I recently had the opportunity to attend an exhibition on Frida Kahlo which was held at Barangaroo, Sydney. I learnt a great deal on Frida and thought I would share it with you! She had a very interesting story and was an incredible woman. Frida in Mexico Frida Kahlo was born on 6th July, 1907.… Continue reading Flower Crown
I have a new obsession with hand muffs. I brought a vintage 1950s hand muff with a matching headpiece at the last vintage show I attended. It is so cute! I cannot wait for winter to start wearing it. Shame we are only coming into summer (lol). The hand muff is a cylinder accessory, in… Continue reading You’ve Got To Hand It To Them…
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, and nicknamed Lady Day) was an American jazz, swing, blues and traditional pop music singer, active from the age of 15 until her passing at the tender age of 44. https://www.jazzwise.com/features/article/billie-holiday-the-highs-and-lows-of-lady-day Billie's vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrase and tempo. Billie was… Continue reading It’s Time for a Holiday!
On the weekend, my husband and I went to the Drive Ins to watch a special screening of Grease to pay tribute to Olivia Newton John. Money was being raised for Olivia's cause too, The ONJ Foundation. It was a fantastic night! We decided to dress up in our Grease outfits. My husband wore his… Continue reading Stranded At The Drive In
In the 1950s, walls of homes often had shadow boxes. These were a box on the wall with mini shelves, maybe a mirror, often small and you displayed your small trinkets on them. The above pictures are different shadow boxes from the 1950s. I was able to purchase something similar and put my own style… Continue reading What’s In the Shadow?
I had the opportunity to go to an All-male revue called Les Divas. It was a fantastic drag queen show. There were performances including: CherBarbara StreisandShirley BasseyTina TurnerMariah CareyBeyonceWhitney HoustonCeline DionDiana RossPinkElvisLady GagaBette Midler Cher Performance Diana Ross Performance Bette Midler Performance The show included comedy, dancing, lip syncing and glorious costumes, hair and makeup.… Continue reading Les Divas
Below is the ultimate guide to finding a man from the 1950 and 60s.... Don't laugh, these were the guides that I found. And remember, these are (definitely) not my suggestions! "Age is no criteria when you want to attract a man. Let's face it, every healthy, well balanced woman wants to have a man… Continue reading Catch It While You Can
On the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend my first burlesque show. I have to say I loved it! I will definitely attend more and highly recommend that you attend one if you have been wanting to. Being into vintage for many years I have known a bit about burlesque and seen a few… Continue reading Ridiculously… Risqué!
Do you have someone special in your life that when you step into their house, it feels like stepping back in time? Maybe they also dress like they are from another era.... and now you have the dilemma of choosing a gift for a special occasion. Are you completely dumbfounded as you have no idea… Continue reading Give the gift of… VINTAGE
In 1940, Australia was introduced to a radio talent show called Australia's Amateur Hour. It ran from 1940 to 1958, and featured both Indigenous artists and performers from various cultural backgrounds. The show was a talent contest. There were about 925 episodes aired. Australians took the show to their hearts and families would sit around… Continue reading Finding Talent on the Radio