Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Get a Copy for your Collection!

Happy Wednesday to all my lovely followers! So sorry I gave been MIA the last couple of days. School started on Monday and I have spent the last couple of mornings getting my son settled into his 3rd grade classroom. This is just going to be a quick post to let you know that I am still here. I look forward to having more time next week for some new and exciting entries. There is a big event happening in Tucson this week as we celebrate our 224th birthday! I will be sure to post pictures and some historical reading material on Tucson as well.

Yesterday, I took a stroll down Tucson's 4th Avenue to visit a friend who owns Desert Vintage. A great local Vintage clothing store here in town. As I walked by Antigone Bookstore (also a small local bookstore) I remembered that they had a book I had seen a long time ago, and wanted to purchase. I took my chances walking in hoping they would have a copy in stock!

I got lucky! She had just received her order that morning and there were 2 copies in the box of books! One definatley had my name all over it! I bet you are wondering what this mysterious book is all about. Well, I am so excited to share it with you all and encourage you to order a copy for your collection!

Mexican Calender Girls by Angela Villalba!

Angela spent years of research to share the history and pictures from these amazing calenders and the artist who created them. Talented Mexican artist produced hundreds of these beautiful images on calenders from about the 1930's to the 1960's. Angela has managed to collect and reproduce over 150 of these images that are available to look at in this book. Including some of the most famous,rare and beautiful images I have ever seen. There are too many amazing pictures for me to post, but I must suggest adding this book to your own collection of inspirations!

I believe you can pick up a copy on or also take a look on Amazon to see if they might have copies!

Also, for an added little wardrobe piece. This is what I wore today as I strolled down 4th Avenue!

My 1940's Vintage yellow and grey Pinafore dress paired with my 40's inspired grey ankle strap wedges. I accessorised with my yellow scarf placed above my forward roll bangs, my favorite yellow Lucite earrings and my WWII sweetheart Navy bracelet!

I hope you all have a swell Wednesday ahead of you!




  1. Your outfit is great as always, I would like to dress like that but here it has been difficult for me to find vintage dresses, I am trying to sew , but it has been also difficult as I don't have the patterns because I ordered some but they never arrived.
    I am going to try to sew 2 or 3 like the ones you have showed us =)
    I'm sure the photos in the book are great, I remember that at my grandparents home there was a calendar like that with those pictures, girls really looked pretty, something like "mexican pin ups"
    Hope you show some pictures later.

  2. Lizzy- Thank you! Oh no! I hope your patterns arrive soon. If you are interested, you can email me at and I can compile a list of places to order some great Vintage patterns.

    Jitterbug Doll- Thank You! Likewise! as you always look swell too!


  3. You look too gorgeous for words, my dear! I love every aspect - from the ruffles to the hem length - of that fantastic dress.

    Congrats on your wonderful book, the cover alone would be enough for me to snap up a copy too, if I chanced upon one.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment, honey. I hope you have a marvelous Friday!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Thank you Jessica! Have a wonderful weekend....


  5. i looooove that gray and yellow checked dress, perfection! you look amazing. -lauren