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
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
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