Circumstance sent me to Brisbane a little while ago, and whilst illness is no happy reason to be travelling interstate (hi Grandma!), this jaunt to Queensland did happen to coincide with my girl crush Em’s 30th birthday soirée. So Saturday night found me in a whirlwind of well-dressed vintage ladies and generally dapper party guests, alternately swing dancing and fangirling.
Some photos from the evening:
Avec Em, the birthday girl.
The petticoat-ed vintage ladies running amok.
Em et moi avec one of the lovely ladies of Instagram looking all 60s mod and great: Sarah, aka @missmatchbox.
And here I am with Jason, in all my amateur lindy-hopping glory. Some quality twirling.
Twirly vintage love, until next time.
Some recent aesthetic/sartorial highlights from my Instagram account (@ravishingretro):
Trying on frocks at the Sydney Antique Centre.
Travelling home from the Historic Houses Trust GI Dance (I was in the best-dressed!)
The day I went 60s.
Look, I’m on a postcard rack at the cinema!
A swishy Friday night ensemble.
Vintage love to you all ❤
Although I’ve been a little neglectful of my dear blog here as of late, all Ravishing Retro channels have not been dead. Perhaps some you know that I have quite a raging Instagram addiction, as of about a month or so ago. It’s a little dire to say the least; I feel so incredibly cliché. Nevertheless, it has allowed me to chronicle my sartorial choices far more regularly than I otherwise would have done. So voila, here is one week of uni classes (well, four days) through the eyes of my wardrobe and Instagram account:
1950s frock Camden Passage, London | Belt Review | 1940s cardigan The Attic, Vegas | Hair flower Circa Vintage
Second-hand frock Cambridge, UK | Cardigan Dangerfield | Belt Dangerfield | Brooch Gift | Hair flowers Sportsgirl
1950s frock Camden Passage, London | Belt Bettie Page | Cardigan Country Road | Scarf Cambridge, UK | 1950s necklace Camden Passage, London
1950s frock Retrostar, Melbourne | Cardigan Dangerfield | Belt Alannah Hill
For more slightly overexposed, yet still quite enjoyable photos like these, you can look me up as @ravishingretro. Hurrah!
In other news, I’ve finally moved house! This means I have all my glorious frocks back, so I daresay things will be a lot more lively around here. Once a proper internet connection is installed, hopefully I’ll be dropping by more frequently.
A bientôt !