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A Bucket of Blood and Popcorn if you Please!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Local

    Bucket of Blood Ok, back to the movies. This week they showed Bucket of Blood and The Corpse Grinders as a double feature along with trailers for quite a few Grindhouse classics. What is “Grindhouse” you might ask? Well in a nutshell Grindhouse movies are exploitation films. Whether it’s slasher films, soft core porn, martial arts, or a little of all of them combined, they usually have low budgets and odd plot lines with strong cult followings. Bucket of Blood (1959) directed by Roger Corman, shot in five days, in my mind, is an amazing film. It combines...

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Retro Movie Fashion : Cry-Baby

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

What do you get when John Waters makes a musical that is based in 1954? You get an amazing movie that is full of quirky 50s nostalgia, a (very hot!) Jonny Depp aka Cry-Baby Walker and a whole lot of vintage-inspired fashions. Not only is the movie cast amazing, the dialog and the one-liners have me watching this flick again and again. But this blog isn't a movie review blog--it's a dedication to my love for Traci Lords character aka Wanda Woodward and the inspiration we find from her retro 1950s wardrobe!       In Cry-Baby's world, it's all...

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Retro Movie Fashion : Blue Hawaii

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

There is no denying how much Polynesian eye candy is in Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley. This 1961 film is set in Hawaii with lush colorful imagines of the South Pacific, beautiful Wahines and, of course the fashion! Some may argue that this wasn't Elvis' best film, but there is a lot of amazing music and Hawaiian clothing that make it worth while to watch this film! So many beautiful floral dresses and Elvis' panel shirt is awesome! Her blue dress is to die for! Elvis' isn't lookin' half bad in his brightly colored Hawaiian shirt and white chinos. Hey...

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The Weekender 2018

Posted Julie Ann Davis Lifestyle Local

This past weekend was so much fun and it's no wonder, I spent it with the Salt City Belles and beautiful retro and vintage styled ladies. I took a road trip to Syracuse, NY with some friends for The Weekender. What is The Weekender you might ask? Well it's an extended version of The Retro Ladies Day which I blogged about last year.  Friday night - I'm told - was a wild time spent at “The Speakeasy” with 1920s inspired fashion and drinks. I was still at work Friday night and drove out on the rainy Saturday morning with my...

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Julie Ann's Vintage Closet Tour: The Lilly (....Pulitzer that is!)

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

  About 15 years ago, WAY before all the Target hype about Lilly Pulitzer last year, I lived in a flat in downtown Buffalo, NY and my go-to fashion advisor was Lucky Magazine. They had a small feature article in the back of the magazine about this woman who worked at an orange juice stand in Palm Springs in the late 1950s. The women would spill a lot of juice on her clothes while working, so to hide the stains she made a shift dress printed with bright bold patterned fabric. Her name was Lilly Pulitzer. This story stuck with...

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