Sunday was a lazy Sunday which called for my favorite leopard lounge set. Jumpsuit and sleeveless duster by Le Voys, another brand I'm taking a liking to. I have two lounge sets by that label, and they'e such great quality and design I though for sure they'd be one of those sought after brands. Looking the name up there's barely anything out there! So I guess not. But I like it, and will keep an eye out for more from that maker.
Oh my hair?
I just whipped that up for an "off" day.
Kristen Behlings did it for a fashion show I was in for Jitterbuggin on Saturday. More on that later! But yes, it turned out fabulous. She is a magician. No I will not learn how to do it and do a tutorial. If I tried to do it myself I would end up sobbing in front of the mirror with scissors in one hand and matted chopped off hair in the other.
I got the lounge set while working for Urban Eccentric Vintage. The jumpsuit came in the shop first, and it was one of those things I resisted buying. But it was constantly mocked and scowled at by customers ("who would wear that?"), which I always silently took as a challenge to make it look fabulous. So when the matching duster came in the shop I finally took them both home.
And this is probably the most hilarious picture of Hobbes and I there ever will be.
Last week my brother, nephew and I went to The Evergreen Air and Space Museum. I think I had been when I was a little girl, but I can't remember. Either way, it was great! Especially amazing seeing The Spruce Goose, of Howard Hughes fame. It's GIANT. I could only get photos of fractions of it, so down there is a pic of me at it's nose. See? Giant.
We're not really flight or space enthusiasts, but enjoyed it nonetheless. I think besides The Spruce Goose, a 1928 passenger plane (with tufted leather seats) was my favorite. Must have been so terrifying exciting to ride a plane back then.
I wore my Aviation blouse from Jitterbuggin, which started a conversation with a really admirable woman named Rosemary. She liked my blouse and I liked her vest covered in pins and badges. She told me about them, and most are military from various family members. One was a photo of her first husband who survived Pearl Harbor, and ones from her second who survived Iwo Jima. Then she had many from her children and grandchildren who were/are in the military. Amazing woman! Most of her life spent waiting for someone to come home, I can't even imagine.
Saturday we went to a WWII encampment at Fort Stevens state park. I borrowed a 40s mechanics coveralls from Fab Gabs, and everyone loved it! I don't know why, but I really, really love coveralls. I never feel so cool as in a dingy old jumpsuit. Too bad my mechanic dad didn't show me how to work on cars, I could have fit the roll to a tee!
We walked around and learned some new things, and the people in the Red Cross tent even remembered me from attending two years ago. Everyone was so nice, and so knowledgeable! Being someone who loves vintage, but in kind of an "all over the place" sort of way, I admire people who dedicate themselves to something so specific. Where do you even begin?!
And speaking of WWII military events, I am waaaaaaay too excited about the announcement of The Winter Soldier movie. Like. You don't even know. I am counting down the days. Outfit planning. Breathing exercises. Y'know, normal, sane person stuff.
Many thanks to Fab Gabs for loaning me the jumpsuit. Sorry if I "misplace" it for a while...
Caught sneaking pics of soldier bums. Whoops! I'm a creeper.