Meet Vintage Queen no 25: Syd from Arizona Our Vintage Queen number 25 calls herself ‘The Golden Girl of the West’ and a golden girl and a bit of a vintage aficionade she is, studying, living and breathing vintage day in and day out. And this is what our lovely Vintage Queen had to say about herself: “Well my name is Syd Divine,’The Golden Girl of the West’. I am just an all around historically accurate, dedicated vintage gal and model with a creative and artistic old soul and a real heart for the past! Born and raised in the Golden American West. I reside in sunny Tucson, AZ in my vintage home built in 1942. ” “I study, live and long for the simplicity and enchantment of the era’s past everyday, I’m a bit of a Vintage Aficionado! My favorite, well researched eras are the late Twenties to early Sixties, the golden era of glamour and film, The WWII years of life on the home front and the charm andcharacter of the Forties and Fifties American West.” I love all things vintage and nostalgic. From fashion, beauty, design and film to cars, music, travel, pastimes and home-front life. I am 27 years old, a 10th generation ancestor and have a very deep, diverse background due to my mixed family heritage in the American Old West, the land of rootin tootin cowgirls, Spanish senorita’s, Rodeo’s, dude ranches and hoedowns. I am a wife and mother of one swell little boy, who looks forward to the blessings in life. I am a Pisces, so naturally I crave and need to create, design and see a finished product. I have done work as an authentic period model and vintage stylist and wardrobe consultant. I love to recreate the timeless appeal and enchantment of vintage cheesecake and western pinup and Golden Era Glamour. I am currently going back to school to pursue a degree in Interior Design, hopefully to one day specialize in designing period styles in the home (a la Art Deco, Hollywood Regency). In my free time, I like to sew and recreate clothing from vintage patterns, scrapbook, garden, tinker on the computer with design programs, and of course go on treasure hunts looking for fabulous vintage goodies! Vintage is my passion and my everyday lifestyle. I’ve been collecting antiques and vintage since I was about 8 years old. The Thirties and Forties was my grandmothers era, and she influenced my life at an early age and set the inspiration for the rest of my life I love to network and chat with fellow lovers and collectors alike. Check out my blog and look me up on myspace under Syd Divine. 5 Responses Frankie - Swell Vintage June 30th, 2009 Wow, she looks amazing! x Amanda Lee July 23rd, 2009 So lovely to see you here, Syd! I’m looking forward to having lunch with you soon 🙂 Inga Kaboom November 5th, 2009 Syd, you are truly the Queen of Vintage! You live it, breathe it and nail it on the head every time! stephany July 16th, 2010 wow! i’m very impressed with how she dresses, i admire her looks and her sense of style. Lou January 2nd, 2011 This gorgeous lady is one of my style icons. Love her!