Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

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!

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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.

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

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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.

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Halloween!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

We had a Halloween party!  I had a fun time decorating.  And luckily we had some good friends help with the food and even some friends that came over and performed comedy and music.  I was a pumpkin.   You’ll see that I went from cute pumpkin to creepy pumpkin.  Nicole and her husband came and we took some creepy pictures, so you’ll probably see more photos in another post.  I hope you guys had a good Halloween!  I’ve really enjoyed seeing everyone’s creative costumes on the blogosphere.  What did you dress up as?

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Halloween! part II

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Nicole just posted a bunch of awesome photos from my Halloween party over on her blog. Here are some of my favorite pics:

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(all photos from lecondevetement)

YAY Halloween!
In other news, DAMN!!! I had no idea my comments weren’t working for you guys.  And here I was all bummed that no one was commenting.  I think I fixed it, so please say hi!

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a happy halloween

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

My Halloween costume source of inspiration:
I was walking towards Haight Street in San Francisco.  I saw in the distance a little girl in a ballet outfit with her mother.  She looked like she just went to a class and I didn’t think much of it.  I walked and watched the cracks in the sidewalk.  I saw the little girl’s ballet shoes and looked up.   Her face was painted with the creepiest clown face.  I instantly smiled.  This cute little girl from afar was scary up close, and I loved it.  I think I smiled the rest of the day.

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chiffon petticoat: American Apparel
pink camisole and white knit bolero: old, sweatshop style
vintage Ferragamo flats: ebay
pink dotted tights: thrifted
face makeup: Rite Aid (reference for creeepy clown makeup found on google images)

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I went to my brother’s house to trick or treat with my nephew, niece and my sister-in-law’s family.  It was a real treat to give some candy out to trick-or-treaters too.  My favorite costume was a kid dressed as Michael Jackson.  My least favorite were the scantily clad teenage girls who used Victoria’s Secret bags for their candy.  VICTORIA’S SECRET BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  When they opened up their Victoria’s Secret bags and said, “Trick or Treat,” I should’ve given them condoms or the url to Rookie Magazine (which I envision them logging on to and instantly becoming smart, interesting young women, recycling their Victoria’s Secret bags with disdain).

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That’s my brother.  I don’t know how he’ll top this costume for next year.  He scared a lot of kids last night, including a super adorable 3 year old angel.

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He even cooked in the get-up.

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He’s also pretty darn crafty.  He made this big bush spider out of styrofoam packing material (painted black) and old black computer wires as the legs.

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Me, my sister-in-law’s sister (who was also a clown, but much less creepy), and my nephew and niece.  Hope you all had a fun Halloween!  What did you dress up as?

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10 Halloween Costume Ideas for the Vintage Loving Gal

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

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Can’t think of what you’ll be for Halloween this year?  Well check out this guest post I did for The Glamorous Housewife10 Halloween Costume Ideas for the Vintage Loving Gal.  I compiled a bunch of ideas for costumes that you can make from out of your very own closet!

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