Vintage Queen no 40: Solanah from the USA Our lovely Vintage Queen number 40 recently got married in the most beautiful Fifties wedding dress, which she found for only $0.75. Just the kind of bargain we love! “My name is Solanah, I’ve been told I’m 20 years old, but I feel like a very healthy 70 year old. Last May I used a bit of experience I had from working at a local vintage shop to sell some of my own vintage clothing on Etsy.com, it was a way to help pay for all the supplies I needed in apparel design school. Soon after I realized I enjoyed selling vintage more than school, dropped out and made it my full time job. It’s so much fun to shop for vintage, model it, and send it to places all around the world. I think my biggest vintage interest wold be hats. I simply adore them. From any era, but for everyday wear I go with Twenties to Fifties. I think the golden age for hats in the 20th century would be the Thirties, they were so theatrical. They are my favorite to wear, with flowers, veils, and especially feathers. Feathered hats and hats with birds are my treasures, they can be lush, beautiful and ridiculous all at the same time. I just married my high school sweetheart two months ago, in a flawless Fifties wedding dress I got for 75 cents. It seems as though thrifting finds me no matter what the occasion. The dress actually came with a matching veil and lace armlets, so really each piece only cost 25 cents! Our house is about 80 years old, and decorated with a mix of eras. I’ve even turned our dining room into my hat room, with hats on every wall. Last October I started my blog Vixen Vintage, and it’s a bigger part of my life than I ever would have thought it would be a year ago. I get to show off my vintage wardrobe and best of all get to know girls with the same interests, the vintage blogging community is so very supportive and closely knit I’m glad I stumbled upon it.” 9 Responses Kathryn October 5th, 2009 I love Solanah’s blog, her hats are always amazing! Reply rachel October 5th, 2009 about time you featured her! Reply The Red Velvet Shoe October 6th, 2009 I love her blog~~she was such a gorgeous vintage bride and I love the fact a young lady has such amazing taste and that she is pursuing her passion~~hats off to her!! Michelle Reply Patty Barnard October 6th, 2009 “they can be lush, beautiful and ridiculous all at the same time.” That’s a great quote. Love your site — the pictures are great! Reply Solanah October 7th, 2009 Thank you so much for the feature! I am honored you would think of me as a vintage queen 😉 xoxo Reply meaghan October 7th, 2009 this lady deserves it! what a vintage queen! she’s a stunning beauty besides! Reply ivy October 7th, 2009 Solanah’s blog is the only blog I read religiously. Reply Sheila Brady October 10th, 2009 Oh to be young again, look so beautiful and have such a sense of style, joy forever! Reply Ruby October 17th, 2011 My mothers 50’s wedding dress was gorgeous. All lace. Big hoop. She has cared for it well but even so it is crunchy. It itches. She looks beautiful in her wedding pictures. I’m surprised your dress wasn’t dry and crunchy. Lucky you. 🙂 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.