Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of NSW

Every now and then, you can find fun (and free) things to do in Sydney... very important when you're trying to save the pennies.

Last night a group of went to a talk on 1950s fashion, as part of  'Pop to Popism' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition is about pop-art (mid 50s to mid 70s), and is a great reason to get dressed up!

re-mix remix picasso wedges review

Sarah Doyle (amazing vintage maven and friend) gave an interview about her wardrobe and wearing vintage everyday - something a lot of us can resonate with.

I wore Re-Mix wedges and 1950's printed dress, that looks a little bit like a Mexican handpaint. The bodice is cut on the diagonal to take advantage of the stripey pattern.

sunsurf sun surf 1940s rayon vintage shirt repro roosters cocks

Jakk wore her (in)famous rooster shirt - a 1940s repro by SunSurf. Guys always go wild for her shirt when she wears it.

Plus - there was a band and dancing afterwards!

The Art Gallery has a few more talks and free events on for the duration of the exhibition, so check them out if you're nearby.

mexican handpaint dress blue plus size xl 1950s 1940s vintage skirt

My outfit:
  • 1950's painted dress - Etsy
  • Shoes - ReMix Picasso
  • Bakelite bracelets - Etsy
  • 1950s raffia bag - DonnaLand Vintage (Viva Las Vegas 2014)
  • Lobster brooch - Williamsburg Flea Market
  • Sunglasses - Modcloth
Jakk's outfit:
  • Rooster Shirt - Sunsurf
  • Swing pants - Retrospec'd
  • Hat - Goorin Brothers
  • Sunglasses - Randolph Engineering

Have a great week!


Alecia said...

The exhibition sounds like so much fun! I hope something similar comes to the museum in Perth!

Claire Gittins said...

You look to have had a good time. Lovely dress Bex! I'm Quite jealous of you wearing summer clothes - I'm wearing wooly tights most days at the moment...

mel said...

You both look amazing! This post also reminds me, that I want to take dancing lessons this year :)

Jessica said...

You guys look killer. I love your dress, and Jack looks incredibly sharp. That sounds like an awesome event, I would love it if we had more things like that where I live!

Tasha said...

Seriously in love with both of your outfits! Swoon! The dress and Jakk's shirt are killer.

Bex said...

Thanks Tasha! I love Jakk's shirt too, I think she has pretty good taste in Hawaiian shirts ;)

Bex said...

Gladly swap our 35 degrees C for your cold Claire ;)

Bex said...

Mel, good luck with the dancing - it changed our lives ;)

wardrobeexperience said...

amazing dress. the print is absolutely adorable.

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