Tuesday, July 20, 2010

new look

Haven't posted a look in about 2 months, so here ya go ...

I wasn't so sure about my outfit this morning. Mostly I was worried about the texture of the blouse in contrast with the flouncy, cotton skirt. The blouse is a very fine polyester, but almost feels more like silk.

Everything thrifted except the shoes and skirt.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Adjust-o-Matic Dress Form

Very, very excited about my latest eBay purchase. It all started out when Leah and I took some horrendously disgusting photos of ourselves for the Etsy store. We realized, "If we can't stand to look at these photos, who is ever going to purchase the clothes??"

Enter the dress form. Leah's about to have her own for costuming classes she'll be taking in the fall. These little babies double nicely as Etsy models. I've always admired vintage dress forms used by Etsy sellers -- however, I have not adored their hefty price tag.

Luckily for me, I found this incredible Adjust-o-Matic dress form on eBay last week! It's a cardboard paper dress form that adjusts to fit the size clothing you're making. After doing a little research, I found that they were manufactured in the late 1960s and 70s.

She's a much lovelier model. She also scares the living daylights out of our cats (and me, when I walk downstairs in the dark).

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Summer!

Hello hello! It's been a while since we've posted (obviously). The blog also has a new look, thanks to Shabby Blogs! Head over their way for some fabulous FREE blog templates. Love! Leah's blog is also rocking one of their designs.

What's new in our world? Well, not much, except that we're getting ready to part ways for a while. Leah's about to go back to college and open an exciting chapter in her life. It's so difficult to find friends with whom you're instantly comfortable, and friendship comes easy. We're like that. So, I'm obviously sad to see her go, but happy to be visiting a great friend in a unique, artsy, fabulous city.

On my side of things, Meri Vintage was tracked down by Omaha Mutual to be featured in their "aha moment" campaign! Specifically, they wanted to talk with my about launching an online photography business. I was happy to oblige, and met up with them during their stop in Huntsville. Click above or here to watch my interview.

Will have more to post later about our latest thrifting trip, my latest find on eBay (a vintage 1960s Adjust-o-Matic dress form!). You can also check out Leah's blog to read all about our She & Him Extravaganza last weekend!