Entries from August 23rd, 2012

Into A Gaze

posted on: 23 August, 2012

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Sass & Bide Dress • Betsey Johnson Boots • Zara Bag • Urban Outfitters Rings • Sportsgirl Necklace

Bitter cold with a side of gale force wind was the weather order that was served up when these photos were taken. Fortunately my sheer chiffon dress doesn’t give away exactly how cold I was feeling at the time, though my hair was involuntarily tousled (courtesy of the breezy streets). The necklace has become a favourite; making a uniformed tee and jeans have a bit of an edge and bares some resemblance to structured, industrial Man The Label pieces.

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Are Your Seams Straight?

posted on: 19 August, 2012

If you explored the Adelaide Vintage Expo over the weekend then it’s likely that the answer is no. I made an impetuous trip down on Sunday afternoon and needed to pull up my stockings both figuratively and literally. There was an abundance of stalls selling woolen maxis, leather pants, pencil skirts, furs, embellished blouses, sequined dresses, double breasted suit jackets and printed shirts. Not to mention hats, jewelry, bags and shoes galore. It really called out to my inner Betty Draper. A usual skeptic of items labeled ‘vintage’ (the term is often misused), I was delighted to find that most garments had detailed labels of era and prices ranged from $10-$300. There was a pop up tattoo parlor, barbershop, a burlesque show and vintage cars. I nabbed a high waist mini leather skirt for $20 and a brocade silver blouse with black chiffon sleeves for $15 (as seen below). Needless to say, it would be worthwhile going to the next one.

A few stalls have stores in Adelaide and Melbourne that can be checked out below:

The Loft Upstairs

Powderpuff Boutique

Sumadi Boutique

Audrey Scarlett Vintage

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