понеділок, 25 лютого 2013 р.

Rockabilly from Ukraine

Hello ladies! Sorry for my absence - now I'm here again! Want to share with you wonderful video of my friends: great Ukrainian rockabilly band Ruki'v Bryuki. Wonderful black & white picture, five handsome men and music! Enjoy! ;)

   

неділя, 17 лютого 2013 р.

Saturday night party



Getting ready for lindy hop party! Couple of victory rolls, favorite mint earrings, matching belt. And my new thrifted vintage wool trousers. These trousers fits me perfectly and I can not imagine somewhere in the world lives (lived?) lady with exactly the same figure as mine. These pants are big luck!


The party was great, by the way. I regret only I can't dance more often now. Lindy hop gives me loads of positive energy and willing to live and to do more. It is still a big passion of my life, I really enjoy dancing into swing music with all that musicality stuff :) I believe lindy hop is an eternal dance. Happiness, smiling partners, great jazz roots music, endless space for creativity and joy. Finally, thanks swing America survived The Great Depression!


вівторок, 12 лютого 2013 р.

My Italian holidays

In the middle of my busy February I'm thinking about warm days again! And of course Italy is on my mind. Venice was the city I fell in love with immediately. Narrow streets, water, gondolas, fantastic sun and air.
Wish I could be there right now!


trying to catch pin-up pose with a hat borrowed from gondolier Marco


Gondolier itself and the part of Venice


Marco teaches me to drive gondola - it's so complicated! You need to be really strong.

Looking at these warm photos helps me to stand awful weather outside. Can't wait till spring! 


субота, 2 лютого 2013 р.

Zip Gun Bop - the best rockabilly video

Tonight I want to write just few words about my favorite rockabilly and vintage inspired video.
The name of this song is Zip Gun Bop, made by Royal Crown Revue. It was one of the first rockabilly videos I've seen and still remains my favorite.
I'm in love with music, this absolutely stunning swing brass sounding! And the clip is wonderful itself: style, atmosphere and the characters. It seems I'll never be bored by this great stuff.

 pretty guy - isn't he?


Enjoy!

середа, 30 січня 2013 р.

My 30's cinema experience

Hi there everyone!

Its really busy time right now and lots of work, but I know the result worth it :) Keep calm and carry on!

Want to show you few more 30's cinema photos we made during our wonderful filming experience.
These pictures take me back to fascinating days, full of vintage inspiration and delight.

Photos taken by Andriy Pavlyuk.


Tap time!

Three of us and our dresses

Gentleman and the ladies

That is how the process looks

Me and my great dance partner Adam

неділя, 20 січня 2013 р.

Retro November

I'm so happy it's Sunday today! I have enough time to do what I like & want: clothes decoration, bloggin', listening to relaxing music and some housework, which I also love doing. Few years ago I've noticed interesting thing. If you're feeling unhappy, mixed-up, embarrassed, depressive, the best way to get rid of this is house cleaning. Monotonous sweeping and moping put your thoughts in order. Believe me, it works! Tidying up your place, you will kill two birds with one stone: clean house and clear mind. Isn't it great? Try it.

Today I want to share with you beautiful November 2010 retro film set, taken by talented Andriy Yermak.

I'm wearing:
- vintage wool skirt, bought in Herrang, Sweden
- lovely cardigan with white laces, Primark, UK
- black belt with golden leaves, Primark, UK
- old shoes, bought in Prague, Czech Republic

 





The last one is my favorite. Which one do you love the most? Please let me know in comments.
And have a great weekend, everyone! :-)

четвер, 17 січня 2013 р.

Boppin' Bunnies - space invasion

photo - Alex Kravchenko

Bonjour! Here we are - sweet ladies called Boppin' Bunnies. Four years ago we spontaneously decided to make dance number special for New Year party in our local rockabilly community ukrabilly.com. We created dance routine, sewed dresses, made the show. It was resounding success! Since that time we have great new year dance tradition.

In December 2012 we made show called Devil women from Outer Space.









неділя, 13 січня 2013 р.

Winter, snow and Marilyn Monroe

This year we have unusually snowy winter. There is a loads of snow everywhere, and it keeps falling.And while adults have problems with road cleaning and traffic jams, children are happy. There is an great opportunity to snowball. I'm planning to it soon too :)

Vintage inspiration photos - beautiful Marilyn Monroe enjoys snow and winter





пʼятниця, 11 січня 2013 р.

How to stay pretty baby when its really cold outside - tights stockings socks


Hello ladies, it's time to continue my winter outfit posts. Hope my previous posts about winter vintage shoes and vintage head wear were interesting and useful for you. Actually, all what I'm writing about is not a secret, I'm just trying to put it all together in one place. Things to try and remember. Tips and secrets that will help you to look gorgeous even when it's freaking cold outside. Today we will talk about tight, stockings and socks. This stuff is not really could be vintage itself, but it can be great complement to your other vintage look garments. Let's start!

You know it is very important to keep your legs warm, especially in cold seasons and frosty windy days. Tights are indispensable part of winter wardrobe. When you chose warm pair of  tights, make sure it's made from natural materials. Since it is natural, it will provide normal air circulation. Layer of air between skin and tights/pants/trousers retains the natural heat of your body. That's why it's better to avoid wearing too tight jeans or leggings during cold winter days.

Nowadays there is a large range tights and you could find them in different colors, patterns and material. I pay very big attention to fabric and prefer to buy tights with wool and cotton. I know it works even in very frosty days.

I've made my selection of good looking warm winter tights.

Lace tights


wonderful black wool lace tights



white lace tights


neat and lovely pattern

Sweater tights 

with various patterns: deer, snowflakes, Scandinavian tracery






Wool stockings
white wool stockings

fabulous red&white knitted stockings

great grey knitted stockings

beautiful stockings Topshop unique


and these lovely deer stockings

Socks



And don't forget about socks! Colorful, stripped, with snowmen and polka dots - whatever you like. Just make sure they are good enough to keep your precious legs warm. Stay beautiful!

вівторок, 8 січня 2013 р.