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Tough Enough

Photo by the amazing Keith J. Carson. This is one of the photos from my vintage pin-up shoot a few months ago.  Want to see the painted version of this picture?  Come to my show at Coffee & Crema here in Greenville tomorrow night.  The reception is from 6-9pm, and music will be provided by the wonderful Stephanie Fagan.  Coffee & Crema is located in the Fresh Market shopping center on Atrium Blvd., between Laurens Rd. and Pleasantburg Dr.

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Gee! I wish I were a man…I’d join the Navy!

So, after the Oil and Rouge show, I keep trying to come up with more reasons to do vintage photo shoots!  A friend and I were asked to design the advertising for a USO type event being put on next year by the Greenville Lindy Hoppers, and the Upstate History Museum.  We got the idea to do a pin-up style poster.  We brought back in our friend Caroline, who was one of the models for Oil and Rouge,

dressed her up, and had Keith Carson snap a few photos.  I will post more about this project soon, but for now, here is just a behind the scenes taste!

The lovely Caroline in a WAAC style uniform made by a friend’s mom.

This uniform is my friend Sara’s grandfather’s actual Navy uniform!  It looked so perfect on Caroline that it made me want one too!  I would totally wear this all the time!

Photo by Keith J. Carson

I just thought this was a cool photo (and maybe I wanted to get myself in here…)  That’s me doing a little hair adjustment.  Huge thanks to Keith for being my on call photographer.  I fully expect him to start running away every time I ask, “hey, do you want to help me with something?”

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A Vintage Success!

First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to Oil and Rouge at art & light on Friday (and there were a lot of you!)  The event was such a huge success, and was everything I hoped it would be when I started planning over 10 months ago.  The gallery was packed the entire night, and we actually had to start asking people to leave around 9:45pm.

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Beautiful clothing from Threads in Time Vintage clothing.

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

Blue Moss Jewelry.

Photo by Eli Warren

Photo by Eli Warren

The amazing food by Brick Street Cafe.

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Paul Hoke from Upstate Swing Dance not only kept the vintage tunes playing all night, he even danced one with me.

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My partner in crime, Shantel Lowe.

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A closer look at my hair and the beautiful dress my mom helped me make.  I know the hair is difficult to see because it is so dark, but I didn’t quite get the technique down for the victory rolls.  But, I did twist it and pile it all on top of my head in a way that I have seen in a lot of old photos.

All in all, the whole night was perfect!  Thanks for helping to make it a huge success!

And, in case you are wondering if the blog is going to disappear now that the event is over, don’t worry!  I will keep bringing you all of my favorite vintage inspirations for as long as my little brain can keep searching them out!

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A Sneak Peek

We spent most of the day hanging the work for tomorrow’s vintage affair!  I am so excited that it is finally here!  This event has been in the works for at least 10 months.  Here is a sneak peek of how the gallery looks.  Want a closer look, plus great food, music, and amazing raffle prizes?  Then come out to the art & light Gallery tomorrow night!

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Greetings from Texas!

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My complete absence this past week was because I was visiting my baby sister in East Texas.  This was my first trip to Texas, plus I was really excited to see my sister!  We took a day trip to Jefferson, TX, a great little town with lots of antique stores.  It would have been a really quiet, lazy day, except that it was also a biker weekend, so there were thousands of motorcycles motoring up and down the street.  I did pick up a couple of vintage linen postcards, though.

In the spirit of my trip out west, I hope everyone will head over to the Golden Girl of the West blog and check out her gorgeous photos.

And, Friday night I will be participating in the Recycle Fashion show at the Arts Center in Clemson, SC.  I finished my newspaper dress last night, and it turned out really cool.  I will post photos after the event!

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One month and counting…

Alright, the Oil and Rouge event, the reason I started this blog in the first place, is only one month from today!  All the details are falling into place and we are finalizing the print and email advertising now.  So mark your calendars for Friday, October 23 from 6-9pm at the Art & Light gallery in West Greenville, and don’t miss it!  Here is some of the fun lined up:

Oil paintings by Emily Clarke
Hair and make-up by Shantel Lowe
Photographs by Keith J. Carson
Furniture and home decor by Art & Light
Clothing by Threads in Time Vintage Clothing
Jewelry by Blue Moss
Music provided by Upstate Swing Dance (and maybe a special musical guest!)
Raffle’s for great prizes
Plenty of food and drink
And more!

Do you want to be the only one not there?  More details to come soon!

Photo by Keith J. Carson

Photo by Keith J. Carson

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Oil and Rouge in G Magazine

Oil and Rouge

I was really excited to see the new issue of G Magazine come out last week with the ad for Oil and Rouge: A Vintage Affair!  G Magazine has graciously agreed to be a sponsor for the show, and printed a beautiful, eye catching ad.  The final details are starting to fall in to place, and I am super excited about the show!  Mark your calendars for October 23, and be sure to be there!

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