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
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
Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds creating an agreeable scent. Perfume makers have been recorded throughout history as far back as BC times. We all have our own signature perfumes and they may have changed over time. "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Kate Spade You… Continue reading The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet