Midcentury Airstream Kitchenette but Make it Fashion
You may remember from a previous post that I had an amazing opportunity to photograph in a 1965 Caraval midcentury Airstream travel trailer. I shared the exterior in my Valentine’s Day post. I love midcentury interiors, especially kitchens and bathrooms. The interior of this 1965 Airstream Caraval travel trailer is an intact vintage kitchenette. I about died. We didn’t have any idea what the interior of this airstream would look like, so we didn’t plan for this portion of the photoshoot. But luckily for us, we are the type that keeps vintage Tupperware with us JUST IN CASE. Fortunately it all worked perfectly.
we are the type that keeps vintage Tupperware with us JUST IN CASE.
In this blog post, I’ll share the impromptu fashion photoshoot in the vibe I dub: Camp Campy Camping featuring your favorite downtrodden models Kevin and me. A huge reason for doing what I do is to show plus size fashion in an unexpected and at times in a high fashion light. In this case, set in a 1965 Caraval Airstream.
I borrowed the midcentury Airstream travel trailer from A Social and Co! It’s a Tucson (Arizona) based business owned by Margarita Potts GoDiva. One aspect of the business offers folks the opportunity to rent vintage Airstreams for photos and events. How cool is that? Renting an Airstream is game changer I definitely recommend.
Airstreams scream Americana, don’t they? Their iconic silver aluminum shell has been in production since the 1930s. A design that stands the test of time. One day I’ll have one! Before relocating to Tucson, I heavily researched living in an RV or Skoolie and traveling the country indefinitely. We were THIS close to doing it, but then we found ourselves in Tucson, Arizona. This very well could happen for us in the future. Who knows?
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Midcentury Airstream Kitchenettes Are a Mood
This airstream’s kitchenette is so beautiful and iconic that nothing was needed to add for the photoshoot! I just unloaded my vintage Tupperware and a plaid wool blanket we keep in the car for impromptu picnics. You cannot get much more of an iconic midcentury travel trailer than a genuine vintage Airstream.
We intended to have an outdoor camping photoshoot. But after we saw the interior we decided to move it indoors! My theme for our looks was CAMP CAMPING! Get it? Camping, but camp? Camp Campy Camping. We needed to look iconic camping, not necessarily practical camping. Notice his loafers?! Not meant for hiking, but they feel right for the look. Honestly, Troop Beverly Hills with Shelly Long exemplifies iconic Camp Campy Camping style to the nth degree.
Honestly, Troop Beverly Hills (1989) with Shelly Long exemplifies iconic Camp Campy Camping style to the nth degree.
My Camp Campy Camping Look
What is more camping inspired than fatigues? Add a touch of impractical for camping: why don’t we make it a jumpsuit? I added a vintage wool plaid blazer, a scarf (campy, no?!) and white 70s Converse All Stars.
The jumpsuit is Universal Standard. I especially love this brand for their size inclusivity. Sizes 0-40. YEP! It’s a pet peeve when I can’t shop where all of my friends can. I have friends both smaller and larger than me. We all deserve cool things and the option to match, don’t you think? I wore Universal Standard in previous posts here and here.
It’s a pet peeve when I can’t shop where all of my friends can. I have friends both smaller and larger than me. We all deserve cool things and the option to match, don’t you think?
A little about the jumpsuit, it’s twill. It’s sturdy. It’s cute and comfy.
The shoes are the classic Converse Chuck 70. This pair, the 70, has more padding than your average Chuck Taylors! To add to my unstoppable mystique, I have a very sexy foot thing called plantar fasciitis that requires me to choose supportive shoes. In my limited wear, these have felt far superior than your run of the mill Chucks. I haven’t worn this pair on long walks yet, but so far so good!
I try to normalize wearing the same clothing repeatedly. A very basic assertion, but when you work in style there is a pressure to only share items once. I don’t like that. It’s wasteful, unrealistic, and not budget friendly. Here is another way I wore the Universal Standard jumpsuit:
Kevin’s Camp Campy Camping Look
I love to style and dress people who wear menswear. If you are masculine in want of a stylist: hire me! I think the reason I love to dress people who shop in the men’s department, is because the clothing available is much more limited than the clothing from the women’s section. I picked out these plaid pants from ASOS for Kevin a few years ago. He’s gotten a lot of mileage out of them. As for his shirts, these most always thrifted, or estate sale finds. A way to do a camp campy camping look is to identify key elements of camping attire and run with it. In Kevin’s case I was thinking green plaid pants to pair with my plaid wool blazer. Plaid is something campers wear! Campers love wool! Campers love bandanas! We both also have a bandana tied around our necks in true Mr. Furley style. Mr Furley continues to be a camp icon, after all.
A way to do camp campy camping look is find elements of camping attire and run with it.
Shop my look:
I’ve been posting each week which is a personal goal. People say it takes an hour to publish a blog post, but my posts take me at least one day, if not multiple days! That is not including the photoshoots or sharing on social media. I’m either really thorough, really slow, or doing something wrong.
I have so many more blog posts planned: We have been restoring our midcentury yellow bathroom. I have a feeling that will get two posts! I’d also like to do post featuring Nooworks (because people often ask me how they fit a plus size body) soon. Is there a topic or brand you would like me to feature on this blog? Let me know!
Is there a topic or brand you would like me to feature on this blog?
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1. You & Kevin are the cutest.
2. Love that you reused the jumpsuit. I always appreciate seeing multiple ways to style things.
3. The impromptu picnic Tupperware: phenomenal. Going to make this a goal to compile my own set now.