Fashion Friday Featuring Time Machine Vintage Pt 1.

This week’s Fashion Friday contains quite a few photos so consider yourself warned. This shoot was done by the outlandlishly talented Amanda Grace Photography in the beautiful state of Maryland. Its so beautiful there I think I may have to leave Texas.

I have been so excited to share this post with all of you. Not only is the setting and photography positively stunning, but so are the clothes! Time Machine Vintage could not be more appropriately named. The clothes are perfect representation of the style of days gone by, just as if you went back in time and had a little shopping spree. I love vintage I really really do, but let’s face it, finding something in your size, style, and have it be in great condition is next to impossible. So what’s a girl to do? That’s where the ever talented Kim of Time Machine comes in. Not only does Kim have several patterns and pieces in her etsy shop to choose from but she is also a “seamstress for hire”. Now what does that mean for you? This means that beautiful vintage piece you love but is in poor condition or doesn’t fit, isn’t out of your grasp. Kim recreates vintage pieces from photos, sews from patterns, or simply works one on one with you to create what I can only label as fashion magic, all the while dipping into her vintage fabric, button, and zipper collection whenever she can.

Now being that Time Machine Vintage is a one woman show and very popular with museums, televisions, films, and a few choice celebrities there is a bit of a waiting period, it is usually maxed out at about 8 weeks anytime of the year. But clearly these clothes are worth waiting for, they are beautiful, one of a kind, and a perfect fit since they’re a custom piece! I am so beyond thrilled with the outfits I received and extremely impressed with the out of this world customer service Kim provides. She is not only brilliant with sewing and designing, but she is super sweet and vastly informative when it comes to measurements and fittings. I felt like a celebrity myself with all of the care and attention I received…Not to mention beautiful outfits always have a way of making one feel important.
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Photography: Amanda Grace Photography I cannot begin to tell you what a joy it was to have Amanda do my portraits! Not only is her work breathtakingly beautiful, but she was great at directing poses, and reassuring me that I looked great, one can never hear that too much 😉 Whatever your photographic needs she is your girl!

Hair: Allie Wilcox dancingthrulife101@gmail.com Positively loved my hair and the ever sweet Allie. I manage to do a pretty decent job with my hair most of the time, but updo’s are kind of a hassle plus its nice to be pampered and to feel important so if you’re looking for a little pampering or need something special for an upcoming event might I suggest hiring this lovely lady to make you red carpet ready?

Blouse and Trousers: Time Machine Vintage Oh how I love this outfit, its as comfortable as pajamas but wonderfully elegant! The fit is superb (it is a custom piece afterall) and makes my short legs look miles longer. All the during this shoot I kept gushing over how pretty this outfit is, and how wonderfully it photographed, which is about the highest praise you can get from me 😉

Shoes: Payless

Happy Friday guys! I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Time Machine Vintage.

Kenley Collins’ Pop Art Line Launch Party

Hello my lovelies! This week’s Fashion Friday is a bit different than most, but I’m sure you will all enjoy it, I know I did!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Kenley Collins‘ Pop Art Line Launch party at the fantastic Slapback Boutique in Brooklyn New York. I had previously done a feature of one of Kenley’s pieces a few week’s ago (Fashion Friday Featuring Kenley Collins) so I knew this launch party was not to be missed. I booked a flight to Maryland, stayed with my dear friend Amanda, and when the date of the launch party rolled around we made a little roadtrip so we could attend.

Kenley’s new line is inspired by 1960’s pop art and is almost too fabulous for words, that’s why there are so many photos 😉 A picture is worth a thousand words afterall

IMG_5974The beautiful shop and my gorgeous friend Amanda before the crowds started showing up.

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trioI swear slapback is one of the coolest shops I’ve ever been in!IMG_5973IMG_5982So many beautiful outfits it was hard to know where to begin!IMG_5975IMG_5983Kenley’s new line even has great pieces for guys…but I gotta admit I’d wear one of these bad boys.IMG_6023
IMG_5981IMG_5988IMG_6114IMG_6097IMG_6096A whole lot of photographing going on 😉IMG_6059IMG_5985IMG_6123IMG_6071She’s such a doll!IMG_6021After I stopped creeping on all the beautiful people I decided to try some clothes on.playsuitThe Chain of Hounds Romper where do I begin? The print is a gorgeous teal and cream houndstooth which is perfect for summer, it has pockets! Which are the holy grail of fashion as far as I’m concerned, and the opening in the back adds the just right amount of playfulness and sex appeal.
IMG_6049Quite literally the most flattering swimsuit I’ve ever worn, I mean I even walked out of the changing room into a crowded shop that’s how confident I felt in this swimsuit! I grabbed the top from the Be My Baby Pink Swimsuit and the bottoms from the Tiffany’s Swimsuit and fell madly in love. This swimsuit covers “trouble areas” but accentuates one’s assets. In a day and age where swimsuits are tend to look more like eyepatches than actual articles of clothing its nice to know there are designers who understand that women like to be a little more covered and a lot more stylish!
green dressThe Lucy Chevron Dress  I feel a bit like a broken record when I talk about Kenley’s pieces because when I go to describe them I always come back to the same adjectives: flattering, beautiful, unique, and perfectly constructed! Its amazing how an article of clothing can shoot your confidence through the roof and every piece that Kenley designs does just that. In fact the fit of this dress was so perfect I couldve sworn it was custom made!6045The face of a girl who wants everything she tries on! The struggle is real.

IMG_6062The ever so lovely Amanda rockin the Ronette Rose Dress 

IMG_6048This lovely lady looked so fab in the romper Kenley had to snap a pic!
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My props to everyone who got up and sang, they all had great voices and way more nerve than I did. There wasn’t enough champagne in the world to get me up there 😉 I particularly enjoyed this gentleman’s performance of Grease Lightning. IMG_6027

All in all I had a fabulous time and could not encourage you enough to check out Kenley’s new line. Its fun, flirty, colorful, and stylish which is just like Ms Collins. Also if you’re lucky enough to live near Brooklyn be sure to stop in to Slapbacks and shop in what is clearly the greatest store around run by the sweetest people I’ve ever had to good fortune to meet. Happy Friday everyone!