Last night was the opening of the Love Vintage Show at the amazing Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
I don't get to enjoy the evening lights of Melbourne very often; with a 4 year old and no family close by we have to pick our few nights out carefuly. But last night I had a chance to put on my sadly recluse 1940's dress to join a few friends and drool over all manner of outfits and accessories - my heart fluttered all evening.
Bakelite beauties - look at the cat cuff and the heart brooch uuugggghhh too expensive for my budget.
Hats, hats and more hats, and look at that little coat!
Of course when there is a free photobooth one cannot walk by without a slew of animated poses, Jacinta and I hammed it up with silent film whimsy.
After walking around half the show we came to Catherine's stall Audrey Scarlett Vintage and we popped in to say hello and of course like the consummate professional she had her tape measure to hand. Jess and Catherine were indeed surprised to be the same size!
I got my hands on Mr Ed's camera for the evening and tried to figure out how to work the damn thing.
I saw a lot of dresses that I didn't have the time to try on, ponder over or afford but I did come away with a wonderful 1950's wooden brooch, she has a few leaves missing but as soon as I saw her I couldn't leave her behind - the beginning of a wooden brooch obsession.
And so I got home just in time to see the end of the 1st semi final of Eurovision, yes, I love Eurovision.
It was an all too brief night (it closed at 9pm) and forgot to mention Jacinta was one of the judges of the fashion parade, but I'm sure she'll tell you all about that on her blog soon.
So until next time.....x