It’s such a beautiful spring day in Melbourne today, Jesse and I spent it breakfasting and wandering round our local neighbourhood. We came across this incredible secret garden, hidden between two terrace houses.
I was in heaven!
Printed full skirt – Smith St Bazaar
1940′s blouse with beaded velvet collar and cuffs – Love Vintage Fair
1960′s velvet beret – Clara Fox
Tights – Alannah Hill
1960′s shoes – Clara Fox
We went to Elceed on Queensberry St for breakfast, I had the broadbean and pea mash with poached egg, Jesse had an amazing looking mushroom bruschetta with goats cheese and candied prosciutto. I’ve turned into one of those people who takes food pics – kill me now! It was sooooo good though I had to!
I’m loving that all the flowers are blooming. There are so many beautiful terrace houses in our area and we are lucky enough to live in a pretty nice one. I’m still a sucker for terrace houses as there are none in Brisbane!
My hair is finally growing out a bit! I went for a ‘trim’ at a hairdressing school salon that shall remain nameless and was utterly butchered about a month ago. I normally don’t get too vain about haircuts and I always like having a really short sharp bob but this was just so bad! I’ve been wearing lots of hats because my main issue was that the person cut all the thickness out of the back, which just left me looking like I’d been sheared like mutton. Finally my little undercut it growing out a bit and I’m moving into flowers this week, fabrics and fresh.
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Here are some inspirations photos making me starry-eyed lately, all from tumblr (my own and those I follow).
Vintage slip with embroidery – Clara Fox
Black underslip with lace – Thrifted
Silk shrug with beaded trim – Alannah Hill
Headpiece – self made using vintage millinery flowers
Hosiery – Falke
1940′s suede pumps – Clara Fox
Antique charm bracelet – my grandmother’s
Tassle belt – self made
I’ve been resourceful this week and have been making accessories again. In anticipation for Spring (5 days to go!) I’ve been embracing nature and flora and making floral wreaths from some vintage flowers and leaves I bought in the beginning of the year from our local op shop.
This is the outfit I wore to my interview with Di of Clara Fox. My interview will actually be a guest post on Vintage Shops Australia‘s blog, and should be up early this week so stay tuned!
I had a wild one last night at our house party, which actually turned into an enormous night! I’ve never seen so many people in one house before! It was so much fun but I wasn’t feeling the best today, let me tell you!
Here are some shots from the party, I didn’t take many unfortunately, I was a bit too pre-occupied!
I wore my 1930′s lace and chiffon gown.
Charlotte, Shantel and I
Charlotte and Shantel
Natasha and Maeve
Justin and Justin!
Justin and I
Things get serious…
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Sometimes I really know that Jesse gets me when he finds me treasures like these. I came home the other day to some show and tells, and the following videos have to be some of the most beautiful imagery I’ve seen in a long time! Thankyou so much to my other half for dazzling my eyes once again.
A sample of some very early colour motion picture film. I can’t stop watching this, it’s honestly like a dream!
Extremely old, colour motion picture of floral arrangements with an epic soundtrack
Marlene Dietrich screen test for Blue Angel, 1930
Loie Fuller dancing Danse Serpentine, recorded in 1896. This video has always had me in entranced, and I’ve been rekindling my love for Loie Fuller recently.
Meanwhile I’ve been a busy little bee with lots of social engagements of late. Lot’s of birthdays, openings, coffee/lunch/dinner dates and we’re having a big house party at our place this weekend with some friend’s bands playing. I’ll have to collate all the party photos into one post after the weekend.
Also, exciting for Jesse, two of his bands have been announced to play Sound Summit next month in Newcastle, Mad Nanna and Asps. Unfortunately I can’t go, I’ll most likely be visiting Brisbane that weekend but anyone around Newcastle should check it out! Heaps of amazing bands also playing.
I’ll leave you with a snap from my good friend Tamara’s birthday dinner on the weekend in Chinatown. Happy Birthday Tamara!
Grace, Tamara and I
Two things making this beast of a hangover more bearable…
1. This video of the evolution of women’s dress from the ladies over at Glamour Daze. an early fashion ‘retrospective’ from 1929 looking back at how women’s fashions had evolved in the 15 years spanning from 1914 to 1929. No other fashion era displayed such a change in women’s styles than the years which followed the First World War up to and through the decade of the 1920′s. The 1914 sequence features clothes designed by Lady Duff Gordon [ Lucille Ltd ]- a survivor of the Titanic and one of the few remembered female names in haute couture of the 1910′ era.
2. This french double waxed floral headpiece from Parisian Cowgirl’s Etsy shop. I’m currently obsessed with vintage wedding dresses and accessories, I’ve recently purchased a beautiful 1920′s cream silk and lace wedding dress and I’m waiting for it to arrive in the mail (photos imminent). I love how unique and stunning 20′s wedding dresses were, not like weddings today that just remind me of Katherine Hiegl movies. Gross.
Today my boyfriend Jesse and I walked the short stroll from our house to the Queen Victoria Markets to do some flora shopping. I thought I would get him to take some awkward photos of my 1960′s inspired outfit in our street as it was such a beautiful day after a week of rain.
I got a bunch of fresh blood red and cream roses and another slightly older bunch of assorted roses which are now hanging upside down in the kitchen drying. Jesse got a fern friend.
Jesse in his recently acquired thrifted knit looking like a dream in various shades of grey. At Market Lane Coffee.
I’m wearing from my previous work, Alannah Hill, double collared knit and harlequin tights, thrifted tartan Fletcher Jones kilt, 1960′s brown velvet cropped jacket, 1960′s shoes, felt Notman Durand hat and hat pin from Clara Fox.
Also how gorgeous is this 1930′s footage of the flower markets in Paris? So beautiful.