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A Retro Bridal Shower…

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…So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife!

Sure, times have changed.  Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window.  Poof, gone!  Just like that.  However, nothing says we can’t bring a little bit of it back, right?  I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too?

This week over at the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about a theme to bring out the pinup housewife in all of you…so of course I had to share!  If you’re planning a bridal shower, get ready to get girly…

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 2

(Photo credits ~ Top L: LB Event Couture, Bottom L:, Bottom M:  Head Of The Table, Right:  Anne Taintor)

Consider serving cherry pie instead of cake and grab some Coca Cola inspiration from my friend Kim over at Head Of The Table.  Or, customize your own bottles with Jones Soda!  To personalize, use similar sayings like shown on the gift bags above or even upload vintage themed photos to your bottle labels.

Thank your guests or pamper the bride with pretty little pinup style bath products from one of my favorite stores, Margarita Bloom!

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(Photo credits ~ Left:  Beauty goodies from Margarita Bloom, Right: Vanity Girl of Vanity Fair)

When it comes time to decorate your shower space, mix your retro theme up with this unique turquoise and red Modern Kitchen Theme by Hostess With The Mostess!

retro modern tablescape idea via hostesswiththemostessdotcom apron by themerrymartinidotcom

(Photo credits: Flowers, tablescape via Hostess With The Mostess, Cherry apron via The Merry Martini)

I especially adore how serving utensils were used for the centerpieces – what a great idea!  After the shower, let the bride take them home so she can work on becoming her own domestic diva self.  Don’t forget the apron!

Craving more retro?  Click HERE or visit a few of my favorite vintage loving peeps at GlamourvilleThe Glam Guide, Vintage Glam Weddings, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, GaGaVida and Pin Me Up Photography.  Happy planning, beauty girls!


Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 19:09:19 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

In Love With Pinup Style…

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…And Wheels & Doll Baby!

My good friends threw me  an “Old Hollywood” themed birthday party this weekend, so you know I couldn’t resist dressing the part!  While I love vintage style, I am definitely a fan of the whole pinup look and I’m thrilled to see I’m not the only one!  Yes darlings, this glam look is coming back.   Of course it is…it’s hot!

This got me thinking.  If you’re getting married,  how fun would it be to get all your girls to dress up pinup for your bachelorette party?  Or, if you’re planning a retro fabulous wedding, dress your bridesmaids in pencil skirts and sweetheart tops instead of bridesmaid dresses.  Take a look at one of my favorite places to find inspiration and shop for this look…

Wheels & Doll Baby!

At Wheels & Doll Baby, you’ll find everything you need to achieve that fabulous femme fatale pinup look, whether it’s evening wear, casual or just plain flirty.  From clothing to accessories, you’re set!  Seriously sexy.

Searching for more inspiration?  Last week over at the Wishpot Fashion Finds blog, I featured a few of my favorite sites on pinup and vintage style.  To read my guest blog entry, click  HERE.  Get glam.

Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC01bUTCMon, 19 Jan 2009 06:21:23 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:21 am

Posing Pinup…

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…For Your Wedding Boudoir Photography Session!

As you probably already know, one of today’s hottest wedding gifts for the groom is boudoir photography from the bride.  If you’re planning on doing this, get inspired by these pictures from The Vanities Girls of Vanity Fair for your upcoming wedding boudoir photography session! 

Retro fabulous and oh so classic pinup poses from some of today’s popular starlets:

Surely you could recreate some of these pinup poses yourself, or get creative and make up your own!

See additional pictures of The Vanities Girls by clicking HERE.  Looking for even more ways to achieve that pinup look?  Click HERE.  Now go get glam.  Cheers!

(Photo credits: Vanity Fair)

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thUTCp31UTC10bUTCSun, 12 Oct 2008 08:32:48 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:32 am

Let’s Get Pouty…

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…Bat Those Lashes & Pucker Up Those Lips In A Hot Lil’ Ruby Red!

I don’t know what’s happening to me.  I never used to pay attention to makeup application techniques – I would always kind of just do my makeup the way I knew how.  Then I started blogging and a whole new world opened up my eyes to some fabulous beauty secrets!

Take this awesome vintage look how-to video I found from a post over at the Vintage Glam Blog via one of my new blogging brides – Laurel from Ramblings Of A Future Mrs:

It makes me want to go get all dolled up just watching it!  If you’re looking for ways to do your makeup for your wedding day, this look would be stunning!  Also, check out THIS video I posted a while back to see a really cool video of how to achieve that “pinupmakeup look.

 Now go get pouty.

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thUTCp30UTC09bUTCSat, 27 Sep 2008 11:42:30 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:42 am

Foofy, Girly, Pinup Style Bridesmaids…

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…It’s All About Wheels And Doll Baby!

Have your bridesmaids (or even yourself!) try these on for style for your upcoming wedding.  These ballet skirts by Wheels And Doll Baby are glamorous, fun, girly, foofy and totally sexy!

How can you resist?

With fans of these fashions like the doll that is Dita Von Teese, you’ll get compliments all night long.  Literally.

 See more fabulous skirts, tops, dresses from Wheels And Doll Baby by clicking HERE.  Thank me later (wink, wink;).  Cheers!

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thUTCp30UTC09bUTCMon, 15 Sep 2008 18:38:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm