Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Outfit Roundup - Three Fringe Shows

What I wore to see Drags Aloud At the Movies, last Wednesday.

Noir to see Drags Aloud

Outfit details: hair flower - Diva; gloves - gift; belt - gift; 1940s crepe dress - Gilles Street Market; seamed stay-ups - Jonathan Aston; vintage heels - Salvo's.

Noir to see Drags Aloud

I got quite a few compliments on my hair that night (one of them being from one of the drag queens I saw later - I can't remember her name for the life of me, though), which made me happy because I just threw the style together, as it were, at the last minute as I didn't set my hair that day.

Noir to see Drags Aloud

This coat, whilst being utterly gorgeous, presented somewhat of a conundrum for me. You see, it has a real fur collar and I always swore I would never wear real fur. However, it's vintage (I actually picked it up at a Salvos for a steal) which means that, not only am I not actually supporting the fur industry, I'm also recycling. I still don't like fur (the feel of it near my skin is rather repulsive) but I love this coat so I'll keep it for now. If you do buy fur, please only buy vintage or second-hand fur because, as horrible as it is that any article of clothing used to be a living creature, at least it hasn't been killed recently and no money is going to the current fur industry.

Conundrum aside, I had a wonderful night! The show was fantastic as, of course, were the costumes.

The next show was Rich Fulcher's An Evening With Eleanore The Tour Whore. I didn't get a full length shot (I wore this dress) but I took a couple of photos when my friend Stef and myself went into Amococo, which was a lovely experience.

Plaid to see Rich Fulcher

Plaid to see Rich Fulcher

Then, last but certainly not least, Saturday night I went to see Uni and Her Ukulele at the Electric Light Hotel. I am a terrible blogger and did not take any photos but here is photographic evidence (from left to right in that picture: Uni, myself, my friends Kate and Stef) that I was actually there. Uni was excellent as was Meredith Axelrod who also played...and, of course, Radio Spectacular! Phebe and I were doing the same course at TAFE (she is in her third and final year, now) but I had never seen a Radio Spectacular gig until Saturday night - it was definitely a fantastic show. Oh. And this is what I wore -

Tiki to see Uni and Her Ukulele
Outfit details: vintage tiki pendant - Salvo's; top - op-shopped; bracelet - etsy; skirt - Goodwill; stockings - Love Kylie; shoes - K-Mart.

I was going to write a little more but I am terribly exhausted after a day of somewhat successful op-shopping so I shall say good evening to you all and until next time!

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

P.S. Just noticed how miserable I look in the first few pictures - blimey!

23 comments:

  1. i continue to be amazed by your amazing outfits andi! well done! ps. can you please fb msg me your number? i accidently closed our convo the other night without writing it down! ta x

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  2. Time and Space Traveler: Thank-you! =D
    Ruby: Aw, thank-you. Hehe.

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  3. I use a "statute of limitations" approach to fur. If it died before I was born, I figure it's okay.

    You look great! When you're getting compliments from drag queens, you *know* you're dressed to the nines!

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  4. Your so lucky you went to so many fridge events. We went to the garden and that was it, I hate this working full time :(
    I lovvve the first outfit you put together!

    Rose

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  5. Utterly glamorous, miss Andi! :) I really love your first outfit so much; you look like such a femme fatale. ;)

    I have to admit, I rather love fur, but insist on only buying vintage pieces! I could never, ever support the industry, but as you said, recycling is fine. Goes along with the rest of my theories about reusing old clothes! ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  6. You look so lovely, I love ur blog.

    Emily

    frillymissmilly.blogspot.com

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  7. waaaaaaaaaah you always look so amazing and your hair is incredible in the first outfit!
    thank you so much for coming to our show, it was so lovely having you guys there, such a shame about all the bogans that crashed the beer garden ugh
    still, i think we all had fun ^_^

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  8. Hope you don't mind, but I'm such a geek and wanted to see if I could do it...

    So I retouched your grandma's photo!

    http://i43.tinypic.com/igcivr.jpg

    Let me know what you think!

    Paddy x

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  9. These outfits are all lovely! And how many fun things you find time to do, it must be great living in an area with so much cultural activities.
    The fist outfit is defintley my favorite, but then the 40s is my one true love =)

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  10. I love the first outfit on you. And your hair looks amazing! You just look so chic! As for fur...I love the feel of it against my skin. As long as its attached to my cat or dog that is ;-) But that is a really amazing coat and would be such a shame to not wear it.

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  11. I LOVE getting compliments from drag queens! :) I know what you mean about the fur thing! I saw a great fur stole with fake little heads still on it. I really wanted it but passed it up because it was real fur. Personally I think more people just need to mind their own business when it comes to that

    http://betty2tone.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look beautiful Andi!

    Brooksie

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  13. You're really gorgeous in both outfits, and the drag's congratulations proves that; but wearing all-black makes you look a little bit older than you are, I think. But maybe it's just because your expression was unusually serious in the photos! :-)

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  14. Gosh I love how you dress! :-) I like that all black outfit - it's very classy I think

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  15. Gorgeous outfits! The coat is amazing :)

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  16. You look soo glamorous in your first outfit, gorgeous!
    I totally agree with the whole fur issue, i would never buy new fur, only vintage, so i'm recycling, i get to look glam plus no more animals get hurt while i'm doing so :)
    xx

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  17. you are such a stylish beauty! i love that classic black coat.

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  18. These are sweet sweet outfits. Your style is just right.

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  19. You look stunning as usual and those shoes are to die for!

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  20. I agree somewhat on the fur stance; although I feel reluctant to wear even vintage fur (and I shouldn't speak because my 60s coat has a karakul collar) and fake fur, because of the statement it makes. so what if i am personally opposed to the fur industry, if it still - to any other eye - looks as if i am supporting it.

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  21. I have so many compliments for you on this post I don't know where to begin. I love your attention to detail... the beautiful meticulousness.

    I can see where you're coming from with the fur dilemma. I sometimes feel the same way about leather and opt for faux. It's difficult because the real thing is so, so much better.

    I even like these green light photos. So cute.

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  22. You look amazing!

    I love your outfits. Your style is fabulous.

    xx
    DD

    http://darlingdeedee.blogspot.com

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