Mad Men Monday: The Draper Men

I love Mad Men as I think most of you are figuring out by now.

Here is a link to the Recap of last night (but if you haven’t watched it this is a spoiler)

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Every time I look at Don Draper, I think of my father

My Father

More pictures of Art in My Tribute to my Fathers on Facebook. Click picture and see

But what is it about these men that women are drawn to?

It is their Poise and Power. Even if they don’t have power in their jobs like Don does, they have power in their voice and stature like my father.

I never remember my father wearing an apron or grilling but that doesn’t mean he didn’t.

I looked all over to find Don Draper in an apron but couldn’t.

I did however find pictures of them enjoying spring at parks and having picnics. This makes me reminiscent about days with my father Art before he passed away (I was 10) of us going to Ledges Park in Boone, Iowa and having moments like this

Ok,  so my life wasn’t as blissful as this because this is of course TV, but we did go to the park and let the cars drive by and scream for them to go fast so the water would splash up on the tires.  I remember playing horseshoes and those funny lawn darts they now have banned, I heard. It was a simpler time than now and I loved it. MY dad in his sternness would actually crack a smile and maybe a guffaw laugh every now and then.

The men like Don and my father Art were hard and stern but they taught us “The world isn’t always sunshine and roses” (my father) and things like “”You want some respect? Go out and get it for yourself.” (Dona Draper)

For more Don Draper Quotes CLICK HERE

I love these men and wish more men were like them, honestly. They don’t sugar coat things. They love you because you are. They are hard on you because the world will be hard on you. They taught you hard lessons through hard love and you came out loving them for it. Ok, at least I did.

Do you love Mad Men? Do you love The Draper Men? I would love to hear your comments here (click the heart icon) or on Facebook @TrishaTrixieDesigns

Until next time,

Xoxo~TrishaTrixie

Mad Men Monday: Vintage PinUp Inspired Art-Tootsie Pop

Some of you may or may not know but I love to draw. My Art page is The Art of Trisha Trixie Last year I spent a whole year just drawing. My goal? 50 Figures and 50 faces in a year (Actually I started in March and ended in December). It made a vast improvement on how I drew my eyes and lips and other features. I took classes online and elsewhere. I showcased my work in art galleries and events. I sold art at booths and fairs. Art was my life last year. Partially trying to get over things in my life I turned to art for healing. Also I wanted to improve. I wanted to see where it would take me. Funny enough…it took back into Modeling. Back into Fashion. and now Back into Art.

This year as you can see my focus is more so on the Fashion and Modeling side but I was feel though the artist in me was missing. Sketching figures for designs is one thing, but doing true fashion illustration is another. Staying with the PinUp theme and showcasing aprons as my line is this year, I drew a picture of a pal of mine in the industry….Miss Tootsie Pop!

I am showing you both versions with the original white dotted top to the leopard version of the top.

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Come check out my Art Page and show the love by LIKING it The Art of Trisha Trixie

Hope you like the Art side of Trisha Trixie as well as the Fashion side.

Until next time,

XoXO TrishaTrixie

 

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

Saturday Morning Special: Steampunk

 Today a Facebook Friend of mine Cherie Straw  is having a SteamPunk Masquerade Ball tonight here in Des Moines, Iowa. IT maybe chlily out, but Des Moines knows how to be daring, different and have some fun.

If you are looking for a mask there are some unique ones out there. Like this one for instance
 

For me I love dressing up in costumes and going to parties and events. Doing so is referred to “Cosplay”

Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play. A broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Most people think of Cosplay in a Japanese sense or Comic Books Geeks who dress up and go to Comic Cons but Cosplay has branched farther out into many father depths. I dress up and go to Comic Cons as well but I am actually a part of an Iowa SteamPunk group, go to  the Renaissance Fair in SteamPunk garb, do Steam Punk Photo Shoots and  go to  Steam Punk parties.

Fashion is more than how you do your hair, makeup and style your clothes. Fashion is about being brave enough to wear Cosplay I think too. Do you dare to go beyond the norm and be different?

SteamPunk has it’s own fashion style as well. There is Gothic Steam Punk, There is Elizabethan SteamPunk, Victorian SteamPunk and then the mis match kind. IT is fun to be in groups like the Iowa Steam Punk and see the costumes in pictures when they take them because you never know what you will see and how the costumes will be.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,[1] especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, and China Mieville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace‘s Analytical Engine.

Steampunk may also, though not necessarily, incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. The term steampunk’s first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950’s or 1960’s.

Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, and films from the mid-20th century.[2] Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual

Most do not buy their costume as they are so expensive. There are a few costume shops here in Des Moines where you can start piecing together things but even still it can get pricey. I went to Nobbies to get most of my jewelery and earrings and gloves. I bought a few items at the Ren Faire. I bought my Corset at Queen Victoria’s Secret for $100 but it is handmade  and bone and hand grommeted so it was well worth it. Queen Victoria is Scarlett Moffat and she can be emailed here .

This isn’t a Queen Victoria is is just an example

Here is the Corset I bought from QV

Arm Vial Band I bought at Ren Faire

 
Here are some snaps from  a recent Steam Punk Photo Shoot of Me:

Love this shot btw

 But Fashion is also about Art. With Steam Punk there is a great uniqueness for art. Here are a few Steam Punk Art Pieces

 For more Steam Punk pics, please take this Saturday Morning to peruse my Steam Punk Pinterest Board for yourself HERE

 And if you like to do crafts here is a fun little Steam Punk Craft Sheet you can try and make some fun things out of

Just right click, save then download and print