Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Vintage Day and Mary Kay

Sometimes I never know where a day is going to take me.  Recently, the wife of an acquaintance of my husband's invited me to come along to what was said to be a vintage fashion show and auction going on today. Well, it turns out there was no auction and the "vintage fashion show" involved about six volunteers from a local historic site talking about their costumes, so the only authentic vintage in the room was the 1930s knitwear ensemble I was wearing and the hats from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s worn by other attendees.  Ahem!  That's okay, it ended up being a rather cute day. Highlights:  1) arriving at the church in a pearly pink Mary Kay cadillac owned by Betty, the lady in the leopard hat below; 2) chatting with some lovely ladies over a spot of high tea.  I DO still think that Canada has a serious lack of a thriving vintage scene (I envy you Londoners to the core), but Betty has advised me that I just may end up being in charge of organizing a REAL vintage fashion show for next year. Yikes!











10 comments:

Harlow Darling said...

Oh dear, that all sounds a little awkward!

Mary R. said...

Oh, you look nice, and I LOVE the other lady's leopard hat! So classy1

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*Katia* said...

your look is perfect as always!

Penny Dreadful said...

Hehe, sometimes things just aren't hwo they expect, but it is always nice when you get to unexpectedly meet some great people.

ps the problem with London is that often there is too much on, and you can't possibly do it all! Sounds like an odd thing to complain about, but it makes me feel guilty for missing out on things and you sometimes want a break, hehe.

BardotBlue said...

wow you ladies are all way too fabulous in your hats! lovely post and what a great idea...vintage day!

xoxo Haleigh @ BB

BaronessVonVintage said...

thanks! One of the ladies wasn't sure about me posting that first pic, but I think it's lovely and we did have a nice time!

BaronessVonVintage said...

I could see where event burnout could totally become a problem, Penny Dreadful. I was so keyed up getting ready for this event...and then when I got there, so many people were asking me about what I was wearing and wanting to know about my shop, etc, that I had a HUGE headache by the time I got home, just from the flush of excitement and burst of socializing. whew!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Ah bless, at least you met some lovely people. And you all look great in your hats!

Darlene said...

You look dreamy, J. LOL@ Mary Kay. WOW! Blast from the past!