Our newest design for Crazy4Me Style has debuted and it is the Amazing Kitschy Poodle T-Shirt. This t-shirt is reminiscent of the vintage 1950s spaghetti poodle dog figurines that were made in Japan by Lefton, Napco, Norcrest, Holt Howard, Kreiss, Artmark, Relco, Relpo, and more . Our Poodles are kitschtsastic with their cateye glasses, the fabulous pink and turquoise colors of the era and atomic starbursts.
Hubby and I always look forward to the annual Peggy Sue Car Show and Cruise here in lovely Sonoma County. The car show features some of the most exquisite American classic cars and is so much fun. This year it was very hot and I don’t know if it was because of the heat but the turnout seemed smaller in terms of cars and attendees. Nonetheless there were some beauties we saw and I posed by them all. Here are some pictures captured by my sweet hubby Gary Greco and I hope you enjoy them.
I wore my fun Poodle themed dress, red cardi and my pink Cadillac Kate Spade purse which matched up pretty nicely with the stunning 1959 pink Cadillac El Dorado!!
Welcoming Fall Pinup style. Here’s a look at my recent outfits and I think you’ll agree they are perfect for Fall. I love my Pinup Girl Birdie dress in turquoise blue with big yellow Fall florals and of course my Heart of Haute yellow/orange floral Aimee dress which screams Fall!! It is even starting to get chilly here in beautiful wine country California and I’ve had to pull out my nautical Pinup Kiera swing coat from Collectif Clothing. My Bernie Dexter ‘Happy Hour‘ dress too has lovely Fall colors of oranges and green and is so much fun to wear. Some of my favorite novelty print swing skirts too are perfect for Fall and I have been wearing my Deadly Dames Darling Dames Skirt in Venus Fly Trap print from Pinup Girl Clothing and of course my Poodle skirt from Dangerfield.
I have a fun Halloween shoot coming up so stay tuned!! Hope you are all enjoying your Fall and wearing your great Autumn outfits too!!
Pinup girls and Poodles are quintessential of the 1950s so I wanted to do a post for you all about the origins of the Poodle skirt and showcase one of my all time favorite Poodle skirts made by a brand you might not be familiar with – Dangerfield Clothing.
Rockabilly gals, Pinup dolls, and retro/vintage fashion enthusiasts can thank Juli Lynne Charlot for the Poodle skirt. Per Wikipedia – Juli Lynne was a young woman who wanted to be in fashion but she had no money for the new styles. In 1947, at the age of 25, Charlot was invited to a holiday party in Los Angeles and wanted to create a dress especially for the event. Not having money at the time Charlot decided to make her own skirt for the Christmas party. Charlot stated in an United Press International article of February 25, 1953 that, “If I had known how to sew, or had the money to purchase better materials, I would have never made the circle skirt.”
Today, when we think of 1950s clothing, the image that most often pops into our mind is the poodle skirt. Most vintage collectors know Charlot as the designer of some of the very best and most clever circle skirts to come out of the 1950s. It was quite fashionable at the time for women to be accompanied by dogs on leashes so Charlot decided to make a dog-themed skirt. And thus the iconic poodle skirt was born. Charlot’s creations were more than clothing – they told a story – and became conversation starters. Read more about Charlot and her company on Wikipedia–
The skirt is incredibly well constructed with a built-in petticoat hem and the white Poodles are adorable with red flowers and bows and they really pop against the fabric making them standout beautifully. This is such a great novelty print skirt!! I am wearing my Heart of Haute Lily top in red and added my vintage Poodle purse and red heels. This outfit is perfect for the Autumn and winter and not too heavy as all the fabrics breathe. Even my my fluff ball Bichon Frise puppy dog Luna decided to join in for some pictures!!