Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Flower Child

The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child
The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child
The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child | crochet vest
The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child
The Flying Clubhouse: February Flower Child
Every day is a big-hair day, but some days are bigger than others. I never know what I'm going to wake up with - or end up with after styling. I'm not complaining, but it took me years to learn to love 'surprise hair.' I've been using a mousse with a copper tone to bring out the strawberry. It's subtle, but conditioning and my curls like it. It's Roux Fanci-Full, which I hear is the hair beauty secret of the senior citizen set.

'Flower Child' is the name of my lipstick color. It's Jane Weather Wear Lipstick. It smells minty and has always been my favorite. In fact, it was one of the first lipsticks I ever bought. I picked up a few tubes in the 2000s before Jane went bankrupt. Amazingly, I still have some of this ancient lip color, and it's still as fresh as ever. Jane is back in business, but not so Flower Child or the Weather Wear Lipsticks, so I think I'll just enjoy my own stash while it lasts. 

Have you ever kept a cosmetic item over ten years? Or is that just nuts? ;-)

Anyway, I wish everyone a lovely Valentine's Day this Sunday. 

dress: asos (old)
crochet vest: vintage 70s via tender house
macrame bag // necklaces: thrifted vintage
ring: c/o greenola

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine

The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | lapis heart
The Flying Clubhouse: Valentine | crochet dress outfit
Valentine's Day is coming and February is also my birthday month so I treated myself to a vintage crochet dream dress. I found this one at the Hip Vintage Soul shop after much searching on Etsy. It appears to be homemade and had no lining like many crochet dresses from the 60s and 70s, which makes it so versatile. I wore a matching cream-colored slip here, but I might try a red or black one next. 

I've featured this multicolored suede clutch quite a few times before, but I love the look of jewel tones with this white dress. The red tights and lapis heart necklace complete the look.

dress: vintage 60s/70s via hip vintage soul
clutch: vintage 70s
necklace: artmckay

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Velvet Jacket

The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket | tooled leather bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket | vintage necklaces
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket | vintage necklace trio
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket | tooled leather bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Velvet Jacket | vintage necklaces
I had been looking for a velvet jacket for some time. There were some fantastic vintage ones I had come across online, but they were naturally very expensive. I also saw a few nice ones in charity shops, but they weren't in my size. Then, when I was looking for something completely different, I came across this pristine one at the local Salvation Army store for only $5. It was hiding among the women's two-piece outfits. It was just like new - with all its rhinestone cluster buttons intact. It's a little Victorian and a little military, which makes it the perfect contrasting thing to throw over a loose, bohemian dress or peasant top.

I have been growing out my bangs - not exactly to have no bangs, but to have those 1910s faux side-bangs. The best examples I can think of right now are a young Daisy and Violet Hilton and this illustration of Theda Bara on the cover of Motion Picture Magazine. This sort of forehead cover is so swoopy and dramatic - almost as dramatic as a black velvet jacket. :-)

dress: asos reclaimed vintage (old, similar)
velvet jacket: thrifted
necklaces // tooled leather bag: vintage

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Birds in the Snow

The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | sparrow
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | woods
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfitThe Flying Clubhouse: Birds in the Snow | winter outfit
Kimmy: Does this backpack look babyish?
Titus: It is a backpack.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I love little backpacks. Most of them are big enough to fit my camera and/or a water bottle, so they're great for taking on adventures. This green corduroy one was a great thrifted find. The straps zip together to create one strap, but I prefer going about with my hands and arms free.

Funny story: Steven is wearing my mom's old beanie and scarf. She had them for ages and then gave them to me because I thought they were cool. Steven has been borrowing both recently because they're super-warm. (He took the last photo in this set, by the way). 

Her:
dress // tights: asos (old)
coat // backpack bag: thrifted
fingerless gloves: c/o greenola
boots: 70s thrifted-vintage
scarf: shop ruche (old, similar)
hat: target (old)

Him:
coat: thrifted
scarf // beanie: vintage 70s-80s

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sci-Fi

The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | macrame bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | moon necklace
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | black macrame bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | macrame bag
The Flying Clubhouse: Sci-Fi | gray dress
Steven thought the sleeves on this dress were a little 'Narnia,' but I thought they were vaguely sci-fi. Maybe a bit Romulan? At any rate, I love the look of them. The rest of the dress is just plain enough to balance out the sleeves. Also, this is now the most comfortable dress I own. The fabric is like a pair of sweat-pants, but it's even more comfortable because there's no elastic waist. A great find!

I painted this backdrop to create a mini photo studio indoors. It needs a little work - some more blending, I think. It was easier than I anticipated. I used cheap acrylic craft paint on a canvas drop cloth. It took two layers and less than 40 oz. of craft paint total. Anyway, I see it as an evolving project, and it was cathartic to paint on such a large surface - something I haven't done in awhile.

dress // bag // tights: thrifted
moon necklace: gift
tassel necklace: antiques shop

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