Thursday, January 22, 2009

'Cause your face, your pretty face, gets lost in the crowd.

So, exciting news! Remember when I posted about entering a competition, and not winning... Well I found out the other day I came runner up! It wasn't that particular outfit that they used though, they used one of my more boring outfits (in my opinion). See for yourself and decide. (hint: I'm on page 3!) Oh well, it's still $50 to spend on whatever I want on the website, I'm going to have a lot of trouble deciding.

Other than that, my week has been largely uneventful apart from seeing Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (the actors/musicians from the film 'Once'... Such a beautiful film, if you haven't seen it, then do!) in The Swell Season Concert at the Palais. It was beyond amazing.

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Awful photo but you get the idea!

This is what I wore (recreated during the day time!):

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My cat is not so sure about being on camera!

I've also been sewing this week - the hair bow I made myself, since I've pretty much given up on ever thrifting a pretty vintage bow tie. Closer view (I pretty much fail at taking photos of the back of my head so this will have to do):

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The other thing I've done this week is spend waaaay too much on thrifted vintage clothing, especially for someone who's not currently working! I still haven't quite shifted from my "working full time, earning a regular salary" mode. I have gotten the most amazing shoes and '50s dresses though, and I'm sure some of it will end up in the store I'm setting up anyway.

I've started organising things for the store, which in the realm of 'planning for the OS trip' I find MUCH more exciting than packing up things in boxes! I'm really looking forward to seeing some of these sadly-neglected things go to lovely new homes. As soon as it starts going up I'll let you know.

Dress: Miss Shop from Myer
Bag: thrifted from Newport opshop
Shoes: ebay
Bow: made by me


Sarah said...

Your outfit is definitely the best! Not a huge fan of the winner's - a bit too "races" and "chapel st" for me.

oniomania said...

i agree with sarah. yours was the only original one there. cute bow btw.

Missa said...

Oh, I loved 'Once', how cool that you got to see them in person! You look adorable, the hairbow is just perfect!

Skye said...

Cute bow and cute kitty cat!

I was surprised by the winner - it was so dull and kind of tacky looking (bitchy, I'm sorry). You were a million times better dressed, hands down!

Lavender said...

Cute bow. They are devilishly hard to find aren't they?

ana b. said...

That bow in your hair is killing me, hun! So cute. And congratulations on the runners-up win.

jen said...

I've only just come accross your blog and am so impressed with your "Vintage year" idea! Well done for sticking with it, and looking so stylish while you were at it! Love your blog.

a cat of impossible colour said...

I love the photo of you and your kitty! And congratulations, your win was well-deserved.

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Love the bow in your hair and CUTE kitty :)

esme and the lane way said...

Congratulations! Not to be mean to the other girls, and not just because I'm commenting on your blog, but your outfit is definitely most my cup of tea.

And – cute bow! And cute kitty! Is that a smooshy face I see?

(If you are still after vintage bow ties – though I love the dotty one! – there is a shop on Lygon St in Brunswick that sells them for $5.)

andrealynn said...

I too just came across your blog and think the whole idea behind it is really awesome. Def. plan on stoping by again to see what cute fashions youre supporting.

milk said...

You are soooo lucky!! I love The Swell Season! The bow is so cute too. And those shoes are just amazing.

LITTLE J said...

Cool blog. The dress looks great on you!

heartofpearl♡ said...

love the bow!
how hot it is recently :( im melting haha hope you update soon x

thevintageyear said...

Sarah: she definitely has a totally different style to me, but props to her!

Oniomania: thank you, I think I look a bit TOO 'cutesy' in the bow but o well.

Missa: it def was cool. & thanks!

Skye: the irony is that her clothes all cost way more than mine!

Lavender: OH yes, I've given up now. Lucky they are easy to make.

Ana: thank yooou

Jen: thanks so much, it means a lot!

Andrea: thanks, we bloggers with black kitties must stick together lol.

Pretty Little Pictures: pretty much ditto to above!

Esme: thanks for the tip! & YES he does have a pretty smooshy face, it's very round :)

Andrealynn: thanks for stopping by!

Milk: thanks thanks & thanks!

Little J: thank you!

Heartofpearl: I KNOW I think that's why the Melbourne blogs are slow lately, I keep imagining everyone sitting at home draped in wet towels in front of the fan! Not dressing up and going out! Apart from the lucky ones with air con that is!