40s vintage · fashion · hair · human trafficking · modern day slavery · nike · slave labor · slavery

Just Do It!

– Outfit #16 to stand up against modern-day slavery/human trafficking & promote modesty!
If you’d like me to borrow your clothes to spread awareness against human trafficking and promote modesty, please E-mail me: marvelousthingsphoto@gmail.com
I am really so happy that Jenni of Pixie in Pumps sent me this lovely sailor/nautical styled vintage dress. I think I might have been a little tall for it, but it was still so sweet!! Thanks again!!
Since I was a child, especially back when it was popular, people have asked many times if I crimp my hair. I used to straighten my hair or tried to smooth out the waves, but I like my waves now. I used to always love paintings like The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse wishing I had hair like that. . and well, I think my hair is nicer now that I’ve grown up (I’m vain. sorry). This post isn’t about hair though, it’s about shoes (so I am barefoot in this set).


[not easy to hold a remote and click towards the camera while trying to go on releve’ while in a develope’)
Reason why I’m doing this #16:Over the years I’ve kept up to date about the issues of many popular brands like Nike. A few years ago I saw newslinks and newscasts about the conditions and treatment of people around the world who make Nike products. Many of you may have knowledge about Radiohead’s music video specifically targeting such an issue.
A few years ago I did watch these. It is great that when things are exposed and we can take action, change can happen. Nike hasn’t completely changed but slowly have made improvements. I hope you will watch all nearly 8 minutes of this video!
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28 thoughts on “Just Do It!

  1. I actually liked Catching Fire better than the first one, but I haven't read the last one yet. I'm not too excited, though, because most people said they didn't like it. I still want to read it, though. : )

  2. haha. The last one was my favorite (my husband's too).  It is funny because the people I do know who favor Mockingjay aren't too into Catching Fire while the people not too into Mockingjay loved Catching Fire. I hope you will like it though. Some people seem to like each one better than the next. Let me know how you like it when you do read it!!

  3. I did a report on this topic in high school.  It's such a huge problem.  It's good to hear Nike has made at least some effort at all, although I'm sure it's not enough.Lovely dress by the way.

  4. When you had really long hair though back a few years ago it looked so lovely, but granted I tend to really only take note of people's hair if it is long (hmm, that sounds kinda mean maybe, but that is just because I am drawn more to long hair so I notice hair when long). I remember in maybe 5th grade you cut your hair to your chin in a bob (and you had bangs) and then I cut my hair but nearly not as short as yours (and I didn't have bangs) and Michelle thought I was copying you. Anyway I thought your hair was cute. Then your hair grew the following year a bit and looked so nice to me. I always wanted long hair but my hair was soooo scragly until it got super thick in 7th & 8th grade. I started to take care of it in 9th grade. My biggest regret is cutting it when I was 17 before starting my senior year and then of course I didn't cut it again until I made the dreadlocks after having Leto and couldn't fix them (and cried and cried for probably a month because my hair was so ugly until I could do my 40s styles when it was shoulder length). Of course you probably remember some of my hair phases (but not all – kinda like how I sorta remember yours but not all). Anyway I don't think your hair looks frizzy. It always looks fine to me! 

  5. That's it! Your hair always reminded me of the Lady of Shallot! That poem, along with The Highwayman, are my two most favorite poems and I also have them memorized. Having said that, this dress is probably one of my favorite dresses in your human-trafficking project. The pattern is so lovely 🙂

  6. oh how cool. hmmm Lady of Shallot and The Highwayman huh? You must be a big Anne of Green Gables fan. I love both of those poems too because of it. haha. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

  7. hi Victoria!! so sorry i havent stopped by in ages ive found it so hard keeping up with blogging lately! thanks for your lovely comment about Silver! love these photos of you, your poses are stunning!! like a ballerina 🙂 x

  8. what if I told you I AM a ballerina? because I do ballet about 5 times a week for an hour each time in my own home (leotard, shoes, and all). hehe.I loveeee your horses. No problem with not stopping by too often, at least I know you do! Not many people with loads of followers do that, sadly. Have a great day Vicki!

  9. Lately, a lot due to these posts your doing on your blog, I have become more away of just how many companies are treating their workers so poorly/using slaver labor, but even Nike I hard heard about dating years back (back when they were making the Air Jordons).  I'm glad to hear that they're trying to improve at least. 

  10. I love the dress, the shape is perfect! The print is very pretty too. Dude, you need to always talk about your hair because it is effing amazing. I want to trade. I am at school right now, but I will watch this tomorrow after work, I am interested to see if they have changed. 

  11. Thanks so much for shedding light on these issues.  I remember learning that about Nike years back…I never imagined it was that horrid though.  Unreal and inhumane!  At very least they are making an effort to get on track.  The dress is so pretty on you and I just love the collar on it.  Very graceful and ladylike:)  Your hair is amazing!!  

  12. I am LOVING this dress!! The print is so pretty, and you look beautiful as always. I have become much more brand conscious since reading your blog. By the way I love the ballet positions. Did you know I was a ballet dancer for 17 years? I intend to start back at some point soon.Also I wanted to thank you for the book suggestions on my Kansas blog. I think I read the Little House on the Parie books when I was younger, but would love to read them again. I do agree with you that there is definite appeal about living in an isolated location. Especially a large open place like Kansas. As opposed to an island like Hawaii. If Tim did not get the position in Kansas the next place he would have been sent is Hawaii. People think it's strange that I have no desire to live there. I would love to visit, but it just don't think living the "island life" would be for me.

  13. I had no idea you did ballet. Wow. that's wonderful. I wish I could say "I was a ballet dancer for 17 years" but instead I can only say, "I was a ballet dancer for only two years and now I've been doing it for only 3 months."yeah, I can hear you on island life. I'd prefer the prairie any day. 😉

  14. Funny, this "vintage" fantasy. In my day, girls with long frizzy hair (me–see Growing Up Plain) and homemade cotton print dresses endured their own brand of (mild) humiliation. The Mennonite bishops weren't slavers–dear Lord, no–but they bungled around enough trying to keep us in line.

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