So excited about our upcoming event! 50’s Ladies Day, Sunday July 16, 12-5pm. A fun day of 50’s inspired hair and make-up tutorials along with 50’s inspired dresses by our in-house alterations and clothing designer Amy Ant.
If you would like to be a hair and/or make-up model during the event, we have a few spots left. Just $20 for each service. To watch and learn is absolutely FREE! Tutorials will be every half hour on the hour (ex. 12pm hair, 12:30 make-up). A great way to get all dolled up before a dinner date. This event is an open-house style so no reservations needed. Event starts at noon with tutorials starting right away and goes through 5pm.
Amy has been sewing like crazy to have a selection for you to see. The great thing about her dresses is that you get to choose the pattern, the material and within two weeks, wa-la…. you have a dress custom made to your body that fits you perfectly. How long has it been since you have had a piece tailored to fit you perfectly? This is how it used to be before imported, cheaply made clothing that is becoming more and more disposable. Better to invest in a piece that you love and you will wear for a lifetime! The 50’s is our most popular decade for clothing, however, the challenge with true 50’s is that the waistline is on average 25 inches! This is your chance to have something very special made just for you!
If you have items to be altered, new or vintage, bring them with you and Amy will get you all taken care of (between hair tutorials). Hems, darts, sleeves shortened or removed…. Amy is your gal!
As many of you know, my first business back in 2001 was a photography studio and gallery. Since opening the shop I have taken on the roll of producer and stylist for our editorial photo shoots. Always fun to blow the dust off my camera and do a little mini shoot. It was a very hot afternoon and 3pm is the worst time to take photos but that ‘window’ was the only one we had so we went for it.
Looking back to image research, most film was in black and white until the later 50’s with color film being quite expensive. Have to say, my favorites from this series are the black and white images.
Special thanks to Laurel who modeled along with designer Amy. Hair for both models was done by Amy (who will also be doing hair tutorials for our 50’s event) Both dresses hand-made by Amy.
Look forward to seeing you soon!