Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fort Edmonton Fun Day

A couple of weekends ago, my pal Erin and I spent the day touring Fort Edmonton Park on its opening day. What a whole lot of old fashioned fun!  Here are a few snaps of the day:

1930s knitted sporty sweater: etsy
1930s crocheted hat: minesies
1930s style skirt: nudeedudee
Red 'siesta' shoes: Miss L Fire

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Red Hot Hat from the Swingin' Seamstress

Speaking of chapeaux....I am over the moon in love with this little 30s red straw hat I got recently from SwingingSeamstress on etsy (yes, that's the same gal who runs Vecona Vintage, so you can get some great Vecona prototypes through her etsy shop!).  Feels a bit like it fell from this 1934 fashion illustration I found! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Customer Chapeau Pics!

I just thought I'd share a couple of wonderful photos two customers who bought 30s/40s hats from my shop recently forwarded.  I LOVE seeing vintage items I've sold with their lovely new owners :).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Little Gatsby Garden Party Get-Up that Gets Around!

Imagine my (pleasant) surprise to find that this little photo of me in a 20s dress & cloche hat (long since sold in my shop) appeared both in the wonderful 1920s issue of Hey, Doll! ezine, and at the front of an album of "Gatsby" garbed folks on People magazine's website this past week! What a trip! What a thrill! Normally, I'm most in love with the 30s, but I do so adore late 20s day wear fashions, too, and was really flattered the photo got selected for 'publication'!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Alberta Vintage Roses (Edmonton Chapter) Victrola & Croquet Spring Pie Picnic

As promised, here are some photos of the First Annual Victrola & Croquet Spring Pie Picnic, put on by the Edmonton Chapter of the Alberta Vintage Roses in Dick Mather Gazebo Park, next to McKay Avenue School (you shall surely recognize my vintage gal pals Bailey, Erin, and Laurie from previous outing posts).


My outfit details: I donned my 1930s floral cotton (feedsack?) dress, 30s crocheted hat, Re-mix 'Emily' shoes, and 30s celluloid glasses (though one of the lenses was cracked and fully broke on the way to the!).

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gatsby Glitz and Flapper Pie

I know the Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The Great Gatsby opened in theatres yesterday. Did I go? Not yet. Will I love it? I will not say for sure until I have seen it, but the images of the costumes and such are not thrilling the fashion historian/1920s & 30s purist in me.  I do like electro-swing music and vintage/modern musical mash-up videos, so that part of the whole endeavour might not bother me.  In fact, I guess I will confess I rather like a video for Fergie and Goon Rock's song, "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" I stumbled on the other day (it's one of several modern songs on the soundtrack I don't mind admitting I like---feel free to stop following me if this revelation horrifies you LOL).  Anywhooo, HAD I dressed up and gone to see the film on opening night, I might have worn something like the 1910s beaded belt from my shop (as a headband of course), along with my 20s/30s marcasite ring that I got in Montreal, and probably the 20s black velvet & white fur trimmed jacket over a black 20s dress).  Instead, I was in my pyjamas last night and this morning making a Canadian Prairie treat known as FLAPPER PIE for a Vintage Victrola & Croquet Picnic Party this afternoon (I also made a gluten free lattice top triple berry pie). Photos of the picnic are forthcoming....

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dancing on the Edge

I'm sure I'm quite behind the pack on this, but I have finally started watching the series, Dancing on the Edge, a BBC produced murder mystery set in London in 1933. Imbd describes the plot as follows:  "A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune."  Here are some screen caps of clothes in episode 1 of season one which caught my fancy.  Stay tuned for more costume captures. I hear the clothes get even better!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Miss Bee's Three-Ring Vintage Wedding Shower

Below are some scenes from Miss Bee's vintage wedding shower last weekend, during which I got to hang out with the usual suspects (Laurie of Retro Reporter and Erin of My Twelve Cents' Worth) and meet Krista Dee of Kitsch n' Keen. The theme was vintage (fur and feathers were encouraged) with carnival-esque touches. What a fabulous day! The bride's sister clearly went to a great deal of effort, setting up a photo booth and offering us all kinds of wonderful treats and sweets. Congrats, again, Bailey!