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!