Blogger of the Moment: Bleubird Vintage

Oh, what to say about Miss James of Bleubird Vintage!  She’s the epitome of who I’d like to be when I “grow up.” She has three adorable children who take part in family outfit pics, and sometimes their own. Plus, Miss James has fun tutorials on projects like pretty vintage doily necklaces, or cooking up a yummy dinner from scratch. Her blog has definitely become one of my daily reads, and I’m sure you’ll add it to your list too. Remember to take a look at her namesake dress plus her favorite ModCloth picks. And, you’ll want to read her interview to find out her secret dreams for the future.

Who are your style icons? What inspires your sense of style?
Mostly the incredible ladies of the sixties and seventies. Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithfull, Peggy Lipton, Françoise Hardy, Michelle Phillips, Penelope Tree, France Gall… the list goes on and on. Also, music inspires my style in an enormous way. I can throw on a record and just feel a certain way, which can channel the clothes I wear.

What blogs do you follow?
I don’t have time to read a lot of blogs these days because I have my hands very full with three kiddos, but a few that I do read when I have time are my friend Mandi’s blog, Here’s Looking at Me Kid, my friend Liss’ blog, Daydream Lily, Clever Nettle, and Idée Géniale.

Your whole family is very stylish–do your kids love vintage, or is that your influence?
My kids do love vintage, but I definitely think it is because of my influence. If they didn’t grow up with a mama that loved, breathed, dealt, and worshiped old things, I don’t think that they would have any interest. Luckily, they love to go thirfting with me and hit up estate and yard sales. Milla Plum especially; she loves playing dress up in my studio.

What’d be the perfect soundtrack for a day of thrifting?
Anything John Lennon or The Beatles. Who doesn’t love The Beatles?

What are your hobbies?
I thrift! That’s probably my biggest hobby. I collect vinyl and vintage coats. I also love to sew. It’s like therapy. If I’m stressed out, the one thing that always gets me feeling better is making something new.

If you could live in the pages of a book or on the set of a movie, which book or movie would it be? Why?
Hmmm… I would love to live on the set of Mad Men. The clothes, the style, the hair, the furniture, it’s all so incredible and like a dream. I just want to jump right in and run for the closets!

What would the perfect romantic date be for you?
A bottle of wine, delicious cheeses, bread, and cupcakes on a patchwork blanket in the park.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a natural blonde, and a bottle brunette. I dye my hair once a month to hide my blonde roots. If I let them grow out too long, it looks like I’m balding. Kinda scary!

Do you have any secret dreams for the future?
Not really. I want to open up a brick-and-mortar shop [and] sell once-loved clothing and also my own designs, and travel the world with my kids in tow. I’d also love to record an album with my “almost” husband. He has a lovely voice, and I would love to write music together. Oh, and have at least one more little baby, maybe two.

Don’t forget to check out all of Miss James’ favorite ModCloth picks!

Are there any questions you’re dying for us to ask future Bloggers of the Moment? Post suggestions in a comment below!


About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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    Charlotte 12/15/2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Love finding new blogs thanks to Modcloth.
    I think I want to be like her too when I grow up!!


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    Anna 12/15/2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I’ve been a follower of the BleuBird blog for a while…i absolutely LOVE it! Great choice, Modcloth!

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    Sarah 12/15/2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Bleubird is my favorite blog! Excellent choice modcloth!

    <3 Sarah

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    Richard (ModCloth) 12/15/2010 at 1:47 pm #

    What a lovely family!

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    kelsey 12/15/2010 at 1:59 pm #

    i love that modcloth does these, and names a dress after the blogger. coolest thing ever!

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    Taylor 12/15/2010 at 2:01 pm #

    I read bluebird vintage every day <3
    I also read
    and think Katie deserves to be a blogger of the moment too =]

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    Annie 12/15/2010 at 2:24 pm #

    Really great pick this month!

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    amanda Rose 12/15/2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Great blog, thanks <3

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    Katie 12/15/2010 at 3:34 pm #

    i just LOVE james’ blog! she and her family are so cute! as a vintage seller, she is avery inspiring lady!

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    Emily 12/15/2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I have to say, I used to love the blog but a few things really turned me off a few months ago.
    Every time they would have a giveaway, you would have to go vote for them as the top mommy blog on some site. For one, I felt that the title should go to a blog that people actually think IS the best baby/mommy blog on the web, I don’t feel that it should be determined by people voting to win a free gift. That really turned me off from the blog, I found it very unfair. It’s unfortunate because I used to really like reading it, I even sent her an email about her blog a few months ago asking for advice and saying how much I loved it and I got absolutely no answer back.

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      miss james 12/15/2010 at 6:47 pm #

      sorry you feel that way emily. a few months ago i had a baby so unfortunately i didn’t get to all of my emails. i did the best i could to keep up. sorry if yours went unanswered. also voting was optional and hasn’t been suggested in a giveaway for months. that was when i first entered top baby blogs and saw that other bloggers did the same thing. i thought that was what everybody did. anywho… hopefully you’ll come back to read if you like the content. xo, james.

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    tiffany. 12/15/2010 at 5:06 pm #

    i LOVE james’ BLOG… i read it everyday :)) GO JAMES!


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    theclothingmenu 12/15/2010 at 6:14 pm #

    i love the bleubird vintage blog – it’s one of my daily reads! cool to hear more about miss james!

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    George 12/15/2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Ah Ha! Thanks Modcloth! Another grand suggestion!

    Raised By Wolves

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    Courtney 12/15/2010 at 7:38 pm #

    I’m such a fan of her blog!

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    Jaime 12/16/2010 at 8:33 am #

    Miss James is so lovely, I’d like to think I’d be as cool a mom as she is, one day.
    I love her shop, but haven’t checked it out lately. I should do that 🙂
    And, I’m personally curious about her moniker. My nickname has been James, bc very few people have spelled or actually pronounced my name correctly, and my sister Jenn started calling me (king) james, as I am all into history and the theatrical. and Yes, lebron can suck it.

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    Victoria / Justice Pirate 12/16/2010 at 3:45 pm #

    She’s such a fun blogger. I am glad I’ve been reading her blog for a year or more now. so great of style!

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    Kim 12/16/2010 at 11:37 pm #

    Blogging mamas for the win!

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    Mary 12/17/2010 at 9:02 pm #

    how exciting ! congrats Miss James. you rocked this interview & totally love the new bleubird dress. yay!

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    ilene 12/18/2010 at 1:04 am #

    oh wow loved this. love her blog too!!! she is a def. inspiration!! 🙂

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    Dee 12/23/2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Bleubird is awesome yay!

    for great d.i.y ideas and regular tutorials you should head over to sylviepops site, its full to the brim with family love, great style and ofcourse teeming with all things arty!

    Vote for sylviepops! shes such a good mate, and she’s always so friendly and lovely.

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    Twila Jean 10/14/2011 at 9:54 am #

    I have been following her for a while, she has the best pictures ever. I adore her family, and the lovely layout of her blog

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