Tonight I am leaving to spend the night with my friend Jenny, her bf Loren and his friend Casey, in Ocotillo Wells. Loren just purchased a 5 seat dune buggy and we all are going to be first to break it in. It should be fun! I'll be back tomorrow!
So, my guilty pleasure is listening to Marilyn Manson. I can't help it, I am drawn to him. I happen to love his style, his music and how eccentric he is.
He will be performing at the San Diego House of Blues August, 22nd and I really want to go. The House of Blues in San Diego is a pretty small venue. Small venues such as the San Diego, House of Blues is much more intimate than a stadium show.
Last year, I went and I had so much fun. I wore these vintage robin's egg blue tights with the cutest black, gray and blue plaid 50's dress. I had really blond hair at the time and curled it all up in a very retro do. I looked nothing like the other concert goer's but, I didn't care.
Fortunately, I survived the moshing but, my shoes and tights didn't. I was thinking of keeping them as a souvenir but then later decided not to. It was quite a struggle to remain close to the front with all of the huge males, in their even more gigantic shoes and chains. It was definitely an experience and it's an experience I want to do all over again.
Now, for my dilemma, I have no one to go with. None of my friends, family or acquaintances feel the same way I feel for Mr. Marilyn Manson. I am thinking about going this year alone but, hope not to. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, I better get to calling around to see if I can find a concert companion. If anyone will be in the San Diego area next month, August 22nd and would like to go, let me know:) hahaha
Here are a couple videos of last year's concert. If you dare to watch it, turn down the volume or mute it. The videos seems to be taken on a hand held camera or cell phone and the sound is terribly distorted.( This is about the same view I had, my arms might even be somewhere in the sea of hands.)
I added the dress that's in the image I used for my eBay store front. The funny part is, I didn't add it to eBay. I added it to my Etsy store. In case you don't know what it looks like. Here are some pictures of it.
Yesterday, I went to my bf's mom's house. I brought over three vintage dresses that I thought would look much cuter hemmed. She is going to be hemming them for me and while I gave her two to do, she showed me how to hand stitch a hem and prepared the third dress for me. I took it home and I sewed my first hem tonight. It's not too bad either. Although, I miss estimated the length. I made it an ultra mini dress. I am going to have to call it the Naughty School Girl opps...
If my plans for tomorrow don't get altered then, I am planning on taking some photos of it. I had planned to take pictures to sell it but, I am not sure what store I should put it in. I have been having trouble deciding between Etsy and Ebay. Maybe after I post pictures, I can take an Etsy or Ebay poll. I would love to hear your opinions. I always appreciate feedback:)
Today, I was supposed to be going to the beach. I have been in my bathing suit all day long. I really hate waiting for other people. If a plan is made please sick to it or call to cancel. Geez! I guess now I am not going to the beach and I am really bummed for wasting my day. I could have been doing so many things. Well, while I have been waiting, I created this silly image, I call Paper Dolls. The dress will be going in my shop soon. Maybe tonight if I don't hear back from my pal. I want to add the little paper doll tabs but, that may take me awhile to figure out. Especially because of my poor photoshop skills.
Here was my 5 minute practice tee. It's not the greatest and I did it without thinking what to do. I was just seeing if it would work and I needed to use a shirt I could throw away. My next I am still planning the design for and I will probably attempt it soon. Hopefully it's much better that this Halloween Pirate Shirt I created. Hahaha
Yesterday, I took some pictures of dresses that I will be selling in my eBay store and a few for Etsy. My eBay store has been neglected for months now. All morning I have been cropping and organizing my pictures for eBay. I also really needed a new store front picture. My old one I made sometime last year. It was definitely time for a change. Honestly, the last time I made a new one I tried to upload it and I had forgotten how, so I gave up. I think I had more patience today than the last time because it was very simple.
I was just browsing the forums and my favorite lil ol Etsy went down:( I guess I can wait until tomorrow. Well, earlier in the day I did take some pictures and I did post a few new items. For some reason, I am not very satisfied with how the photos turned out. Today's pictures aren't very artsy but instead to the point.
Oh, and I tested some cutting and knotting techniques on one of my sweethearts old tees. I made it in about 5 minutes. It looks slightly piratesque but, it's still fun and the shirt is really comfortable. I am wearing it to bed.
I have been picking up my house and cleaning the bathrooms for a couple hours today. On my "break" I decided that this coming week I need a small DIY project.
Yesterday, when I was visiting with my cousin Gabe and his wife Tiffany, he was showing me some band tees. So, I got my sweetheart and I the same style. I was thinking that my bf won't want to match me exactly and it may be cute to make my tee a bit different. Maybe sex it up a little, considering it's a small guys tee.
I think I am going to attempt something similar to this tee. I do need to wash it first and I am worried about washing it after I cut it up. I will feel really bad if I ruin it. I need to find some washing directions before I cut it up. If anyone has any tips, please let me know. Also if anyone has reconstructed some t shirts I would love to see them.
If my finished project works out, I will post some before and after pictures. Wish me luck:)
I posted this dress on my blog a little while back. When I posted it, I had planned to sell it but, it has taken me a while to finally decide to let it go. If anyone is interested in it, it's in the shop. Here's the shop link Coco Cherie Vintage Clothing and here's the dress link Vintage Red Floral Wrap Dress.
Besides the dress, I am getting ready to leave to my old hometown. One of my cousin's is visiting from Arizona, Gabe, and I haven't seen him in about 3 years. I am very excited to see him. Unfortunately, he is not here very long and he's mainly here to promote his punk band, Automatic Self Destruct. So, I will only be seeing him today.
One's from the 70's-Early 80's and the other isn't too old, it's just a cute 90's summer dress. Before I put these two on eBay, I was hunting for others in thrift stores today and I found a couple good ones. You'll see them soon. If you'd like to see more pictures please visit Coco Cherie Vintage Clothing on eBay.
In the next few days, I will be adding more and more vintage items to my Etsy store and hopefully by next week I will have some eBay auctions running too. Here are some of the newly listed Etsy items. More to come soon.