Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Melbourne Vintage Show HAUL (Insert Evil Laugh Here)

Please remember that dear husband was with me all day so the haul is not as big as it *might* have been had he not been there. The cardi was a bonus, it was too expensive for me to justify but The Sexiest Man On The Planet said that it was ME and I have to buy it. Yeah, he's a keeper.

This gorgeous beaded cardi I got from Nicole at Circa Vintage Clothing. I have a few of them now but didn't have one in beige, so this fits the bill nicely. It's also nice to know that this cardigan is featured in Nicole's book 'Love Vintage' so I guess you can say it's a little bit famous! It's also in excellent condition with only very minimal bead loss on the cuffs.

A lucite purse! It's grotty here but it cleaned up not too bad. The rhinestones are all original and intact and the hardware has not rusted. A bargain at $50, especially seeing as I saw one almost similar on Etsy for $245.

A Memsahib hat/fascinator by Australian designer Katerina Miaoulis. I emailed her and she dated this hat to Autumn 2005 from her 'Fanfare' collection which was photographed by Karl Lagerfield. Originally it was in the hundreds of dollars mark, so it was a super bargain at only $38! It looks super posh on...altho I have no idea where or when I will actually wear looks awesome on tho!

A 60's beaded belt for $30, a pair of celluloid yellow roses with rhinestones for $10 and some more setting lotion from The Lindy Charm School girlies.

We got a lucky door prize of A Life In Frocks book which I've only started reading and I picked up the latest copy of The Op Shop Guide, which will sit in the car as you never know when it might come in handy!

So, how did I wear my new lovelies?

With a full circle black dress, puffy gold petticoat and matching gold brocade rhinestone shoes!


  1. Like the blond in your hair. Fabulous outfit. Love the gold petticoat! The beaded cardigan is beautiful. Can't wait to see what you'll wear your Fascinator with!


  2. Seems like you found some nice treasure!

    I like vintage as well, not necessarily drawn to a specific decade. I think the outfit suits you!

  3. Thanks Lucy! Unless I get invited to a Royal wedding I can't see myself wearing it anywhere!

    Thanks Ms Bubu!

  4. Oh my gosh, your hair and outfit are SO cute. I love the lucite purse :)


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