Subversive Femme

Lady Luck Festival, Katoomba

On Saturday was the 2nd Lady Luck Festival up in the Blue Mountains – road trip!

Katoomba is about 2 hours away from Sydney, and about 10 degrees cooler too (bring your cardigan). Its full of cafes, antique stores and day-tourists coming to see the scenery.

Very Special Femmes! Can you believe that my pal Kim got her dress for $15 from a flea market? Its handmade, I think its a vintage repro.
The festival itself was REALLY small, a handful of stalls and cars but lots of people walking around. I was very well behaved and didnt buy anything there (although I snagged a pale green angora cardigan at an Op-Shop on the way up) and Cowboy bought some amazing anodised aluminium cannisters from a place on the main street.
I wore my border-print dirndl skirt + pettocoat, a white poplin top (based on the black version here), polka-dot espadrilles and black vintage cardigan. Accessories: vintage pink straw hat (from RetroSpect’d), my Nan’s vintage brooch and earrings, pale-pink flocked chiffon scarf and pink el-cheapo umbrella.

The night before I tried setting my fringe in rollers and sleeping in them – BAD IDEA. They annoyed the hell out of me all night, and I ended up taking them out. Suprisingly the curls were still there in the morning. If someone can tell me how the heck to sleep in rollers, i’d be appreciative!

Cowboy hamming it up
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend too!

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    January 31, 2011 at 2:14 am

    How didnt I know about this festival!! Thats y I love reading your blog. I'll definately be going to this one next year! x

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    January 31, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Heya Emma, its only a really new festival, don't sweat ;). I spoke to someone who said it was twice the size of last year, so I imagine next year will be even better!

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    February 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    You can't sleep in rollers. I tried many times in my teens. Eventually they came out with some sponge rollers that made it possible.

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    February 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    LOL – thanks M-H, that explains a lot! 😉

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    February 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I use sponge rollers too. You just have to figure out where to place the pillow.

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