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Old Hat: High Tea

It’s been a little while now since Old Hat‘s December rendezvous to the Sydney Antique Centre (which, by the way, is ah-mazing). After all this time and now countless more Old Hat events, I think it’s time photos made it onto the blog. If my memory serves me well, it was quite a glorious afternoon (being around vintage always makes everyone a little giddy) – we came, we saw, we ate petit fours, we lusted after hats. So much happiness.

The Old Hat crowd

It was lovely to have some vintage bloggers at Old Hat – it’s not often you get to casually drop references to Vixen Vintage‘s latest post into conversation and actually have people understand. If you’re a vintage-loving blogger in Sydney, we want you!

The blogging contingent: Jesse from Like Johnny and June, Me, Molly of Molly Made, and Sarah of Chronicles of an Eccentric

And here’s what I wore. You can see in the photos my petticoat is peeking out a little, and it just reminded me that at the Love Vintage fair, we were told that in the fifties this used to be referred to as “snowing” – how quaint!

1950s frock Grandma Takes a Trip, Surry Hills | 1950s headpiece Mint Condition, Rozelle | 1950s costume jewellery Camden Passage Markets, London | Shoes Bloch

Thank you to Delphina for all the lovely photos! If you want to read more about the rendezvous, you can read more about it on Sarah’s blog. You can also lurk the Old Hat Facebook page to check out the details of our next gathering.

Bonne journée !

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Melbourne

After a wildly exciting whirlwind trip to Melbourne with Jesse and Tim on the weekend, I have a barrage of photos to share with you. We went up for the Von Follies lingerie show (more on this later), but also had a delightful time wandering Brunswick St, and just generally being extravagant. To tide the time away until I manage to poach the photos from Tim, I’ll leave you with a little shot from my last visit to Melbourne.

Stay glamorous, friends!

1950s frock: Retrostar
Cardigan: thrifted
Pill box hat: Scally & Trombone

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Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s High Tea

I was cordially invited to a High Tea “hosted by Lady Catherine de Bourgh”, courtesy of the USYD Darcy Society, so yesterday afternoon I skipped off to the Queen Victoria Building in a pretty frock for two hours of lavish dining. I was joined by Darcy Soc members, as well as some lovely friends who were drawn to the promise of tartines and clotted cream.

I thought I was well-dressed, but my dear friend Kate outdressed us all. I had opted for a 50s ensemble in accordance with my usual fare, donning my most recent purchase: the blue velvet dress. Kate, however, had come entirely in Victorian costume. Her outfit was constructed from items already in her wardrobe, and was wildly impressive. You can enjoy her ladylike figure in the myriad of photos below.

The tea itself was splendid, as expected. The Tea Room was a wonderful host, and provided three-tiered stands of delectable canapes. It made me anxious to purchase “The Vintage Tea Party Book” by Angel Adoree, which I’ve been stalking online and lusting after as I live vicariously through other vintage bloggers.

Voila, some photos:






Dress: vintage 50s, from “Shag” on Oxford St, Sydney
Lace gloves: from a vintage store in Bellingen, but I theorise that they’re not vintage
Belt: Alannah Hill
Clip-on earrings: thrifted
Hair flowers: Sportsgirl
Stockings: Leona Edminston
Shoes: Bloch

And here are some pictures from our little photoshoot around the QVB, post-tea:



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