Reuse, Recycle! Vintage Hat Friday!
'Cause Halloween is ever-y daaaaaaaaaaaaay... I'm not the one that's so absurd!
Any-hoo, it has been a *busy* week for us as we have been in meeting after meeting and getting closer to finishing the first modern furniture kit by Akemi Tanaka. Frankly, we're exhausted! But in a good, satisfied "we did it!" way.
So heeeeeeeeeeeere's... Vintage! Hat! Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Celebrating reuse, recycling, and just an excuse for us to wear a vintage hat!!!
My four year old has deemed that Amy looks like a bee-yoo-tee-ful Princess!!!
Amy: “God Save the Queen”:
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. “Um….what part of that is vintage…or recycled…or anything?!?” I’ll admit – not as much as usual, but I do have a few aces up my voluminous sleeves.
1. The fabric used for the blue overcoat was from a bolt I bought in a thrift store in 10th grade.
2.The necklace is another high school vintage thrift find (from Italy!)
3. The outfit was sewn by my grandmother, myself, and my mother in law Ginger (then my future mother in law) for a high school musical (Camelot). While there is nothing particularly vintage about that, I like to imagine that putting enough time and effort into the costume allowed it to hold up beautifully long after the high school theater department was done with it, and saved it from being thrown away and taking up space in a landfill as so many other costumes are fated to be.
4. And my very last Ace – The Crown. The ‘hat’ today is made of the trim off a vintage mirrored tray. And while part of me thinks “Ack – I used a vintage mirrored tray for parts!” part of me is darn proud of my high-school-self’s’ ingenuity. So it’s Vintage and Reused! And there is corn embossed in it, so I suppose you could also consider it an endorsement for agriculture…if I was desperate. Which I AM!
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!Copeland: Well, like I said, it has been a busy week and I've been scrambling. On top of having three jobs I love, I've been in business meeting after business meeting *while* also getting my children ready for *their* Halloween parades today!
But I've certainly been channeling the pirate this week, personally and at work. So in that spirit, I decided to depart from my planned "elegant and proper, show 'em you can clean up well" and instead decided to... Stand And Deliver: I call my outfit, "RUINED!"
The hat? I can't remember when I acquired it... years, poor thing.
The dress? Even longer. When I bought it in an old junk shop down on Broad, it was already threadbare. But I've always loved this dress... and have worn it ripped, shredded, soiled, to many an occasion. The "A" I pinned on the Halloween I was pregnant... heh, heh... The other pin? Oh, that was where the pin on my voodoo leather jacket went! I finally found it! All this time it was on this dress!
The gloves? Remember that estate sale Amy and I went to a few weeks ago? Well... Fitted leather gloves, three bucks! Amy even helped me fix them! (So is that fair to use in my costume? Hmmm... maybe I'll switch them out...)
The hose? Bright pink fishnets! That I bought VINTAGE from the 1960s, still in the package, in a vintage store! (So yeah, they get a little baggy 'round the ankles after a few minutes...)
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