Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here's the clip where Marisa Tomei mentions our little vintage store.
P.S. Did I mention it was Oscar nominated? That's right, I'm in an Oscar nominated film! Take that Evan Rachel Wood. Wait, she was in it too. Dammit.
You Sydney kids are in for a real treat this weekend. Bobby and I are going on holiday, travelling Europe for six months from March. Before we leave, however, we'll be having one last Vintage and Retro Fashion sale. This means three things:
- This will be your last chance (probably ever) to get that red matador jacket you've been so lusting after before it goes into storage for a very long time and/or gets replaced with European goods upon our return.
- We'll be massively cutting prices. That means huge bargains for you.
- You're not going to see us or get to share in our awesome taste in music for six months so you should totally come and hang out.
For more information (including more detailed instructions on how to find us), check out the facebook event.
Also, a big thank you to everyone who came to support us at the Valentine's Day episode of our Vintage and Retro Fashion sale. You can see more photos over here.
The racks of goodies that are usually hoarded in my cupboard/all around the house.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
And a big thank you to my very kind friend Elle of Pipsqueak Numbskull who modelled this incredible dress for me.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
And the final product. Photo (below) courtesy of Xiaohan Shen who's photos (including one more from the shoot) you can see more of on her website.
Grapes: Fashioned out of some fake grapes found at a party store and a length of leather.
Top: It's a XXXL women's blouse worn back to front with one sleeve tucked in. I've been doing a similar thing with a ruffled dress on which I shall - if I remember - post very soon.
Skirt: It's a maxi skirt I thrifted (also at Anglicare) a little while ago. I often like to wear it as a dress but for the purpose of the photoshoot I decided to tuck it into my tights to create a puffball effect.
Stockings: Home made out of a department store pair.
Gloves: My housemate gave me these as a half joke. They were from an '80s dress up party. She is still incredulous when I wear them out. I think they're sick.
Monday, February 9, 2009
We shall have food (of the home baked kind) courtesy of Bake Sale For Art, liquid refreshments, The Beatles and other awesome music (of the Ipod kind), a couple of curious cats, a big comfy couch to chill the flip out on, shoes, handbags and belts, bric-a-brac, a little jewellery, books and LOTS OF VINTAGE & RETRO CLOTHES.
This time 'round we'll have heaps more guest sellers including Marissa Ziesing (of fashion label FTW and whose styling can be seen in the latest Duke Magazine), Holiday Sidewinder and Daisy M. Tulley (of Bridezilla), Emma Harrison (of Owl and the Grapes), Swimgreen Treasures, Imogen Smyth-Prado, stand up comic Julia Clark, Frances Anderson, Bobby Townsend (of Drum Media and Bobbysix.com) and Dominique Legrand.
We've all been working extra hard to replenish our stocks with loads of new (old) shit in the aftermath of last month's masses of cool kids who emptied us like a glass of milk left out for Santa. So come along, invite your friends and bring your housemates.
For more information (including instructions on how to find us) check out the facebook event.
P.S. Does anyone ever actually check my links? Cause they're totally awesome. And you're probably really missing out. Like, I link to Family Guy and Peep Show and bands and there's probably tons of references you're not getting if you're not clicking.
* For some reason I feel as though I have to explain this segue. But I shouldn't. Because 92% of western brides wear white. That might or might not be a made up statistic.
P.S. I could never be a news reader. On second thoughts, I couldn't be much worse than Anna Coren.
Bow: Waist tie from a favourite op shopped dress.
Dress: Another borrowed item from another lovely friend.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
From March, they might have more luck with me as I'll be in the Eu of rope. Watch out snowmen.
Cropped jumper: A trade with my friend Marissa for letting her sell things at our monthly Vintage & Retro Market. I called it commission but really, it was pretty much stealing... with permission.
Belt: Taken from a dress that came out of another of my recent op shop finds.
Dress: Borrowed from a lovely friend.
Friday, February 6, 2009
"My gold American Apparel leggings were a birthday gift from my Mother last September. Despite exclaiming that I would look like C3PO when I answered her twice yearly question of what I would like but can't buy in exchange for coinage (which is the only form of payment familiar to me these days and apparently places don't accept coinage for purchases over $10). She got them from the American Apparel store that only recently opened up in Sydney. She got me size large for the length and guess what? They're not even saggy. American Apparel have some fucked up views on what large is. I dream of wearing them with floral dresses and patent vests, bulky shoes and layered stockings. Thus far however, there have been far few days cool enough to embrace them as much as I would like but they're sitting in my closet waiting to burst out when I go to Europe in March. On this side of the globe it's expected to reach up to 40 degrees on the weekend. I have little doubt that if I wore them on such a day my circuits would overheat."
After writing the above, my dear friend Ellen informed me that the XS from American Apparel is baggy on her. Granted, she's tiny (and likes her things tight) but apparently, everyone is much smaller than I, there are no real large people in this world (THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC IS A LIE), and I am a large in American Apparel because I am, well, large. Like, a red wigged Godzilla. How have I only just realised this?