Oh, how much do we love the annual Fifties Fair?
Everyone who came had a blast!
|End of the day, and we’re exhausted!|
I’m kicking myself that I forget to get a photo of Trish from Quiet Vintage Sewing in her outfit – she made it herself and the colours were awesome. Hopefully she has some photos coming too.
I’ll only share a few shots, but the whole Flickr Set is here if you’d like to see.
I didn’t get the chance to take a lot of photos this year, as we were busy winning ‘Best Couple 2014’! (blush)
|Photo from Sydney Broadsheet|
I keep trying to get Jakk to enter ‘Best Gent’, and somehow we ended up entering ‘Best Couple’.
I’m so excited that we won again, and we’re looking forwards to eating our way through the prize – dinner at the very fancy Portenos!
(It might not be a big deal for other people, but it’s nerve-wracking for a same-sex couple to enter a competition like that…)
The numbers felt down from last year – I think the rain + high ticket price kept some people away. Normally the event is packet by 11am, but by 12pm it was pretty crowded.
And this year they had an ATM onsite – at last!
|Having a break from dancing|
I dressed more for comfort this year (no girdle, bullet bra and petticoat) as most times I’ve overheated when we dance.
I had a last minute panic the day before when I realised that I didn’t have a jacket to match my dress – so I spent the day before hurriedly making something to match (post coming about it shortly, it’s from a 1940’s pattern).
Dress – 1940’s rayon dress, ‘Mynette’, from SmallEarthVintage
Bolero – 1940’s, made by me! Pauline 2217
Handbag – 1940’s telephone cord bag
Hat – 1950’s molded straw, Puck and Puck Fifth Ave. Chicago Vintage Underground.
Shoes – Miss L Fire Rosita
Crab Brooch – 1940’s carved Lucite, gift from Jakk
Jewellery – various, Etsy
You might have noticed that my hair is styled differently too – my hairdresser and I were trying for a Vivian Leigh type set. I think I like the centre part!