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Dear Friends,

This is my first west coast vintage piece and I love it. It’s a beautiful the softest 1940’s crepe dress I’ve ever met…I mean, felt. πŸ™‚ The print is whimsical and wonderfully colorful. I lvoe the deep pockets and the bright red buttons. I recently decided that wearing red on stage is definitely a good move so I’m keeping my eye out for red dresses.

This gem was given to me in Newman, California. Thanks Farris!

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to formally announce that I recently became the new lead singer in a totally awesome band called Bearfoot! Hoorah! For the first photo-shoot with the band, I had a serious decision to make: should I carry-over my custom of performing in vintage clothing or should I create a new persona and have my vintage duds be exclusive to my solo carrier. (I even considered choosing a different decade for the new band!) Well, after hours and hours of thought, I finally decided on a comprise.

For my solo gig I am going to continue performing in 1940’s and 50’s dresses– mostly of the cotton day-dress variety– and with Bearfoot, I am going to give myself a little more freedom to use vintage pieces along with modern pieces. (Although, for the shows we played two weeks ago, I wore a 1950’s red dress…nothing modern about it. πŸ™‚

In the above photos I am wearing a 1950’s teal bathing suit and a 1940’s thick-woven linen skirt. The bathing suit, I purchased several years ago in Brooklyn, NY. At the time, I felt a little silly spending about a hundred of my hard earned bucks on a 50 year old bathing suit (complete with wire ribbing and rooshing!!!) but now I am so glad that I grabbed it when I did. I found the skirt in Nashville’s very own vintage treasure-trove Pre-to-Post Modern on 8th Avenue.

For more photos, videos, and tour schedule, visit the band’s:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/bearfoot.fp

Website: www.bearfootband.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BearfootbandAngela

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear Friends,

I am pleased to present some of the photos from our recent photo-shoot with Scott Simontacchi in Goodlettesville, TN. I am wearing a 1950’s red paisley number with a beautiful full-skirt and open neck-line. I think The Bootleggers are looking awfully classy.

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear friends,

When I found this dress in an antique mall in Virginia, I was totally thrilled. The print is just darling– holly leaves and berries on black cotton cloth. It features rhinestone buttons up the front, elven-like pointed cuffs on the sleeves, and a nice-like framed v-collar.

It’s perfect for playing shows around the holidays. I wore it for the first time at a show in Birmingham, Alabama and I might just wear it again today.

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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