That’s right – this July I hap/hippilly attended the five-day folk experience in due boho chic, minus the chic since after a few days tenting and rationing for shower money, it was just straight up hippy.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival boasted an incredibly satisfying list of performers and I had the pleasure of humming to the world’s top ukulele artists, James Hill and the unbeatable Jake Shimabukuro. Those were definitely my highlights since, as you know, I’m a fan of strumming the uke and throwing a little impromptu performance for friends now and again.
Of course it was a beautiful week with perfect prairie summer weather.
Here are but a few of the week’s best displays of festival wear.
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I’m selling on Etsy!
The first item I’m listing is a totally fabulous (and very collectible) vintage Laura Ashley dress. What a lovely print on the most flattering neckline and fun full skirt. This one’s a stunner!
Check it out at my Etsy shop where I will continue to list some vintage faves from my own closet as well as vintage treasures I just can’t help pick up (because I have a vintage addiction).
I will continue to blog here as per my usual but will also show you what’s coming up on the Etsy shop as best as I can keep up with the demands of being a vintage middle-woman: helping vintage find new, loving homes!
Did I tell you I went to Mexico?
It wasn’t really for the weather so much as the chance to wear this:
My friend Amy treated me to an Etsy present and we picked it out together. It is cotton and meant for bouncing on the beach, or pool side, but I have already worn the shorts with wedges and a flowy white tee tucked in, and that was good.
We are super lucky to host not one but TWO vintage clothing shows in Toronto. Still that’s not enough to feed my soul but I’ll take it.
This Sunday it’s the Wychwood Vintage Clothing Show! Don’t miss a beat and get something totally fun for your next party. Or a cute day dress for spring (ha- spring) or a fur coat for spring is more like it.
There will be men’s things and kick knacks, and I know how much you love shiny things.
See you there!
Winter has been especially long and cold this year with only a few days of seasonal respite to remind us that living in the northern hemisphere is just plain silly.
So what does one wear to a Pink Floyd (cover band) concert in one’s neighbourhood at the Opera House? When you’re dressing for walking distance, it’s a combo of practical (comfortable shoes) and trend (when did fringed leather go out of style? The correct answer is never.)
Now that we’ve got that down it can only mean this: a white fringed leather jacket scooped up from the Queen Street West shop where it was made 30 years ago. Note the fringe on the front and back. Yes it really is that awesome as it angles down and across on angles that could have only been fair game in eras that didn’t listen to what was right or wrong. Vintage love 4ever.
But don’t get ahead of yourself. Sweater underneath (layers! The rules of warmth as per MEC still count on a solid fashion evening- when you live in Canada, that is). Pair that with a lynx fur hat and you’re toasty.
And hot damn you’re looking right on the Money.
Image by Fashion in Motion.
It’s my favourite day of the season: the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is back!
Sign up today for your ticket and receive a $2.00 discount (tix are only $10 at the door so no biggie if you miss this deadline).
The show is back at the Toronto Convention Centre. Be there on Sunday March 23, between 10am and 5pm and you will not regret it. Not only is it about super finds but also super folks who have great stories to share about the provenance of their treasures.
Last time the show rolled into town I had wayyyy too much fun, not to mention how famously I scored.
Read my blog post about my last time at the show. This is a good sneak peek at all that’s furry, feathery,. shiny, embroidered, laméd, sequined and satiné at the show.
I recommend checking out the group page on Facebook for updates about the show. See you there!
Mirrors, feathers and silver crocodiles. We thought we saw it all until Chanel brought out the big guns for spring: a running shoe. That’s the statement kicker. Cue the deflating balloon:
The season thankfully brings sightly options, so we’ll curb this one. Also in spring’s oddities come Schiaparelli’s birded gladiator sandal:
Spring 2014 breathes in the disco era with mirrors at Versace and angles at Christian Dior. The season’s focus on texture and movement takes a beautiful lace-up lesson at Alexandre Vauthier and plays with see-through plastic at Jean-Paul Gaultier. Take a peek.
All images courtesy of The Cut.