Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Connie's Costumes

Lately, as I've been trying to keep up with my vintage lifestyle/beauty commitment, I've been paying more attention to my coiffure. Ever since I loved Lucy rockin' the Italian Cut in the Black Wig episode I've completely fallen for it! Originally themed on Gina Lollabrigida's chic look, the Italian Cut looked great on many a mid-century maiden, including Liz Taylor and...my idol of the moment...Connie Francis!


Ok, I'm no Connie Francis and I realize I can never hope to be that gorgeous until my next lifetime...in any case, check out my redo of the 'do...



Speaking of Connie...these paper dolls were definitely worth re-blogging from HOUSE OF RETRO! And right in tune with my current mid-century madness! I would thu-rillll to wear anything of these outfits, especially the ones I've mentioned in the captions...

Hi, I'm Connie...let's play dress up!

I'll take that quilted pink robe, yellow headscarf, LBD and fur jacket...

Kimono robe, red ensemble with headscarf! Pink dress and short black evening jacket...

Collared grey dress, red dress, pink ensemble and that yummy, rose-festooned party dress...

Purple unmentionables...black dress and bag, red coat...

Blue dress! Yellow dress! Red and white dress with hat! Polka dot midriff! Black gown with fur and a tiara...

Black jacket with pink skirt, red shorts with floral top, yellow ensemble with pearls!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cheesecake, Anyone?

Darlings, you already know what a vintage fanatic I am, but did you know I try to live a vintage lifestyle, as well? Here's your chance to meet 'the real me' behind my bad wig, up close and personal! I have a new blog  I call GALORE LIVING, and I hope you will stop by my for a visit, get to know me better and see what I'm doing with yet another attempt at yet another blog! 


MWAHHH!

Photo credit MT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good Heavens.....

...has it really been over a month since I've GAM-O-RAMA'd?? I even missed my annual PRIDE POST, which breaks my heart! Good thing my archives are filled to bursting with a good five years worth of fun! Every blogger needs a break now and then. For now, I'll try to get you up to speed.

As usual, I've been up to no good in my bad wig! First, I skipped out on the last month of my lease so I could immediately move into my dream apartment (dreams can come true!) Seriously, I basically sneaked out on a Sunday, dropped the keys in the rent box, left my mattress behind the dumpster and called it a day...a good day! Trashy, I know, but at least now I'm happy as a clam...if a clam can be happy, that is.



The following weekend I hosted a "Wine Toss" game at a local Arts Auction Gala! Three rings for 10 bucks and if you ring a bottle, you get to keep it. I was drinking a little of that wine, too, and giving everybody shit, not realizing that these were the city bigwigs and I shouldn't have said that to the Mayor...but how was I to know the Mayor was a young lady?? (Well, not exactly YOUNG young! Younger than me...but who isn't these days?) In any case, we sold a couple cases worth of wine and I got a great big round of applause at the fabulous dinner party that followed. In typical fashion, I stood and blew Hollywood kisses...Thank you all! (especially you, Mayor) Mwahhhhh! MWAHHHH!



The next bee I got in my bonnet was inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race and I thought, if Mama Ru can be an ordained minister and throw impromptu weddings, why can't I? So, friends and sinners, I am now, officially, an Ordained Minister! You may now call me REVEREND GAMS GALORE!


In the State of Washington I can marry ya or bury ya...your choice. Remember, I put the 'fun' in 'Funeral'!

My plan is to buy an old bus and put together a traveling show...THE REVEREND GAMS GALORE and HER TRAVELING MENSTRUAL SHOW! (That's a play on words, folks...and a good one!)


Can I get a 'Hallelujah'?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Here's Bianca!

The best part of Drag Race is another season...another reason...for the colorful, campy caricatures created by the amazing Chad Sell!






Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rue Des Plaisirs

Imagine a trip back in time to Paris in the 1930's...just for today! Mingle with artists, crash parties, and enjoy the countless sensual pleasures to be had...window shopping, glamorous mannequins modeling the latest fashions, good food, smoke and drink... opium dens, cabarets, prostitutes and party girls!


And while you're there, listen to some chansons by the chanteurs et chanteuses popular at the time...like Charles Trenet, Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Jean Sablon...and of course, the ubiquitous Accordéoniste!


Follow me to the Rue Des Plaisirs...


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Les Amies

















These très charmant depictions of Parisian girlfriends are titillating, to say the least...and I love the soft colors!
They were created in the 30's by artist Guillebert and are available for sale at Antiques.com