Sunday, November 23, 2014

Harry Potter uniform at Smithsonian American History Museum

Anyone in the DC area? The Smithsonian Museum of American History (which also houses pop culture stuff) has one of Dan Radcliffe's Gryffindor uniforms on display in the glass cases right in the lobby! It's a bit hard to photograph behind the glass, but here are a few pics. If you're in the area, you might want to take a look!  

Also a Mickey Mouse hat. ;-)

Victorian Maggie pin

So I spotted this one on ebay and it was unlike anything I'd seen before or anything I've already got in my mostly Victorian Maggie pin collection.  Can't wait to get it in the mail!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lit-Up Ball

Last year the Arlington Library did a benefit that was Gatsby themed. This year it was James Bond: To Russia With Love 1950s themed.

I decided to go all vintage. I found a black 50s gown on Etsy that fit perfectly, a 50s hat from Madge's Hatbox, a 50s purse, a giant 50s necklace (the first one I found broke in the mail on its way to me so this was actually the second one I ordered and was even more perfect). I bought some 50s shoes, but they were too small so I sent them back and just wore my Edwardian American Duchess shoes. I bought seamed stockings on Amazon, but they were apparently made of spider silk or something and got two runs as I was putting them on. So I complained and got my money back on those. Oh, and then I decided I needed faux fur so for $4.99 on ebay I found a 50s velvet short cloak with faux fur.

I tried to do a sort of French twist with my hair - it was mostly covered by the hat.




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ida McKinley Dress

They had a new dress up at the Magic Kingdom Hall of Presidents (new to me anyway) - Ida McKinley's gorgeous black lace pigeon-front dress.