but damn, I just winged it and you can totally tell.  Ha ha!   So please, if anyone knows of any great vintage hair tutorials on youtube please send me the links.  I feel there are so many tutorials on youtube now that it can kind of be hard to find the gems.

On me:
1930s blue ostrich feather capelet: Vintage Expo via Crimson & Clover Vintage
40s brown dress with gold cording applique: Vintage Expo
Black heels: Bunny’s Shoes, Santa Cruz a long time ago
1950s vintage leopard print bag: ebay
light blue gloves w/sewed on stars: Fashion Forestry giveaway
earrings: a gift
1950s vintage deadstock light blue stockings: ebay a long time ago

Yes #vintage light blue stockings exist
Yes, vintage light blue stockings exist! Had to wear them to match the capelet.  I love brown and blue combos!


a vintage ladies meetup at the paramount

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

A bunch of vintage-loving Bay Area (and even Sacramento!) ladies have created a girl gang called The Vintage Style Council.  Our mission statement: dress fancy, drink cocktails, gab, and do fun things in beautiful places.  First meeting consisted of getting drinks at Fauna in Oakland then we walked over to The Paramount Theatre for the $5 movie night where they were playing the Hitchcock movie Notorious.  The Paramount is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I have ever seen and it is legitimately one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States!



Here we all are in my most favorite area in the theatre – the ladies powder room!



I took a bunch of photos of the hand-painted walls made to look like wallpaper because it has become a dream to make my bedroom look like this room!


1940s dress: ebay; 40s shoes: Lucky Vintage in Seattle; 40s velvet turban: Sacramento antique fair

I just love having an excuse to get dressed up.  For instance this amazing dress I haven’t worn in a couple years!  It’s a 1940s dress with novelty print sleeves.  What a clever use for a small amount of amazing fabric!  


Terra of DuetVintage and Allyson of BirthdayLifeVintage.


Tina of VinesofCalifornia.  There are just too many good photo ops in this place!





It was a great night and we’re already planning or next meetup.  It’s always inspiring to meet awesome women who are entrepreneurs and creatives with mad style.  Hear, hear to more fancy times ahead!