Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage, pompadors and thigh high boots, oh my!


my amazing mama (shannon)...my pretty aunt...and me trying on hats at the Vintage show in Santa Monica...California....

My Nana was with us too, but I'm not sure where she was when we took this picture...
I did feel like it was Christmas because my Nana gave us each some money to buy some treasures...(thank you so much Nana...if you are reading this...i love you!)...

we had so much fun...we tried on hats, jewelry...and had so much fun wandering through the decades of fashion!

me with the biggest, blingiest earrings...ever...can you say CLIP-ONS!?!

I asked this guy if I could capture the amazement of his super-tall pompador hair....!!! whoa tall!

this was an awesome headband that I would have like to have bought...except that it was $195......
I'll have to do a tutorial on how to make one on the cheap! ha ha ha

my favorite pirate / napoleon hat....i think she we should all start wearing these hats...

I fell in love with these white leather boots......and yes, they did end up leaving with me....I don't know when, or where, exactly I'm going to wear them....but I loved their "pretty woman"-esque-80's-rocker feel.....

It was so fun....I wish I loved in the 40's...could wear extraordinary hats everyday, and clothes that simply dripped with style...it made me want to go through my whole closet and wear only vintage pieces!
(oh, and I got a killer gold biker jacket with fringe on the back....and I mean, shimmery gold, baby!)

52 comments:

J.Ms.Marie said...

Love love LOVE the napoleon hat! haha! Vive le France!

MUAinTheMaking said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing all this! Looks like it was fun. God bless your Nana. (PS You look a lot like your aunt!!!)

christyjoy said...

Our work just got back from a shopping trip in new orleans and they said that the vintage shopping there is AMAZING and super cheap! lots of victorian stuff and "glampire-esque" goodies. Sorry, we're stealing "glampire" for our trend forecast. u are sooo ahead of the game! =)

EverydayisyourRunway said...

Fabulous! I love vintage clothes too. Sounds like you girls had a lot of fun!

Kelley Rocca said...

OMG AWESOME headband!!! PLEASE make a how-to video!!!! :)

Blue Hibiscus said...

Kandee I love your great Spirit!!! You are very amazing! Thank you for making every day a BRIGHT day full of positivity!!!! More people should be like you and I. LOVE YOU AND KEEP PAYING IT FORWARD WITH YOUR POSITIVITY!

Kana said...

Headband = AWESOME!!!

Thigh-high boots = HOT! I want some. ^_^

loisLane1 said...
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pinkcupcakebaby said...

lovvve the headband.

loisLane1 said...

We really should dress like people from the victorian era. Everything was much more classy and upscale. I'm lovin' the pirate hat, girl! Anything reminiscent of Johnny Depp is good.

Jennifer said...

Cool stuff! I just have to say that your mommy is sooo beautiful! You take after her!! I love going shopping with my mom, it's the best times! <3

Panda said...

OMG!!! Yes!! Make that headband thingy its freakin' awesome!! Pleeease Kandee Pleeease!!

A glance at my world said...

Love the hats and the boots! I thrifted some awesome riding boots the other day...I don't have a horse, but I'm wearing riding boots anyway! Because they're aweseome :)

... said...

wow you look so much like ur mom.. she is soooooooo pretty still....

Ashley ~ModRocks said...

LOVE the boots!! SO HOT ;)

...and the headband too! Looking forward to you telling us how to make one!

Stay Gold Kandee!

Ashley from Canada....

www.modrocks.etsy.com

Becca said...

i wish i lived in the 40s too! amazing dresses, hats, pin-uppy makeup. let's go back in time! ;)

ifoundpablo said...

There are not many people that can rock those boots...but you are definitely one of them!! Can't wait to see how you style them into a look - you have to post pics when you wear them!

http://www.ifoundpablo.blogspot.com

dow said...

where did you get your necklace from??? i love it!

kim kim babycakes said...

love that head band!!
just a quick suggestion if you could make a halloween tut. on Beetlejuice! it would be fun!!

emma-g said...

Those boots remind me of the Barbie from the 80's Barbie and The Rockers (She was my most favorite barbie ever)

brontee said...

That headband is amazing! Please please please do a video for it :)

iChelle776 said...

Your family is beautiful! And you could totally rock those boots with what you have on in the pic...LOVE 'em!!

Alyssa said...

Could you please do a Dolce and Gabbana Spring/Summer 2010 look with dark red lips. Thanks!! :D

VANESSA said...

ooh la la, those white boots would make a perfect accessory for a JEM costume!! hmmmm... :-)

Crystal.S said...

Man, those boots are HOT!!
Looks like you had so much FUN!
:)

sarad4 said...

There are so many things right with this post :D!!!!!!!!!

TigerLili said...

Hi Kandee, I remember mentioning the Vintage Expo to you in a blog comment a couple months ago.. That's SO great that you ended up going and had such a good time. Maybe I'll see you at the nxt one in Feb.. :) XOXO

tokyostargirl said...

Awesome boots! Your mom and aunt look like they are great friends as well! =)

JustJenny said...

i love thigh high boots
yours look great!

glimmeringmetal said...

i just bought thigh highs in black today too!

xoxocathy

Dannygirl said...

Love the 40s.so classy. The headband is gorgeous and hats are so fun. I bought one at second hand store and have been trying to find a chance to wear it..ha! I think at some point I will have to throw a 1940s party. That would be a blast!! I wanted to see if you would would do a dalmation look to go with the Cruella look. I was thinking about dressing up as her and taking my nieces and nephews out as dalmations. :)

HonduranBaker said...

OH MY GOSH U LOOK SO MUCH LIKE YOU'RE PRETTY MAMMA! haha you must get that all the time.

-L

Piiiia said...

Hi Kandee
can you do the b-day hair and make-up video for me? i really like you ideas and i have a b-day in 17. November.
I am from estonia and i can't write so well

Lisa Inglis said...

wow, gorgeousity runs in your family kandee! holy hell..! love your supreme necklace and those boots are killer

❤ Harley ❤ said...

Amazing! I wish I was there! I loved your white boots, I would've bought them too.
I've been following you for a while now, I really admire your work Kandee! I think I'm going to post some of your tutorials in my blog but translated to spanish, they're very useful for I do: cosplay!
Kisses from Chile~

Francey said...

You're so fun! Lovin the blog and all the tutorials. Thanks so much for it all! I think the boots looked cute with the outfit you had on that day. :)

Jessi said...

OMG those boots are KICK ASS!! I found a pair of white boots out here in Ireland but my calves are too small to hold them up.haha! I LOVE white leather boots. So sexy. And you wear them well chicka! Rock on!

Ms Mess said...

Kandee I love the boots. I wouldnt know what to wear with it either. And the hat is amazing....

heather and tyson malone said...

hey kandee!! your sooo darn cute you make me smile even on those horrible days home from work!!! but im one of your newer fans and ive been looking around and i was wondering if you had a video of how you do your eyebrows!!! love em!!! i got a eyebrow helper thing but its not really doing the arch like yours!! HELP! :) heatherann

lus ♥ said...

HI KANDEE; first of all, i really loooooove your videos : ) ... and i saw this one about barbie costume, and im going to try it but i need help with the hair , i cant get a wig, so , i was thinking, if you can tell me if i can do anything else with my hair? seriously i'll appreciate it soooooooo much :$ .. my msn is luzde_@hotmail.com TNKS !!!!

café said...

i'm having so much fun watching your videos! gotta start looking for the right makeups (?) to practiceeeeeee :) thank you so much :)
Flavia
Buenos Aires
Argentina

ETESSA said...

Oh! I like the Egyptian styled headband with the sparkles... yes, the one that cost $195. Wow. I wish I had money to burn - I'd collect so many things and I know I'm not the only one that would! lLolL

Queen Diva Ex said...

Adore those Boots! Yep they'd be walking home with me too - if I had those long legs - or maybe not - cuz they'd sure look good just sitting in the corner of the bedroom huh! Sexy!!!

place4easywords said...

and everyone at achool laughed at me when IIIII wore a fannypack!

Jillian R said...

Saw this on amazon.com Kandee, people are totally buying everything you recommend, myself included!

Lots of Kandee Johnson fans on Amazon!, May 31, 2009
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I love how all the products listed here (customers who bought this also bought this...) are stuff Kandee recommends on her blog and on YouTube! Un-petroleum jelly, lemon cod liver oil, hemp shakes, fruit enzyme cleanser, night cream... it's great! She knows her stuff and it's so awesome people are buying the things she recommends. Un-petroleum jelly is awesome, by the way!!!

Ciararad said...

LOVE the headband! Please do a tutorial!! <3<3

♥ ashley said...

You are so adorable!! I have to mention how inspirational you are to everyone! People just love you because you are amazing. So I posted something on my blog, and gave you a Kreativ Blog award.

http://ashleysrevenge.blogspot.com/2009/10/tag-im-it.html

Kat said...

Loving the boots, xxx

candybear5 said...

Hey Kandee! Love the boots!! :)

Question: I wanna be a troll for Halloween (not the scary kind, but the cute ones with the gem for a belly button), I know they don't really have make-up but I was wondering if you could maybe do a video on how to make my face look more like a troll, and also the best way to get my hair to stand straight up?

Thanks so much,
Candice

Jean said...

Love love love that headband!!!! Very art deco (my fav jewelery time period!)

Also love the "supreme" necklace youre wearing.

Just wanted to say too that I love your blog, my makeup skills arent a patch on yours but I love looking, thinking I might do a Cyndi Lauper look for Haloween. Just have to find the right wig!!

Monica said...

wow your look exactly like your mom!!! she's equally as gorgeous as you!! she could be your sister! love the boots!! love the hats!! love all your tutorials!! love love love you!! =)

Dzy said...

i want this headband!! please show us how to make it!!!

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