I’m just a mid-twentysomething woman living on Long Island, NY and back in school again. I just really started getting into the whole vintage look, and am recording my journey throughout the learning process so maybe I can help some other people who want to get into this too. It all started out when I visited Las Vegas again in early October of 2011 and going to the Bettie Page store at the Miracle Mile shops. Then the deal was sealed! I dove in head first and there is no turning back 🙂I love all types of music, including (yes) vintage music from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. I could go from listening to some Glenn Miller to hearing Kanye & Jay Z in a heart beat. I write my own songs and sing as well, and I have often been told I sound like Lady Gaga, Adele, Faith Hill, and Linda Ronstadt.
I am a just married gal as of 15 February 2014 to my amazing husband Alex. I am working on getting through medical school soon (hopefully!), and I want to become an orthopaedic surgeon. I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and majored in history as well as pre-medicine. I was also in the U.S. Marine Corps.
My two most influential vintage ladies are Marilyn Monroe (loved her since I was 8! I have a tattoo of her as well 🙂 ), and Rita Hayworth (loved her since I was about 10 or 11), and they inspire my style and my life every day!
Favourite Colour: Deep blood red
Heritage: 75% Dutch, 10% English, 10% Swiss, & 5% Scottish
You’ll probably catch me wearing: A vintage or vintage inspired dress. Dresses are more comfortable to me than pants!
Who I am closest to: My Mom, hands down.
Pets: I have a long haired chihuahua with one blue and one brown eye named Trixie who has been my little fur baby since 2005, and I have a black cat named Dahlia who is 2 years old as of April 2014, and a grey/white tuxedo kitten named Gus (after the Breaking Bad character!) who is 7 months as of that time as well. We also expanded the family with our first tabby named Blankie (I call her Nuggie) who is a year and a half as of April 2016. We also adopted another tabby named Tara (nicknamed New Girl – because she’s the newest addition 😉) who is a year as of May 2016. We have two puppies, named Toto and Waffles. Toto is 9 years old Chihuahua as of 2016, and she is a former dog fighting ring bait dog, and as a result has a missing part of her jaw, ripped up ears, and eye issues. But she loves kisses from her mama! Waffles is a one year old Shichi as of April 2016. He’s a bit of an attention whore but he’s so cute you ignore it 😉
Favourite Vintage Activities: Reading anything history related – especially from 1920 to around 1969, thrifting, shopping on Etsy or eBay, going to vintage fairs or flea markets, watching Old Hollywood movies, recreating vintage hair and makeup looks, reading Vintage Life magazine, modeling, sourcing clothing, and much more.
Non Vintage Related Hobbies: Singing, songwriting, medicine, orthopaedics, reading, running, keeping up with current events, working out, traveling, spending time with friends, cooking, and much more.