Posts Tagged ‘Tina’

picnic ‘n roses

Saturday, May 4th, 2013


It’s nice to know that there’s a girl who lives 10 minutes away who is as excited about getting dressed up and having a picnic as I am.  The lovely Tina of Vintage Lovin’ Gal and I took advantage of the fine weather we’ve been having and had ourselves a little picnic.


Tucked away in the Berkeley hills is a park and a rose garden with beautiful far-off views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Mt. Tam.















1940s dress, 1950s wicker parasol purse, 1950s sunglasses, white espadrilles: ebay
1940s magenta scalloped hat: Vintage Expo via vendor Vintage Blue Moon

And I had to ask Tina to take a picture of me looking like my head was a flower, like one of the singing roses in Alice in Wonderland.




Seeing Dita with Tina

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Sorry for the rhyming post title, had to do it.  One of the perks of my day job is I can sometimes get free tickets to cool things, and last week it was tickets to see Dita Von Teese at the Fillmore in San Francisco!  Gal pal Tina was my date and we planned our outfits over quite the number of back and forth texts, as girlfriends do, of course!  At first I was going to wear a newly purchased handpainted 40s blouse:

And this incredible hand painted blouse! #1940s Japanese scene with beads Agghhhh can't believe it!It's love.

But then I realized I needed to find a way to show off the piece from Dita’s Von Follies lingerie line that I splurged on last year during a Cyber Monday sale.  A little look through my closet and I realized a 70s Alfred Shaheen gown can show it off and cover it up at my whim. Added a 40s tilt hat, black eyeliner & red lipstick, and sensible heels for walking and standing and I was good to go.



70s Alfred Shaheen dress: NOS from Freestyle Exchange in Sacramento
“Her Sexcellency Dress” by Dita Von Teese’s Von Follies via cyber monday sale
40s tilt hat: antique store
Peeptoe heels: Ross or Marshall’s
Velvet purse: thrifted


And Tina wore her amazing bow blouse she found at the Vintage Expo.


It was a spectacular show with sparkle overload!  Dita’s costumes and sets were just incredible.  It was the first high-budget burlesque show I’ve ever seen, so yes, it kind of blew my mind.  Not to mention that now I want to wrestle the MC Murray Hill for his job.  Seriously that is my dream job!  If you plan on going to a Dita show, please ask the venue ahead of time if the show is seated.  I assumed it would be seated, but the entire show was standing room only!  I felt sorry for some of the attendees who got dressed up to the nines with high, high heels.  My toes were going numb towards the end of the show and I was wearing a mere 2 inch heel!  But besides that it was thrilling to see Dita live, I recommend it.


Vintage Pinball Style

Friday, November 7th, 2014

If you’re friends with me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve probably seen my posts announcing the latest event I’m producing.  It combines almost everything I love in life: Vintage Fashion, Comedy, Music and PINBALL!  I’m so excited and I hope all you Bay Area/Northern California vintage-loving ladies can come.


Tickets are only $15 (grab some here) and includes all day access to the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, CA where 100+ pinball machines are on freeplay (no quarters needed!), a vintage fashion fair from 1pm-5pm, a Comedy Stylings stand-up comedy show at 8PM, and a 60s Dance Party at 10PM with DJ Derek See of Derek’s Daily 45 (check out his blog, it’s awesome).

Red Scott, photographer of my blog Comedy Stylings, took a bunch of great pictures of Tina and me for the event promotion and had to share them here.



Can you believe the dress I’m wearing above was once a smock apron?  I turned it into a dress!  Also, please note the amazing art on that pinball machine.  Any vintage lover will go gaga over all the amazing art on these machines, from the back glass to the game board, to the sides of the machine… they are works of art!



Tina snagged this 1940s set you may remember from this post.  But many more 40s era clothes, including some knit sets will be for sale at the event.  Including this super special one from one of my favorite posts ever!




The fashion fair coincides with the Museum’s current Pinball Style exhibit.  Clothing and accessories ranging from the 1930s to the 90s will be for sale, from the personal collections of 4 stylish women, including 2 Etsy sellers (one being Bright Eyed Clothing Co), one being me!  All that leopard above will be for sale. Including almost the entire outfit from this post, and the most perfect Thanksgiving dress EVER seen in this post.  AND the most amazing super rare 1940s hand knit ice skating dress that Tina modeled here (in a total babely fashion, I must add):





So please come play, dance, laugh and shop with us on Saturday, Nov 22. It’ll be so fun!  More info and tickets here.

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