Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Best Laid Plans: Arcadian Court

Eeps! Geese are already honking and v-lining it South!  Must make hay while the sun still shines.  Translation: must get out and wear this (off)white 30s dress before Labour Day!  If I have my way, I'll be wearing the frock whilst dining at the Toronto Hudson's Bay Co.'s 1929 art deco restaurant, the Arcadian Court, this weekend.  Fingers crossed, for, our best laid plans often go awry!  Actually, as I look at the picture of the interior of the place, I'm already re-thinking my outfit, as I might blend into the architecture and decor just a little too much! But it has FLUTTER sleeves, which, aside from capelets, are among my FAVOURITE 30s dress details.  Okee, back to house and shop work....wake me when it's the weekend!



Arcadian Court - Hudson's Bay






10 comments:

D said...

Very pretty. Where do you find your vintage shoes?

Celestial Charms said...

I think that outfit is a perfect match for that venue. Very pretty, indeed. I wonder if they play music in the background there? Or someone playing songs on the piano. Now that would be nice!
Maureen

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Wow, your dress is stunning! I also love flutter sleeves. Sometimes I hate my upper arms and flutter sleeves make me feel better about them! That restaurant is so beautiful. Yes, that's a good question about the shoes! I wear a size 9 and it can be so hard to find bigger vintage shoes sometimes.

aramblingfancy said...

I LOVE flutter sleeves! I think the dress would look lovely in that room, but I do love monochromatic schemes.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks, dolls. Maybe I WILL wear it after all...

As for shoes: these 30s lovelies were bought off eBay for $15 USD!!! I'm a size 8 so I do know it can be a bit tricky to find such footwear, especially at a low price. Patience and persistence paid off in several instances, though (i.e., I bought white shoes in winter and brown/black ones in summer, when fewer people were likely looking for off season items). All my other vintage 30s shoes have been purchased either from Etsy or vintage sales/shows/stores locally.

Pixie Drive-In said...

Your dress is stunning! I think it's one of my favorites that I've ever seen you post! I can't get over how pretty the sleeves and neckline are.

Penny Dreadful said...

That dress is GORGEOUS. And it would incredible in that restaurant, what a beautiful room (love the chandelier)

Emily said...

I love this dress!! Here's hoping you will get to go to that divine looking restaurant!!!

Oh! I just had to mention that I wear a size 8 shoe too. Maybe a vintage shoe swap is in order! :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Fingers crossed! I'm hearing from others that the food is not nearly as posh as the building itself looks, so may have to dress down a notch. Or not. Maybe we'll just sneak in, have a coffee, snap some pics and dash.
Celestial: I think I read somewhere there IS a pianist sometimes!

garofit said...

wonderful dress and Poirot-worthy place!