Monday, July 22, 2013

Vinyl Junkies Rejoice!

                                             

I just got an e-mail from Amazon.com that when you buy a CD or LP that is available through their Autorip program, you instantly get the MP3 version for FREE! This is great news for audiophiles like me that love their vinyl, but don't like to play it on a regular basis for fear of not being able to replace it.

They have some good classic music available too. Below are some of my picks:


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Plus Size Rockabilly Sailor Dress ON SALE





I came across this adorable plus size sailor dress on Modcloth.com today and it is on sale! Only $48.99 and in 1X-3X (43-53" bust sizes). Snatch it up quick!

UPDATE- now it's only $34.99! Yowza!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Vintage Hollywood Glamour

historiful:

Actress Jean Harlow (1911-1937), on the set of George Cukor’s film, Dinner at Eight, 1933.
Pic from historiful.tumbler

Mae West in Goin' to Town (1935)
Pic from BlueVelvetVintage
There is nothing like the Hollywood glamour of the Golden Age of film during the 30s & 40s. Everything seemed to have a little more class back then, plus the fashion was to die for. Movies had amazing costume designers, like Adrian and Edith Head, and the public was quick to emulate the elegant style they saw on the big screen. If you have never work a garment cut on the bias, you need to add it to your bucket list. It hangs beautifully on your curves and looks great on all body types


Perhaps part of the charm of that time is that celebrities were a bit more mysterious. Obviously, they had as many scandals as we do now, which is made evident by the content in the files of famed Hollywood private detective Fred Otash, recently made public for the first time.

So in the spirit of Hollywood Glamour, I put together an Etsy treasury of some fabulous goodies.
Vintage Hollywood Treasury by Tart Deco

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Best Bra for a Vintage Rockabilly Shape


http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Maidenform/0471_Lilyette_Enchantment_3_Section_Cup_Bra_re_a1?$product_d$Okay, I am going to "go there" and talk about bras. As a plus-size, hourglass gal who loves vintage styles, I would get SO frustrated with the lack of support and proper shaping with the molded cup bras that are so popular nowadays. Seriously, they suck. 
So after spending a day at a Boston Store trying on ALL of the bras, I stumbled upon the Lillyette Enchantment 3-section cup bra. Once I put it on, in the right size, it was like the clouds parted and angels started singing in the heavens. [OK, maybe not angels, but I started humming a nice little ditty.] The sections in the cup gave me more lift and the slightest point, perfect for Rockabilly styles. Lillyette also has a great 2-section Enchantment minimizer bra that also gives a great shape, especially under a sweater. And it comes in a leopard print- rowr!
Here's the best part- both bras are on sale for $15 dollars right now!! One piece of advice before you order online, go to a department store that has a decent bra section and try on a few sizes of the Lillyette bras. I ended up in a different size than I used to purchase because of the new shape of the seamed cups. Also, the whole measurement formula to find your size doesn't work, especially when you get into plus sizes, so please take the time to try them on. You'll thank me!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vintage Bangs at Va-Voom Vintage



Va-Voom Vintage


Brittany at Va-Voom Vintage is having a week of vintage bang tutorials. Day one- Audrey Hepburn. Great start! Be sure to visit everyday for some adorable vintage hair styles.

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