Throwback Thursdays: Fashion Peace

I am prepping for a special Throwback show for this weekend. Not an era I normally do but when I was invited I felt like I couldn’t resist the challenge- a 70’s themed show called That 70’s Art Show

I wanted to do everything with a Fashion theme so even my art pieces have a fashion theme. I still have some finishing touches to put on this but here is a sneak peek of of the two pieces of art I am doing. They won’t look this simple when I am done with them but there still is a fashion flare to them…

Then I will be showing and selling some of my fashion pieces as well that I feel have that 70’s theme to them. Here is a sneak peek at some of them I will be showing…

SOLD
SOLD

I am also finishing up a dress I am going to wear for the event and a pair of shoes or rent some go go boots from Atomic Garage

I mean they have plenty!!! 🙂

If you need items to wear for the show go Atomic Garage.

If you are looking for amazing Retro Furniture check out Funky FindsVintage and Retro

To gear up for the event I looked up some 70’s slang…the only word I know is GROOVY so I had to brush up. Check out some of the words I found here

Since I was sick the past couple of days I took the opportunity to bone up (and have some fun) watching That 70’s Show

If you live in Des Moines, come on out. The cost is free minus any money to buy some things you might want to purchase. If you don’t live in Des Moines, that’s ok. Take a peek at the Facebook invite and watch it during and after the event for photos.

Love
Peace
Joy

Until next time,

XoXo~TrishaTrixie

WIW: Sick Days

I caught a cold this weekend…overdoing it as I tend to do if you haven’t noticed. 🙂

So today this post will be light….

When I am sick I like to have a cuddle blanket near me

my kitty cat cuddled up to me

fashion magazines all around me

All my cold remedies close by
 
lots of nice tea choices to choose from
 
and a nice couch to relax on to sit up and read or lie down on
 

If I am lucky enough to have someone out and about I beg them to get me a Smokey Row Smoothie

What do you like when you are sick? 

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From Sickly Trisha today

XOXO…cough cough…MUAH

Mad Men Monday: Oscar Monday Seth & Other Fabulousness

This week has been a busy week for me so sorry for this late post. I made shoes, jean jacket, pants, logos, more clothes, more shoes, clothes for an 80’s prom benefit and styled myself to go to an Oscar party! When I asked what the dress attire was for teh Oscar party I found a new term I have already fallen in love with…

“GLITZY
 So, as I was told I got “Glitzy”

I even had my own Red Carpet moment with Sonja from Solminod here in Des Moines. I felt like a star. She asked me about my dress, we talked about  the industry of modeling and fashion and acting and then snapped a pic.
As if that wasn’t enough, WOI-TV ABC was on location as well and I was on the local news with my predictions. If that don’t make someone feel famous I don’t know what will!

and I got to finally meet in person one of the photographers I always talk to online who used to model Miss Valerie Pugh Shane

I went early for the IMPA Kick Off event and saw past winners and then got to watch the Oscars in a theatre on the big screen and the IMPA gave our door prizes during the commericals. I didn’t win anything but that’s ok. I felt like a winner just by being there and being interviewed twice!

Now, onto my thoughts on the Oscars and the Red Carpet…

Let me say this first…Seth McFalane did NOT step over the line…he was Seth. Hello! If you don’t want someone edgy, don’t ask someone like Seth. I thought he was Fabulous and funny and looked great. I am oh so tired of hearing already how he stepped over the line. He was himself. Move on about it already.

Now onto the rest of my Red Carpet Review

Do you know what I love about the fact that Jennifer Lawerence fell? It showed the world Hollywood is human. I also love how she tells them, “Oh you are only giving me a standing O because felt sorry I fell, sit down”

I went to The Colony in California and was trained in Voice, Dance you name it and no amount of training can help the fact that we are all human and things happen. You get back up and go on with the show. That’s what Hollywood always says right?

 Being the Vintage gal I love that old Hollywood Glamour look and Jessica Chastain really pulled that off

I love Witherspoons’ Louis Vuitton Splash of color Blue

and…of course…we can’t forget to mention the best accessory there…the Puppy Purse with Little Q

But for me, the best was Helen Hunt showing us that Oscar style does not have to break the bank but showing us classy and elegant with my favorite New York store H&M

I could talk all day about the glamour, the Oscars and the event. I even spent some of the morning watching Morning After Oscar shows and I never do that. EVER. But I love the glamour and maybe, just maybe I will be able to style or dress one of those fabulous ladies in something from SensaFashion…

Who knows..

Until next time..

XOXO~TrishaTrixie

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Spectacular Sunday~Shoe Ked!

Indeed it is a spectacular Sunday. I am a person of heightened sensitivity. I have Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I am unable to wear regular shoes due to the sensitivity in my feet. Tops, bottoms, sides, toes. The entire thing. My whole body, actually. But for today we are focusing on the feet.

The reason for our focus on feet is due to a recent incident. I was given a pair of shoes. Not just any shoes. A pair of Keds. Not just any Keds either. Hand designed Keds. Keds designed by Miss Trisha Hunter, our Fashionista, specially for me. And these shoes are special for other reasons as well. I love the way they look. They are adorable. You’ve got to see them. Oh…now? You want to see them now? Okay okay. Here they are:

 

Okay, I hear you. You are soooo NOT impressed. I understand. This is just phase 1 of the shoes. They were all blue and she added the white to the toes. Interesting effect. But she doesn’t stop there. Oh noooo. She added embellishments with just the right flair for my day job. Child Care Teacher! Would you care to see the finished product with all the cuties on them? ……I was hoping you would say that. Here they are!

 

Aren’t they just ADORABLE! ? And the extra boost is that I could wear them. I wore them the whole 8 hours of the day. I was nervous at first when my shift ended as I am used to having very tender and sore feet at the end of the day. You see, I had to resort to wearing thick soled house shoes at work as they are fuller and friendlier on my feet. That way there was no rubbing on my feet and a softer base to walk on. The problem was that the soles wore down so quickly and I had to keep buying new inserts or new house shoes.

With these little darlings though, I had no such issues. I was able to stand, walk, crawl, and wallow around with the kids and still walk at the end of the day. The first day the bottom of my feet had a very slight sore spot that I believe was due to the new foundation I was walking on. But since it was mild I forged ahead and wore them the next day. At the end of that day….no issues. Didn’t notice any tenderness with my feet or toes. And an extra bonus is that they are so fun to wear. The kids love ’em, parents love ’em, coworkers love ’em. Most importantly, I love ’em! Thank you SensaFashion for the kind gift. They have brought much joy to many.

You can see how happy I am to have them by this picture below:
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Now that’s a happy person!!! Again, THANK YOU SensaFashion!

I have been looking all over the web for these exact pair of shoes. They are Keds Stretch Pure Fit System shoes and are nowhere to be found thus far. I did locate a pair of Keds that appear similar to what I have. I may have to try them out. It is difficult with Myofascial Pain Syndrome to find comfort and a risk to stray from the tried and true.

I’ve examined my pair very closely to try discerning what it is that makes them so comfortable. Here are my findings. Look closely at the lines of the shoe and how they are put together.

They are a stretch shoe and there are no separations across the box for the toes. It is one solid piece. This leaves no seams to rub against the knuckles of the toes. I am certain that is one of the advantages. Unlike these shown below, which are also Keds .

This pair also has the addition of “breather” holes on the inside allowing fresh air in. Miss Trisha added a pair of stretch laces and I noticed there is a stretch band across the Achilles tendon area as well.
This is shown below:

The extras make this particular pair of shoes as comfortable for me to wear as they are a pleasure. Another thing I want to share with you is the motive behind these shoes for me. I love high heels. With the combination of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome and bulging discs in my neck and back, I am unable to wear the “pretty flats” and the “sexy heels”. That just wouldn’t do for Miss Trisha though. She firmly believes that everyone should be able to feel attractive in what they wear. That no one should have to settle for “plain and/or frumpy” (as I put it). So she set out on this venture to bring me a pair of shoes that I could and would enjoy wearing and I’d feel good in. Thanks you  SensaFashion..

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Saturday Morning Special: Atomic Garage

 
So far my favorite little store here in Des Moines is Atomic Garage. Love their style and I always go away with more than I planned. I recently wrote an article about them in DesMoinesisnotboring.com but I wanted to get a little more in depth on my page here.
Whenever I walk in this quaint little store I am always, ALWAYS greeted with a chipper hello and a wonderful smile from behind the counter. The girls who work there are friendly and sincere. They are always very helpful i anything I need or if I am looking for something specific. If I see an item is damaged or not quite up to snuff they always work with me on price, which is quite nice when buying vintage items. 
Here are a few images.of this wonderful store so you can see for yourself. I also loaded these up to Google Images on the store page so others could see their wonderfulness.

If you are looking for anything, I think this store probably has it. 
The funny thing I heard recently was that some of the OTHER stores in Valley Junction won’t refer you to this fine store if you call them or are in their store. Well, that just makes me want to blast this post from coast to coast!! 
If you are looking for a friendly store, fun atmostphere and some rare finds go to Atomic Garage. If you are wanting some neato furniture or a little pricier items go across the street to A-Ok, their parent store.
I have never been let down by either one and even sold some of my vintage items to the owner for resale.
Until next time,
XOXO~TrishaTrixie

Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/22/2013

We hope you are ready for some fun and interesting items today. This past week’s posts have covered Polka Dots, Retro.us, Stretch Jeans, The influence of Miss Trisha’s recent trip to IFB conference, and Toe Socks. Here are the links below. Click, sit back and enjoy. Feel free to comment and be sure to check out our Facebook Page.

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Throwback Thursday~Toe-tally Sock-ed

I came across an ad for toe socks the other day and reflected on my memories of them. Toe socks originated in 1969. I had a pair of toe socks but being hyper-sensitive the thickness between my toes drove my nuts. My daughter however has no such issues. She loves toe socks. As a “tribute” to her and the others all over the world who love these cute little throwbacks, here are a variety of toe socks.

Some can bring smiles to your face and your feet.

Some bring a new “look” to your wardrobe.

They’re designed for men

For fun
Maybe even for comfort. These appear to be very thin. 
Maybe I could wear this pair. 
I may have to find out where I can get a pair.
They are designed to be for dance practices

I know for a fact I could never ever wear these.
To assist in the prevention of athlete’s feet
For something that started in the late 60’s toe socks have come a long way. They were brightly colored with stripes and now come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. No matter which ones you like to wear, you’re sure to be toe-tally fashionable.
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