Live Like a Lady

Heeled suede boots, leather gloves, and an ostrich plumed hat…anything between really matter? Sophistication classically defined. Take any look to the next level with heels, hat and gloves.

Photos by Kyle O’Brien

Previously in this Fur and Feathers series:

Lilli Ann


Lilli Ann


This look is SO ME. I found these boots shopping Zappos when I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago, they are still a staple. The mink cap is real vintage, acquired at some fair I am sure, as I adore brown in real life though it less often makes a pretty picture. This was the favored dress by designer Daniel Laukat discovered on set with him and crew, I had to have it! Earth tones are a favorite of mine. Finding this vintage Lilli Ann coat at my local thrift shop on a 50% off day was a gold mine, perfect fit, even though I didn’t realize it was a “Lilli Ann” until a year later! Shop your style and fit, and you can never go wrong! I found this fab alligator purse at Racks Boutique in Sacramento. My jewelry are more vintage pieces collected from online sellers. Collect what you love, and it all pulls together. Live your dreams and dress your life!

Images courtesy Photos by Kyle

Crochet dress by Daniel Laukat



Amid the dark and dank, dare you be bright? Permissions granted. Allow your light to shine.

Midnight Mass this past summer themed their Pinup Pageant as a beach party from the sixties. I have tended to lean toward forties and fifties style from my Lindy Hop days. Interesting challenge to research and outfit a different era, but I discovered that I dig! Inspiration served for my Swinging Sixties series. This suit has been in my closet since the precious summer when I talked about collecting a small Spartan army of swimwear, and I discovered this yellow piece of history as accurate, on my body as well. So I ordered accessories and these shoes, which came with the original 1960s price-tag still attached. I found this fabulous white purse in my favorite vintage community online. A new hair gal did a fabulous job, and I adore this style! I decided to not attend the pageant nor the event. So here is my fabulous look, exclusively revealed here and now.

Speakeasy Photos

Brix the Salon

Previously in this Swingin’ Sixties Series:

Black and White

Black Frost

Winter White