January 14th, Daily Outfit

  • Vintage creme lace collar
  • Black sweater (the same one I always wear)
  • Black belt, thrifted
  • Wrap skirt with deer, roses, and house pattern – New Bohemia, ATX
  • Black knit socks
  • Black heeled Mary Jane shoes

Black hair debut! Sorry about the sore expression on my face. I swear I was super happy this morning, I got to sleep in and drink coffee in my pajamas before going to the ice cream parlor and having a really successful day.

My Red Hair Evolution

September, 2007, I was living in Eugene, Oregon. This marks the first time I went REALLY red, with chemical dyes. I was fresh from the beauty parlor in this image, and I have a few blonde highlights towards the front. I had been using henna for about 6 months before this.January 2008 – Living in Portland, Oregon. The rainy weather was really great for pincurls – they held their shape & were very springy & octopus like.
February 2008 – Fresh from the beauty parlor here. I got my hair cut by a curly hair specialist who “diagnosed” the curly geography of my head. The verdict: one half of my head is curly, the other half is wavy, and it tends to be strait in the back. Huh!
March 2008 – I had JUST moved to Austin, Texas. I was obsessed with making this pincurl-set-in-a-mohawk look work. It never really did ;p
May 2008 – Just at the beginning of my first Texas summer, chilling out in a 1920s slip and bare feet!

July 2008 – I evolved the pincurl mohawk into looser pincurl sets, topped off with fancy antique headbands.August 2008 – Fresh from the beauty parlor in this shot. The stylist had put it in velcro rollers in the back and set the front curl in a kiss curl. I like this style, but I could never duplicate it myself.January 2009 – For a few brief months, I experimented with going a lighter red, and opted for a strawberry blonde color.January 2009 – The strawberry blonde, close up.
March 2009 – Musee Mechanique in San Francisco – back to my trusty red!August 2009 – Displaying a monster avocado while in Brazil. I had let my hair fade over the summer, mostly so I could swim every day.October 2009 – Swimming season is over, and I’m back to red. This marks a time where I found out how to dye my hair using Medium Intense Red from Sallys & 20 Developer – a very, very affordable way to color my hair.January 2010, with Anja from Clever Nettle and Nika Kaiser. My favorite ladies!
February, 2010 – natural curls with kiss curls in the front.

March 2010

July 2010

November 2010

July 2011

December 2011 – Me and Angeliska at the December Vintage Vivant.

Farewell, red hair. What fun times we had together!

There are a few reasons I decided to go darker. The most important reason being that I was starting to feel very proprietary of this hair color, and when I would see it on other people I let it drive me crazy. It’s a silly feeling when I dissected it, after all, I didn’t formulate the chemicals that came up with the durn thing. However, it was a signature color for me, and sometimes signatures need to be changed up every five years or so. I’ve never had black hair before! We’ll see how it treats me.

I Love Red Heads

RedHeadedWoman430wRed headed woman on an airplane, 1940sred_headed_womanOne of my favorite movies, starring Jean Harlow
redhairgallianoRed head from John Galliano’s Boudoir Doll collection
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IMG_6972My Gentle River Blythe. I took her into my hair appointments and told the stylist that I wanted her hair color!
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January 11th Daily Outfit

  • Black beret – found hanging on a fence post in Ann Arbor, MI a few years ago.
  • Dress from H&M, bought in San Francisco when I was 26
  • Black stretchy belt – American Apparel
  • Black thick knit socks
  • Black pointed witch boots – actually from a Halloween supply store, and I wear them all the time as “Victorian” boots.

Hello 7am! Don’t you look swell?
I’ve had this dress for several years now:
November 20
November 20th, 2007
Here I am in my living room in Portland, all those years ago! I have the dress turned around backward, so that it buttons up the yoke.

January 10th Daily Outfit

  • Navy blazer that goes to a 1940s suit
  • Vintage lace collar
  • Yellow cotton dress – I think it’s from the Gap, maybe 7 years ago
  • Yellow American Apparel tights
  • Creme lace tights
  • Navy Cassandre¬†shoes from Remix Vintage Shoes

Today we had a photoshoot for a feature in VegNews magazine, so we all wore yellow dresses in the ice cream parlor and posed with waffle cones! It will be in the March issue, I think!

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

In my latest search for vintage ice cream ephemera, I came across this sheet music for “You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!” recorded by Waring’s Pennsylvanians in 1927. I bought this to hang in the ice cream parlor for a place to display our first dollar bill. It looks really cute with the minty green ice cream parlor chairs in my house.

When I flipped it over, it has bonus choruses I’ve never heard before! Even a chorus for flappers!

Here is the recording:

I’m a super sucker for 1920s novelty songs. Thanks for indulging me!

January 8th, Daily Outfit

  • Red ribbon in hair
  • White shirt with Peter Pan collar and ruffled sleeves
  • Overalls from Nicole Katherine Designs
  • Mary Janes

I bought these overalls before the Holidays and I’ve worn them nearly every day when I’m working at the ice cream parlor. These photographed rather dark (it was 8am) this morning, but in the daylight they are a rich denim color. I have nothing but amazing things to say about these overalls. I’ve had people of all ages & types stop to compliment me. One woman even yelled out her window in the Home Depot parking lot “LOOOOVE yer outfet!” in a Texan accent.

For those of you following my outfit posts for the last 6 years, you know that I’m not generally a big fan of pants, but all of these vintage reproduction ones are quickly changing my mind!