Vintage Queen no 69: Brooksie from the USA Our beautiful Vintage Queen number 69 loves the Twenties and Thirties. Whether she is portraying a Twenties cabaret dancer or flapper one day and then onto a Thirties housewife or socialite the next, she is the quintessential Art Deco Girl. Brooksie started off getting into things of this nature from a very early age; she remembers listening to old time jazz and swing with her grandma at the age of five. When she was in grade school her parents used to take her to the local pizza parlor where they used to show silent films from the teens and Twenties with an in house organ player just like in the old days. She used to sit enthralled in front of the movie screen watching damsels in distress over root beer and pizza. Brooksie started collecting small vintage accessories such as compacts, brooches, hankies, and scarves (she inherited her first vintage items when her grandma passed away when she was nine). She has been collecting accessories, vintage clothes, and antiques for over three decades now. Currently Brooksie lives in Portland Oregon, she is a vintage clothing model, buyer and seller of vintages clothes, she also sells vintage lingerie, small accessories, and jewelry at burlesque shows in the Portland area. You can read more about the adventures of Brooksie on her blog. 5 Responses Kiri April 26th, 2010 Wow, I really like this feature. My favorite is the first picture. 🙂 Reply Morgana April 26th, 2010 Beautiful photos! Morgana Reply Brooksie April 27th, 2010 Wow, imagine my surprise when I checked my e-mail box yesterday morning and saw that I was Vintage Queen #69, my boyfriend submitted my info and got the ball rolling. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much Lena for choosing me. Thanks Kiri and Morgana for the sweet comments. Brooksie Reply Lesley May 1st, 2010 How absolutely lovely. The first picture is really stylish. Love the dramatic photo with the bird cage too. Quite surrealist. Reply Lilac May 9th, 2010 Portland, Oregon sounds like an awesome place for the Vintage/indie types… I hope to visit one day : ) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.