Welcome to this week’s edition of Vintage Addict Diary… a new pick’n’mix vintage lifestyle, events and fashion!
It has been quite a social week for Miss Lorelei! Some fantastic events and lovely catch ups with friends – old and new. Kicking off with the NZ 2nd Beard & Moustache Competition – which was so much fun! Over 40 men vied for the coveted trophy – a creation by by Martin “Robot-Man” Horspool, and what a line up! Uniformed beards, Fisherman beards, Braided beards, 70s mo’s… Santa himself made an appearance. Even the ladies (including me, in a very sexy pink handlebar number) got up on stage. An epic night which deserves a full write up, but alas I am forcing myself to make these snippets snappy!
Left to right: Marvellously bearded entrants (Photo credit Carl Ewen), The MC Ygnacio Cervio (Photo credit Tupac), The Ladies – Fran (Whiskerinas Champion), Rose, Lorelei and Miss Charlotte Cake
Sunday was a girls outing with my daughter to the Vintage Textile Fair. As usual it was a fantastic array of vintage goodies – from vintage fabrics and clothing to every kind of accessory you could imagine. One of my favourite stalls was “A Fine Vintage” (pictured)… absolutely beautiful things arranged artfully by colour into gorgeous tableaux. We mostly just browsed and admired but I did pick up a couple of bargains – a cute 60s baby pink peignor set (which reminds me of the sleepover scene in Grease!) and a number of pretty vintage scarves.
♥ Lorelei Loves ♥
♥ Spring blooms
♥ Fresh white canvas sneakers and ankle socks
♥ New season strawberries
♥ Re-visiting the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (a childhood favourite of mine) with my daughter… at 1 chapter a night, 15 chapters a book and 9 books…we should be finished before she leaves home! I love how she looks forward to the next chapter each night!
♥ Pickles and frozen peas… I can’t stop eating them. And no, I’m not!
♥ Our restored antique Hamilton Beach milkshake machine – a gift from my brother and sister-in-law for our wedding! It’s so beautiful AND goes like anything, we’ve been having fun making ALL the shakes!
♥ The TV series “The White Queen” based on the Cousins War series by Phillipa Gregory – gripping historical drama based on historical events and with amazing costumes!
A Flash of Fashion & Style
I’m having fun trying this Polyvore thang! Here is a nautical inspired outfit I I styled – featuring some amazing wide legged cream trousers and the navy peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing – accessories from Pinup Girl Clothing, Erstwilder, Besame and LorettaJo (Etsy). Click on the image to Polyvore for links to each item!
Frock of the Week: Voodoo Vixen Kiera Dress
I adore everything about this dress! The fruit print of strawberries and apples is divine and I love the vintage feel of the colour palette. This is a dress that is perfect for accessorizing! The details are lovely with a collar and buttoned shirt front and matching red belt.
There is also a wiggle skirt in the same fabric and a coordinating cardigan with embroidery front and back (also available in plus size)… too cute!
Here is how I would love to style this outfit…more Polyvore! I can sense that this could become very addicting… virtual dress-ups! Click on the image for links to all the items!
And here are my outfits this week…
Instagram of the Week: @vinnieboyvintage
Australia based Mel and her cutie baby son Vinnie have the most AMAZING vintage home – think colour, kitsch, flamingoes, vintage furniture and homewares to die for! So much pink and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much pretty and cute in one home, it really is fabulous. Mel also has also has an online shop launching today, which I am looking forward to checking out!
I am super super excited about attending the album launch show of Tami Neilson’s new
album “Don’t Be Afraid” in a few weeks time! As a gal who loves good old fashioned vinyl, I am so happy Tami is making this album available as an lp. Woohoo! You can pre-order this from Tami’s site here, from September 4th! Last year I did a Q+A with Tami, you can read that article here.
Thought of the Week
I hope you have an amazing weekend and hopefully enjoy some spring sunshine!
Love Lorelei xx