So, my real name is Amy-Lou, but the name I like to use on (and I admit, off) the net is Little Miss Atomic. Mostly for two reasons - One, I am certainly little. My sister got all the tall genes. And two, I am an Atomic-aholic! I am 30 years old, 31 this July though (not coping well with this at all!)
I always had an interest in all things 50s, having great parents who brought me up listening to the music and using/enjoying things from that era helped enormously of course. When I was very small, my dad and I used to listen to Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and old doo-wop on the tape player that was in his lovely old VW camper vans. I knew all the words, and I remember being crushed when I got a bit older and found out they were all (mostly all) no longer around!
As I got a bit older, I was still always buying 'vintage' bits here and there (even though that word wasn't even used then) and had always been obsessed with old cars, having been brought up with them and learning a lot along the way. Then when I was older still the whole 'lifestyle' really took hold.
I love to sing, and play the piano. I hope to one day be in another band. I miss it terribly!
I am just completely and utterly obsessed with the 1950s, I think of nothing much else and am always reading/researching the era and listening to the music. I have been collecting for a long time! And I have a lovely 1958 Hillman Minx that is my best friend.
I know that the 1950s look is very fashionable these days, and that makes me a bit sad. There's a lot of cheap and tacky repro brands around.
Of course I am completely infatuated with the furniture, the clothes, the bags, the shoes, the kitchenware...I could go on!
I am a bit poorly at the moment. I admit I am a bit lonely here, and am sad that I can't seem to find many people here that share my passions so any local gals/guys that would like to be pals please do get in touch! I am a very nice person, I promise. I would love to have some people to go out with, I know there is a 'scene' here!
So...here I am, hoping that my posts may entertain or be of interest to some fellow enthusiasts. After following other like-minded people, I have seen where their blogs have taken them and can only wish hard for the same. I am hoping to post my 'outfit of the day's (I always enjoy those on other peoples' blogs) music of course, any places/events of interest and most probably quite a lot of posts about anything and everything from the fifties!
Hoping you'll follow,