Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hardest secret I've had to keep...

I've been keeping this secret and have been wanting to share it with every one and anyone... it's been hard keeping it to myself & now I can finally shout it from the rooftop!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vintage dress on ebay

Selling a 1950s dress on ebay if anyone is interested:

Plus sized, Full pleated skirt

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2 year Wedding Anniversary =)

Last month my husband & I came upon our 2 yr wedding anniversary and although wedding anniversaries are supposedly a big thing to remember/celebrate... it's really not a big thing with us. We like to celebrate our 'day of meeting' as it has more significance to us... Ever since the day we met we've been inseperable!
But, we figured we might as well celebrate our wedding anni since it falls at the end of summer & we haven't gone on any vacations since our honeymoon. So0o we decided to take a lil weekend vacation to the LA area.

First we drove to Hollywood as Darin has never been to any of the touristy sites there. We started our day by checking out the Tim Burton exhibit at the LACMA (arts museum). It was awesome & I really wish we were allowed to take pictures inside! Then we walked the Walk of Fame, took a look at all the foot & hand prints at Grauman's Chinese Theater & then checked out the Hollywood museum at the Max Factor building. After all that walking in the heat we headed back to our hotel to hang out for a bit & then met up with Darin's brother for dinner. Unfortunately we didn't get to go out for drinks later on as we hit a ton of traffic when driving down the sunset strip & by the time we got back to our hotel room, it would have been pointless to even try to change & drive/cab back over to that area. Boo.
 Entrance to the Tim Burton exhibit

Look how massive my feet are compared to Rita Hayworth's! lol

 Vintage makeup! Max Factor's personal makeup kit

In the "Blondes Only" vanity room
This odd contraption was to figure out the imperfections on a models face & where to use corrective makeup
The "Beauty Calibration Machine"

"Red heads only" room.. I fit right in right? lol

There was also a couple random exhibits in the same building like Hannibal Lector's jail cell...

 A whole floor dedicated to Lucille Ball/the I Love Lucy show

Pee Wee Herman's bike!

I also spotted this dude walking down the street. Look at that mullet! At first I thought he was one of the crappy street performers/impersonators.. but nope... he was full blown redneck from the 80s. lol! I even caught him practicing his karate & nunchuck moves! haha!

The next day I think I was most excited for.. we drove to Long Beach to stay at the Queen Mary!

Before checking in though, we checked out "retro row" located on a street near downtown LB. It wasn't as great as I thought it'd be though. Retro row consists of a block or two with a bunch of thrift stores, an old theater & a couple of furniture stores specializing in midcentury modern pieces. I checked out a couple of the thrift stores.. but found nada. They were mostly full of hipsters & shit. Bah! 
After getting lunch we headed back to the Queen Mary, checked in.. (which was a mess in itself due to a misleading website & rude front desk staff) & then did some exploring.  Finding our room was a bit tricky.. the halls are SO long & there are so many hallways, connections, & stairs that look a like! The ship was pretty amazing. =)

 Stairwell from the lobby leading down to some rooms

Our room.. the portholes opened up too!

Loooong hallway

Darin running up some stairs

This use to be the area with shops that catered to First class only

 One of the ballrooms.. anyone who was someone performed in this ballroom. (Hmm are those Orbs on the haunted ship?)

 Elevators that no longer operate

 And I had to...

That was pretty much our trip. The next day we headed back home to our lil pup Oscar who was anxiously waiting for us at the inlaws house. =)
So ready to spend many more years with my hubby. <3

Monday, August 1, 2011


I shaved a side of my head.
Oh well..
I like it and haven't regretted it since doing it back in May.
As a hairstylist, I tend to get bored with my hair 927349239427 times faster than the everyday client. I am constant need of change with my hair, and can never really stick to one "style".
Luckily, being a hairstylist, that means I can also come up with ways to rock my hairstyle even in ways others couldnt have thought could be done.
Shaved side + vintage hair??? yes.. I did it. And it's my modernized version. Go me.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Brother...

Loves me.

I've gone through some tough shit within the past 2 weeks and although my brother and I aren't that close to each other and pretty much the only thing we share in common is our Mom & Dad... I know he has my back and will probably do anything for me. I am not happy with what has happened overall, but I AM glad to have seen that he DOES care, and I am reminded that he is not just someone I share a genetic code with, but he is, my BROTHER.

Monday, May 2, 2011

4.30.11 & Booze, broads & hotrods

Saturday was the usual day at work.. minus the fact that it was my "official last day of assisting" at the salon. Yay! lol. So for now on I will be full time Tues - Sat, "on the floor" or shall I say "behind the chair" taking clients of my own for cuts, color, styling & makeup! Go me!
After work I headed back home to get ready to go to Booze, Broads & Hotrods later in the evening. The hubby and I were going to have another couple come along with us, but unfortunately after waiting around a couple hrs for them, they decided on not going. Supposedly my friend's bf was feeling sick.. but I have a hunch they chose not to go as it's just not their scene. I really wish my husband & I had more friends that were into the whole rockabilly/psychobilly music, culture & scene. It's so hard to find others in this area that share those interests!
I'm taking friend applications now if interested! lol.

So I guess the whole time I was at work, Darin, my dear hubby had been working hard to get the '62 Comet working well enough to drive over to Brisbane where BB&H was being held. Yea.. he wasn't planning on showing it off, but insisted if we were going to go, we HAD to take the comet to complete the night. hah!
So here we are, on our way...

We were a bit confused when we got to Brisbane.. I dunno, maybe we just had something else in mind on the location for the 23 Club venue. I almost felt like it was off the beaten path... ya know, like it was near SF, but then kinda hidden towards the hills I guess. Reminded me of the Niles district here in Fremont. Kinda on the outskirts, not so popular old part of town of Fremont.
The venue ended up bein pretty neat.. but again, not what I was expecting as the last 2 booze broads & hotrods I had attended were at the Clarion Hotel in Millbrae.. which = more room for cars, vendors, dancing, & aimless wandering around. 
The music was good, people were nice.. my husband even scored a couple free drinks off some douchebag at the bar who just felt like giving out drinks. lol. 
I had a couple drinks myself.. of course I kept it classy though. I'm not one for stumbling around and making a fool of myself. Unfortunately for me, and many others.... drinking any sort of liquids while out at events makes for eventual bathroom breaks in the near future. I think that's when I started getting irritated with the whole place. For so many people attending this thing there was only 1 ladies room that I saw and it only had 2 bathroom stalls... which meant LONG lines. 
If there's one thing that drives me crazy when going to bars & lounges.. its lack of bathrooms!!
I was near pissing my pants while waiting in line & about to use the men's room cuz I had to go that bad. Fortunately nothing of that sort happened. I did get irritated when I noticed a couple of girls ahead of me deciding on having an amateur photo op in the bathroom and thus holding up the line even longer. Common, wtf.. pee, or drop your load & then get the fuck out. Be curtious to others about to pee their pants!!
After that 1st bathroom break, I kinda got an idea for what any other future bathroom breaks were going to be like and pretty much stopped my liquid intake. =( We stayed for awhile longer but after another bathroom stop I think my husband noticed my bathroom situation frustration and we ended up leaving. Kinda sucked to leave early, but at the same time I am able to say I enjoyed the time we DID spend there (minus the bathrooms lol).
I think had we had friends to join us we might have stayed longer.. but I think the combo of the crowding, lack of friends (that sounds so sad), & bathroom situation we were content with cutting the night short. 
We ended up going to In&Out for a super late dinner then going home & passing out. 

Even though the night wasn't GREAT, I still had fun. It's always nice to go to events like these where everyone else around you is just like you. It's fun being able to walk into a venue & feel like you just did a time warp. To know that the people around you like the same things you like.. to know you're not being judged because we look like we're from the "wrong era." =)