Yah, OK, so I went to the vintage fair. And it was pretty cool.
What can I say, the last post I wrote I was still feeling grumpy and unsociable, heat waves have that effect on me. Sunday brought a breeze and a divinely cool change; refreshing and invigorating to mind, body and spirit, so we felt inclined to get off our butts and DO SOMETHING!! yeah! As our Canadian friends here say, get yerselves oot and aboot!
So I enjoyed it.
One thing I found interesting on browsing and checking out the inside of garments is how a lot of "real" vintage evening wear from the late 40's and early 50's was made of nylon, rayon, polyester etc, as at the time these were often considered superior to natural fibres. An interestingly different view to the one we hold now... And how horrible the zips often are in these garments, big and clunky and obvious. Ahhh, the blessings of the modern invisible zip. We've come a long way in some areas, that's for sure.
I got a Glomesh bag! I do have one already that my parents gave me for a birthday present, sometime in my teen years when you could actually buy them new, hmmm, showing my age there! My original one is beige, and in perfect condition, of course! The one I picked up yesterday is a teensy bit tarnished, but in pretty good nick overall, and anyhow, I really wanted a gold one. I also bought a set of cake forks, which we needed, for only a dollar more than an almost identical set I bought a few months ago in a real op shop; and this great Charles and Di Wedding commemorative mug. My husband didn't "get" this last purchase, cries of omg, Carolyn, how tacky can you get?!!, but hey, I think enough time has passed that this sort of memorabilia is no longer tacky tacky but an interesting relic and symbolic to all of us of... something indefinably 80's... anyway I can see the irony. And I'm looking forward to people's reaction when I serve them a cuppa in this...
Skirt; skirt "d", from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa, silver/grey crepe
Belt; made by me, see here
Sandals; Anna, from MarieClaire shoes