Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jaime Lee Curtis' Favorite F-Words, including my Finery


I am one of the two runners up in the More magazine contest. Today, they announced the winner so I can share the results. Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and support (not to mention votes!). It has been great for me!

This segment (above link) was on Good Morning America this morning. I like the More editor's take on my photo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Denise Brain fieldtrip...San Francisco Vintage Fashion Expo

Over the last weekend I was in San Francisco, doing my best to help out my friend Anna Newman (Anna Newman Vintage, Booty Vintage) with her booth. The occasion was the Vintage Fashion Expo, one of the oldest and largest vintage fashion markets in the country.

For lovers of vintage fashion (i.e. me!) it was almost too intense, between the clothing itself and the people watching! I met a lot of great people and even met people who knew me through my online presence.

Thanks to Anna, I had a GREAT time!

Here she is with her booth:

Moi...and note that this was before the show opened, it looked a lot scarcer when it ended!:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fred and Ginger again, Face the Music and Dance

"Face the Music and Dance" from Follow the Fleet (1936), music by Irving Berlin, gowns by Bernard Newman.

I love this pantomime/dance, and you have to watch through to the end for the Art Deco pose Fred and Ginger strike. The tall platinum blond in lamé is the young Lucille Ball.

I wish we had something as spectacular to see us through the current depression.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My More magazine entry written up in Spokesman-Review

Doug Clark is a sport, to say the least. He actually accepted my pitch and wrote a column about my More magazine contest in the Spokesman-Review newspaper. It's a great piece, not surprisingly, because he's a great, funny writer. I knew his perspective would be interesting!

Check out the story here.

This is the photo Chris Anderson of the Spokesman-Review took for the article in the hard copy version:

If you haven't voted, well all I can say is

If you have voted, THANK YOU! You can vote every day, but only until midnight of the 14th, so the clock is ticking.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Denise Brain is MAD for PLAID this September!

...so long as it's vintage of course!

Please have a look at my newest theme, then visit denisebrain for vintage plaids and tartans all month long...There will be everything from a plaid metal lunch box to real kilts, and at least a half a dozen Pendleton 49er jackets!

The theme is here through the end of September: Mad for Plaid

A few examples of items listed now, and soon to be listed:

Monday, September 1, 2008

It’s Labor Day...have you looked for the union label?

Thanks to legions of union garment workers, we had a thriving and great clothing industry in the United States, now essentially off-shored.

The delivery may be outdated in this 1978 ad, but the message sounds right on now:

Look for the union label
When you are buying a coat, dress or blouse.
Remember somewhere our union's sewing
our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,
We work hard but who's complaining.
Thanks to the I.L.G. we're paying our way.
So, always look for the union label,
it says we're able
to make it in the U.S.A.

You can still look for the union label, in vintage clothing!
Just a few of the choices at denisebrain this week:

A cute pink 1960s rainjacket

1970s Alfred Shaheen

and coming this week, a Mod 60s Pauline Trigère