Jun 26, 2012

Let's do the Twist

On Saturday I went to Replay on 19th, and it was so busy! I couldn't believe how many people could fit in that store. (And the gay pride parade was going on, so there was a lot of people everywhere in Houston) But when I walked into Replay I felt like I was in a completely different time. They have so many vintage things from all eras. Records, clothing, jewelry, hats, suitcases, purses, bowling bags, home decor, old photos, Elvis memorabilia, and I could seriously go on. Plus all the people who work there are so amazing and they always greet me with big smiles and yeah they're great. Since it was Saturday there was this fabulous musician there who does the best one-man Beatles covers on keyboards/microphone (they have live music every second or third saturday [i can't remember which!] every month). Oh! I also found some really neat stuff when I was there:
'Robby' Robber and the Hi-Jackers TWIST record. It's the best dance record I've ever heard, AND on the back of the record is a How to dance THE TWIST instructions (above). "First get the feet of the heat of the music, and twist your hips with a swivel-like motion. Never stop twisting throughout the whole dance."

The front/back of a patent leather purse from the late '50s. I saw it from across the shop and  I've always loved box purses so I immediately fell in love with it.

I've been looking for plastic clips EVERYWHERE!! I was so happy to find these gems.

I actually didn't find this dress at Replay, but at this store down the street called Retropolis (which is pretty amazing, too). I love this dress so much, I don't know how to describe it. Plus I went to see Moonrise Kingdom (twice) this week (which was absolutely perfect!) and this dressed screamed Suzy Bishop- who is the most fashionable 12 year old ever. Speaking of Moonrise Kingdom, I'm thinking about doing a few themed posts based off of Adventures, because that movie inspired me so much! Gosh, Wes Anderson is such a genius- I plan on watching all of his films by the end of summer (I've seen Fantastic Mr Fox, The Royal Tennanbaums, Rushmore and of course Moonrise Kingdom).

In other news, my sister went to Europe and because she loves me she brought me back my favourite things!!! The biggest deal was the bottle of Ribena (which is this black currant juice you mix with water) that she brought back. I was amazed that security let her, but it's because they knew I needed it and I can never find it anywhere. She also got me a miniture tea pot, a Carnaby Street (which was so hip and fabulous and perfect in the 1960s) sign, a tin of loose black tea, a Rolling Stones pin, and a paper pop-up model of London.

Okay I have nothing else to talk about in this post so I will leave you wonderful people with one of my favourite songs! Enjoy and go be dandy and go for a walk or something.

1 comment:

  1. I'm madly in love with those pictures! The records, the hats and all the little things I'd love to look through and get for my new house.
    Lovely blog xx


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