Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back to the Future Rocks!!!!

So, my darling boyfriend is slogging it out on night shift tonight, which means i must choose a movie to watch. I could of course do uni work, but that would be sensible, so ill pick a movie instead.
Ive been watching heaps of period films of late. My current favourite has to be "A league of their own". Its about women's baseball during the second world war. Not only does this movie feature girls kicking ass in sport, overcoming personal challenges, all the while missing their beloved husbands, sweethearts and brothers who are off war-ing it up; it features some simply fabulous costumes. I guess it inspired my latest addition to day wear, being white socks with brogue's and dresses/skirts. Love's it.....

Anywho, I'm thinking tonight will be Back to the Future. The Back to the Future trilogy is simply something of cinematic genius. I love it. Ive loved it for years. Here's why:

  • Time travel. Time travel is one of my personal goals for the next 10 years. I would like to travel through different era's (preferably in a delorian), collecting inspiration and tools to carry out the rest of my life as a vintage wearing babe with ease. I may need to add a trailer to said time traveling delorian so i can fit all the stuff ill bring back. Going to Europe with only one suitcase was bad enough, not doing history with only the passenger seat of a delorian to bring back my wears.

  • The wild west: Most people who know me are aware of my obsessive passion for history. I spent many of my childhood years trying to imitate the life of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie (the books, not the TV show), complete with costume and my own house on the prairie (a cubby house in the paddock behind our house). So, my original obsession with Back to the Future started with BTTF part three. This is the episode where Doc Brown is transported back to the wild west. I loved Clara Clayton's costumes, her house and her telescope, and the fact that you could see corset strings under some of her costumes. I guess this fed my obsession with undergarments worn through out history, but more on that later.

  • The 1950's: this one is a more recent obsession. Ive always loved clothing from different eras, but only more recently, in the past couple of years, have i honed into the decades that i like the most, and what i can incorporate into my daily wardrobe without looking too much like a crazy lady (i don't know how well bustles and bonnets would go down at the local westfield). Back to the Future parts 1 and 2 give a good insight into the 1950's. Casual day wear for school or the local milk bar, as well as formal wear for the enchantment under the sea dance, provide inspiration for the vintage enthusiast.

  • Marty Mcfly: He's such a dream boat. Need i say more.

Anyway, ill stop crapping on about the movie and actually go watch in now.

Ta ta amigos

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello Interweb!!!

Hello Interweb!
So, this is my first attempt at blogging. I wont pretend that I'm overly interesting or super cool, but lately I've been reading a lot of blogs about people who love vintage, who dress vintage every day, people who just generally love old stuff. I have always felt that i was born into the wrong era. I love old stuff. Its as simple as that. I love old clothes, old books, old houses, old trees, old movies, old music, old hairstyles. The list goes on. Up until a few months ago, i always felt i was alone in this passion for all things "olden days". It was only when i started searching for 1940's hairstyles that i came across several blogs belonging to gals who shared the same passions as me. Finally!!! I'm not alone!!!! So, i thought i would maybe try and contribute to the community i have discovered by blogging about my adventures in a modern world as an olden days gal.


A bit about me:
  • I'm 21 years old
  • I'm studying Nursing at Uni
Me, about to rock out to Alice Cooper, with victory rolls, at Sonisphere.

  • I have an awesome boyfriend who is generally just awesome
  • I have a cool family that lives all over the place
  • I don't have a tattoo
  • I love dressing in vintage and vintage inspired clothing
  • I love spending way too much time on my hair
  • I recently started swing dancing and it is soooo much fun
  • I'm quite clumsy. I try to avoid wearing white, as i spill anything and everything on myself
  • Despite being quite girly, i love camping and fishing and driving really big vehicles
  • I think you cant take yourself too seriously. Try to enjoy what your doing. Try not to get too upset if things don't work out

So, I will attempt to entertain people of the Internet with whats happening about the place. alternatively, you may use this blog as a tool to overcome insomnia, i wont be offended, i like helping people.

Cheerio for now,