This week I am thrilled to be interviewing Heather, the owner and creator of Apollonie! Heather is amazing, honestly, I don't think there is anything this woman can't sew! She makes everything from custom corsets, historical clothing, wedding dresses, cosplay - pretty much everything your heart desires, this woman can sew you up a dream! … Continue reading Interview with Heather of Apollonie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozFLFxvT0IM I found this wonderful and surreal little video showing some Biba fashions from 1969 and I just had to write a quick post to share it with all of you! ❤ I love this!
This short film made by Seventeen Magazine in 1963 on teenage girls features a young Mia Farrow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCbovTHTjQ My goodness, the hair, the clothes, the makeup! The adult male voice-over talking about teen girls wanting to look their prettiest! (Ew!) This film really is something else! It was also kind of surreal to watch, to … Continue reading Seventeen Magazine Short Film, 1963
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Fashion Revolution Week, where I published the emails I had gotten back from an enormous list of well known companies and brands I had emailed asking the question, "Who made my clothes?" I was disappointed in the number of very high profile, influential brands who didn't … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week, Part Two: Update
Sometimes you see something that inspires you so much that your mind just starts racing with ideas. You see something like this: Or this: Or any of the other amazing fabric prints by Forty Venus, for that matter... And your mind starts flooding with images of 1920's and 30's Art Deco dresses, which makes you … Continue reading Art Deco Dress/Outfit Inspiration/Obsession
Sometimes to relax I watch vintage educational films, it's a wonderful way to just slow down and take a break from daily life. I've been watching a lot on makeup and beauty recently and I thought I would share two of the videos I watched recently with all of you! This first video on accenting … Continue reading 1930’s Makeup Videos
Spurred on by my great gal pal Laura at Sew For Victory and her beautifully written and incredibly impassioned post on Fashion Revolution Week, last week I joined the charge in my own small way - by emailing every brand on the Fashion Revolution's website (you can see the list here, under "send an email … Continue reading Fashion Revolution Week, One Week Later…
Recently I was in need of an easy, straight forward sewing project that would be quick and fun and wouldn't require a heck of a lot of over-thinking, so I decided to make myself a gathered skirt. I've made many of these since I started sewing and can damned near sew them up in my … Continue reading Just Me and My Big Ol’ Exploding Tardis Skirt
I watched this movie for the first time (I know, I'm shocked too!) last weekend, after hearing about it for years and wanting to watch it, I finally found it on Youtube! It really is a must-watch film and is right up there in my list of the scariest films I've ever seen. This one … Continue reading The Stepford Wives, 1975 & Revenge of The Stepford Wives, 1980
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et6ALAPVLH4 I love a good 1970's disaster flick! Meteor stars Sean Connery, Natalie Wood ( ❤ ), Henry Fonda and Brian Keith. A meteor dubbed Orpheus is heading straight for the earth, causing devastating destruction around the world before it even hits. The US has no choice but the team up with the USSR to … Continue reading Meteor, 1979