Lulu's Vintage

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part IV

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I am wrapping up my photo coverage of the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit with photos of Kusama and her various projects from her early years to the video of her that was being shown at the end point of the exhibit that featured Yayoi Kusama thanking the auidience for coming to her exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms, especially the Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, left me in awe. Watching Yayoi Kusama's video message to the people attending the exhibit touched my heart.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

This blog post wraps up my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Be sure to stop back in early September when I will be sharing with you where you can find your own Kusama inspired polka dot fashion ensembles!

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part III

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Today's blog post features Yayoi Kusama's paintings and sculptures that were scattered throughout the Infinity Mirror exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

I really enjoyed photographing people interacting with the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. Take for instance the look of enraptured delight on the face of the lady in the photo posted below...

On planning my visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit I waffled back and forth whether or not to wear the Yayoi Kusama costume that I had put together for an Arts Costume ball last fall. For the costume I combined store bought elements like the wig and dress with items that I hand painted polka dots on like the gourd, my tights and my shoes. Alas, it was too hot to wear my Yayoi Kusama ensemble so I instead opted for my black and white ensemble.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at Seattle Art Museum, Part II

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The focus of today's blog post is polka dots. Yayoi Kusama's polka dot obsession makes for colorful and delightful art. Two galleries focused on her polka dot installations the "Dot Obsession- Love Transformed Into Dots" and "The Obliteration Room".

As you entered the Obliteration Room each person was given a sheet of colorful polka dot stickers to put wherever they wanted. The only rules were: do not make chains with your stickers, do not stand on the furniture to get stickers up high, and be sure to return you empty sticker sheet when leaving the exhibit.

It was fun to think of all the people who had been through the room before us and how they chose to stick their stickers where they did. It was like a giant Wonder Bread wrapper enveloping the room! 

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

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Yayoi Kusama is one of the greatest living artists of our time. Throughout her life as an artist Kusama has channeled her energy, her struggles and difficulties, into colorful and light filled visions that are a feast for the eyes. I have had many friends from around the Pacific Northwest ask if it is worth the trip to travel from out of town to the exhibit and my answer has been a wholehearted "YES"!!! Being able to experience her Infinity Mirrors in person was sublime.

The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum runs now through September 10th. 

I am honored that the Seattle Art Museum allowed me to cover the Kusama exhibit for my blog. I am dividing my coverage up into several different blog posts. Be sure to check back in for more of my coverage of the Yayoi Kusama exhibit.

A Sneak Peek of Lulu's Vintage at the Portland Antique Expo

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Vintage Men's & Women's Vintage clothing that I am bringing to the Lulu's Vintage booth at the Portland Antique Expo!

The clothing pictured ranges in era from the 1930's-1980's featuring the brands: Jantzen, Reyn Spooner, Levis, Vera, Pauline Trigere for Jamaica House, as well as lots of vintage Hawaiian clothing companies.

I will bringing lots more fabulous vintage finds perfect for the Summer including lots of novelty prints, Lilly Pulitzer, Hawaiian clothing, etc...

The Lulu's Vintage booth will be located in Hall E, Section G #13 at the Christine Palmer & Associates Antique & Collectible Show at the Portland Expo Center on Friday, July 14th, Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th.

This is one of the largest antique shows in the US and attracts shoppers from across the country and around the world including fashion designers from LA and New York, and vintage clothing buyers from Japan! It is a must shop show!

Fashion Fridays! Sunny Selections

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Whimsical shapes and wonderful colors abound in today's sunglasses selections!!!

The sunglasses featured above are from Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gentle Monster, Givenchy, Illesteva, Jimmy ChooJonathan AdlerKaren Walker, Kate Spade New York, Le Specs, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Tory Burch, Valley, and Wildfox. They can be purchased over at Nordstrom.com

This blog post was originally posted on July 15, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

 

Manly Mondays! Original Penguin 60th Anniversary Shirt

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Early on in my vintage buying career I would sift through the bins at my local Goodwill and I was forever coming across old Penguin golf shirts made out of synthetic fabrics.

The modern day Original Penguin brand has upped the ante on their old school designs. They are now one of my go to brands that I shop for my husband from. 

You can purchase this new Original Penguin 60th Anniversary shirt featuring a bold print of Penguins for $32.97 from Nordstrom Rack

New & Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowls

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Most everyone I know grew up having a set of Pyrex mixing bowls in their parents or grandparents kitchen. My mom has the yellow Cinderella pattern, which she got new. I have the turquoise Amish Butterprint pattern, which I bought used.

Pyrex has released a "Vintage Charm" line inspired by their old patterns...

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1) You can purchase this new 6 piece Pyrex set for the sale price of $34.99 from Macy's

2) You can purchase this new 6 piece Pyrex set for the sale price of $34.99 from Macy's

3) You can purchase this new 3 piece Pyrex set for $29.99 from Target

4) You can purchase this vintage 3 piece Pyrex set for $125- from retrOKC

5) You can purchase this vintage 4 piece Pyrex set for $125- from RandallsCollectibles

6) You can purchase this vintage 4 piece Pyrex set for $176.55 from RetroReUp

 

This blog post was originally posted on March 23, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Fashion Fridays! Cherry Earrings by Erickson Beamon

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You can purchase these new cherry earrings by Erickson Beamon for $495- from Net-A-Porter

Whenever I see cherries in jewelry I think of vintage Bakelite cherry jewelry, like the necklace from 1940 posted below...

You can purchase this vintage cherry Bakelite necklace for $395- from Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry

This blog post was originally posted on March 11, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided to contact the sellers. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Manly Mondays! Jimi Hendrix at EMP & Vintage Men's Flares and Bell Bottoms

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During our visit to the EMP museum we also checked out the Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad 1966-1970 exhibit...

Today's Manly Monday post is inspired by Jimi Hendrix style. Here are some rock star worthy flares and bell bottoms that I found to share with you...

You can purchase these Granny Takes A Trip velvet pants with embroidered butterflies for $569.88 from VicAndBertieVintage

You can purchase these purple crushed velvet pants for $35- from RogueRetro

You can purchase these never worn purple pants for $425- from Gabrielas Vintage

You can purchase these two tone velveteen MR. FREEDOM pants for $427.41 from VicAndBertieVintage

You can purchase these brown suede pants for $84- from TopangaHiddenT

You can purchase these appliqued suede pants for $325- from MystikBazaar

You can purchase these brocade pants for $150- from VogueVintageMenswear

This blog post was posted on February 29, 2016. If you have any questions about the vintage clothing items pictured above or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

More photos from the Hendrix exhibit at the EMP...

Fashion Fridays! Alexander McQueen Artful Clutches

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These Alexander McQueen clutches are pure fashion as art with their sculptural embellished knuckles...

You can purchase this new Alexander McQueen clutch for $6,475- from Net-A-Porter

You can purchase this new Alexander McQueen clutch for $3,895- from Net-A-Porter

 

This blog post was posted on February 26, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

Hello Kitty at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Fashion

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Today wraps up my coverage of the Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle. The exhibit runs now through May 15, 2016.

At the exhibit there were Hello Kitty couture ensembles worn by the models on America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 Episode 8, as well as a Hello Kitty Dress worn by Lady Gaga, and other fun clothes...

Posted below are photos of the Hello Kitty gown worn by Lady Gaga which is made up of collectible plush Hello Kitties...

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Hello Kitty couture worn on America's Next Top Model Cycle 18 Episode 8...

By far my favorite ANTM Hello Kitty ensemble is the structured red and white one posted below...

Other Hello Kitty clothing and accessories...

EMP Hello Kitty sweatshirts for sale in the gift shop...


Hello Kitty at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Art & Graphics

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Who can resist Hello Kitty?!?

She sucks you in with her bold primary colors and clean design.

Today I am sharing Hello Kitty art and graphics that were on display at the museum...

We visited the Hello Kitty exhibit on President's Day- so, it was apropos to see this Hello Kitty adorned Abe Lincoln painting...

Tomorrow I will be sharing photos of Fashion from Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty at The EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington - Hello Kitty Collectibles

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On President's Day my husband, my daughter and I went to the Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle.

I grew up collecting Hello Kitty and have been happy to be able to share my passion for Hello Kitty with my toddler. 

The Hello Kitty display at the museum was vast, covering what I am dividing into three different categories for three different types of Hello Kitty items on display. Today I am sharing what I term collectibles. Items that were massed produced and were/are collected by Hello Kitty lovers around the world. Art and Graphics which consists of paintings, sculptures, as well as graphics used throughout the Hello Kitty display at the museum. Fashion that ranges from everyday items like a cool sweatshirt that is for sale in the EMP gift store to dresses and gowns made by Project Runway contestants and one that was selected to be worn by Lady Gaga.

We are kicking off our Hello Kitty Koverage with Hello Kitty merchandise. Several items that were on display in the cases I own or had when I was a little girl. I continue to add to my Hello Kitty collection, which I now share with my daughter. In fact today I received a package from my friend Naoko, who was my maid of honor at my wedding, and who lives in Japan. Inside the package there was a really cool Hello Kitty stamp set consisting of lots of small stamps, two large stamps, and a stamp pad all housed inside a cute glittered plastic case with a handle.

The first piece of Hello Kitty merchandise that was manufactured and on display at the Hello Kitty exhibit was a coin purse, a replica of which is pictured below...

I had the petite Hello Kitty bubblegum machine posted below when I was a little girl. Something really fun about the display that this bubblegum machine was in at the museum was that there was a pull out drawer filled with little rectangular packages of bubble gum wrapped in wrappers featuring Sanrio characters. The display had little holes perforated in the top of the plexiglass so you could sniff the gum. I distinctly remember the smell of this gum from my childhood.

One of my favorite items at the exhibition was the miniature display case pictured below with miniature Hello Kitty items...It was too cute!!!

Posted below are items to help you up the kawaii in your child's lunchbox...

Tomorrow I will be sharing photos of the Art and Graphics from Hello! Exploring The Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

Fashion Fridays! Heart Clothing by Christopher Kane

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1) You can purchase this Christopher Kane bra for $495- from Net-A-Porter

2) You can purchase this Christopher Kane clutch for $525- from Net-A-Porter

3) You can purchase this Christopher Kane sweater for $795- from Net-A-Porter

4) You can purchase this Christopher Kane top for $1,050- from Net-A-Porter

5) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $795- from Net-A-Porter

6) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $4,490- from Net-A-Porter

7) You can purchase this Christopher Kane skirt for $2,695- from Net-A-Porter

8) You can purchase this Christopher Kane skirt for $450- from Net-A-Porter

9) You can purchase this Christopher Kane dress for $2,595- from Net-A-Porter

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 12, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Vintage Lovers Postcards

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I have a large collection of these postcards. They are referred to as Lovers, Romantic, Couples Postcards.

Pictured above are some lovely examples from online shops based in Paris and Oslo that you can buy from.

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1) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

2) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

3) You can purchase this postcard plus one other postcard for $14.40  from TheVintageProphecy

4) You can purchase this postcard for $18- from TheVintageProphecy

5) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

6) You can purchase this postcard for $6- from TheVintageProphecy

7) You can purchase this postcard for $4.80 from ParisBookandPaper

8) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

9) You can purchase this postcard for $18- from TheVintageProphecy

10) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

11) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

12) You can purchase this postcard for $4.80 from TheVintageProphecy

13) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

14) You can purchase this postcard for $14.40 from TheVintageProphecy

15) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

16) You can purchase this postcard for $5.60 from ParisBookandPaper

This blog post was originally posted on February 10, 2016. If you have any questions about these items of would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.

I Spy With My Vintage Loving Eye: Heart Adorned Vintage Clothing

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1) You can purchase this heart dress for $178- from BirthdayLifeVintage

2) You can purchase this heart dress for $85- from ItsDarlingVintage

3) You can purchase this heart dress for $78- from TwoVintageLadies

4) You can purchase this heart dress for $45- from VintageCosmopolitan

5) You can purchase this cape with a heart, people and flowers for $64- from BirthdayLifeVintage

6) You can purchase this heart cape for $38.25 from TrendyPantsVintage

7) You can purchase this heart cape for $74- from CoverallDoll

8) You can purchase this heart top for $64- from LuxieVintage

9) You can purchase these heart shorts for $84- from TopangaHiddenT

10) You can purchase this skirt with hearts, birds, and flowers for $98- from BirthdayLifeVintage

11) You can purchase these heart jeans for $65.60 from PowderVTG

12) You can purchase this heart skirt for $88- from Jumblelaya

13) You can purchase this dress with hearts and people for $84- from RoseleinRarities

14) You can purchase this heart and flower dress for $30- from TheStyleAsylum

15) You can purchase this heart dress for $35.52 from HoneyChildLoves

16) You can purchase this heart dress for $58- from InheritedAttire

 

This blog post was originally posted on February 9, 2016. If you have any questions about these items or would like to purchase them please follow the links provided under the photos to contact the seller. Lulu's Vintage is not selling these items.