VINTAGE VANDALIZM

Dressed to kill by Susana Vestige

13 Here is another awesome look from my last shoot with Susana Vestige. This was my favorite set from all the outfits we shot because I have been dying to wear this rainbow knit two piece vintage suit (1950s). Ironically, I had no blouse to go with it and had to run to my local thrift shop and BOOM, I found the perfect button down. I then paired the outfit with some rad vintage accessories like this ivory pill-box hat and lion head belt. Of course I couldn’t leave out some awesome vintage cat eye sunglasses and my lucite springolators. It is always such a pleasure working with Susana who isn’t just a talented photographer but a wonderful humanist I adore. Thanks to her, one of the images she shot made it into Pink Bow City Magazines #13 issue but I loved them all so here are some you haven’t seen. Read More

Jazz of the jungle by Susana Vestige

avi Last month I was stoked to be featured in Pink Bow City Magazine for their July issue #13 wearing my first vintage swimsuit I ever purchased from What Was Is Vintage, shot by the talented Susana Vestige. It is always such a pleasure to shoot with her. It was awesome because I got to wear really awesome outfits from my collection and we got to  shoot at my house and in my neighborhood. I’m sure many of you remember this outfit as this was actually taken shortly before Viva Las Vegas (when I actually wore this outfit out with a much different hairstyle). I still wore the outfit the same and with my NicCoco hairflower <3. These shots are actually the images that never made it into the magazine. However, I still love them so much I decided to share them with you here. These images are ethereal, take a look at inside and tell me what you think ;). Read More

Be brave, black sheep.

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I’ve spent most of my life as the black sheep and though I own my black coat 100% of the time, it doesn’t mean its easy. I often feel misunderstood, not relatable, alone, and frustrated when people are not open-minded enough to embrace who I am or even try to understand me. We all don’t have to be alike and the world would be such a better place if we embraced what made us all different instead of allowing our differences to set us apart. Sadly, the world doesn’t work that way. As a child all the way into adulthood, being the black sheep never ends. I am 27 years old and I still feel like a fish out of water no matter where I go.
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NOIR By Lars Kommienezuspadt

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If you follow me on instagram (@vintagevandal), then you have seen the amazing images Lars Kommienezuspadt has taken of me. I recently shot with him at my friend’s place and it was probably one of the best shoots I have ever had. He was really great to work with and I felt super comfortable with him. He just knows all of the right angles, gives great direction, and just knows how to capture the best of you. I have only seen a few images thus far and they have all been absolutely incredible which doesn’t surprise me as he has shot some of my friends as well and their photos were just as amazing. I mean, how pretty does Doris Mayday look in the photo above? There is a romanticism to his work; a sensuality to every single photo that goes unparalleled. Since his work has been widely recognized all over the globe Lars may be traveling to a city near you. Next month, he is hosting a photo session event called NOIR at the downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel on August 1st & 2nd where he will be collaborating with great talent so he could give you the best photos you have ever seen. The event did so well last year that he had to do one again this year. After LA he will be in Minneapolis for another NOIR event that will be held September 13th & 14th at Hotel 340 in downtown St. Paul. Both events are all-inclusive and offer hair by the amazing Tony Medina of His Vintage Touch and makeup and wardrobe styling by Lars’ partner in crime, Yuli Xenexai of Teaser By Yuli. Lars will be shooting classic black and white Old Hollywood style photos in three separate packages called “Hepburn”, “Harlow” and “Monroe”. To secure your spot before these events are completely sold out, please visit www.noirsessions.com. They are now accepting deposits to secure spots. To learn more about the last NOIR event, visit Lars’ website Madeineighty.  To see photos he shot at the last NOIR event, click below. Read More

Retro Barbie!

1bIt was finally the weekend and I spent most of the day shooting with my friend Daniel because my job needed employee photos for their website. We always take really good photos together, we are like a dynamic duo here in Vegas. After shooting, we spent the rest of the day cruising around Vegas, had lunch, and just relaxed. I thought shooting was over till we decided to take photos of the actual outfit I wore that day which is certainly one of my favorites. My entire ensemble is from PinupGirlClothing.com and if you didn’t know, I am actually the Executive buyer of the website :). I was so excited to get my hands on this awesome Barbie cropped T-shirt that cost me only $25 and my FAVORITE Deadly Dames Capri’s in black in which I now have in every color lol. The pair was perfect and I was comfortable and chic feeling like a true Barbie in my Christian Louboutin open toe Maryl heels, Vintage Barbie hat box purse, vintage velvet cat eye sunglasses, and my bumper bang Barbie ponytail. I love when outfits are fun, easy, and comfortable. I could wear this outfit every day. I sometimes wear these cool outfits and forget to take photos so I am glad we got to shoot photos of this one ;). Read More

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