I had a wonderful time attempting to learn beginners Rock' n'Roll dance before we went into lockdown, with my daughter. We absolutely loved it! It was really the best fun. My daughter and I after our first dance lesson We attended Swingtime Dance School and we learnt so much. They were excellent teachers and cared… Continue reading Swinging the Night Away
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!
The Shoalhaven area is full of picturesque beaches, and is the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. In the Summer of 2019/2020, a lot of the area was devastated by fires. Then with COVID, the area has been really struggling as they rely heavily on tourism! In February 2021 my family and I went on… Continue reading Holiday In Paradise
Bowling has been around throughout history but it seems to have an association with the late 1950s. This is probably due to its great popularity with teenagers during this era. Bowling is a fun and a simple recreational pastime! Some people bowl professionally in sporting tournaments. Professional bowling tournaments were quite popular in the late… Continue reading How we roll….
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!
Three days of Peace and Music An advertisement for Woodstock 1969 https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcROk6VdMo94_I8MdK3zKAN0rJQhDxcTQ-VR5RQjCYq_nP0KWyCw On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock it seemed only fitting to write about it... I have been watching so many documentaries and interviews recently of stories from people that attended! Woodstock was held at a dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New… Continue reading Woodstock 1969
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
In the early 1950's, ladies were required to wear gloves as etiquette and as part of fashion. They wore gloves that match their shoes or their outfit, while some ladies wore traditional white gloves. Fashionable ladies would wear striped gloves or patterned with matching scarves. Not only fashionable, gloves were also worn to warm hands.… Continue reading 1950’s Ladies Gloves
The 1950s saw a huge change in fashion. The transition from the 1940s post war fashion moved from the saloons to the streets. It was easy care fabrics with speedier manufacturing. This meant fashion was available for the masses! Designers such as Christian Dior, Givenchy and Chanel were influential designers in the 1950s. 1950s Fashion… Continue reading Fashion Icons of the 1950s