Doing my first windows at La Rosa was a challenge, and very gratifying. At Time Zone Vintage, I used to style windows (choose the clothing, accessories, and make suggestions) but I was not the one who physically moved and dressed the mannequins, or put the wall coverings up, etc.
I was given a budget of $100 per window, for props, but was able to find most of what I needed in the shop or from my boss' warehouse. Total cost was $27 for the supplies to mimic a beach. My theme was 1950s travelers, packing and then on vacation. I know it was a basic and unoriginal theme, but I wanted to keep it simple my first time.
Window one: I dressed the female mannequin in a pink, 1950s gaberdine suit with a reproduction "Sun Surf" Aloha shirt. La Rosa carries these amazing reproduction Rayon shirts and I wanted to demonstrate that these shirts can be worn by women. The male mannequin is wearing a 1950s short sleeved button up casual shirt and fleck coat. There is vintage luggage, including a western hand tooled leather train case. I also put some shoes and jewelry in the display.
Window two: I planned out a tiki/holiday window. The male mannequin is wearing a vintage 1950s Campus rayon shirt with the names of old Downtown Las Vegas Hotels on it. The female is wearing a vintage Cole of California swimsuit, white embossed lace over the shell of the suit. All elastic back. I paired it with a reproduction "Sun Surf" Aloha shirt.
This window was a bit more challenging for me since I had to drill some of the bamboo to the wall and figure out how to do a beach. It was fun figuring it all out and then proving to myself I could execute my vision.
I almost have the store completely ready for Spring. My next window display won't have to be until June and I am already planning 1920s "Gatsby" or "Boardwalk Empire" theme.
Just a fun loving, jive dancing, rockabilly music seeking, sassy gal about town. After watching all the vintage "how-to" videos, tutorials, and Blogs, here's a "what to do" and "where to go" blog after you get yourself dolled up. I changed the name of my blog to "The Kim Show" because all my friends tease me and call me "The Kim Show." I feel I am now living up to their expectations by writing this blog.
I love vintage glamour, heels, pretty clothes and dancing to hot music. I love my husband, my kids, and my friends. I also love my vintage wardrobe, confetti lucite, and the dozen or so vintage sunglasses in my collection. I am a bit of a hoarder and someday you may see me on that T.V. show, only instead of dirty dishes, there will be piles of cashmere and bins of rhinestones.
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