Monday, July 13, 2009

3 days Left....

First of all, I hope everyone had a swell weekend. I can't believe Monday is here already and I only have three days left until vacation time! I am so excited to head back out to California. My dear friend Ashley moved to to California about 8 months ago and I really miss her being around. I am looking forward to spending some time with her. My last visit was back in February and it has been much too long!

Ashley and my other dear friend Jennifer are two other gal pals in Tucson, that have a love for playing dress up in vintage clothing. They share a common love for the vintage lifestyle. In fact, we used to have so much fun dressing all up to the nines in vintage and parading all over town calling ourselves the Fabulous Forties Gals. We used to have so much fun exposing the town to our appreciation of the eras gone past. Especially the elders, who we loved to entertain and bring back their young memories.

We even got hired a couple of times to entertain at nostalgic events, car shows, fashion shows, etc. My mother being the amazing seamstress she is! Made all three of us amazing 1940's inspired Cigarette Girl costumes. We wore those cute little uniforms with such enthusiasm for the bygone days of enchanting nightclubs and dances.

Some other plans on my trip include taking my son to Universal Studios, spending some time at the beach, sightseeing in Hollywood, going to the Roaring Twenties event at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles, searching for Art Deco pieces and of course stopping in Orange to do some vintage hunting!! Oh yeah! and I have a photo shoot planned in San Diego on the way back home. So excited about that! I can't wait to share my ideas and photos!

I will probably spend the next couple of days packing and getting things ready to depart on Thursday morning. I am hoping to do a later post (maybe Wednesday) showing some of the outfits that I have planned to wear. I will leave you with some photos that I have acquired over the years, of the Fabulous Forties Gals. Also some photos from our last trip to California!

I hope you all have a blessed Monday!!



At Seal Beach in February 2009


In San Pedro at The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942!

The girls reunite! Me, Jen & Ashley are the three gals on the right!

Vintage style picnic in the park!

Me and Ashley sipping on Martini's and sporting snoods!

Strolling down 4th Avenue on a hot summer day last year!

All dressed up for the Cicada Club, in Downtown L.A.

Me and Ashley hanging out at Hotel Congress, when she came to visit in April 2009!

After lunch and shopping, a sit -down break.

At the Beauty Bar!

Seamed stockings and the Rialto Theatre downtown Tucson....circa 2007

The Cigarette Girls! Me, Jen & Ashley are the gals in coordinating uniforms!



  1. i love the cigarette girl costumes! fun photos!

  2. all of these photos are incredible. you ladies really do look like 40's gals. if you hadn't told me that was you i would probably swear that some of these were really from that time. i wish i had friends that loved dressing up in vintage like yours. yall look like you have a lot of fun!

  3. You have inspired me ! I am going to alert my friends. I used to think that I was the only woman who still likes to play dress ups !!!

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