- Sage green knit dress from the 20s(?), gift from my mother
- Antique peach bed jacket with lace trim and lace heart pocket, Charm School Vintage
- Belt is actually a headband with antique lace and crystals from Louise Black
- Peachy lace collar from the 30s was gifted to me by my roommate
- Pink socks, American Apparel
- Mary Janes, Payless
Point of fashion: Today I met up with Sophie of The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party at a bridal expo in the Texas Hill Country. Sophie throws fabulous themed tea parties with real fine China, tiny sandwiches, and French Macaroons. I came with my phonograph, and decided to coordinate my outfit with the hand painted flowers on the bell of my phonograph, which run in the families of peach, sage, mint, and pink.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is the most popular time for couples to get engaged, thus, there are a lot of newly minted financees! This is the most exciting time to catch people because the path to their wedding days are still quite wide. They show off their engagement rings, talk about their party, and dreamily sigh about wedding dress shopping. They aren’t “in the woods” yet, merely surveying the storybook forest.
I made a little collage of the day, featuring a bridal tea party design by The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party:
- Curry knit hat from Urban Outfitters a few years ago
- 1930s dress with stiff ruffles and pearly buttons – from Uncommon Objects
- 1950s navy fabric belt – thrifted from Goodwill
- Black knee socks
- Black and brown T-strap shoes – from Target a few years ago
Today I took Austin Phonograph Company to a wedding at Mercury Hall in South Austin. I was a little apprehensive, because it was my first Jewish wedding to play, and I didn’t know what I should wear. I’d been to my cousin’s Bar Mitzvah at Temple about ten years ago, but I didn’t know if there was a special dress code for a wedding. I read on a few websites that ladies are supposed to cover the neck and upper arms, as well as the head. To be safe, I chose a dress that is modest but properly festive for a post-Thanksgiving party.
The event had a more traditional ceremony, but there was also an all-girl Mariachi band playing called Las Coronelas (watch this video, it is UHmazing), a man rolling custom cigars for guests, and plenty of attendees with neck and elbows exposed.
Here is my little corner of phonographs next to the wedding cake, chocolate tamales, coconut cookies, and key lime pie shooters.
I hope your Thanksgiving was fun and restful – I held a baby rooster and spent time with friends.
- Creme Beret – bought at Disney World at age 13 in or around the French Pavillion at Epcot Center
- Vintage scarf around neck
- Creme blouse, Buffalo Exchange
- Green belt
- 1930s skirt that goes to a suit set, Uncommon Objects
- Green octagonal purse, given to me by a friend who moved to Korea
- Pink fishnet stockings
- Green cameo ring from Angeliska
- Creme shoes, Buffalo Exchange
Sometimes I think that burlesque would be a natural direction for me to swim to, but then I get myself into a project that involves meticulously attaching thousands of rhinestones to an object, and then I think, “Nah.”
Yesterday I spent many hours making special deer antlers for costumes I’ll be wearing on Sunday. They involve Pepto-Bismol pink deer antlers, chandelier crystals, velvet, bloody glitter, and St. Sebastian.
Please come see me model two spectacular outfits this Sunday, from 5:30-8:30 for a FREE Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School session: EAST Sketchy’s!