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
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!
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
Last weekend I went to my absolute favourite vintage market at Marrickville Town Hall... Round She Goes Vintage Fashion Market. Marrickville Town Hall It is only $2 for entry and there are 60 women's vintage fashion stalls to shop in. There are so many really great buys! The market is held in Sydney, Melbourne and… Continue reading Round She Goes Fashion Market
In a Tongan life, families are paramount with each member playing a defined role. Women have a higher social standing with some authority over other male family members. They are a traditional culture and are enthusiastic about their traditions! This week I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a traditional Tongan wedding as my good… Continue reading Tongan Weddings
Handbags have been recorded in history since 14th Century. A handbag is essential to fashion as we all have something that needs to be carried around with us. Even men carry man bags today. In the 50s there was a rise in designer handbags such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. Bags come in all… Continue reading Rockabilly Handbags