Yesterday a dear friend and I headed to the Cold Coast Fashion Fair. I nearly pulled the pin on going because Sunday morning had me running on three hours broken sleep. Let’s just say 16-17 year old school leavers thinking they can party in the street and terrorise my family and house, because they have some sense of entitlement, resulted in a lot of worry, stress, police being called and hence lack of sleep.
But vintage waits for no one one, even if you’re dead tired. So we scooted on to the Gold Coast Arts Centre for the Brisbane’s Vintage Fashion Fair making it’s first visit to the Gold Coast. The highlight of the day of course was catching up with my “vintage sister” Leisa from Vintage Bird Girl. She was sporting a 99 cent eBay frock she scored and it was utter perfection on her and I was seriously swooning.

Wearing ::

  • 1970’s Midi Floral Dress thrifted.
  • Wide Brown Stretch Belt thrrifted.
  • Nude Wedges were a retail buy.
  • Tooled Floral Bag was a sweet op shop score.
  • Silver cuff was a cheap market buy years ago

The fair was small and I must say somewhat disappointing. With Gold Coast market and fairs there seems to be a lot more 80’s, festival wear, Japanese vintage dresses and the likes of; and all though I don’t mind some of that I tend to skip over racks of the same same. I had been looking forward to the fashion parade and seeing some serious pieces to swoon over but it was all 80’s. I did seek out some nooks and crannies throughout the fair though and saw some sweet pieces, but nothing to come home with me. The honest truth is I was subtly scoping out any potential competition and looking for inspiring stall set ups.

But here is one piece I would of loved to of made a new home for.

At the end of the day I’m happy to have gone along, and to support the local vintage scene here even if it’s only numbers through the door. I did get to see some nice pieces, and spend time with one of my dearest friends as well as see the gorgeous Leisa. Upside to all that is Leisa and I are trying to plot a get together soon and that can only mean fun.

6 thoughts on “That time I went to vintage fair on three hours sleep……

  • November 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Lovely photo of you and the Vintage Bird Girl – blogger meet-ups are wonderful.

  • November 12, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Seeing you in your gorgeous vintage glory was definitely the highlight of the fair! I don't quite understand the fascination with the 80's era….I find it the least inspiring of past decades, & I'm a bit over the same same Japanese vintage thing too. Thanks for your sweet comments too. So looking forward to a proper catchup over coffee ASAP! Xx

  • November 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    The pair of you look fab! Don't knock the 1980s, it might not be my cup of tea either but it's what all the hipsters are wearing and if it pays for a month in India I'm all for it! x

  • November 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I do wear some 80's myself, a lot if it I don't but like any era there are stand outs. I don't want sound like I'm knocking 80's all together. Just disappointed with the excessiveness at the fair. But yes at the end of the day you've got give the people what they want. Bring on India for you. X

  • November 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Ah,that Leisa is a darling!!!
    My G would kill for that lime lamp!
    Your hair is looking fab!X

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