How thrilling that name must have sounded to starlets of the "Golden Age of Hollywood"! It was a town that could make or break you. It meant sunshine and riches and the smell of orange blossoms. It meant handsome co-stars, and endless love affairs. And don't forget all that adoration from fans!
Ok, maybe that's not how it was; but in my dreamy mind, that is how I always pictured it. Blame TCM and Robert Osborne. And the influence of the Sunfire series, "historical-romance" novels that my sister and I read in our early teens. (Hehe, we loved those books! But we cared more about the romance than the history!)
|Wasn't Hollywood just like this?! HA!|
So of course when I went for my recent visit to Redondo Beach, I had to make a trip out to Hollywood right?? I had to see the Hollywood Sign, walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and naturally I had to step in the concrete footsteps of my favorite stars outside the historical Grauman Theatre! (Weirdly, they all had extremely tiny feet!)
|Some of my favorite stars!|
And us being Marilyn and Jane! Hehe!
But what I REALLY, REALLY wanted to do, was to go shopping at the new Miss L Fire Hollywood store!! Ha!
|Shoes for days!!!|
Poodles it was... AH-MAZING!!! From the retro decor-to the insane sales-to the adorable sales girls, it was all I had wished for and more!
|Loved the turnstile into the Employees Only area!|
Not to mention that rack of Trashy Diva dresses!!!
|I have no words for these beauties!|
|Thank you to these amazing ladies!!|
I came home with five gorgeous pairs of shoes! My friend (not at all vintage/retro/rockabilly, but always fashionable) came home with three pairs. The sales were that good, and the shoes that cute and comfortable.
|I'm in love!|
The Sunset Strip was awesome, but shopping the hot sales at Miss L Fire was even more awesome! Hehe!
I'm thinkin' the fall/winter collection will be on sale in about 5 months...
|Although not strictly a "vintage shoe"...|
|...Miss L Fire is most definitely vintage inspired!|
...anyone up for some Spring shopping?!