I hope all of my American readers had a great Fourth of July and I hope everyone had a great weekend. We went to my husband's uncle's house and had carne asada. We were suppose to have ribs but hey it was still good. We had apple pie and ice cream which I am a huge fan of. Such a big fan in fact that a few years ago all I wanted to eat was apple pie and ice cream. Nearly drove Jesse crazy.
No that FireFox isn't being a pain in the butt, I can let everyone know what I've been up too. Almost a month ago I went to the biggest Rockabilly event in Northern Nevada. It's still in it's very ealry stages but has the potential to be great in a few more years. Last year, it was extremely hot and humid. This year it was hot and windy. Not a great situation when you happen to be wearing a light weight skirt. Good thing I always wear bloomers/biker shorts under my skirts.
Here's a few photos of me at the event. We didn't stay too long since I started to get a mean headache towars the later part of the day. Blouse: Bettie Page Clothing Skirt: made by me Hairflower: made by me
I got to wear out my new brown wedge shoes but forgot to take a photo. They were pretty comfy but squeaked a bit whenever I walked.
A couple of weeks before we went to visit the family and did the Rockabilly Riot I went in for a trim. I've been getting my hair trimmed and layered on a regular basis now. I like it shorter and it's much easier to roll in curlers. We went to our usual place and noticed the "hairdressers" were not on the ball. They were paying more attention to their conversation than the customer in their chairs. They were so distracted that Jesse was getting his hair cut without wearing a cape . He got COVERED in hair and then the lady had the balls to say to him "Why didn't you tell me?" Like it's his job to make sure she knows what she's doing. My hairdresser cut my hair way too short. I didn't notice at first since it as wet but once it dried up I was shocked. She cut it too short. Needless to say, we're not going back to them
I haven't been shopping all that much lately. It's been much too hot . We had a heat wave going were it was topping out at 100F everyday for a week. It was only getting down to the high 70's at night. I did make a few purchases in the last few weeks. Anytime we're in Reno I make it a point to visit Junkie's. I've had great luck finding awesome vintage pieces. This time around I got a few bangles, a pair of Lucky Lou's carved wood shoes, and a vintage Malco Mode petticoat.
Here are my newest bangles top to bottom : Carved Bakelite $2 ,vintage plastic bangle $1.50 , Green Lucite bangle $3.00 I was super excited and happy to get my first piece of carved Bakelite. It's such a pretty brown color. They had a gorgeous 1950's beaded cardigan too bad it was a small. I doubt it would have even fit my sister who is on the petite side.
The Lucky Lou shoes I'm going to sell on eBay. I was so excited when I found them. I have been wanting a pair of them for a while but I can't see spending $100 on one pair of shoes. They almost fitToo bad they are 2 sizes too small and a bit on the narrow side. If they had been a little wider, they would have been mine. All mine. Here's a listing on eBay
I went to the thrift dtore last week and they were having a 50% off entire store sale. Yay! I love those sales too bad I never get their calender to remind me when they are. I was able to buy a few things I bougt a bundle of terry cloth fabric. I buy this stuf ehnever I came across it since I make my own cleaning towels. I like being able to cut one up whnever I through out an old one. I also bought a vintage hat that I plan on selling, a cute ood donkey brooch and some vintage curlers.
He may not be vintage but I love him. He looks like he has a bit of an attitude.
I have never used vintage curlers so I diecided to give it a try. I used three of each of the types from the photo above. I figure that this would give me a better idea of how each curled. Here's where the trial and error take place . I really liked the way my hair looked in those green curlers. They were the easiest to sleep in.
I really love the aluminum curlers. Some were made by Goody and the others are TipTop. I loved these curlers. They have a little clip to catch all of your ends and keep them in place. I have a hard time keeping my ends in whenever I do a wet set. They do not want to be tame and controlled.
I slept in them over night. The aluminum ones were a lot harded to sleep in and can get very close to the scalp. In the morning I rolled them out and I got these awesome curls. They were super tight and tiny.
This side is where I rolled the green rubber rollers. Not as defined. I did notice that since the body of the curler was square it really kinked the hair. It was like having a square curl if that makes any sense.
You can see some of the kinkiness a lot better in this photo.
Then came the brush out. I tried and tried for over 30 minutes to get some semblance of unity and uniformity but it just didn't work. I used pomade to try and tame it but nothing worked. At this point I did figure that tiny curlers arent for me. I get a bad perm look.
I was able to roll the hair into some victory rolls. I do love the way the top of the hair had a slight curl/wave to it. It makes the hair more interesting and cute.
All-in-all, it was a great experience and experiment. I loved the look of the vintage curlers themselves but I don't think they are for me. Maybe if I had shorted,thicker hair it would have worked out better. I tried it and I'm glad I got to see what become of them.
I leave you with a photo of Ridley warming up in the corner of the dining room. It was during our mini heatwave when the daily highs were in the 100*F. I didn't let him go out for fear of burining his paws on the cement. He got let out in the evenings though harness and all.
I hope the rest of your week goes great and you have lots of fun.