Afterwards it was such a beautiful Melbourne Autumn day that we just had to get outside in the glowing sunshine. After some sweet chai with extra honey, we bought some balloons for Truly Vintage, and then checked out some op shops in the foot of the mountains that seem so far away and yet take just minutes to get to in the car. It was so nice to see the trees turning orange and red and rusty against deep blue skies. We saw some rozellas enjoying a meal with some galas! I now see that we were mirroring their colours..! They let me get pretty close before deciding it was time to fly up in a tree for a bit. They're in there somewhere! We both were wearing 1950's dresses with full skirts. Mine a pale yellow with embroidery along the hem in blues and greens... ... and Trish's in reds and oranges... ... with an amazing vintage print! There was a cute little chair outside a house covered in 1940's style bow print fabric, so of course we had to check it out and then take it in turns to sit on it. But we were soon back in the sunshine looking at dream weatherboard houses with pale blue woodwork and perfect picket fences. Such a perfect afternoon. Again, again, please!
Monday, 20 May 2013
two vintage 1950's dresses, two australian birds and an autumn afternoon
I have finally been able to make a start on doing some vintage hair tutorials! First up will be a rag curling tutorial – how to rag curl long hair for vintage styles. I did this with Trish, through whom I am living out my dark hair dreams (I've been missing my dark hair lately, but there's no going back for me!) and who has long straight hair. The challenge was there to curl it, and curl it we did. I'll post it tomorrow!