Sunday, 29 May 2011

Summer Lovin'

I cannot begin to express how excited I am about this summer :D

First off, I have another tattoo appointment very very soon.  Let's say it's a little birthday present to myself.  I won't tell you what I am getting, this I will leave as a surprise.  I will tell you that it will be on my ribs/waist area and again, it will be tattooed by the amazing Valerie Vargas at Frith Street Tattoo.  You might have heard of her ;)  It won't be as showy as my last piece because of where it will be.  But then again, I do show my mid-drift quite a lot!  In a discreet kinda way.

This was taken straight after my arm was finished which took around
six hours over two sessions.  It was worth every needle prick!

I wanted something that had somewhat a boudoir feel, I had pictured a 1940s style wallpaper perhaps.  I thought long and hard on the idea to make sure the look was perfect.  You see, because I like fleeting between looks of the 1920s style through to 40s glamour and 50s rockabilly pin-up I wanted my design to reflect and compliment all of these looks.  I love the contrast of soft femininity with the idea of having a half sleeve which is quite bold.  I recently wore a cute navy polka dot blouse with capped sleeves and it was the exact look I was going for.  The 40s mini polka dots with the tattoo next to one another.

I went to Valerie with a vintage perfume bottle, some roses, pearls and feather plumes.  With all that in mind she drew my tattoo for me.  We made some quick changes on the day and I absolutely love it.  So much so, I wish to repeat the feather plumes for a future design sometime later.  Something even bigger!  My new tattoo will be revealed soon :)

Now, onto the other things I am excited about??

The Chap Olympiad organised by The Chap magazine peeps.

This is 'Sports Day' for the eccentric.  Full of old-fashioned activities and entertainment for all to enjoy whether you are competing or not.  2011 will be my third attendance at The Olympiad, having wanted to attend but could never before than.  If I remember rightly, it has been going for around five or six years now.

Other event news.
I shall also be attending not One, but Two Hot Rod/Rockabilly weekenders this summer.  This will also be on weekends back to back so I shall be squeezing all the fun-ness together!  Like one giant Hot Rod Rockin' Fairground ride :P

The First Weekender will be very close to home...

This will be their 7th year.  It's such a shame I didn't discover it earlier as I was living where I am now last summer too.  I will just have to make up for lost time.  The best thing about it being so close to home... no tents involved.  All the fun but with home comforts and glamour intact.  There will be Drag Races, Vintage Stalls, Burlesque and lots and lots of Music.  Exactly what I like!

The Second Weekender... not so close to home.  Abroad in fact.

This is their 16th year and still going strong.  I shall be going with Malin and Magnus and will hopefully be seeing some familiar faces too from my visit back in March.

What more can I say but Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll!!

This may sound silly but I am already thinking about what to wear.  Well, I am trying to plan for my summer wardrobe ahead.  I'm simply killing two birds with one stone as they say.  I will be bringing to you photographic evidence as I snap.  If anyone reading happens to be attending these events, do come and say a Hi.  I would love to have a natter :)

These are the main occupants of my summer days.  That is apart from plans for my birthday which are still in the making.  What exciting things is everyone getting up to? xxx


Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

OMG that tattoo is spectacular!

C said...

What a beautiful piece! I'm a sucker for good line work, very well done!

The Dressing Parlour said...

Thank you lovelies! I'm really excited about getting the new one :D

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