Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall Into the Color of the 1960s; A Look at Fall Fashion

Greetings Time Bombers. I have been researching and glancing through lots of fashion magazines trying to capture the look of fall 2011 fashion. I must say I am beyond excited. Thank goodness we can say goodbye to those awful dreary neutral shades that bombarded us during spring and summer. They're pretty, but they simply don't command a room's attention, and you're a Time Bomber, whole ballrooms explode when you enter!  However, that is all in our fashion past, because fall's colors rolled in like something off Picasso's paint pallet. I could best describes these hues by comparing them to the shades of fruit; tangerines, plums, pumpkins, apples, tomatoes, and a cornucopia of others. Its like a feast for the eyes.

Even more thrilling then the color pallet of fall fashion is the look. It appears to be very 1960s. With big teased hair and beautiful mod makeup. I am telling you, I haven't been this inspired by current fashion trends in a long time. I want you to get charged-up too. So I have attached two videos, one to show you how to tease your hair without damage and another on how to get that great Raquel Welch make-up look of the late 1960s. In addition I have included pictures and links of items available at our Etsy Store that are the perfect shades for fall. I hope you enjoy!

Bright Blueberry!
This sweater top is currently available on our Etsy Store

Plum Loving!
This awesome 1970s Dress is currently available on our Etsy Store

Holy Tangerine!
This 1970s Dress is currently available on our Etsy Store.

Blueberry Blues!
This 1960s dress is currently available at our Etsy Store.

How to do your make-up like Raquel Welch! 

How to Tease Your Hair!

I can't wait to see Time Bombers wearing bright colors and big 
Go-Go Girl hair!!! See you then!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Introducing the Vintage Fashion Models of the Time Bomb

On August 5th Miss Ruth's Time Bomb had a 12 hour fashion shoot. I selected nine beautiful women to help highlight the variety of vintage clothing that Miss Ruth's Time Bomb has to offer our online customers. Some of the models are faces easily recognized from past shoots, like Hope and Molly, while others are brand new to the Time Bomb modeling family. This shoot was an exhausting affair, but the ladies kept bringing such great energy, I could have done another 12 hours!

If you love what one of the women are wearing please check out our Etsy Store. Due to the depth of the shoot not all the items are available yet, so if you don't see what you're looking for contact us

Becky brings pure energy and beauty to any room she enters. Here she shines like a light in this adorable lemon-yellow, 1970s mini-dress.
 Currently available in our Etsy Store.  

Jocelyn's beauty isn't simply skin deep she radiates it in this 1970s dress, with an adjustable draw string under the bust line. Available at our Etsy Store.  

Kim is pretty and perky in this 1980s button down, soft corduroy, fitted blouse, with center ruffle accent.
Available soon from our Etsy Store.

Mary's beauty and spirits are soaring in this 1950s "I Dream of Jeannie" lingerie.
Available on our Etsy Store.

Hope is no stranger to the Time Bomb camera lens and she looks ever the model wearing this 1970s blue, puff sleeved dress, with pockets, and ruffle accent.
 Currently Available at our Etsy Store
Molly is another famous face at the Time Bomb. Here she showcases her lovely poise and sophistication in this 1960s little black dress. Perfect for all occasions.
Available soon on our Etsy Store

Steph is sexy and beautiful in this 1980s Pucci nightgown.
Available soon from our 
Etsy Store.

Very few people know how to sparkle and glow like Christen. Wearing this sequined and beaded 1980s glam top she is guaranteed to make any room brighter.
Currently Available at our Etsy Store
Lisa's classic beauty shines in this classic 1950s double stranded pink necklace and earring set.
Currently Available at our
Etsy Store

Thank you Time Bomb models for shining in front of and behind the camera. You ladies are truly beautiful inside and out! 

Oh and why not show some outtakes...

Friday, August 19, 2011

West Chester, a Vintage Lovers Delight!

Hey Time Bombers! Recently I visited my Aunt Shane in West Chester, PA. She has been asking me to spend the day shopping with her for an embarrassingly long time and I've always been to busy. However now that the store is closed for renovations I had the time to do a day trip! I had such a great time and wanted to share some of my favorite shops and stops! 

The first stop was Cottage Home. They describe themselves as having unique furnishings and vintage flair! What stood out to me the most about this adorable cottage was the amazing display! I dream of being as creative and careful as the mother/daughter team at the Cottage Home. Please if you are in the area check it out! Bring a truck and a shopping bag, because you will leave with both furniture and jewelry! 

Here the Cottage Home created a beautiful display with a set of vintage suit cases. They utilized color blocking in their displays throughout the store and the effect was lovely!

Forgive the poor photo here, which is again from the Cottage Home, I took it quickly with my Phone. They had the best wall of costume jewelry! I loved every piece! I was so inspired. I just can't wait to open our shop again! 

Next we traveled to Gay Street where we visited The Green Eyed Lady. While I must be honest, I wasn't impressed with their clothing, they carry new lines, but they did have an amazing amount of vintage jewelry! Careful, it is mixed with lots of new jewelry too. I would be sure to ask the sales clerk to make sure you're getting something that is truly vintage. While there you must check out their bakelite collection. I wish I had gotten a picture of it, but I was overwhelmed and not thinking! The owner bought an entire bakelite collection that was once featured in a book. BEAUTIFUL!
Several bars, with vintage jewelry hanging on them. It was overwhelming!

 After visiting these two stores we took a break at Kiwi Yogurt. What fun! Here you pick your own yogurt flavor or combination of add the toppings and pay for it by weight. I believe it was .49 cents per ounce
Here is the wall of yogurt! They had thirty flavors. I mixed Cheese Cake with Strawberry, both were fat free. I added fresh strawberries and gram crackers. Yummy!

Then we went to my favorite stop all day! Malena's Vintage Boutique. I loved this place and the owner, Malena is amazing. She has been in business for eight years. What an inspiration, she opened the store when she was only 22-years-old. The store is filled with lovely vintage treats! It had some of the greatest evening wear I have ever seen in one spot. She also shared some valuable business tips with me. I truly loved this store and its owner!

Malena's is Open! 

My treat to myself at Malena's, Dog shoes. They're made of leather and beyond adorable. It was love at first sight!
 Finally, our last stop A Taste of Olive is a store dedicated to Extra Virgin Olive Oils and balsamic Vinegars on tap! They had a huge variety of blends, from earthy tasting to super spicy. I bought Dave the Herbs de Provence blend and it is delicious!

A Taste of Olive

In addition to all this, I thought I would also share a picture of Miss Ruth's new found talents, jewelry making! She treated these different scraps from old jewelry to make them all look old and even made the chain herself! Keep an eye out for when our store re-opens and we have Miss Ruth's new line of jewelry for sale! 

Thanks for reading and don't forget to shop Miss Ruth's Time Bomb online!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Midnight in Paris a Vintage Inspiration!

This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Woody Allen's new movie Midnight in Paris. Not only was the movie wonderful, but so was the theatre I saw it in, The Majestic, in Gettysburg, PA. The film takes place in both modern day and in the 1920s. The cinematography alone is enough to make this film worth watching, but then there was the fashion! I was never enchanted with the 1920s. I dressed up as a flapper only on one occasion and that was for a "Chicago" themed evening. However, after taking in the scene of this movie I will be adding a little 1920 inspiration into my vintage wardrobe. I hope you get a chance to see the movie and be inspired too!

Here Adriana and Gil simply stroll the streets of Paris.  GIl wore this tweed jacket almost the entire movie, Mr. Allen's attempt to always be present in his movies I assume, but it works. While Adriana's dress was a simple, understated pretty. The dress had 2 sets of pleats in the front that kept the skirt sashaying as she walked the unpaved streets of Paris. The Whiting and Davis hand painted, metal meshed purse she is carrying is going to persuade me keep one of our own pieces in my personal collection, as well as put some up for sale at our Etsy Store.

Unfortunately Adriana makes smoking look sooo glamorous. The beading on this garment is exquisite and the obvious weight of the dress seemed to make it move and shake without a hint of effort. 
Some extra shots of some fabulous flapper costumes! 

This is actually me, Peanut in front of the Eiffel Tower when I was in Paris 6-years-ago

Miss Ruth sitting under the Eiffel Tower
Before I go, I wanted to leave you with two cute  tutorials on how to get a 1920s look!

While we may never have the opportunity to stroll the streets of Paris in the 1920s with our great pals the Fitzgerald and Hemingway, I hope we can at least create a look that says it all!