Atomic Redhead is my blog that provides me with an outlet to share my passion for history, photography, vintage fashion, and Disneyland (sometimes all of that rolled into one, especially when it comes to Disneybounding*). So, you’ll find all sorts of things here! You’ll see a lot of outfit posts, visits to amusement parks, as well as unique and historical locations. I love visiting historic landmarks as well as anything found in a Weird [insert state here] book and love sharing those experiences and history. Every so often I toss in a how-to, or DIY type post too. Updates are be posted via Twitter and Facebook – so “follow” or “like” the Atomic Redhead and stay up-to-date! You can also follow my boards on Pinterest and on Instagram you can find me under the username atomic_redhead.
Below you’ll find posts that are some of the most popular about vintage clothing and Disneyland.
New to vintage? Here are a few posts that may help you out!
Common Vintage Misconceptions
Questions on the Street – Responses to questions I have received about my attire
Beginner’s Guide to Vintage Shopping
How to Spot Vintage Clothing
15 Vintage Essentials
Planning visiting Disneyland and want some inside info? No need to shoot me an e-mail, click here the Atomic Redhead’s Disneyland Tips!
*Disneybounding: For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a style of attire, often when visiting a Disney Resort. Since those over the age of 13 are not allowed wear costumes, people have learned to get creative with regular clothing and use color blocking, shapes, and patterns to create a look inspired by Disney characters. Want to learn more? Peek at this Disneybound Tumblr!
The Atomic Redhead
Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Let me introduce myself, my name is Janey, and I can’t recall a time when I didn’t like old stuff. My parents were in the antique business, and I grew up with antiques at home, as well as attending antique shows, flea markets and going to thrift stores. On warm summer days my dad would take out his 1929 Model A, and he often participated in car shows. I always listened to the local oldies station and loved watching shows like I Dream of Jeannie and I Love Lucy, and wearing my mother’s clothes from the 1960s and 70s. Over the years I have developed my own tastes around vintage clothing, loving the show-stopping drapes of the 1940s, and the space-age influenced lines of the 1950s. I also adore western wear and it fills a good chunk of my wardrobe. But I also have a passion for the Egyptian Revival of the 20s, adore the mod stuff of the 60s as well as some of the carefree fashions of the 70s. So, trust me, you’ll find loads of different eras and styles on the blog!
Growing up, I was heavily involved in art and theatre, in addition to being on the newspaper staff in high school. I also met my husband in high school, Patrick, aka the man behind the camera most of the time. In 2006 we both graduated high school and attended the University of Oregon together, where I graduated in 2010 with a BA in History and wrote my senior research paper on vice and corruption in Portland, Oregon during the 1950s, available for download below. After graduation we moved to Portland and later that year, we tied the knot in a lovely winter wedding. After four years in Portland, and working with vintage as an antique dealer, as well as at a vintage clothing shop, we decided it was time for a change, and in fall of 2014 we made the decision to move to Orange, California.
Not only is my style eclectic, as is what I collect and am into. I collect red headed pin-ups, Disney’s Zorro, 1964 Presidential Race memorabilia, and vintage anti-war buttons. I am obsessed with Disneyland, western wear, Jack the Ripper, Gram Parsons, ancient Egypt, and James Dean. I love exploring and visiting unique locations, especially here in California, photography, music (my tastes are also insanely eclectic, everything from Mozart to Elvis to Martin Denny to Kesha) going to burlesque shows, and I love NASCAR.
July, 2016 with Jessica of Chronically Vintage
If you are looking for writing samples you can download PDF samples below. Both of these essays received an A-.
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While I was once employed by the Walt Disney Company, I never spoke for, and never speak for or on the Company’s behalf. Anything that is said regarding Disney, Disneyland or its affiliates is my own opinion, and speaks from my experience as a Guest. I am not a spokesperson for the Disneyland Resort, or The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates. Atomic Redhead is not owned or officially affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or any of its affiliates.