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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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V for victory!

I have been trying to decide how do to my hair for Friday’s vintage event.  I have a gorgeous black and white 40’s style dress that my mom and I made.  I decided that victory rolls with a big red flower would pe perfect.  I frequently do a sort of faux victory roll look, as you can see in the photo of me in the paper dress, but for this event I want to attempt to do the real thing.  I have been searching through video tutorials looking for someone with hair at least a similar length to mine, and I think I found it.  I love this girl’s look, as well as the music in her video.  I have more bangs than she does, but I think it should work.

Looks easy, right?  We’ll see how it goes.  I will post the results after the show.  Or, better yet, come out on Friday to the Art & Light Gallery and see for yourself!

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At the coin laundry

I don’t know what it is, but I love laundromats.  I think I have a really romantic notion of them, as I have never lived anywhere where I had to use one.  Most likely, if you do use one regularly, you may think I am crazy.  These photos just serve to feed my obsession, though.  Maybe my next series of vintage paintings should be at the laundromat…

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Hyena in Petticoats assembled this collage for her blog post, Laundromat Love!

Hyena in Petticoats assembled this collage for her blog post, Laundromat Love!

And, click on over to the Art & Light Gallery blog, where my good friend Teresa has written about the Oil and Rouge event, happening in one week!

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Presenting…

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I have been working so hard on this and several other shows that blogging took a back seat.  But, I am so excited about our promotional posters that I just had to post it!  So, mark your calendars and be sure not to miss it!!

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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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