Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to fix a weak set....

I hot sticked my hair this morning really quickly without adding any product... so by 4 it was looking pretty drab... So I pinned it up... I sort of love it... I hate the way my hair looks up normally but I think I like these curls all pinned up on top. I look like a PUTA in these pictures. Like I'm ready to throw down. Thats what happens when my curls fall out... WHITE HOT RAGE.... hahaha I'm kidding.

unmanicured updo

unmanicured updo

Other then that my boyfriend is leaving Afghanistan on tuesday and should be back in california around the 15th.... Ummm can we just say I am going to maul him like a rabid dog once I see him... :) SO EXCITED!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More Cocktail Hats

These are some new things to The Shop... but not necessarily to Not Quite Vintage. I made these for all of my holiday shows. They are fun and look super cute in your hair!!

The marigold and the aqua are my favorite.

SO fancy and fun!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Leopard Cocktail Hat at Not Quite Vintage

So I am excited to announce that I will be adding some new lovely things to the shop!!! Its been awhile since I have adding anything new to my Etsy but I have been making a bunch of new things for the past 6 months. ( Shame on me ... I know) I have started making more things that reflect my personal style. I have also made a few custom bridal pieces for some girls on Etsy... SO fun!!! I love working with birdcage veiling. I think Not Quite Vintage might have a bridal section for spring... but we shall see.

The newest thing in my shop is the Leopard Cocktail Hat

etsy.... stuff

etsy.... stuff

Then i had the lovely Solanah from Vixen Vintage model some pics of it.

Shes so cute! I love her blog and her style!!! So glad she was willing to model me pieces!

If you are interested in the hat you can check it Here

I am constantly looking for new inspiration so any suggestions on what else I should create would be great!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lazy Days In The Desert

So my parents and brother love to go to the desert and camp and ride atv's and motorcycles... So do my neighbors...Me...mmmm not so much. But I go because its actually pretty fun to just hang out around camp and Gustus loves the desert because he gets to run FREE!! I don't really love riding around but I will putts around a little bit on our razor. Its sort of... uumm white trash... Like ... " desert people" and its sort of weird to think that 3-4 hours away people can be so different. my mom says I need to stop being a judger... but come on... Everyone hates a bro-ho... I know I do! I did manage to take some amazing photos... The sky is so different at the Desert.

Ocatilla Wells New Years

Gustis is my best model. He loves posing for the camera!!!

Ocatilla Wells New Years

Ocatilla Wells New Years

UUUUMMMM I think burning your tree like this might be borderline white trash but it was fun.... Thing burned up in like 2 minutes!

Ocatilla Wells New Years

Ocatilla Wells New Years

Ocatilla Wells New Years

Glamis January 2010

Glamis January 2010

Everything is nice and peaceful then we went to the drag races... and then I was blown away... these things were INTENSE!!!

Glamis January 2010

Glamis January 2010

I wanted to ride in one!!! They were so fast... I like speed as long as I am enclosed in something hahaha. I'll leave the dirt bikes for the boys.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Roller Derby Saved My Soul

Marilyn Monrollher ROLLER DERBY

So in September I set my mind to joining roller derby. My mother BEGGED me not to. Of course for valid reasons. She thought i was going to get hurt.... break my arm, wrist, leg etc etc... Since I am a hairdresser... losing function of any of these limbs wouldn't be the best for business. I didn't listen like most children and went for it... Honestly... I think its the best thing I've ever done for myself. I LOVE IT!!! Totally 100% obsessed with it. You feel sooo.... alive. Hitting and skating with other people gives you such a good feeling. Probably because I am an aggressive person hahahaahah! The sport actually became really popular back in the 1930s-40's then took off again in the 70's. If you dont know anything about it you should either watch Whip It or this You Tube Video. I skate for a new league in Orange County called South Coast Roller Derby!!! So fun. Anyone who is thinking about it should DO IT!!! It a full contact sport and pretty intense ( I've had some MAJOR bruises) but its also a kitschy event. We all wear cheesey uniforms and have our alter ego derby names... Mine is Marilyn Monrollher hahahaah I think it fits perfectly. Favorite part in roller derby??? KNOCKING people on their butts... HAHAHAHAHA I am really good at it too!

We had our team photo shoot last month and it was super fun! this picture was taken by our photographer Pepper Cherry check her website she takes some amazing family photos but also MY favorite boudoir, glam, & Pin up!!! If you live in the area you should totally get some pictures done by her! She's super nice and makes you feel comfortable posing.... Especially since we took these pictures down at the Dana Point harbor and there was constantly people walking by... one dumb lady was like " HHHEEEYYY U LOOK LIKE LADY GA GA..." Fucking lady ga ga??? I don't look like an alien! my friend started laughing so hard because it was so obvious the lady had no clue about what we were about... and it wasn't trying to look like Lady ga ga.... I should have hip checked her into the damn ocean! hahahah anyways isnt my picture lovely??? She photo shopped me!!! Now I understand how magazine covers are made.... lots of photoshopping!

here are some pics I took with my camera of me and my teammates



this picture is my favorite... This girl is sooo cute. She literally is 4' 10"... Shes wearing her skates in this picture and I'm wearing flat shoes.... She doesn't have a derby name yet but I think she needs to be " Tumbleina"


What would your derby name be?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Vintage Manicure


SOOOOOO I've been lurking on The Fedora Lounge and came across this vintage manicure thread.... its for sure a personal preference and my poor nail gal wanted to kill me! She kept on saying... " Let me see that picture again!" Then I told her i want them "ALMOND SHAPED" and shes like " OH noooooo thats too old fashion...." lady.. fucking look at me... does it look like im going for the mainstream trendy look??? UM NO! My hair is curled into an " old fashion hair-do" my make up is vintage inspired and my clothes look like I was sent in a time machine... round these puppies OUT! Dita Von Dess has perfect manicure... She is just so lovely in general..

I like them... I mean up close you are like... these are sort of weird... but while my fingers are at work they look delicate and nice! Next time I will get them not so WHITE on the moons... maybe a more natural look... This was my ladies first time so I had to give it to her... She did a pretty good job.

1940 manicure

and since my dog thinks that the world revolves around him he had to get in on the photoshoot!!! But since hes so cute I used him as a prop!

1940's Manicure

What a sweet pup!!! So what do you think of my daggers? So far my mom and my friend hate them.... but the girls at work love them... so they say... They say.... SO YOU... hahahahah