Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vivien of Holloway

I am honored to have been asked to review some items from Vivien of Holloway. I have been eyeing their stuff forever, but never took the plunge and ordered anything. Maybe it's because I was worried about shipping overseas? I feel silly now, because the items they sent me are spectacular. These UK girls really know how to make some cool clothes! 

When talking about cool, you don't get much cooler than red bluejeans. Just ask Gene Vincent! When I saw VOH's 1950's red denim jeans on their site, I loved how they appeared to hug the models' curves. It is so hard to find 50's style jeans that are fitted through the hip and thigh. I was hoping these would be just what I was always looking for. And boy, they are more than I could have even imagined! These jeans show off curves for days! These jeans feature a high waist, tapered leg, and side zipper. They are 97% cotton and 3% elastane, giving them just the right amount of stretch. The length was perfect to be worn straight or cuffed. I chose my size based on their size chart, and they fit perfectly. Remember to use the size chart girls, because UK sizes aren't the same as US sizes.

I also loved all of VOH's Gypsy Tops. I picked out a classic length one, so I could tuck it into a skirt or jeans, but it also comes in a crop top. This is the Classic White with Navy Ribbon. It just screamed Marilyn in River of No Return to me. This peasant style top features cap sleeves, elastic neck/sleeves, and vintage ric rac trim. I chose the M and it fit correctly. 

Even though these items are made and shipped from London, they got to me super fast! I was really impressed. No problem with shipping at all. Thanks again to Vivien of Holloway for allowing me to sample these items! I'm sure you gals will be seeing me in these red jeans a ton this fall! 

Do you own an VOH pieces? If so, tell me about them in the comments below!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Bellfuries, Amber Foxx and More!

We spent the Sunday of Dollie's birthday weekend at a real doozy of a show, located at a bar called Boondocks in Corona,CA. The Bellfuries were in town! And not just The Bellfuries, but also Amber Foxx, JW Long and The Weyman Creek Boys and The Midnight Boys! Talk about a birthday treat!

The Midnight Boys were up first but we unfortunately hadn't recovered from our previous night's hangover to catch their set. We felt really bad about it as the Boys are good friends of ours. When we arrived, the band on the stage was JW Long and the Weyman Creek Boys.

JW Long is the little brother of Amber Foxx and very talented in his own right. His style is a fun mix of yodeling cowboy songs and hillbilly old timey music, topped off with a sprinkle of punk rock. The crowd was very quick to sing and dance along!

Next up was the always fantastic Amber Foxx. We've written about Amber many times before on this site and what else is left to say? She's a sweetheart of a person and her voice is the best in the West! Her and her band never fail to get people out on the dancefloor. Be sure to go see them perform if you have a chance!

After Amber we patiently awaited The Bellfuries, one of our very favorite bands. We don't usually get to see them much in California but lately they've been out on the road a lot and this was the second time this year we've been able to see them. Lucky us that we'll be able to see them one more time when we travel to The New England Shake-Up

The Bellfuries were amazing, as usual, and capped off a great weekend of birthday festivities for Dollie. They played for a nice long time and covered all their hits. After the show there was time for more dancing, more beers and plenty of photo ops with good friends. What a fantastic time it was!

-Zack Simpson
The Rockabilly Gentleman

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hump Day: Looking forward to the Weekend!

Wow, already Wednesday again and time to start making your weekend plans. Plenty going on to make for an action packed time, so check out these flyers and call your friends up! 

Take a trip to Oakland maybe?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

OOTD Social Club: Harlequin Week!

Last week we had our most successful week yet in the OOTD Social Club. The theme was harlequin print and it was a big hit! I even set different themes for each day of the week. This theme really showcased how colorful the vintage community is! 

The first theme was vintage harlequin. I wore my vintage harlequin top with a vintage black skirt. 

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