Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dirty 30's Dress Up

I have mentioned my wonderful Grandpa in my past post, Familiar Faces. His biography was recently published so my Mom hosted a party/book signing for him. My Mom loves theme parties...and so do I! Any excuse to dress up fancy right?! This parties theme was Dirty 30's because most of my Grandpa's book is set in the 1930's. I figured I would show you a picture of what I usually look like (ok...with a little more effort than normal) so you can really see the transformation. Please excuse the dorky self portrait.


After a trip in the time machine back to the 30's and...ta da!




I searched on You Tube for 1930's hair how to's and found an amazing tutorial. It was so easy to do! I then googled 1930's dresses and found this picture.


I went to my local thrift shop to search for a dress similar to one in this vintage add. Literally the first dress I picked up was exactly what I was looking for. Needless to say, it was a really fun night! The talented lady from the You Tube video also had easy to follow how to video's for all hair styles.

I hope you all had a wonderful, sunny weekend.

Jessica






7 comments:

Fat Chick said...

You look great Jess! I went to similar party once, wish you were around when I needed help with my hair! I am totally useless when I comes to styling my own hair.

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

you look darling! I love vintage :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend...
Becky in BC :)

Rebecca said...

Very pretty Jess! You look so much like Grandma Joyce as it is and even more like this!!! I bet you won for best costume that night! You look like you were plucked right out of the 30's!!!

Jessica said...

Thank you ladies! I wasn't sure about this post because it is kind of random but I had to share the You Tube lady!

Jessica

Marie Z. said...

Wow! I thought that black and white photo was actually taken in the 30's before I read your text! And that's really cool your Grandpa has a book!

Café Bellini said...

Haha you look so good like that! Amazing transformation!

Skifty said...

Yuo look really great...very nice job! Also head over to my blog Jessica...I just gave you an award! Congrats!