Monday, March 22, 2010

Kustom Kulture Weekender

I had grand plans, this year, of attending everything for the Kustom Kulture Weekender...however, I ended up only going to the Saturday night, which was still a lot of fun. I bought a very cute cushion cover, drooled over fab dresses I couldn't afford, listened to some very good tunes and did my best to dance to ska.

I had a hard time getting ready because I was incredibly frustrated with my hair that day. However, I managed to turn a humble ponytail into a Betty Grable-esque updo, which I wasn't 100% satisfied with but felt a lot better about it than I initially had with my ponytail.

It didn't really help that I was in one of those moods where I didn't want to wear anything but one specific dress and had to do my hair accordingly (I didn't have time to set my hair properly, so had to attack it with a very dodgy curling iron).

As absolutely amazing as this dress is, I've only worn it once before! I think it suits having my hair down better than up...what do you all think?

Here are some photos of people who are not me! Gasp! There were so many well dressed people there but I was only brave enough to photograph those I knew a little.

This is my friend Kate, who I went with. That's not a tattoo on her arm - it's the stamp we got at the door.
I decided to include the 'silly' pose photo as well as this one. She made the very cute skirt she's wearing.
This is Lou, who I met for the first time that night. She's a very lovely lady who I've been friends with on Facebook (although I was so flustered at talking to someone I didn't know - I'm a very shy person by nature - that I hadn't realised when we started talking) and she also makes some amazing hats.
This is Molly who is always impeccably dressed with her hair perfectly coiffed.
And this is Evelyn, who I've never seen look less than amazing (she was sporting some killer heels) - I met her at a Lucky Seven show last year, some time. I think it may have been at their Tiki Show, actually.

I'm glad that I finally have photos of others to share with you all - only, I feel rotten that I don't have photos of anything else. Ah well, there's always next year!

And, as I mentioned I tried my best at dancing to ska (not so easy in a pencil dress, wearing wedge heels - especially when you're ska dancing skills aren't quite that great to start with!) here's one of my favourite tunes that has a pretty nifty video.

Andi B. Goode

P.S. Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments on the post about my mum. She was super chuffed!


  1. You obviously had a great time with your friend.

  2. Your dress is wonderful and your hair is beautiful! Love the flower and matching shoes! You look like you had a wonderful time with your friends.

  3. Both you and all of your friends looks absolutely gorgeous! What a joy to be around so many stylish vintage loving ladies!

    I personally like your hair up more with that dress. Whenever a dress a more reserved neckline, I tend to favour wearing one's hair up to help give length to the neck.

    Oodles of hugs!!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. I think I like that dress better with your hair up. It's such a dark colour that your hair and the dress tend to blend together in photos when you wear it down - when you wear it up, there's a lot more contrast with the pale skin on the neck and face, which breaks it up a little and makes you look taller. I think it looks less 'heavy' that way - I don't know how else to describe it, sorry!

  5. oh yey madness! My husband is a huge ska fanatic. He mainly likes First Wave and Two Tone though! We listen to a lot of Prince Buster (where Madness got their name from - one of his songs called "Madness") and Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker, The Skatalites, The Ethiopians, Toots and the Maytals, Chris Murray, Paulina Black, and many others!!!!

    You look wonderful!

  6. I think your hair looks great! There's some stylish people there, you all look fab! x

  7. I LOVE ska music, but I can't even imagine trying to dance to it while dressed up!

  8. There's an award for you at at my blog!

  9. *sigh* i had the same plan as you, i wanted to go Friday, Saturday and Sunday... However, with the vintage fair friday night it only left Saturday and Sunday. After seeing the flyer, I really thought it would have been much bigger then it was... I went on Saturday during the day and only made it for the end of the hot rod show and didnt even hang around long enough for any of the bands on Saturday night (had a 21st to go to). Some drool worthy cars there, and im not even a car girl really hehe. I was kind of disapointed about the lack of stalls etc considering it was kind of advertised as "family fun" aswell. I am glad it turned out better then what i saw of it, you looked great :)

  10. Great pics! I really want to go to that weekend, but I can't find a melbourne one... ( unless I am being blind..?!)

    I love your dress, and I actually like it with your hair both ways (and no that's not lies/diplomacy hehe!) Love the other pics. Is Molly's hair pink? I love it! Very inspired now, after my rather uninspired week or so :)

  11. It's such a long weekend but always a lot of fun! I wore pants on Saturday night just for dancing in. I'm glad to hear you had a good time, and thankyou for the kind words- you always look a treat yourself

    Oh and yes my hair is pink! just like fairy floss...yum!

  12. Everyone looks so amazing.

    I do like that dress with your hair down, too.

    And also I left a blog award for you on my blog if you go in for those sort of things:

  13. It looks like you had a great time ! I´ve been a way from blogging awhile so this might be old news... but what a butiful new banner you have!

  14. Oh I totally know that hair and dress-problem!! Hair only looks good one way, but it doesen't really work with the only thing you feel comfortable wearing. So frustrating. Happens me all the time! And I hate to walk around feeling uncomfortable about my hairdo/dressing...
    Lucky you looked gorgeous anyway! The Betty Grable-esque updo is one of my all-time favourites that always work, I think. A good saver!;)


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