Monday, April 7, 2014

March 2014: Lovely Street

Yes, I know it's a week into April now, but we  know what a crappy blogger I am these days. 
I am posting this from Helgastock2014 and I'm too busy and exhausted to write/edit properly, so brevity is in order...

Flying visit to Melbourne for a work conference early in March. 



I'd bloody love to live on Lovely Street

I wore: 
Gingham frock - Vintage store, hacked by me
Everything else - Op shopped 


He wore: 
Tshirt and hat - Gifts from his awesome girlfriend

Lovely

I wore: 
1970s prairie skirt - Vintage store 
Hat - Gift from awesome Toy Boy 
Everything else - Op shopped


He wore: 
Chucks - retail 
Everything else - Op shopped by his awesome girlfriend

I wore: 
1970s maxi - Vintage market 


Work
I wore: 
1950s frock of glorious sunshiny happiness - Overpriced vintage store in Melbourne 
Sandals and flowers - Retail 
Everything else - Op shopped


Work
I wore: 
Sunnies - Retail 
Everything else - Op shopped

A flying visit to the shack...
I wore: 
Jeans - Bought from a friend
Chucks - Retail, a million years ago 
Everything else - Op shopped

I had to choose my frocks for Helgastock2014. NIGHTMARE ON SHACK STREET!!!

My teapot collection is almost complete.



We dug up this mid century concrete planter from the garden.


Work
I wore: 
Vintage velvet jacket and hot pink velvet skirt - Op shopped

Work
I wore: 
Sunnies and shoes - Retail
Everything else - Op shopped

Work
I wore: 
Stunning 1960s blouse from Audrey Scarlett Vintage
Everything else - Op shopped

Work
I wore: 
1970s nylon frock - Op shopped 
Everything else - Retail

Another quick overnight visit to the shack
I wore: 
Rose headband - Made it myself 
Frida necklace (ugh, it was backwards!) - Gift from darling Tamera 
Skirt - Fossil Vintage 
Everything else - Op shopped


Call Fimo Anonymous. I am ADDICTED to making little toadstools.

Work
I wore: 
1970s lace prom dress (hacked by me), belt, parasol and cardigan - Op shopped
Shoes and flowers - Retail 
Bag - Made by our Vix 
Earrings - Gift from Toy Boy 

Work
I wore: 
This skirt and this jacket AGAIN! 

Saturday: friends, fairs, markets.

I wore: 
1970s pants - etsy 
1970s disco top - Op shopped 
Sandals, sunnies and flower - Retail 
Bag - Gift from Vix 
Necklace - Gift from Toy Boy

Sunday afternoon. Doing Sunday afternoon things. 
I wore: 
Jeans - purchased from a friend
Chucks - retail 
Everything else op shopped

And that was March.


Next post will be Helgastock2014. 
You're welcome.

Hope you're well and happy and getting some.
Sarah
xxx

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 2014: Part 1: Feathers, Organs and My Littlest Loves

After spending the last few days of February in a haze of pain killers and misery, I was very pleased to be well enough to attend all of my planned fabularse activities last weekend. 

Friday night... 
was the wonderful Priscilla Party at the National Film and Sound Archive...

The NFSA held a wonderful 20th anniversary party, including Tranny Bingo, hosted by the gorgeous Miss Penny Tration and Miss Mini Cooper, both hilarious, fabulous and wonderful performers. They even stayed to perform the opening number of Priscilla along with the showing. 

Curled up on a velvet sofa on the verandah of the NFSA, 
THAT is the way to watch a movie. 

They also had an exhibition of some of the original costumes...
 I would have risked jail to steal this feathered headpiece, 
as worn by the beautiful Bernadette in the movie... if the security people hadn't been watching me like a hawk. Bastards.

The original screenplay...

I wore a classic chiffon flamingo pink 1970s maxi, with borrowed velvet cape, huge hair, saggy gloves and many flowers 


Toy Boy wore vintage pants, waistcoat and jacket 
with tuxedo shirt and Chucks. Spunk.

Saturday morning...
 the first official day of Autumn and it felt it too... 
it was lovely to have a date with my lovely lover.
 I wore: 
1950s skirt (op shopped $7) 
everything else retail or op shopped

 Saturday night...
was a fabulous evening with Barry Morgan's World of Organs at the Japan Theatre at Questacon. If you ever EVER have the chance to see Barry, do not miss the opportunity. He is incredibly funny and super talented and I may well now be his Number One Fan. Stalker alert.

I wore: Old favourite dress, petticoats and bits n pieces, 
though I did change my accessories after this pic was taken...


Toy Boy wore: 1970s crimplene suit, vintage shirt, tie, 
waistcoat and shoes and some SERIOUS motherfuckin attitude


I felt a little bleh in the gigantic pearl earrings so swapped them out for this recently rediscovered piece. I actually have no idea how old she is - I have been told "French, 1960s, possibly 1940, jet beads, restrung" but I have no real clue. I know I paid a fucking fortune for it about ten years ago, completely forgot that I had it, recently found it again and now I want to wear it every day... and look how perfect it is with the leopard print frock.

One of the great serendipitous advantages of the van is the extra headroom. I haven't found a hairdo or hat yet that the Hiace of Spades cannot accommodate.




Naturally I hounded him for a fondle and a sweaty post-show cuddle. Meow... he is a fucking splendid example of delicious manhood!

Sunday morning... 
Toy Boy and I took my niece Annabel to play mini golf. I'm sure you can imagine what a natural talent (and immense passion) I have for golf in any form. 

Conversation du jour...

Bad Haircut Golf Shop Guy: That's an interesting get up you've got going on... 
Me: Excuse me? 
Bad haircut Golf Shop Guy: The hat and those sunglasses... 
Me: If, by 'interesting' you mean 'spectacularly fabulous' 
then yes, you are correct. 



Then time for some cuddles with my boy Max...
And then the Barbie Lawn Mower Massacre of 2014

And that was my lovely weekend. 

How was yours? 

Sarah
xxx