Thursday, February 13, 2020

Vintage Egypt, Part 3: The Nicer Day Wear

Lace insertion.
The lace has little sphinxes and pyramids on it!

After a hot, sweaty, dusty, day out, coming back to the ship and putting on something light and cool was absolutely heaven! 

Where I live, I'm used to the heat, and the joys of having a fresh, clean outfit to put on, so I made sure to bring lots of easy dresses so I would have plenty of fresh clothes. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Vintage Egypt, Part One: The Planning

My biggest sewing project of 2019 was creating a 1920's travel wardrobe for a trip to Egypt.

The trip was organized by Goodspeed and Bach, and was a vintage themed Egyptian tour, inspired by Agatha Christy's famous novel, Death on the Nile. It involved staying at historic hotels, visiting all the best ancient sites, and a week long, privately chartered Nile cruise on a 19th century steam ship, the S.S. Sudan.

The trip ended up being absolutely epic. But before we could go and enjoy the time traveling voyage, I spent about eight months planning and sewing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019: In Review

A review of (almost) all my favorite looks from last year. Mostly vintage looks, and mostly chronological by month. Some historical. Some new makes, and a lot of re-wears. The vintage was a mix of me made and true. And most true vintage only made this post if I made something for the outfit (like my giant Christmas corsage toward the end), or was just plain proud of my hair, haha! 

I hope to get around to posting about some of the more interesting outfits, but till then, I'm plopping these pics down for blog posterity. Cheers!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Repeal Day, and a New Evening Jacket for My Rose Gold Gown

In December of 2018, The Mob Museum downtown celebrated Repeal Day with a costume party in their basement speakeasy. I've always wanted to get to the Mob Museum, but haven't found the chance. This was the perfect way to go!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Vionnet Star Dress, Part Two

For last New Year's Eve, I decided to wear this dress again. We went to the Cicada Club, in Los Angeles, which has a very vintage vibe (beautiful Art Deco building!), so I decided to really accessorize. And it was New Years! There's no better excuse to dress up!

Monday, December 30, 2019

The Vionnet Star Dress

In October of 2018, my husband and I traveled on the Orient Express for the second time. The first time was in 2015, and I wore some beautiful modern evening gowns. I loved them, but told myself, if we do this again, I need to make my own.