Saturday, May 17, 2014

Picnic in the Park: Modcloth's Uniquely You Campaign

Picnic in the Park
 Picnic in the Park: Playful & vintage inspired
Cherry lemonade, clear skies, and plenty of sunshine. If only everyday could be this perfect.

I was asked to style the Garden Home Tour Dress in Pink, for Modcloth, using Wanelo style boards.  You can check out my Picnic in the Park board here.  Are you a Wanelo member?  I hadn't ever used the site before, but I think I might be hooked.  It's a great way to find new products and connect with others who have similar style.  It's sort of like having a team of personal shoppers.
outfit details:
The bold colored florals of the Garden Home Tour Dress remind me of the fabric patterns that were popular in the early 1960s. has an array of awesome vintage inspired pieces and the most covetous collection of shoes ever!!  Here are some of my current favorite dresses and matching shoes.

What are your favorites?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Cat's Meow

This is the dress that I wore when I presented at The Colorado State Preservation Conference earlier this year.  It's 1950's and has THE BEST novelty print of hobo cats.... yes, felines holding tattered suitcases and bindles scattered about the fabric.  I'm in love with the shawl collar and the flared french cuffs.  It's pretty much my favorite novelty dress right now.

1950s cat print dress: Etsy
Kitty cat nylons: Ebay
Grey and black brogues: Jeffrey Campbell
White crinoline: Ebay
assorted Bakelite: Ebay & thrifted

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, May 3, 2014

All the cool chicks

Novelty fabrics are my absolute favorite, and I'm getting quite a collection of quirky prints.  Somewhere along the way I picked up a dress with a huge rooster embroidered on the pocket, and it started a weird obsession.  I started looking for clothing with prints of chickens, roosters, and even nests with eggs in them.  As soon I saw this 1950s skirt,  I knew it had to be mine!  I'm holding the monopoly of Google images on 1950s rooster I've got that going for me.
Outfit details:
50s rooster skirt and matching belt:Etsy
1950s cropped sweater: My Sister's Closet in Minneapolis, MN
40s inspired shoes: Miss L. Fire
Celluloid and rhinestone chicken brooch: Etsy
Assorted Bakelite and plastic bangles: Ebay, thrift stores, & The Robot Exchange
Tomorrow my husband and I are giving another talk at the Historic Boulder Preservation Awards in downtown Boulder, CO.  We've also been asked to go to the Iowa State Preservation Conference and present in August.  I'm super excited!
We were also published in Recent Past Preservation Network's magazine called, Connections.  If you'd like to read our piece, the link is here.
XOX, Hannah

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