Saturday, February 18, 2017

Meet Claudia!

Hello everyone! This is Marlee! Today I would like to introduce you to my new friend, Claudia! Her parents both got hired at the island school earlier this month and we're all so excited to have another girl our age around. Claudia LOVES art- and Zaira of course was so excited to meet her as she has a super cool and retro 40's, 50's and 60's fashion sense. In fact, Zaira had me recreate the look from our last post for the photo above since our styles coordinated so nicely. Usually I'm more into rose golds and modern, clean looks but this dress is one of my favorites for spring. 

Claudia has the greatest clothing collection. A few of the pieces she owns belonged to her grandma, Antonia, who lived in Cuba in the 1950's when she was a teenager, and all her life Claudia and her mother and grandmother have loved travelling to thrift shops to get new retro pieces. The dress Claud is wearing today is actually from a shop in her hometown of Marquette, and she told me that it's probably from the 1940's and was likely made from an old chicken feed sack. During this time chicken feed sacks were often patterned and people made clothing out of them to save money during the Great Depression.

Claudia invited Eve and I over to her house for lunch after we took a little walk to the park, and she showed us her amazing pink typewriter! How cool is that?

I'll see you next time!

Claudia- American Girl of Today #4
outfit- American Girl Kit's collection

Marlee- custom Marie Grace doll
outfit- American Girl Maryellen's collection
glasses- American Girl

Typewriter is from Our Generation and was found at Target.

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