Monday, January 9, 2012

I've Moved!

Hi guys,

I've decided to really commit to this blog thing and have moved over to wordpress. From now on, you can find me here:

There will be regular posts, not only on vintage, but on food, music, art, book and projects. I do hope you'll come on over!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Things of Late...

I've been out and about exploring lately, adding to my plant collection and hanging out with my cat. See?

New succulents from Victoria Markets...

Tybalt being cute...

Amazing yellow button flower forest at the Botanical Gardens...

Perfect barbershop signage...

An abandoned butcher shop on Sydney Road...

Mind blowingly awesome marshmallow from Beatrix...
You MUST visit.

Typing letters to my grandma...

Keeping flowers alive.

What have you been up to?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Op Shop Finds...

I've recently moved house and although my room is really small, I spend a lot of time there and I really love it. I'm working on my terrarium and succulent collections and having fun organising my things the way I like them.

This was an awesome find. Someone has made an old cotton reel into an egg timer. Such strange things to put together but I really like it.
You know when you walk in to an op shop and see something amazing behind the counter and you don't even know if it's for sale? So you ask the lady and she says "Yes." Then you swallow and ask "How much?" And she says...""I dunno. $4?" Sweet.

I got this nice glass container from the same shop. It's Avon. How much? $5. Awesome.

Sometimes the op shop gods are on my side.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Dress - A well overdue post...

Look - it's a proper post!
I have been so busy lately - moving house twice and studio once in the past month has left little time for outfit posts and new things. But - behold! A new dress AND haircut AND lipstick in the one day. Bam.

This dress came from etsy. The fabric has the best floral/polka dot cutout detail and it has a peter pan collar. I'm a sucker for those.
My friend steven cut my hair today - it was long overdue!
The lipstick is actually Nars - the colour is "Pop Life" and it is a good bright matte red.
The necklace was 20 cents at an op shop and it goes with everything I own and the cardigan is from a funny little asian grocery store that was (for some reason) also selling cheap cardigans!

So, there you have it. I'm back - hopefully - to regular blogging. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 17, 2011

What Katie Did Corselette - for Sale!

Hi there!

I'm still cleaning out the closet and have listed this awesome What Katie Did Coreslette in Peach on ebay. It's a 32B - roughly an Aussie 12 B and was a gift that I never got around to wearing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Closet Cleanout!

Hi there,

I have spent most of the morning photographing and listing these dresses on eBay.
They all fit a modern medium to large and I am happy to post worldwide.

Click the HERE to go to the auction...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Peppermint Magazine...

Hello there. Here is a magazine called peppermint, with me on the front. Quite silly really, but it's a lovely magazine and you should check it out, because there are some very nice articles inside.

Also - if you're after something to do this weekend, come on down to the 2nd Vintage Swap Meet at Rancho Deluxe on Saturday the 10th, from 9-1pm. It's at 34 Budd St, Collingwood and I'll be there selling heaps of vintage dresses!

See you there!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Amelia's Magazine...

Hi there,

I've been terrible with updating this blog, I know, buut I'm moving house and shop all at once and things are a bit hectic.

Remember Amelia's Magazine? It's online now, but it used to be in print and the covers were always amazing.
In my attempt to clean up, I'm selling a few of my collection.

Click the details to go to the sales...

Issue 4 A/W 2005

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm on The Selby!


I wansn't allowed to tell you earlier, but Todd Selby visited my (old)shop a few months ago and took some photos for his blog Click here to see the post!

He was really nice and we talked about comic books. Thanks Todd!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wizard Stretch?

Hi there,

The swap meet was awesome! I got an amazing 50's toaster oven (still works) for $5, a beautiful china bluebird for $2 and these awesome dead stock stockings...with Wizard Stretch! ($4)

It was a nice time, I sold some dresses and met some readers (you guys know who you are!) and I think Ben will have another one in the coming months.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Taxi Driver...and the Rancho Deluxe Vintage Swap Meet!

Check out the outfits on these lady taxi drivers! The photo was taken in Detroit in the early 50's and they all look so cute.

I saw this picture on Twitter yesterday and figured I had everything I needed to try a similar style.


Take one cropped sleeve knit...

One pair of high waited 40's trousers and a skinny belt...

And one vintage silk scarf...
Et voila!

I kinda like it...

Also - if you're in Melbourne, come down to the Rancho Deluxe Vintage Swap Meet on Saturday. It runs from 9am-2pm and I'll be there selling vintage dresses - some of which have appeared on this blog.

There's a free BBQ, $50 flash tattoos, heaps of stalls selling vintage and it's not just for girls. Rancho Deluxe is a fully functioning hot rod workshop and there will be plenty of car paraphernalia and other awesome tidbits too.
It's at 34 Budd St Collingwood, just look for the cool cars!

See you there!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grown Up Shoes!

Hi there,

Have you met my new shoes?

They look like this on:

They were on super sale at Zomp and are actually quite comfortable to walk in.

I'm thinking I might try to wear heels more often...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Music Mix!

It's Friday! Check out this awesome mix from The Loved One...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Business Chic!

Hi there. Hope you're having a nice weekend!

Just a quick post today to say thanks to the amazing Cheryl of Business Chic for featuring me on her site. Go check it out!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New New Dress...

Hi there!
(apologies in advance for the low quality pics - my camera is on its last legs.)

There have been many exciting and wonderful things since I last posted. Lots of happy customers at the shop, some nice press, good music with great friends and lots of tasty food.

This week I did two fun photoshoots, but I can't say who for yet, so watch this space around September! I had my makeup professionally done - hence the close up eye shot - look how neat the eyeliner is! (I need way more practice.)

This is a new (in the real sense of the word) dress. I am it's FIRST owner, which is a rarity for me. It's from Gorman, whose lovely things I usually covet from afar, but hey, there was a big big sale. It's sleeveless, which will be nice in summer, but it's waaaayy too cold for that now!


It's a really nice fabric, with a full circle skirt. I wore it with a black wool cardigan that I found at an op shop and shortened. No one makes nice cropped cardigans anymore! It's easy enough to do - just cut off the waist band and cut a section out of your sweater, then reattach the waistband. Just be careful the buttonholes still line up!

See you soon!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Lemon Dress...

Here is a dress that arrived in the mail via etsy recently.

It's got a cute peter pan collar, came with it's original belt and is in perfect condition.

Oh - and it's got lemons on it!

The beaded applique is perfect - not a single little seed bead missing. It's one of my new favourites.

It just needs a quick wash and it's ready to go!