Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's "That Girl!"

Coat - Vintage, Dress - Vintage, Hat - K-Mart, Tights - Target, Shoes - Chaps, Purse - Vintage, Gloves - Vintage.
Eyeliner - TokiDoki Perfetto Eyeliner in Sabochan, Mascara - Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro, Foundation - Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick in 115.
Earlier this week, my AP U.S. history class did a 1960s museum.  In this "museum," there were seven sections, each with it's own theme: Vietnam, civil rights, entertainment, fads & fashions (that's the one I  was in), technology, music, and art.  Every student participating in the museum then had to dress up as a particular person from the 1960s that related to their own section.  In my section, we had Natalie Wood (from West Side Story), Audrey Hepburn (from Breakfast at Tiffany's), Jackie Kennedy in the infamous pink suit, Annette Funicello, Lucille Ball, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Diana Vreeland, Janis Joplin, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas (that's me).
I chose Marlo Thomas because she was one of the first women to have a TV show where she wasn't a homemaker or a house wife.  But instead, she played an aspiring actress in a big city who is working various jobs until she makes it big.  She also isn't married, a big step from previous TV shows of the era.  Along with being a new, modern woman, she also has a fun, modern wardrobe that every woman was jealous of. 
I knew that if I was going to be Marlo Thomas, I would a few key pieces: a white hat, white gloves, and a great coat.  Surprisingly, I found this vintage coat and dress set along with the white gloves at the first shop I went to.  However, the white hate was surprisingly difficult.  I went to at least five different stores before I finally found this one at K-Mart.  Another difficult item to find was a pair of white shoes that looked like they could be from the 1960s.  The pair I'm wearing I ended up getting at Kohl's, but when I bought them they weren't white, they were a taupe/beige color.  I had to buy some white fabric paint from Michael's.  Painting them was actually rather difficult, so I was rather surprised when they actually turned out rather well. 
At the museum, all the other groups said that we were the best dressed group.  I really appreciated that, especially since I dressed three other girls.  This project I had been looking forward to all year, and I was not disappointed.  (I have to say, I did get some odd looks in the hallway when I wasn't working the museum.)  I hope to post some more photos when I get them.
I know I mentioned this in my previous post, but nominations for Company Magazine's Style Blogger Awards are up right now, and I would really appreciate it if you voted for my blog.  I would love all of you forever if you voted for my blog.  If you do decide to vote, please nominate me in the Teen Style Blogger category.  Here's the link.  Thank you so much!


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