Weekly Whistle: The Bonfire Orchestra and Concert-Wear

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Hello, fabulouses! It is that wonderful time of the week again on the VIP blog–WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Yay for the VIP’s outfit of the week! So, before I start singing or quoting silly commercials–let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Hm….I wonder what it is….

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Dress: The Fashion Barn (Columbus, MS)

Shoes: Target (Trussville, AL)

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Ever stress about what to wear to all of the summer’s hottest concerts? Stress no more–check out my Real Story Publishing article “The Adventures of the VIP: The Bonfire Orchestra and Concert-Wear” for tips on how to dress for all of your summer indoor and outdoor concerts! From cocktail parties to rock n’ roll, these VIP tips are perfect!

 http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/26/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-bonfire-orchestra-and-summer-concert-wear/

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The Bonfire Orchestra is totally the soundtrack of my summer! Meet the band on my latest YouTube video here.

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Stay tuned for the full VIP interview with the spectacularly talented Bonfire Orchestra band!

Twitter: @BonfireOrch

Instagram: @BonfireOrch

Check out the Bonfire Orchestra on YouTube to see live performances and official music videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/BonfireOrchestra

Purchase Bonfire Orchestra’s album “The Well and the Water” on iTunes here OR Amazon here.

What did y’all think of the Bonfire Orchestra’s sweet sound?  Are you getting in the mood for a summer concert?

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What summer concerts will you be attending?  What will you be wearing?  The VIP would love to know!  Feel free to comment below or email me at vintage.passionista@gmail.com to share all your summer concerts and concert-wear with me.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: ’64 Skylark, Baby!

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Hello, hello, hello, my fantastically fabulous fashionistas! I am going to jump right to the chase with this week’s Weekly Whistle…because I absolutely ADORE the photo “prop” and the flowy summer shorts from three07! Oh, the 1964 Buick Skylark in a dreamy cobalt blue hue made for truly perfect photos….mmhmm…..it does not get much better than vintage rides and fabulous fashions! All I can say is ’64 Skylark, baby…1964 Skylark, baby!

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Blouse:  The Limited

Shorts:  three07

Belt:  Anthropologie

Heels:  BCBG

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban (Polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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No words can explain how much in love I am with this 1964 Buick Skylark! Thank you Joseph St. John (aka Mr. Joe) for the use of your luscious car for this lovely photo shoot! Mr. Joe isn’t just an awesome guy with an awesome car…Mr. Joe is my boss man at Real Media!  Speaking of Real Media, you can read my latest weekly fashion article “The Adventures of the VIP: The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations” by clicking here.

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stationshttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Sweet Tea, Stranger, & John Lennon

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This week’s Weekly Whistle title was a  struggle.  98.79% of the time I believe that I come up with clever titles.  Frustrated and suffering from writer’s block–I grabbed my sunglasses and a glass of Milo’s sweet tea and went outside to lounge by the pool.

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After an hour and almost falling asleep, the title came to me!  I remembered a comment a nice stranger (not stranger danger–don’t worry, mom!) said to me–“I love your sunnies! Very John Lennon.”  To which I replied, “Thanks so much!” and then continued to walk to my car…thankful that I was not recognized as “The VIP”.  Who would have thought that sunburn and sunglasses would make such a great disguise?  Anyway…long story short, that comment from the lovely stranger inspired today’s title.  Thank you, kind stranger!

Now, that is enough chatting and story telling! It is time to see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is–Come on, fashionistas!

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Top: American Apparel (Atlanta, Georgia)

Skirt: personal vintage collection

Shoes: Vans, VIP DIY

Earrings: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Sunglasses: Ray Ban (polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Top Picks of Summer & Day Dreaming of Tom Cruisehttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/29/the-adventures-of-the-vip-top-picks-of-summer-and-daydreams-of-tom-cruise/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

One Top, Six Ways: Part One

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Hello, my magnificently fabulous fashionistas! Summer vacations, last minute weekend getaways, and hunky lifeguards on the beach are vastly approaching…Hey, boys! *said in flirty voice* haha…but what will you be wearing on these lovely weekends? That is the question…what to wear…what to wear….hmmmm…..

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Whether your trip is planned or spur of the moment, this Michael Stars top from Gus Mayer is a MUST HAVE for summer! This slouchy yet sleek T-shirt is easily dressed up or down by changing out the bottoms (shorts, skirts, knickerbockers, trousers…) and wearing different accessories! Now, strap on your fashionista seatbelts as I show you three ways to wear this glorious top!  Visit me next week to see THREE MORE WAYS! Ahh!  This blouse is the perfect summer go-to-item!

Grab your vintage suitcase, and go with the flow!

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Shorts: Target (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: OTBT, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Necklaces: BluKat Design

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Hello, leopard and turquoise!

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Blouse: Michael Stars, Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL)

Skirt: Thrifted

Earrings: Hearts of Stone

Necklace: BluKat Design

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Green high-waisted military shorts? Yes, please!

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Shorts: Urban Outfitters (Birmingham, AL)

Belt: American Eagle (Trussville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklace and Bracelets: Beadsoul

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Don’t forget to come back next week to see three more ways to wear this spectacular top!

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Snazzy Shorts that Stop Traffic”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/15/the-adventures-of-the-vip-history-lesson-snazzy-shorts-that-stop-traffic/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Young Pop Sensation Niece Elliott

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From walking the hallways of her middle school to showing off her talent center stage, Niece Elliott is a fourteen year old music sensation with a sparkling character and breathtaking voice.

While chatting with Niece at Audiostate 55 recording studio, I realized we have two things in common–a love for what we do and amazing family support. “For me having the gift to sing and my family’s support, I knew I could do it,” says Elliot. The more our conversation progressed, the more I realized we have more things in common–shopping, balancing school and work, and an understanding of true girl power.

To see the VIP interview with outstanding music star Niece Elliott on the VIP Youtube channel click here.

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Want to hear some of Niece’s awesome songs on Reverbnation?  Click here.

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To find out more about Audiostate 55 entertainment and recording studio in Birmingham, Alabama, visit their website here.

Like Audiostate 55 on Facebook here!

Twitter: @Audiostate55

4E Entertainment website–click here.

Like 4E Entertainment on Facebook here!

Twitter: @4EMusic1

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Jacqui Malone is a tremendous woman with a love for song writing and perfecting the vocals of recording music artists!

Follow her on Twitter here.

Follow her on Instagram here.

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What a fun afternoon and interview! Thanks so much, Audiostate 55 for your hospitality! www.audiostate55.com

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To see why Niece Elliott and I are showing off our hot shoes, check out the video on my YouTube channel! Click here for a direct link.

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Snazzy Shorts that Stop Traffic”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/15/the-adventures-of-the-vip-history-lesson-snazzy-shorts-that-stop-traffic/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn