Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Camperdown Cruise happy snaps

It's October, and that means Camperdown Cruise time!

I totally forgot to bring my camera, but luckily I can share photos from Instagram with you.

This year we tried something different and drove down from Sydney to Camperdown - a trip of over 2,000 kms return! It did mean for some great site-seeing - starting with the Big Merino in Goulburn.

Aussies have a tradition of making 'big' thing tourist traps - there's even a list of them on Wikipedia here to plan your next roadtrip.

Next up was Holbrook - home to the inland submarine HMAS Otway.

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The submarine is a must-see on the trip from Sydney to Victoria.

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We decided to stop at a little hotel on the way - it had an amazingly kitsch sign from the 1950s out the front.

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Does anyone else choose their accomodation based on how retro or vintage it looks?

Our accomodation for the cruise was 15 minutes down the road from Camperdown - a boutique hotel in Mt Noorat.

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We loved this place! Full of old wood and antiques, and a brilliant restuarant downstairs that has great vegetarian food.

This photo waas from the Friday night of the festival - I went for an 'easy to dance in' outfit of Avanti Tea-Timer, swing pants and re-mix wedges.

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The Cruise itself was fun as always! Jakk got to meet Jai Malano (one of her favourite singers) and I got to drink cocktails in the Tiki Lounge.

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It was really great to get away from the hustle of Sydney and spend some time hanging out in rural Victoria listening to amazing bands.

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Fingers are crossed we can also make it for 2017, we can't wait to see the band line up!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Vintage 'grammers you should check out on Instagram

So I somehow stumbled across this Buzzfeed list of 19 Women With Vintage Style You'll Want to Follow on Instagram - and you know what my first thought was?

Where's the diversity?
While I love the people they profiled, I did get a feeling of  'sameness' from those photos.

The Vintage Community around the world is wonderfully diverse and gorgeous - let's expand those stereotypes about who is rocking vintage.
*Buzzfeed did include @norafinds (she's great), but I still think we can work on their list.

So in response, here's my:
10 More People Who Rock Vintage That You Should Check Out On Instagram

1. @theblackpinup

Angelique is an amazing pin-up model with the most gorgeous sense of style. Immaculate!

2. @vtgesther

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I have a not-so-secret girl crush on Esther - I mean how can you not love someone as cute as her? She's an LA-based stylist, and lovely person in real life too.

3. @bygumbygolly

I love Tasha's take on vintage style - fun and wearable. Chicago-based, she makes a tonne of her own vintage reproductions, knits beautifully and even sews amazing things for her wife @melmakesart.

4. @miss.mari.mambo

Warning, some of Mari Mambo's photos are NSFW, but her style is killer. She's a fixture on the LA Vintage scene, and I really love her pachuca outfits.

5. @blakebuehl

Blake posts some really dapper looks for guys/masculine peeps, and is a great example of someone living the 1920s-40s lifestyle. I love his vintage ties!

6. @chronicallyvintage

Jessica hales from Canada, and looks like perfection all the while battling chronic illnesses. I particularly love her sense of colour.
On a side note, Jessica's house just recently burnt down and she's lost everything - here's a link to her GoFundMe if you'd like to help.

7. @vavoomvintage

Brittany is on this list for showing us that you don't need to have a million dollars, to look like a million dollars. She's always showing her followers how to make their own vintage accessories to save money - proving you don't need to spend thousands on floaty evening dresses to fit in the scene.

8. @jazzy1955

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I just want to squeez Jazzy into a million pieces, she looks like a vintage cherub.

9. @jennyrieu

Jenny is a curvy model living in LA, and has a seriously stunning wardrobe. I like her glamorous outfits, and that she's not afraid to show us what she looks like in underwear.

10. @greyhoundvintage

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Lori is darling - and looks amazingly like Lucille Ball. I'm always jealous of her 1940's rayon crepe dresses, and love her crazy sense of humor.

Well, that's my list of 10 more people to check out - now tell me, who should I be following?


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