Monday, November 12, 2012

Something To Try !

This is simple enough to do at home and better yet, inexpensive. This idea is derived from the famous Louboutin heels! Not too many of us would think of painting the underside of our nails bit it looks amazing.


Image courtesy of www.onewed.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Long Time

It's been quite a while since our last post.... But hey we are back! We vow to bring you more vintage wonders. 
We have been on the move and have gone all over L.A. looking for furniture. In our journey we found a wonderful spot named Wertz Brothers Furniture. While not everything in the store is vintage or antique it's still fun looking at all the cabinets, armoires, dressers, and desks. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and are honest about what you are about to purchase. We bought two 1910-1920 walnut, french style bed frames (pictures coming soon!). They have two locations, one is the furniture store (1607 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA) and the other is an antique mart (11879 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles, CA) with 106 booths and 84 cases! We are making plans to visit the antique mart soon as well.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to enjoy the sun in style!



On our search for some awesome specs for this spring we came across some pretty amazing Ray-bans. They're Ray-Ban's 5226 eyeglass collection and come in five prints, I chose the striped avana RB5226-2144. You can't get them directly from the Ray-Ban site but you can find them on amazon or other optics websites. I love these because they're cat eye frames and I won't be afraid to use them since they aren't any of my favorite authentic vintage frames! Even though they are Rx frames I got nonprescription green lenses put in, just in time for these warm sunny days! What are your favorite summer time specs?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Save the date! Ink-N-Iron June 8-10



I know it's a little early to announce it but hey I like to plan ahead! I'm excited to present to you the Ink-N-Iron festival in Long Beach, California. It's got a bit of everything for everyone, whether you love: Kustom cars, burlesque, tattoos, art, fashion, music, food, or all of the above, this is the place to be. The festival is three days from June 8 to the 10th at the Queen Mary. The ship as well as the dome and surrounding area will be taken over, for three days of tattoos, and beach side fun!



This year the band line up/ schedule is like this:
Friday June 8

Observation Bar Soirée
Red Skunk Jipzee…..12am-1am

MAIN Stage
Suicidal Tendencies………..10-11:30pm
Corrosion of Conformity …….9-9:45pm
TSOL………………………….8-8:45pm
Torch………………….……7:15-7:50pm
Long Beach Vagrant…………….6:30-7pm
Black Cobra………………..5:45-6:15pm

Tiki Drive-In Stage
Undead Vampire Collection…8:30-10:30pm

Sin Alley
Pleasure Portal Cabaret-………12:50-1:50am
International Pole Performer Showcase……11:45-12:45am
Los Shimmy Shakers………………10-11:30pm
The Avenues……………………….9-9:45pm

Queens Salon
Tattoo Contest…………6:00-7:30
Best Tribal
Best Traditional
Best Japanese
Best of Day Friday………9:00-10:00pm

Saturday June 9

MAIN Stage
TBA..……………….....…10:25-11:45pm
TBA…………………..…..9:20-10:05 pm
Misfits ………………………….8:15-9pm
She Wants Revenge …….......…7:15-8pm
The Mission Creeps ….......……6:15-7pm
Adolescents..…………….....……5:15pm
Slackers….…..…..……….....…….4-5pm
Aggrolites………………….….…….3pm
TBA……..……………...............…..2pm
TBA………………..……….………1pm
Rezurex…………………………….12pm

Tiki Drive-In Stage
Undead Vampire Collection.......8:30-10:30pm
Legendary Shack Shakers…..................7-8pm
Lil Red and the Howlin’ Wolves…..6-6:45pm
Bo Porter……………….5-5:45pm
Awards Ceremony…………4-5pm
Shake Before Us …………3-3:45pm
Pine Box Boys …..……..2-2:45pm
Red Skunk Jipzee ………..…..1pm
Dirt Daubers ….…………….12pm

Sin Alley
Pleasure Portal Cabaret …...................……12:30-1:30am
International Pole Performers Showcase....…11:15-12:15pm
The Palominos…………………............…..10-11pm
Dave Alvin………………………….......…..9-10pm
Marti Brom….………………………………….8-9pm
Pat Roberts& the Heymakers……………….7-7:45pm
Pleasure Portal Cabaret………………............6-7pm
International Pole Performer Showcase ………….5:20-6pm
Los Shimmy Shakers……………….4-5:15pm

Queens Salon
Tattoo Contest………….5:00-7:00pm
Best Black & Gray – SM
Best Black & Gray – LG
Best Arm/Leg Sleeve
Best Portrait Black & Gray
Best Portrait Color
Best of Day Saturday……10pm

Sunday June 10

MAIN Stage
Pennywise..……...….8:30-10:00pm
Face to Face..……...…7:10 -8:10pm
Punk Rock Karaoke…..…6-6:50pm
Pin Up Pageant………......5-5:40pm
Polecats………………..3:45-4:45pm
Quakes…………...…..2:30-3:30pm
Koffin Kats.………......1:30-2:15pm
The Avery Wolves….12:30-1:15pm

Tiki Drive-In Stage
Voo Duo……….……....…..6pm
Thee Merry Widows …....…5pm
Kings of Hell…………….…4pm
Stephen Rey & the Slicks…..3pm
Raygun Cowboys…….....….2pm
Low~Volts…………....……1pm
Los Bandits…………......….12pm

Sin Alley
Pleasure Portal Cabaret …………7-8pm
International
Pole Performer Showcase ………6-7pm
Los Shimmy Shakers…..…4:50-5:50pm

Queens Salon
Tattoo Contest…………….4:30-6:30pm
Best Back/Chest Panel
Best Color – SM
Best Color – LG
Best Overall Male, Best Overall Female
Best of Day & Best of Show…………..7:30-8:30pm

Aerial Show Times:
Fri 9:30p Main Stage
Sat 3:50p 6:50p wharf & 9:50p Main Stage
Sun 3:45p wharf & 7:50p Main Stage



I went a couple years ago and I'm making it my mission to go this year. My favorite part is the car show! I had a blast... didn't get tattooed but we'll see what happens this year ;)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Vintage style bicycle project update

A little while ago we did a post on our bicycle project. We wanted to take a couple of cheap bikes we had, and to save some money we decided to overhaul these bikes. We took the them apart, making sure to keep the parts in bags. We sanded the old paint, once with a medium grit sand paper and again with a smooth grit. After or before sanding you can wash the frame and all the parts that are gonna get painted with dish soap to remove any grease. I like washing the frame after sanding so any dust left behind can be removed. Let it all dry and now you can spray the primer. We purchased all the paints at Home Depot. I chose almond and teal and my sister Geraldine chose flat black and pink. Here's where we're at so far. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Straw is back!

It seems that every year straw bags are never absent from the store shelves. But should it? It's perfect for the beach or wear around town on a warm day. It looks like it's no longer limited to just a beach bag either; earlier this month we spotted some odd (ugly?) slip-on sneakers! We also saw some adorable peep toe flats.... perfect for the beach. At any rate, we will always be fans of the straw bag.

Pantone color of the year

Suddenly.... a burst of ORANGE! Everywhere you go it calls your attention . . .
Flipping through magazines and shopping around town we've noticed, orange is all the rage. Looking at Pantone's website I found out the color of the year is called Tangerine Tango! Pantone comes up with a new color every year and this year it's: Pantone 17-1463 . We all see and interpret color differently, so Pantone company has made a standardized way for communicating color accurately across many types of industries. So go out in style with a little Tangerine in your outfit!


-Geraldine

Thursday, April 12, 2012

vintage style bicycle project

Hey guys and gals!
With the on coming of the glorious spring weather, we got the urge to head out and bike ride. 'Wouldn't it be great if we had vintage bicycles to ride?' we thought. Sadly, we don't have the cash to either get new bikes or much less for amazing vintage ones. However, that did not stop us! A while back we got a beach cruiser and one of those thin racing bikes that are popular now. They're both old, perhaps from the 80s. They were free since they had some issues. So we decided to make due and DIY this whole project. We want to get a vintage look for less! Bellow are our before pictures. Not too great looking right?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Julien's Auctions' - Hollywood Legends


According to the Associated press, there will be over 100 images of Marilyn Monroe that have never been seen. Marilyn's photographs belonged to her make up artist of 15 years and will be sold along with their copyrights.  Also there will other memorabilia from stars like James Dean, Frank Sinatra, and Charlie Chaplin up for auction from March 31- April 1.




www.juliensauctions.com
Article by: Sandy Cohen

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the hunt!



So we have been on the hunt for some amazing vintage specs to wear and thought it'd be a good idea to share some of our finds with you all.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"A Ride of Death"

Thought this was interesting. Here's a few pages from a 40's pamphlet on bicycle safety. So, these are some things to keep in mind next time you ride a bike...brought to you by Retronaut, and Gene Gable. To see the rest, I invite all of you to go to Retronaut's site. Enjoy!
                                                                                                            



Friday, March 2, 2012

Hollywood Graffiti- icons in spray paint

We went to the Arclight cinema in Hollywood the other day and saw the cool art the have. This time they have some cool multi-media art by Greg Auerbach. He took vintage newspapers and cut out articles that are related to certain movie stars or directors. He puts them together like a collage and then spray paints a stencil of famous film icons. For example, James Dean is spray painted over vintage newspaper clippings of ' rebellious, troubled, disenfranchised, and marginalized youth, car racing, the road game of chicken, and his life.' I put a close up of that one here. He also made one of Marilyn Monroe made with articles of 'tragic beauties, sex symbols, her marriages and blonde bombshells.' There was even a Clint Eastwood one with articles about ' the antihero, damnation, salvation, morality, the loner, redemption, cowboys and revenge.' It was amazing, but I don't think I'd have the heart to cut up a vintage newspaper!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Hall of Fame



Here is an amazing tiki shot glass, its one of the most unique sets we have seen! It recently sold on our eBay store quicker than it took to post lol. Check out our shop at the link above for more great finds. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

How to make friends by Telephone

Have you ever gotten a phone call by someone that sounds rude or like they don't care? We think everyone needs to read this as a reminder of proper phone etiquette. Currently, with so much new technology, it's so easy to avoid one on one contact with others. We have become so impersonal with things like texting. Sure, it's a quick way to communicate, but it's so much nicer and thoughtful to call someone now and then. Perhaps it's something that'll vanish like cursive writing? For those of you who'd like to know how to make friends over the phone, here's how 40s style. Enjoy!



Images brought to you by Scott Steffens and Retronaut.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vintage Valentines!

Have you been thinking about vintage or vintage inspired valentine's day cards to make for your valentine? Here are a few cute, silly, and strange ones. Enjoy!