Sunday, September 16, 2012

Love Vintage Fair Sydney Spring 2012

Want a blog post full of pretty pictures of the Love Vintage Fair?

Sorry to disappoint (again) but the lighting was terrible!
I took so many photos (including some with Jen from Barnhouse - hello and thanks for the free tickets!) and they all came out dingy and dark.

I only just remembered to get Jakk to snap some photos of my outfit when we got home - so please excuse the messy hair from trying on hats.

The dress is a woolen 'Cirilo', that I nabbed in Chicago back in April for $50. I've been waiting on a cold enough occasion to wear it as its pretty warm.

Normally I find most late 40s dresses too tight to wear across my hips (pear shaped), but the contrast taffeta pleat gives an extra inch or two which is perfect. The top rever also folds up and fastens with the diamante brooch.

Monty wants his photo taken too!

I feel like I didn't buy much this time, but my wallet would beg to differ.

From the left - a Mid Century wall shelf for Jakk (for the lounge room), pink crystal clutch with diamante trim, a 1940's quilted bed jacket and an Art-Deco novelty glass necklace.

I went through the whole Fair searching for a 1940's silk or rayon dressing gown with no luck. When I found the bed jacket I knew it had to come home with me instead.

I love the Love Vintage Fairs, as you can spend hours admiring punter's outfits or chatting with people you only see once every 6 months.

Did anyone else go? And did you buy anything fabulous?


nancyworegreenstockings said...

What lovely finds! I love the necklace so much! And you look excellent in your snazzy new dress.

MistressCatgirl said...

Love your haul! The bed jacket and wall shelf are very nice. Love your hair and the dress is great.

mary van note said...

Your dress is GORGEOUS!

Teresa said...

Fabulous buys!
I'm in love with the wall shelf!

Tamara said...

Wow, what an awesome dress! It fits you perfectly!

I did the Melb. Love Vintage this weekend (Sunday), it seemed a bit subdued. My shopping was quite modest, one Australian Home Journal, complete with patterns. It has some wonderful knitting patterns you would absolutely love. Keep an eye out for a post later this week.

Bex said...

Aww thanks Tamara! I can't wait to see!

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