Jul 18, 2009

7 Loves for Saturday! Whip-it Memories!

It's Saturday, my favorite day of the week. This week was especially exciting for me because Drew Barrymore's directorial debut WHIP-IT finally had a trailer release. Having been a part of this movie, I was impatiently waiting for so long to see some kind of teaser, and was ecstatic to see the trailer for the first time on Wednesday evening! I wrote a little about the experience of being in the movie around a year ago and now that the official trailer is out I can finally share some pics/stories. xo

Here it is if you haven't yet been able to watch it. Filmed primarily in MICHIGAN! {yay for the Mitten}

Some interesting details about this movie:
1. Filming locations included the Detroit Yacht Club, (old & new), An old Birch Run diner that has since been bought and renovated, a high school & salon in Hamtramck, Mother Fletcher's - a vintage shop in Ferndale, a tiny house in Ypsilanti, and The Elbow Room, one of my favorite local dive bars.
2.Being a stand-in for Ellen Page included having to be in many of the spots she was to act in, in order to help the cameras prepare for the shot. Watching her in the trailer made me think of all of those places where I had been too, and tons of memories came flooding back. I became so nostalgic, I got teary-eyed!
3. Ellen Page and Alia Shawcat could often be heard singing together on set. They obviously had become good friends and it was cute to witness that.
4. You'd never know it, but I am sitting in the red car in the trailer, it was the day I was Ellen's double, which is different than being a stand-in. (but I got to wear the same outfit.) :D
5. The first time I had to skate on the track I was scared $hitless, because it was a raised track and I'd never skated on a raised track before! Gained many bruises from fallin' on my bum!
6. This movie made me realize how TOUGH roller derby girls are! They kick butt!
7. I was star struck initially mostly by Drew and Jimmy Fallon. I didn't even know who Kristin Wiig was at first, but have since become a huge fan, she's HILARIOUS!

I loved getting hair & makeup done! Although, the hard-core tough girl makeup took some getting used to! I wanted my hair done in a beehive for this one party scene, thinking there was no way my fine hair would stay, and like magic, Drew's hairstylist made it happen! I was SO HAPPY!

I really wish we could have kept those outfits for souvenirs!!

The original 6 Hot Tamales!! You'll see us very briefly in the movie, but we WILL be there! ;) The derby girl with the paint on her face is the REAL Babe Ruthless. She rocked!

Our last night of filming together we went out on the town in Detroit. Good times!

The celebs were very nice. While I got my hair done, Juliette Lewis told me she liked my jeans! (see above picture)
And Eve was cool too, always talking to everyone.

This is the legendary Bob Yeoman, and he was director of photography. He was the BEST, and I was so sad to say goodbye to him at the wrap party. My friend Francesca and I told him that he better give us a picture on the last day, and he did. :)

And of course, I had to get this picture with Bliss Cavendar and Smashley Simpson, aka Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, respectively! I loved that they were tiny like me.

It was awesome to see these 2 girls having fun at the wrap party at a tiny little bar I've been going to for about 10 years now! It was 6:30 in the morning the next day when I finally left and people were STILL there partying. I couldn't believe it!

Being on that set was definitely one of the best times I've ever had in my life! Not only was it fascinating to watch a real movie being made, but I met some amazing people that have become great friends.
Here are my lucky skates, and I can't wait to see them on screen October 2nd, 2009, opening day for Whip It! Don't miss it!


Jul 17, 2009

Novelty Print of the Day! -- Sailing Away Sun Dress!

Friday's print makes me want to go SAILING, and reminds me of that one song from the 80's. . . called, what was it. . . oh yes, "Sailing" by Christopher Cross. :)
How adorable is this SAILBOAT PRINT DRESS currently being offered for sale on Etsy by Encore Vintage? Just darling, especially with those little red flags at the top of the boats, and the graphic striped waves at the bottom!

More novelty prints featured next week! Have a fantastic weekend!

Jul 16, 2009

Novelty Print of the Day! -- Falling Strawberries Sundress!

Currently in LOVE with this strawberry print by MALIA, who made a ton of lovely sun dresses in the 70's! On Sale now here from American Archive on Ebay. Does it make YOU crave strawberry shortcake too? Cutest little summer dress!


Jul 15, 2009

Novelty Print of the Day! -- Lock Me Up Secretary Dress!

Really intriguing vintage dress with this print! By Tea Street Vintage on Etsy. Black background with all different kinds of locks in white. Definitely a conversation starter of a dress! I LOVE IT! Imagine showing up to work at the office in THIS!
Puts me in mind of the movie "The Secretary" with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. A little twisted, but one of my favorites!

Don't miss the Novelty Print of the Day, posted every day of the week, Monday through Friday on this very blog!


Jul 14, 2009

Novelty Print of the Day! -- Farm Country & Metro City in Harmony!

The Vested Gentress was a clothing company that operated between the 60's through the late 80's. They are responsible for making some of the most absolutely adorable prints you'll ever come across! Since I first found out about them, I have actively sought out these cute frocks regularly. Recently just found this darling little dress on ebay being sold by Hollywood Style Vintage. But if you're interested, act quickly, the auction ends in less than a week!

Jul 13, 2009

My Favorite Clothes--Day 4 of 7.

I'm cheating a little. This dress was one of my faves LAST YEAR, and shortly after these pics were taken, the dress sold. Loved wearing it so much in the summer though! It was semi-sheer with cascading flowers, undeniably feminine.

That pink belt is one of my most loved belts of all time, as well. I have a new favorite dress that I often pair it with and it is very similar to this one. It's so lovely, can't wait till I can share it with you gals! Stay tuned.

Btw, speaking of lovely feminine floral dresses, my friend HellCatVintage has a beautiful one in her shop right now, and for $25, it's a STEAL! See it here.

I hope everyone is savoring their summer. Today I realized that being able to even just sit and read outside on a blanket is such a glorious blessing! I want to put these moments in my pocket and bring them back in mid December. ♥♥


3 more days to post outfits. Again, thank you to my Motivation
Team for inspiring me! Especially you, Afresh Vintage, you're a real trooper! :)

Novelty Print of the Day!

I am ridiculously obsessed with novelty prints, and have been since I was a teenager. They're so FUN and unique! Truth be told, when I should be working, I oftentimes find myself looking up any new novelty prints that have been listed online. It's literally a daily ritual. I like to imagine the perfect occasion for the item. The truth is, especially with vintage prints, you're never going to find another quite like it, or it will be extremely rare if you do.

Recently fell in LOVE with this art deco print skirt by fellow Etsy seller,
Safe As Milk Vintage. Look at that deco dame in all her grace and glam during a pivotal time of women's independence! Of course she'd be holding a cigarette!

Happy Monday, lovelies!

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