Monday, June 22, 2015

Bob's Big Boy, Burbank

This Bob's Big Boy here in Burbank is the oldest remaining location in America,  built in 1949. It's Googie architecture and sign, designed by Wayne McAllister, is iconic in Los Angeles history and culture, making it a lovely little pit stop. Although it has had some remodeling and additions since the 50's, it still exudes nostalgia and charm, and not to mention has the best Ice Cream Sundaes! 

The iconic original Big Boy sign by McAllister, who embraced the automobile and Space Age. He also created other iconic circular drive-in restaurants around LA since the 1930's. At 70 ft tall, this is a true landmark!

California blue skies and waving Palm Trees <3

Big Boy checking out an old Ranchero...he has seen many classic cars, seeing as this Bob's Big Boy offered car-hop service and had classic car shows every Friday and Saturday night.

Hanging with Big Boy, wearing my favorite in casual wear, Atomic Swag!

Excited to get my Grilled Cheese, Fries and Ice Cream Sundae as you can tell!

Old Hollywood stars such as Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney and Debbie Reynolds were frequent diners at this Bob's. Scenes from the movie 'Heat' with Robert De Niro were also filmed here.

Sundaes for everyone!

Who doesn't love sweet little Nugget <3

Wearing a vintage 1940's skirt, Atomic Swag Cowgirl Tee, and my Luxulite brooch with a vintage straw handbag.  

Visit Bob's for a nostalgic Pink Collar Lunch, you won't regret it!

xo Ashlyn 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Buick Bombshells

1960:  The cars were gorgeous, and so were the women.  Mamie, Mansfield, and Marilyn were at the height of their careers, and the Southern California coast was seeing a boom in beach goers due to the surfing craze!  It's 55 years later, and just another day in the Pink Collar Life… an afternoon road trip in this 1960 Buick Invicta was the perfect accessory to our Glamour Bunny wiggle dresses.  

Just like the Buick's chrome trim, the lines on the "Alice" dress are smooth and elongating.  The silhouette, made popular by the blonde bombshells we adore, was all the rage in 1960.  This particular design is strapless, not a common style we choose due to our larger bust line, but Glamour Bunny has proven (again) that quality and comfort is just as important in their designs.  The bodice and waist is boned, ensuring proper cinching and support all day - which is why we are sans corsets! 

The Alice dress is available in blue or yellow, and each has a pop of pink detailing, how perfect!  After throwing on our dainty driving gloves, and headscarves to keep our curls tamed, we were ready to hit the road.  But first, we stopped by one of our favorite pink houses in the neighborhood, owned by Doris, age 91. She was tickled pink that we stopped by.  She showed us her recent projects around her pink home, and some beautiful vintage photos, including a 1943 military photo of her and her husband. We adore these nostalgic meetings! 

Tara & Ashlyn

Monday, June 8, 2015

Freddies of Pinewood

There's nothing like the days of summer, where the sun shines into the late evening and the weather is warm, but there's still a cool breeze. As you walk through the old neighborhoods of Costa Mesa, California, there is a continuous smell of barbecue and beach air that brings you back to yesteryear, as people enjoy having their garage doors's a constant block party!

While cruising down the old neighborhoods in Tara's 1954 Chevy Wagon, we decided to pull over and have our own block party with some good ol' Coca Cola!

For the cool evening breeze, Freddie's of Pinewood was the perfect choice not only because of their warm jeans, but because of their 60+ years combined experience in 1940's and 1950's vintage clothing, making for a nostalgic afternoon!

Designers Jo and Phil have created Freddies of Pinewood out of their true love for original denim and vintage clothing in general. To us, Freddie's is absolutely the best in denim reproductions and also makes incredibly authentic separates as well.  

Ashlyn wears the Red Denim Top, in true bomshell fashion with it's halter style and button down center. The red fabric is the perfect pop of color and pairs well with any other denim you'd wear as a bottom.

Tara wears the Dungaree Dolls, which are a 1940's style in indigo, complete with a cute hanky pocket in front and straps in the back which can be worn straight or crossed.

Ashlyn wears Freddie's "Jeanies" which are made from indigo denim featuring a late 1950's narrow leg. Jeanies are complete with lemon stitching, front pocket rivets, two buttons on the waistband for adjustment, and a yoke on the back. They are extremely fitted at the waist and throughout the derriere, which makes them perfect for the bombshell looking to go casual for the day.

Paired under the Dungaree Dolls, Tara wears  Freddie's famous 1940's Striped Saddle Sweater, complete with saddle shoulders in a super soft acylic, just like the original 'Orlon' by DuPont.

....It's time to crack open the Coca Colas! 

Our bums love Freddie's of Pinewood! <3

Having a giggle and enjoying some Cokes! Typical silliness of T & A <3

We had the pleasure of having our hair done by the Vintage Hair God himself, Tony Medina! @hisvintagetouch ( A must if you are in California, or visiting) 

Until our next Block Party...cheers! 

x T & A x

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Atomic Swag

Next up is just what we needed for a day off from corsets and springolators.  
On days like this, we still want to have vintage inspiration with a unique flare while wearing our denim and flats.  Atomic Swag designs tshirts based on novelty designs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s adding their own twist, resulting in a vibrant vintage look printed on soft comfortable cotton.  Whether you're a dainty dame or a guy-for-gears, Atomic Swag has something in there for you. 

x T & A x

T & A in "Jungle Lion" & "Wild Cat"
Ashlyn paired the "Cowgirl" with a beaded vintage belt and denim.

Tara wearing the "Range Rider" in vintage trousers and leather stitched belt.

Ashlyn is adorable in the "Cowgirl," while Tara is playful in "Texas," and the Big Bad Wolf wears the men's "Hollywood" tee