This weekend was a busy one. There was a dress to finish, a 40th birthday to attend on Saturday evening and the Love Vintage Show on Sunday. My dress was intended to be multi-purpose; I was able to wear it for the birthday party and the Fair so it's fairly safe to say it was a success.
There will be pics and details tomorrow, but today I'd like to share some pretty things from the Love Vintage Show.
|Fluffy, pink party dresses|
|Stacks of hats|
|An adorable lady lamp|
|A watch for the Steampunk fans|
There were also several presentations and parades throughout the day, most of which I missed, but I did manage to catch a bit of 'Vintage Styling for Modern Brides'. The above dress is modelled by Esz who blogs over at Kittys Drawings. This girl is a talented artist and fellow sewer who often leaves helpful comments of my blog. I kept spotting her iridescent red hair in the crowd and then losing her; it's such a shame we didn't get to meet in person.
One person I did get to meet however was Rosie, aka Madame Blavatsky. She was dressed in a stunning, hand-made creation and I just had to compliment her. As it turns out, Rosie owns her own business - Madame Blavatsky - and specialises in pin-up clothing and couture garments. She has also offered an excellent solution to my fitting problem with the 50s top I started last weekend. Thanks Rosie!
While there were lots of lovely things on sale, I'm on a very strict budget so a lot of it was well out of my price range. I did manage to pick up a gorgeous 1940s dressing gown at the bargain basement price of $35! The colour is a little patchy and faded in some areas but it's in excellent condition so I couldn't leave it behind.
Now I just need to find some matching slippers...