Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Rooftop Rendezvous Vintage Fashion Show

Friday night I had the opportunity to attend the Rooftop Rendezvous Vintage Fashion hosted by Sandro and Tati. The event took place on the rooftop of the West End 25 apartments with a gorgeous view of the Potomac, Georgetown, and Downtown DC. It was a perfect poolside location to check out some great summery vintage looks (the swimwear was my favorite). Check out the pictures below. Sadly, this was an event which made me realize that I need to save up for a new camera. I still managed to find a few diamonds in the rough. Enjoy!

The location itself was gorgeous and really made me reconsider living in a town house. Perhaps my landlord will decide he wants to put a pool on the roof.

The event also included an Opera singer, so awesome. I'm glad I managed to capture his hand movements.

The Fashion Show:

These two outfits just make me want to go to brunch and then shopping at the farmers market. Perfect for a casual summer Sunday.

I love the bright print on this skirt and that the blue matches his hat. I'm really happy to be seeing more bright prints like these. There is just something so happy about them. And I will never get enough of necklaces with huge beads.

Sadly this was the best picture I got of this orange knit dress. As a knitter I can appreciate the work that goes into a bulky knit dress, especially one that looks as sexy as this one.

The lighting at the time that this dress came out was perfect to show off the sequins. Such a fun look for a night out.

This dress makes me want to go out on the lanai with a pitcher of Sangria. The only thing missing for me is a big floppy hat. I think the best clothing tells you where to wear it and this dress certainly does. One of my favorites of the night.

Another of my favorites was this lace bathing suits. It looks so great on this model. The sheer effect is sexy without going overboard. Lovely!

These two outfits have convinced me that the next time I go swimming at night I must wear a bathing suit with white on it. Specifically white piping. I will never get lost!

One final time around the pool.

Katherine Limon of My Signature Look, one of the organizers of the fashion show.

The After Party:

Two of the fashion show guests Sarah and Bailey. I liked their outfits and got them to pose for me. Bailey is a recent graduate of the Art Institute in Fashion Design. I love Sarah's use of the red lipstick trend. It's a nice color contrast with the black of her dress and accessories.

Sadly, I didn't get a good picture of this fabulous gold dress during the show. The model kindly posed for me along with Chris Rushton and Ninette Oommen who were responsible for the gorgeous hair and make-up.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Check it out!

Photos are up at Elizabeth Anne Designs for a photo shoot I styled for Julianne Smith from The Garter Girl. Go check them out and comment on the post so that Julianne wins the contest! It was such a fun day that it's nice to see that the pictures turned out so well!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Seersucker Social

Sadly I was working all day Saturday and could not go to the Seersucker Social, a bike ride and social where everyone puts on their best vintage duds. The event was sponsored by Dandies and Quaintrelles who also organized the Tweed ride last fall. The Washingtonian has a great slide show of the event. Enjoy all the vintagey goodness and start stocking up on your vintage tweed for the Tweed ride!

Image courtesy of the Washingtonian

Update: More pics over at DCist.

Image courtesy of DCist

Yet another update! Reader Candice clued me into this great video her brother made of the event:

The Seersucker Social from ReadysetDC on Vimeo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Inspiration: New Dress A Day

Right now I'm kind of web obsessed with New Dress A Day, a blog where instead of cooking her way through Julia Childs cookbook, the author modifies a dress every. single. day. Oh, to have the time and closet space! Plus she spends a dollar of less on each outfit. Looking at the blog all I want to do is buy large over sized caftans to turn in to cute sundresses. That and live in the desert and drink sangria all the time. In a word, it is very inspirational.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm on the Worn Magazine Blog!

One my vintage modifications was featured on the Worn Magazine Blog. It's about mid-way through the post, the turquoise terry cloth dress. I hope to have more of modifications at Junction soon.