If you are going to wear 50’s clothes, then the must have accessory, IMHO, is the eye make up too!
Just found this great video on how to get the perfect eyeliner,
Surprising how she “roughs it out” then colours it in to make if perfect
I can have kittens trying to get this right – hope it helps you too!
What a fun outing mummy had planned this week the day of the teacher’s strike, I dragged the boys along with me to our local shops, the fancy schmancy – Chatswood Chase. This month is hosting the Icons of Style exhibition curated by Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant – for a desperate two-minute slice of Me time!
The kids were ecstatic (not) about a fashion exhibition, even after a visit to Kmart and KFC (we are such bogans). It is only a small collection of costumes, and some other items from the era. I could hardly look at the prettys cos the kids were leaning over the cordon ropes then Noah actually touched the vintage record player and managed to dislodge a piece from it – I was mortified.
I have some vague recollections of what I saw whilst kid wrangling, these were the standouts:
Betty’s beautiful Polka Dot Chiffon number – I did notice it was coming away around the straps – such a shame – but not unexpected for such a delicate fabric, but as this is one of my favourite dresses from the show – I was thrilled to see it in person.
There were also some props which were a nice touch for kids who have never seen a record player before, but I suggest leaving the little darlings at home!
And if you haven’t seen the show – I highly recommend it!
Feast your eyes on these prettys. Yes some things are expensive, but the stall holders come from far and wide. Some from interstate to attend. Have you ever done a market stall? I imagine it would be a huge ammount of work to pack up your inventory, load your vehicle, get there really early, bump in, unload, trek through the garden to your plot, set up your display, stand around all day selling, then pack up and get home!
What’s avaiable is of amazing quality. My friend Penny and I were lined up outside by 10 am (normally I go in the afternoon). The range of stuff was amazing. Definately would go early next time. I usually find the fabric especially picked over – but this year I scored! Watch out for my next post on Fabric!
The wonderful Somboun Phonesook, guru of Australian collectables especially Australian Ceramics
- Thrilled with their lovely new picnic rugs!
Look at that pig in mud!
Isn't that the cutest dish! I would have bought it but I am banned!
Who doesen't need a little Trechikoff around the house?Ole!Telephone cord purse!