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On the Cheap

One of my best friends and her daughter came down from Seattle to visit & hit the Rosebowl Flea, where we hunted for some inexpensive, one-of-kind dresses for Anna. She is a high school senior and bares a haunting resemblance to her Mum. We were not much older than she when we met on our first day of college. Our lockers were right next to each other and with a mutual love for ska & rockabilly, the rest is history.

This fun little number probably from the mid 70's was just one of three for $15. I found the Lulu Guinness purse on eBay.

This  pretty orange cream-cycle dress, may have been hand made.

This may be my favorite of the three, another 70's number Marcia Brady might have worn.

Who doesn't love a good bargain? She also scored a great vintage army jacket and I was pretty happy with my haul as well.


Shopping the Rosebowl Flea 

Searching for treasures So Cal style at maybe one of the most popular hunting grounds in the country is a monthly event that attracts thousands. I do suggest you get there early or else you may end up parking blocks away. My other tips; dress in layers, no matter how cold the morning, it warms up fast and you may want to shed a few as you go, bring water & maybe snacks, the on sight vendors are quite pricey and a rolling cart is a very handy thing indeed.

Held the second Sunday of every month, the next one is this coming weekend. There is an admission fee and the earlier you go the more it cost to get in. I usually go at 9am when it drops to $8. I also recommend the Pasadena City College Flea Market held the first weekend of the month and it's free.



all photos & content © Lara Rossignol

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Reader Comments (3)

We've been looking forward to seeing these photos since our fun whirl wind trip to So Cal to celebrate Anna's 18th and Lara's...:) They practically share the same birthday, give or take a few time zones.
Lara was the break out star at Art Center College of Design, and has continued to produce amazing images with her own signature style.
Anna has done some modeling in Seattle where we live, but has always wanted to be photographed by Lara, (who has photographed her idols, Johnny Depp and Sissy Spacek.) I think together, Anna and Lara did a great job!
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen
What fun pictures, Anna is so cute and I love her choices. I also love your advice about the RB, I try to go a few times a year and I always get hot, thirsty and am dragging my buys around envying the people with shopping carts!
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMandy Janus
I love that you met her Mom at her age and now here she is and you captured her so beautifully. How interesting the circles of life are. Lovely photos... how I wish I could have your lens aimed my way. ;)
January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon W.

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