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Hello Dear Readers! So much has happened in the last two months since I blogged last. Here is a catch-up!

I helped out Clever Vintage at the Downtown Los Angeles Vintage Fashion Expo. It was such a fun experience! I also have so much more respect for vintage store owners. It is a lot of work to breakdown your booth. 






Sabino and Dave just came into a purchase of a gigantic lot of dead stock 1960's clothes. They were contacted by a friend who wanted them to come and look at a huge lot of clothing in New Mexico. In the basement of an abandoned movie theater laid 90 (yes, ninety) racks of dead stock clothing! Never worn,with no light damage. These 50 year old pieces look brand new!

Locks and Lashes did the hair and makeup for the Spring 14' shoe line for <a herf=http://shop.misslfire.com/products/shoes/ss14-miss-l-fire?all=true>Miss L Fire</a>



I helped ensure the safety of our model!! 

I've also been in full sewing swing in preparation for Viva Las Vegas!!

I found this amazing parrot marterial for 3$ at the Burbank Vintage Fashion Expo. I am going to pair it with black capris. 

My new obsession is petal busts. Since I don't have many patterns, I've been doing some deep research online and in my books on the construction. I did the hand pleating on the above top myself. I'm hoping to get better patterns, but they run 50-200$ (just for the pattern). 

I'm so very excited to sew things for my friends this year! My dear friend Amber picked out this Eva Dress pattern for me to use. We are making her an amazing multi-colored lamé version.

Worst pattern sizing ever.
The busiter is gigantic and needed to be trimmed down so much (I had to use the smallest size for a 38 bust even though it's marked at 34) and the length on this sucker is 35 inches. I am 5'7 and usually need 26 for tea length. Positive notes is It goes together fairly easy. It also has nice sliming lines so your waist looks super tiny. Please be careful if you sew this. You MUST make a muslin trial. 
I would love to get my hands on a tie saraong style, but again - the patterns run 200-250$ for them.

Are you going to Viva this year? What have you done to prepare? 


Next on Technicolor Cutie
Big Sandy at Viva Cantina 








10 comments:

  1. Awesome! Do you know where in NM your friends got all of the clothing? Just curious since I'm in NM ;)

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    1. Jana, I'll need to ask the guys. I know it was from a family who owned a lot of a town (stores, theatre etc. etc.)

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  2. I'm going! First time and so excited!! I'm up to my eyes in fabric... In the middle of three dresses at the moment, and what - 4 weeks till I leave? Ahhh! Hope to meet you there!

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    1. Totally sounds like me! PLEASE if you see me, stop and say hi. It's hard when I go to Viva because you all know me, but I haven't had the pleasure to meet you yet! I'm going to be doing some fun giveaways so stay tuned.

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    2. Will do! We are coming from the UK so its gonna be that bit extra special :)

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  3. I've been enjoying seeing what you're sewing for Viva on instagram! I'm so in love with that parrot fabric!

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    1. That fabric was such a great find! I'm almost finished with that top too!

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  4. I had to reread what you wrote, thinking surely my eyes had tricked me the first time. 90...9-0, racks of deadstock 60s clothing. My word, what a truly incredible find. That's awesome for your friends - and also so very encouraging for vintage lovers everywhere, to know that secret caches like this, uber rare as they may be in this day and age, do still exist and come to light every once in a blue moon.

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. How exciting to get to work on the Miss L Fire shoot. Glad to see you kept the models from falling in the fountain as well! I am going to have to work real hard to resist going into the boutique while in your neighborhood the weekend after next. What money I would have had for shopping is going towards taxes I owe. Damn it! :(

    That top you made will look PERFECT with the black capris you said you'll be pairing it with ;) Looking forward to seeing all of your creations!

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  6. I just happened upon your blog. What a fabulous place! (and that fashion "find" in NM sounds awesome.)

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