Today I have an exciting interview with the owner and designer of Blue Velvet Vintage, Theresa Campbell. Theresa contacted me in regards to a sponsored post, and I thought it would be fun to take a peek behind the blue velvet curtain, so to speak. So without further ado, here is a bit about Theresa, her vintage shop (here), and how she lives a glamorous life:
At the moment I am totally obsessing on wide leg pants. I own a few pairs but none of them are perfect. The pair I like the best is a size 4, which I can kind of squeeze myself into, but more often than not they end up looking not cute. The next favorite pair really needs to be hemmed. And after that I don’t like any of the rest for various reasons. So I am on a mission to find the perfect pair of wide leg trousers.
I have a confession to make: I used to hate plaid. I know! I am shocked too! I don’t know why I disliked it so much, but I really thought it quite ugly. My opinion changed when I started to design my own line of boy’s clothing. Suddenly I found plaid to be so colorful, chic, and interesting. At one point I think almost every single fabric in a winter collection was plaid.
Oh the glorious 1950′s! Was there ever a more enchanting period of time? You all know I adore the 1950′s, so I have been particularly excited about 1950′s week. I thought I would share with you some of my most beloved inspirational photos from the 1950′s to try explain through pictures why I love the 50′s so much. All pictures are from My Vintage Vogue, the classiest place on the internet.
You can see Part 1 HERE.
When I thought of this whole series, I knew I wanted to go to various locations in Los Angeles that best represented each period. You have already seen the Deco buildings in my 1920′s post and my 1930′s post. But then in the 1940′s, construction slowed way down because of the war. Most buildings that were built in the 1940′s were actually made with a Deco or Moderne style. So I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Then in my research I found out the Watts Towers were built from 1921-1954. I figured this would count so off I went to look at what ended up being a breathtaking example of human tenacity.