Friday, November 20, 2009

So much to tell!

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The past two days have been intense for b.vikki vintage! I noticed an exponential up-tick in my Google Analytics on Wednesday and woke Thursday morning to a prominent feature on, a site I read frequently (Who am I kidding? I'm a starred commenter. I love Jezebel!).

The feature, written by Racialicious' Latoya Peterson, came as a complete surprise to me. I never contacted Jezebel, so for them to have found my blog was truly fortunate and a blessing.

Other good news:

I've been contacted for several interviews... which I'm wary about (but for which I am immensely grateful), as I've done my best to expunge every picture of myself from the internet - and there were LOTS from my public relations days.

I've teamed up with Leila from (formerly to do a "Vintage Natural" feature that should go up approximately once a week. The posts will feature women from the 1920s-1960s with natural hair, their stories, their pictures, articles and more. I've loved BGLH for a long time now (I'm a naturally curly girl - almost 9 years since), so this is all very exciting.

African American Brides has linked to my Vintage Black Weddings posts and I couldn't be more thrilled. I contacted Erica, one of the site's wonderful writers, a few days ago, and I'm so happy she liked the blog!

Scratch from - a sketch blog - has created this amazing vintage-inspired illustration based on b.vikki vintage posts. I love comics and I love vintage, so this is right up my alley. Any converging of the two is a welcome treat. The hair and the dress are pitch perfect.

And I have to thank all of the other blogs that have linked to or posted about b.vikki vintage in the past month and a half.

EDIT/UPDATE: b.vikki vintage has just been hand-selected by the Blogger staff as a Blog of Note! I DIE! (no Rachel Zoe!)

Not trying to be weirdly self-congratulatory or hyper-meta or anything like that... but, I think it would've been weirder if I didn't mention this stuff..... soooo......

All in all, I can honestly say I didn't expect any of this; b.vikki vintage has hardly been in existence for 6 weeks, so the rapidity with which it has grown is giving me whiplash! The best kind of whiplash!

Don't forget to visit b.vikki vintage on Etsy!


  1. Congrats!! I read just about all those blogs that you listed, and I was happy to see you on Black Girl Long Hair...kudo's to you!!! I am constantly searching the web for positive African American images - and your blog has become my number one source!

  2. Becky, I am SOOOO proud of you. I really can't contain my excitement on your success. (As you already know). Your site is not only informative, buts its also quirky, funny and relevant. The images resonate with me, of our history, legacy and family values-which I hope and pray can inspire new generations. Its funny, how an photograph, a commercial, a piece of clothing, can remind us of prior generations hopes and dreams, and an innocence of hope for the future. Maybe one of your bloggers can create a dialogue artistiscally of the prior generation talking to the new generation. Bridging the gap. Or maybe we can start at home.
    See how youv'e inspired me.
    God bless you Boodah Beck (Rebecca aka bvikkivintage)
    From you crazy Auntie Lisa (freecurl)

  3. Thanks Rebecca! I check both sites often and I will let you know when I post another vintage related drawing soon.

  4. Congratulations on your wonderful blog and success! You have an amazing amount of history, beauty, and fun here. What a wonderful resource! ; )

  5. Congratulations on your success. It is beautiful and inspiring to see pictures of us from decades ago.

  6. Congrats for being featured so many times in the past 2 months!

    I'm looking forward to the vintage natural hairstyles. It will motivate me to keep treating my hair right! LOL

  7. Congrats, We can't get enough!

  8. Thanks everyone... and BNN especially. Love the blog for quite some time and you guys were among the first to feature b.vikki vintage. MUCH appreciated.