Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A perfectly timed kiss (outfit #59)

As promised, here is the outfit that I wore to present Pueblo Modern: Inside and Out.  It's a fabulous 1940s dress in a gray floral, and red stripe pattern.  It actually has a matching bolero, but it was too hot to wear it.  The dress was an Etsy purchase, my shoes are Poetic License, and my red crinoline (not vintage) was from eBay.  The absolute best part of my outfit is my 1940s plastic novelty brooch.  It has two hearts that say, "kiss timer," and a working hour glass that you can flip!! It's my favorite piece of jewelry right now!  We stopped by Taffy's to grab some ice cream before heading to a park to snap these shots.  A guy walked by, who can best be described as Latino Elvis, and asked me if I just got done with a dance performance.  "Nope, this is just me," I replied.  He said, "Really? That's how you rock it? Sooo cool!" 
 It's always nice to get a positive response when you stick out like a sore thumb. ;)
1940's 40s dress redhead bakelite vintage blog Just Peachy, Darling
40's 1940s dress bakelite heart brooch kiss timer Just Peachy, Darling
1940s sleeveless sundress bolero pattern Just Peachy, Darling
XOX, Hannah

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Making a splash (outfit #58)

It's been a crazy whirlwind week!  My husband and I gave our presentation at the library entitled, "Pueblo Modern: Inside and Out."  We had nearly 100 people show up!  I think it went really smoothly, especially considering I am pretty shy and public speaking makes me really nervous.  Strangely, I didn't feel nervous while presenting, it was just the anticipation of the event had me on a super adrenaline high for most of the day.  The local newspaper ran a two page spread about the event and my little blog.  I had a lot of people email me with lovely, supportive messages, wishing to share their stories growing up here and also some of their personal photos of the era.  I realized just how small my city is (100.000 people), because I have been recognized from the article about 5 times in public.  We may present this information again in the future, and maybe even do a part 2, since we stopped at 1959. 
 You may remember this location from an early outfit post I did here.  It's called The Aberdeen, and is probably the coolest apartment building in Pueblo, maybe even Southern Colorado. It was built in 1961 and has this amazing mid-century Miami vibe.  We got permission from the owners to do an early morning shoot there (thanks Megan & Jim!!)  It rained hard the night before and it was still overcast and misty so I expected the water to be freezing.  Nope! It was the perfect temperature.
I'm wearing a 1940s or early1950s deadstock bathing suit that I bought on ebay last year.
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40s 50s playsuit bathing suit swimsuit Just Peachy, Darling
Stay tuned for the outfit post of the dress I wore to present...
XOX, Hannah
Here is the Chieftain spread if you didn't get a chance to see it:
P.S. don't ask me what I am doing in that last picture? It looks like I'm squishing a bug. ;)
Pueblo Chieftain 50s housewife Just Peachy, Darling

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blitzkrieg Bop (outfit #57)

I'm standing in front of, what is rumored to be, one of two Blitz Hangars left over from WWII.  We were trying to take some pics at Hi Podner Park, which is located outside of the Pueblo Chemical Depot.  They have an assortment of missiles, rockets, cannons, and bombs (no explosive charges, obviously), but the park was closed for clean-up so we had to make other plans.  The Chemical Depot was one of three of the largest employers in Pueblo in the 1950s.  We aren't alllowed on the Depot grounds without a military ID, but I've seen some great mid-century pictures when it was in its heyday.  Perhaps, I'll get around to scanning some of them one of these days.
Outift details:  1940s feedsack print tie blouse (Etsy), deadstock 1950s high-waisted sailor shorts (Ebay), assorted Bakelite spacers (Ebay), vintage bird brooch (estate sale), white cork wedges BORN (thrifted)
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1950s high waisted sailor shorts pattern Just Peachy, Darling
On a side note: my husband and I are giving a presentation on Thursday, at the Rawlins  main Library at 7pm.  We will be speaking about mid-century architecture, home interiors, and fashion, specifically how things evolved from the 40s to 50s.  Also, I've been asked to co-curate a mid-century exhibition at the Kadoya Gallery in November.  I'll be sure to share details as the date approaches, but it's going to be epic. ;)
Happy Sunday!
XOX, Hannah

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