I’ve decided to resurrect this feature that I started on my old blog and start to feature more amazing local places around Denver because I have fallen in love with Denver all over again and you should too! Shopping local not only gives back to the economy more directly when you buy from local businesses but it also is helping support these amazing women who are pursuing their dreams. (and who doesn’t want to support that!) Even though I always wanted to be a photographer, I never thought I would want my own business. That is why the ladies I plan on featuring here are so much more then just entrepreneurs they are superheros that I look up to for all the hard work. This doesn’t directly have to do with boudoir photography per say, but it does have to do with amazing empowering women.
As amazing as shopping local is, so is shopping vintage. Dingaling Vintage is owned by Ashley of Denver, right now the shop is online through etsy but this Saturday she will be opening up shop at an actual shop! What I love about Dingaling Vintage is that there is more than just clothes available, but also trinkets, hats and even to die for suitcase coffee tables. There are items from all different eras, so there is something for everyone.
I also love following Dingling Vintage on facebook because not only does Ashley post her latest clothes in her own shop but she also posts other vintage finds from other vintage shops. It is always great to see what people support each other. She is a great resource for all things vintage.
This Saturday swing by Studio Sweet Marie’s to not only buy vintage but also support Scum of the Earth Church, part of the proceeds from sales will be donated.
When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 From 11am to 3pm
Where: Studio Sweet Marie 3563 Larimer Street suite A, Denver, CO 80205
Visit Dingaling Vintage Etsy Shop.
“Like” Dingaling Vintage on Facebook.
*The photo’s above were taken by moi with some of the fabulous clothes in the Dingaling Vintage shop, they are no longer available but keep your eyes open for amazing finds like these!
Tomorrow is the opening of the new movie A Week With Marilyn staring Michelle Williams as the infamous Marilyn Monroe. The film is based on Colin Clark’s book by the same name and is his observations of Marilyn during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. Like so many people I have obsessed over Marilyn Monroe’s image since I was a little girl and still find her breath taking. But it wasn’t until college that I ever actually saw a film of her’s and I find that many people who love Marilyn had never seen a movie she actually starred in. In a way it’s like loving the artist Pacassio without ever seeing one of his paintings. Please do your self a favor, if you have netflix or even a library card go watch one of her films! Watch a few of them from her career because she was a wonderful actress. My favorite is Some Like it Hot, Marilyn plays her typical “dumb blonde” role but there’s something about it that I just love. I can’t wait to see how Michelle Williams does with this role.
With the opening of this movie I was also inspired to do a series on the blog featuring some of these fabulously classy ladies. About once a week I will feature a new icon and show you how to inspire your boudoir session from them. Have any icons that inspire you or you would like to see featured? Leave me a comment and tell me why you think they are an icon.
1. Sequin Shoulder Dress. Remember Boudoir photo sessions don’t always mean lingerie, it’s all about the sex appeal. Marilyn was the queen of plunging necklines! Embrace your inner Marilyn with deep V necklines or halter style dresses.
-Also check out MorningStar84 etsy shop she makes replicas of many different styles Marilyn is most famous for. LOVE!
2. Crystal’s are a girls best friend. Whither it be diamonds or crystals, make sure you sparkle just like Marilyn. I adore this set from Swarovski Crystal’s, they may not be real diamonds but they sure do sparkle.
3. Covergirl Lipstain. For juicy red lips like Marilyn I love Covergirl Lipstain. One of my ladies used it during a recent boudoir session and it stayed perfectly on her lips the whole session! For Marilyn I suggest Wild Berry Wink.
4. Tu-tu Fabulous. I’m sure you have all seen the image I’m talking about with Marilyn Monroe in a tutu, lately everyone seems pretty obsessed with these beauties from Denver local designer House of Arden. I’ve seen these tutu’s in 303, Couture Colorado and Crave Denver.