Welcome to another week’s Vintage Addict Diary! Friday AND the start of school holidays here in NZ…. which I always look forward to, yet am quite relieved when they are over 🙂 Thank you to those of you who have been so kind as to let me know they are enjoying this column, your support means so much to me!
Do you ever have one of those weeks where suddenly it’s Friday and you can’t remember is what you did all week? That was me this week… all humdrum and nothing of note! I did however launch a wee giveaway for you lovely readers…
If you would like to win yourself the latest copy of Glory Days Magazine and a surprise accessory pack all handmade by myself, see all the details here!
♥ Lorelei Loves ♥
♥ All the awesome new jewellery designers I am discovering through social media … feeding my novelty brooch obsession! Here are just a few goodies from favourite sellers that I have my beady eye on…
♥ Need I mention VINTAGE novelty brooches on Etsy!? There are some great bargains to be had too!
♥ Ordering things with free shipping from Asia on Ebay… I’ve discovered a whole new world of crazy cheap craft supplies and enough fake eyelashes to last a lifetime!
♥ The weekend lawnmower chorus… I’m sure this must drive some people who like to sleep in nuts, but I love the sound of people mowing on a weekend morning! It makes me feel all summery 🙂
A Flash of Fashion & Style
Frock of the Week: Floral print Audrey dress – Lindy Bop
This week I am featuring a lovely floral print Audrey dress from Lindy Bop. Not only does this dress have a gorgeous colourful print and classic pinup style, it is also very budget friendly! Lindy Bop has a huge range of gorgeous print swing dresses, and a rainbow of petticoats and beautiful long sleeved shrugs to match. A great way to add some colour to your wardrobe without breaking the bank!
This dress has so many colours to pull out in accessories! I have styled this dress 2 ways – first with bright bold colours…choose one to coordinate all of your accessories, or go for a rainbow of colour!
For a more classic look, the bright floral print stands very well on it’s own and is lovely with cream and pastel colours and some classy vintage pearls!
I am growing out the red in my hair to go back to blonde… as fun as being a redhead has been I miss being a blonde! Since it isn’t very pretty, I haven’t been very motivated to style it too much, and am going to be wearing many many headscarves for a while!
Instagram of the Week: @missbettydoll
This fabulous pinup mama hails from Texas but calls Melbourne home. Her posts often feature her adorable daughter… in perfectly coordinated pinup style with her beautiful mama, too cute! I love this lady’s colourful and polished style and also enjoy reading her blog! She has some great advice for other pinup mamas as well as fashion and beauty tips and reviews. Her writing is honest, witty and intelligent, you can’t help but be utterly charmed! Check out Miss Betty Doll’s blog, “a guide to everyday glamour and motherhood” here.
I am very excited about this weekend!! Tonight is I am going to Tami Neilson’s album release show for her new album Don’t Be Afraid. I can’t wait! Tami’s shows are always incredible and I have been seriously looking forward to hearing what she has put together on this new album. If you can get along to this show… do it! Tickets here.
As usual when it comes to events, when it rains… it pours! Tonight is also the last curtain of the tired but still fabulous grand dame that is Las Vegas Strip Club. She is pulling out all the stops and going out with a bang… it’s sure to be an epic night with burlesque, drag shows, music and mayhem. Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 will be doing their rock n roll best and it’s sure to be a hell of a party!
Saturday is another event I have been looking forward to, the latest Rock n Roll Circus show at the Winchester, “Grind and Go Go”!
So get your best 60s threads on and come along for some grinding good fun!
Until next week lovelies!