Saturday, September 14, 2013

California Trip Part 3

Finally, the last day of my trip! That one day was full of so much adventure. First thing I did was, I went to the Hollywood walk of fame. I took pictures of a lot of stars, these are just a few of the many stars we saw.
Dorothy Dandridge for film.
Doris Day for Film.
It's kind of hard to see because of the shadow, but this is Charlie Chaplin.
Also hard to see, is Ingrid Bergman.
Marilyn Monroe!! This was the hardest one to get, with everyone taking pictures we had to wait for a while.
Bing Crosby for Music.
Vivien Leigh, and a lovely shadow of me taking the picture!
Judy Garland for Music.
Fred Astaire for film.
Debbie Reynolds!!

After hours of walking and searching...

We finally found Audrey Hepburn's star!!

 Along the walk of fame was a lot of souvenirs shops. I loved these Lucy and Ethel dolls!

 And last, my favorite costume designer Edith Head!
You will notice that underneath all the photos are the names, and I have linked those to Wikipedia  so that way if you want to know more abut that person  all you have to to is click on their name. I know these photos are not perfect, but here's why. The area where they have the Hollywood walk of fame is sketchy in areas, and there is a lot of garbage and homeless people around. Also a lot of tourists, so you want to take a picture and keep walking. I really was disappointed in the quality of the area, I thought maybe it would be better kept up. Look how dirty these are, and Audrey Hepburn's was half covered by a construction tent. Plus nobody was even near her's no one cared to take pictures of her's they just walked right over it. However my day brightened when I say the Bettie Page shop! 
Everything in the store was 40% off, and still is through the 15th! Which is great because Bettie Page tends to be more expensive, but it is worth it if it is on sale, because of the smaller sizes they carry. So if you are a teen, like me you can still fit into the clothing! And that is super exciting considering the fact that most vintage style stores don't carry such small sizes. Also, the nice employees working there (that freaked my dad out between the pin up photos and the piercings and tattoos) told me that they have recently opened a Bettie Page shop in Capitol Hill, Seattle. I plan to got here this Sunday!
Petticoats in every shade! Planning to try to make one for cheaper, copying this one.
Shoes, Spanx, and Stockings!
Here are the jeans I tried on. They fit perfectly! This is really great for me because I have made so many pairs of high waisted jeans or pants and none of them have fit properly, or given me the right shape. ( I am very straight up and down, and these pants give me more distinction between the hips and waist). I also tried on a cotton top with it. So, I ended up buying them, for $90, a lot but worth it for me.

I also had to try on this Rockabilly dress I couldn't afford, with a lovely back.
As we were walking back, we ran into another vintage store. I almost didn't want to go into it because I was too tired from walking for hours, and if you know me you know I almost never get into shop mode when I see a decent vintage store. It was called Iguana Vintage Clothing
I was super excited when I learned it was the largest vintage store in America. But also sad because reality hit, that I was broke after buying the pants. How could I come across the largest vintage store in the U.S. and not have money?? I was sad, but then I heard that they shipped internationally. That's good right? Until I saw that their website had practically nothing on it. So, if you are in L.A. I highly recommend you go and visit their store. The trip ended with us flying back to Seattle to start school.

1 comment:

  1. I love the jeans , they look great. Maybe I will try on a pair to see how they fit me.