The ultimate 1950s handbag was the lucite handbag. Though unpractical, due to its size and shape and often translucent exterior, it was produced in a wide range of colours and styles and was exquisite in its structure. When it was first produced it was expensive and only available for the elite, until cheaper versions were… Continue reading A Little Lucite Luxury
Christmas is a wonderful time for celebrating, dressing up for parties and just for fun. Have you ever dressed in the theme of Christmas to celebrate the occasion? I love Christmas as there are so many events where you can dress up to suit the theme. Dressing the part helps to captivate the festivities of… Continue reading Into the Groove
You don't need to go out and spend a fortune each season on new items to fill your wardrobe... with a little imagination and creativity you can revamp items to inject new treasures into your wardrobe! According to an environmental report put out by The Australian Government, Australian's acquire an average of 27 kilograms of… Continue reading Treasure Hunt: In Your Own Wardrobe!
One of my favourite places to shop is Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It can be found at 17 Bourke Road in Alexandria NSW. Wow 😳 what a fascinating place!! Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre is a large warehouse full of different stalls of traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists and dealers. You can spend… Continue reading Treasure Trove
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Sydney Fair. It is Sydney’s largest antique fair. It was full of art deco, vintage and 20th century pieces for sale from over 50 dealers. It was held at Randwick Racecourse in the Kensington Room. Standing alongside some of the fashion There were… Continue reading It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!
Jackie Kennedy Onassis was one of the most stylish ladies and renowned for being at the forefront of fashion. Her style was copied by women around the world and still is today. She has remained an influential figure in the fashion industry. Her famous styles and renowned look is known as the Jackie O look.… Continue reading O! How Stylish
How to be the cutest snow bunny when you hit the slopes With these cold winds blowing, I thought it was a fitting time to get out my parka. I have some extra time on my hands, and I thought my parka was too plain... so it seemed the perfect time to spruce it up!… Continue reading Snow Bunny
I recently hosted a 1950's style BBQ and invited some friends. Let me tell you how I went about preparing for my 1950s themed event! Image 1 Firstly, the dress code was 1950s style. This made for excellent themed photos and great memories! The men dressed in jeans with rockabilly shirts or t-shirts. They rocked… Continue reading You’re invited to a 1950’s BBQ!
In order to achieve the perfect 1950s fashion look, you need to know and understand the fashion trends of the era. I have done some research over time and here is what I have found are the key pieces: Swing dresses Petticoats for fullness Slim sheath dresses I hope this has helped you gain more… Continue reading Back to Basics: Your Guide for Channelling the 1950’s
If you were looking for some step-by-step instructions or some inspiration on how to recreate and achieve vintage looks in clothing, makeup, hair or accessories then I suggest Style Me Vintage! Style Me Vintage are an excellent range of books to guide and teach you how to achieve some great looks. There are also editions… Continue reading Style Me Vintage