Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters...

As most of you know, it has been starting to get colder, and most of us have been getting ready for the winter to arrive and bring all that lovely snow. So, I started cleaning out my closet. Basically just putting my summer outfits away and moving all my winter clothing to my closet.

When I realized, out of all my winter dresses, coats, pants, shoes, etc. that I only have one lonely vintage sweater. How sad! So, even though I've been completely broke (saving for a car). I decided to splurge a little and buy some new sweaters to help me start moving into the winter season.

vintage blue rhinestone sequin sweater
Blue vintage sweater with rhinestone buttons and floral sequin detail. $20

vintage tan mink sweater
Tan vintage sweater with mink collar and rhinestone clasp. $40


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Classic Car & Fashion Show

Ladies & Gents,

In the up coming month, there will be an exciting event happening. And I am very pleased to say that I will be there. So you all will have a chance to meet me if you shall also decide to attend. It is the Classic Car & Fashion show in Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ on October 10th.

For more information, please call the number on the flyer. And I hope to see you all there!

car and fashion show


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Luau Party!!!

So, earlier around 3:30pm my mother calls me. I answer the phone to her yelling about something about her dogs to her boyfriend. I say 'hello' , and proceed to ask her what's going on. Before I am able to finish my sentence, she's off rambling about some party she is have around 6pm.

After sometime I reach the conculsion that she is throwing an end of summer Luau party for her and all her friends. It would be taking place at her work at 6pm-11pm. There would be games, contests, an open bar, and free food. And I had to be there.

My boyfriend and I arrived there around 6pm. As we walked in, we went through a big blow-up luau thing with fake flowers hanging down from the ceiling by strings. Everything in the main hall was tropical themed. Even the sign telling us to go up the stairs was decorated. So, we walked up the stairs to be greeted by my mother's friend Caitlyn, whom was passing out leis.

The main room.

We came into the main room where all the food was displayed along the windows. Off to the right, there was a DJ playing tropical music....And we grabbed some food and Pina Coladas, and headed outside.

8.11.09 food

Once outside on the deck, you could see the pool infront of you, a tiki bar to the left of you, and a tent with tables and chairs to the right of you.

A close-up of my hair and make-up for the evening with the pool in the background.

As the night went on, they lit the tiki torches and started playing slower non-tropical music. And my boyfriend asked me to dance!

dancing 8.11.09

It ended at 11pm, and we all went home! But first a picture of my outfit from the evening.

8.11.09 outfit

Ok, so apparently I'm really bad at taking pictures when it comes to events. I tend to forget that I actually have a camera on me. So, I'm very sorry for the lack of pictures.

Lola xx

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What's In A Name???

Over the Holiday weekend, I had a number of people come up to me and ask about my name. It took me aback at first. After all, this was a question I had never received before. So, I thought I would save myself the trouble and explain it once...on here.

Like most of us, the Bombshells of Hollywood had their names changed. They were never named anything like Phyllis, Edith, or Bertha. If they were, you would never know it. The serious bombshells of the Golden era took on names with a va-va-voom, breathy alliterations that had starlet potential. Names that had marquee appeal.

Camille Javal Bardot became Brigitte Bardot!

I, myself even choose to do so after my first photo shoot. After all, if I was going to keep up the modeling, I very well couldn't use my real name. And, since neither parent wanted to use my father's long Spanish last name, nor my mother's Italian last name. I was given a very boring American name.

Lolita Dolores Martinez Asunsolo Lopez Negrette became Dolores Del Rio!

I then picked Lola. It was a short, breathy alliteration of my first name. One in which my family and friends used for short and half-ly to describe my love for vintage.

Margarita Carmen Cansino became Rita Hayworth!

As for GlamourDoll, it was given to me. Everyone from my high school didn't really understand the whole vintage thing. The ones that didn't know my name just started calling me, GlamourDoll. After sometime, it just stuck!

Constance Francis Ockleman became Veronica Lake!

LaShea came about a year ago when I did some research on my family. I never really understood where all the different names came from or why there were so many last name changes. Well, it turned out that LaShea (pronounced La-Shay) was my great great grandmother's maiden name, on my mother's side.

Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner became Lana Turner!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Retro Inspired Nailpolish

So, today I wanted to share my *new* favorite nailpolish. I had been using OPI's Red Red Rhine for my vintage inspired look for my nails. But sadly, it ran out and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. :(

I've recently found OPI's Quater of a Cent-Cherry, which is from their 25th Anniversary Collection. It's a matte rich cherry red color that's always a classic. Perfect for that pinup look, or if you're just looking for that classic 40's look.

40's nails

Here's a picture of the color on my freshly manicured hands!

I'm sure you can agree with me that the color is to die 4!!! Welp, I'm off, and I hope you all enjoyed!