Monday, June 4, 2012

Waiting...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope this week finds you doing well out there. I have much waiting in the wings and under development. Exciting stuff, fun stuff. The newest little endeavor I'm most excited about is Stag, my new store slated for a Father's Day (June 17th) Grand Opening! Stag, will feature fine vintage men's goods; books, records, clothes, accessories and even some pieces from photo shoots past! As you know, I like buying vintage items a great deal and I like to keep my photography, costumes and props fresh and this will provide a means for me to do all of that. (Plus, you will now have a chance to buy some really top-knotch items.) The piece below will be used in most of my product photography. Isn't it great? It's a display from a men's store. Standby for more details, and let me know what you'd like to see me carry! I can honestly find anything and I'd love to help find that special gift for you, or the man in your life...


Speaking of styling and shoots and vintage, a client sent me this great series of Kodachrome photos compiled by a man in Russia using the Shorpy blog. (Shorpy, for those who don't know, is a virtual treasure-trove of vintage photography. Amazing stuff.) His selection has some great captions and the images themselves are just wonderful. The colors, the faces, the clothes, all that industrial war machinery. You really can't beat it. My favorites are below and you can find more here.




I have to tell you guys I have seen some strange movies lately and I want to share. (I attribute this to the fact that Netflix either has a poor collection of popular movies or the fact that its movie suggester is getting way too good... probably both.) Most recently, I watched the 70's futuristic movie Death Race 2000 starring Keith Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Wow. Where to start? This movie is just plain strange but the costumes and the cars make it fascinating. It's your typical race to the death premise like Logan's Run etc... but the dialogue, crashes, and inexplicable sex scenes make it worth the wait. Oh, and then you have Sly Stallone grunting out monosyllabic torts and Keith Carradine wearing a rubber mask to really keep things interesting. Again, wow. If you like corny 70's movies, check it out.






I would like to wrap up this post with a book I stumbled upon recently that I can't believe really exists. That's right, the image below says Do-it-Yourself CoffinsFor Pets and People. Now, come on, folks. Is this for real?  Can you imagine someone being this cheap? And what do you line it with? I can picture that little jaunt to Joanne's Fabric: "Excuse me, can you recommend a nice satin that would look good as a coffin liner?" Wowza.



Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

2 comments:

Chrisy said...

Amy looks fab...particularly in that first pic....am sure your new shop will be a great success...at least it'll have magnificent photographs! Off to check out your new listing....

Jessica Beebe said...

Thank you, Chrisy! I'm sure if nothing else, the shop will look good. :D