Tag: vintage dress

Meet Rodellee: Owner of Adored Vintage

When I created a mood board for my blog redesign last year, several photos I used throughout were shot by the photographer Yvette Inufio. Other than the fact that she is from my neck of the woods (South Florida), Yvette’s photos are whimsy and fancy, which is totally me – Maddie. Her photos are like a Disney movie of ‘The Beauty and The Beast’ type with lace, flowers, and tulle thrown into the mix. Almost like a Monet but in the photographic form. When I happened upon the shop Adored Vintage, my favorite photographer was now in the form of an online vintage shop. When I sparked up a conversation with the owner, Rodellee, my favorite photographer was now in the form of a person. Just like Yvette’s photos, Rodellee is whimsy and fancy with a touch of tulle and lace. What’s most striking about her is how every chord in her life – her personality, her studio, and her products – resonate the same aura and ambiance – Grace Kelly, beauty, and poise. Please welcome her as she answers some questions and gives us a peak into her world. Thank you Rodellee! Q: Can you give a brief introduction of you and your shop, Adored Vintage? A: Hello! My name is Rodellee (sounds like Natalie) and I am the vintage loving gal behind Adored Vintage. I live in sunny California where some of my favorite Hollywood icons once glittered and sparkled. Adored Vintage is an extension of everything I adore and love and beautiful vintage clothing that sparks historical interest. It’s vintage that is accessible and completely wearable for any modern gal. Q: How did you get into selling vintage clothing? A: I’ve always adored vintage clothing and styles. My Mom sewed a lot of my clothes when I…

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How I Wore It: My Halloween Costume

I may be able to whip up anything – you name it and I can sew it – but when it comes to Halloween, a chance for seamstresses to put their best and wildest stitches to use, I usually pass. I’m a bonafide workaholic. No joke. Except for the one Halloween I dressed up as a nurse (it was my freshman year of college), I have traded in celebrating All Hallow’s Eve for working. While my friend’s went from house to house with a pillowcase full of candy slung over their back, I hunched over a textbook or a sewing machine, working on an upcoming test, assignment, project, or ruffly dress. This year was different though and I decided to dress up. No rhyme or reason to it. And my costume is no Obama or Lady Gaga – I put my brain into this costume. I’m Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds. On Saturday, I posted a tutorial on how I created the hat portion of my costume as well as the inspiration behind it. Today, I show you how I will wear my costume one week from today. I give myself mad props – I don’t think anyone will outdo me. The dress is vintage – I don’t know how, where or when it appeared in my wardrobe – and the shoes are booties by Steve Madden that I’ve worn to death (pun intended). If this is the only time I will dress up – who knows if I’ll be in the same creative mood a year from now – I am definitely going to do it right dammit.

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tags: Tutorials, Wardrobe Comments: 18