Monday, April 12, 2010

North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair

On Sunday, being yesterday, I finally made it along to another North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair. I went to the first one but haven't made it back since (not from lack of time, but rather lack of funds), so I was looking forward to getting back. Unfortunately, I didn't find much of interest that I could actually afford (there were some to-die-for handmade 1950s skirts but each cost at least 100$) but I did have a jolly good time, nonetheless and even managed to take some photos!

First, though, a look at what I wore:

Vintage Fashion Fair
Outfit details: beret - gift; earrings - Diva; necklace - North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair; 1940s dress - Exclusive Vintage; gloves - Salvo's; stockings - stockingshq.com; shoes - Spend-Less.

And now some photos of the fair itself:





OK, I never said they were good photos! I'm actually ridiculously shy about taking photos in places like this so I tend to end up with blurry shots like these.

I think the nicest part of the day was seeing these two lovely ladies:

L-R Gabrielle of Adventures of a sequin cat, Ruby of Tales of the Red Lipped Lady and yours truly, of course. It was great to meet Ruby properly and to see Gabrielle again after rather a long time. Hurrah for Adelaide bloggers, I say!

I didn't pick up much but I did find some copies of Australian Home Journal and, out of quite a few, picked these two (the original patterns are still with them) because I liked the pictures on the front best. I also bought a cocktail shaker (not pictured) even though I don't drink. I've just always wanted a cocktail shaker.

So, despite not finding a whole lot I still had a swell day and I'd recommend going along to one if you can. There's often entertainment, too - this time there were a couple of burlesque routines performed by the ever amazing Luna Eclipse and Sapphire Snow of Peaches 'n' Gin Burlesque. They have a show on this Friday at Nexus and I highly recommend going along if you're in Adelaide. You can buy tickets here. And with that little plug I bid you all adieu until next time.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

P.S. A little question regarding tags - do many of you use them? I think I need to make mine a little more useful. I realised that this question is a little ambiguous - I did mean to ask if any of you use my tags to find other entries and could my tags be more helpful in that.

16 comments:

  1. Oooh, all three of you look gorgeous. And it looks like a great fair. Sydney's bi-annual one is happening this weekend!
    And yes, I use tags. Not sure how useful they are, I guess it is more habit than anything else.

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  2. Wouah !!! Definitively your best outfit. This dress was made for you. It's simply PERFECT with the black gloves and hat.

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  3. Wow, your dress is simply amazing!x

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  4. You look gorgeous Andi!

    Ooh I love those home journals, they're full of ads for slimming power for fatties and weight gain powder for thinnies!

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  5. Your outfit is lovely, I so wish I could find a beret that suited me so well.
    I enjoyed the shopping photos, that looks like a fab vintage place to shop!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Spring Shabby Apple Dress giveaway

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  6. those magazines with patterns are SO cool!
    i am hoping we can organize a vintage expo up here.

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  7. you sound like such a shy gal! but i would never guess from how we interact online. i find it endearing.

    this looks like a lovely time, my favourite kind of afternoons are spent in places like these.

    i use tags, but mostly for my own purposes. i find them very helpful.

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  8. Oh I do love your dress! And yes I know what you mean about being shy about taking photos at those kind of things. I always am too!

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  9. What a stunning dress, I'm on the search for a similar style here for the winter. I use tags on my regular posts eg: inspiration, gloves, daily outfits etc. I dont tend to bother on my random posts other wise I would end up with some random tags that only link to one post.

    XX Rosina Lee

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  10. You look flawless and gorgeous as always! Your'e good with the details (which are really important for the whole impression)
    I also adore your denimlook in the post before! So cute with that dark denim, crispy white and red cardigan+matching shoes, scarf and lips. Perfect!
    To get an authentic and comfortable ordinary-daylook vintagestyle is sometimes the hardest thing.

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  11. Gorgeous dress! Actually, gorgeous dresses – your recent finds are absolutely wonderful!

    I started using tags a few months ago, and I've no idea if they are useful or not!

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  12. I have got to get to one of these! I'll try for the next one - I don't have to open the store until 12 on Sundays and I literally drive right past the fair on my way to work, I've just never left my house early enough to stop in at the fair. Because I'm lazy.

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  13. Looking gorgeous as always, Andi! That shade of greeny-blue in the suit contrasts beautifully with your dark hair.

    I've put pictures of my Freddies up on my blog for you - hope it helps you make up your mind about the colours!

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  14. Adelaide is so small! I stumbled across this blog from Ruby's and i can see myself talking to her in one of your photos! AAAND i'm pretty sure we were both at a group interview for lush a little while ago. odd adelaide. anywho, just thought i'd say that i love your style :D

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