My Grade 6 Graduation outfit (almost) didn’t cost a dime. As is the tradition, I was fashionably late. As I walked down the red carpet my fellow Year 6’s yelled “Go Tallulah!” “You Go Girl”. Oh, and I was the only one in high heels and Vintage.
All ready to go.
- Green suede 1950’s heels – my ‘unofficial’ first pair of heels. These Italian stilts were found at a closing down sale of a massive theatrical costume collection.
- Kitten tattoo stockings – these plain skin-coloured tights had little kitten’s faces on the back of the calves. Cute!
- 1950’s petticoats – Two vintage petticoats: one edged with orange, pink and yellow tulle; the other with white lace and blue satin ribbon.
- 1950’s tea-dress – Hand-altered by mum, this fitted cotton dress had a low back and full skirt. It felt good to dance in. It was tight fitting and it made me feel like a superstar.
- Black suede belt – Forget the little black dress (LBD), it’s the Little Black Belt.
- Multicolour casein bead necklace – This was made around the corner in Easey St, Collingwood from milk byproducts before the second world war.
- Pearl collar – The Audrey Hepburn-inspired faux pearl looked fantastic with the colourful casein beads.
- Floral ‘Frida’ headband – A special gift from someone I love. On my birthday, I was a little unhappy, because i didn’t get a floral headband like this. Little did I know that I would get one specially made and presented to me on my Graduation Day.
- Beaded gold handbag – You can never go wrong with a golden clutch.
Hammer pants in the ‘hood
Stop hammer pants , I love them and defiantly colourful one’s. Perfect Summer (actually spring) day combo. Not so good for bike riding.
p.s I’m eating a musk stick yum : )
I remember wearing this outfit down Smith St and attracting some stares and “she’s so colourful ” since Melburnians (and me ) are so famous for wearing black, I thought I might shake it up a bit.
Look of the day #6
This is and ma’ Op shop budd Dev. This pic was taken just before we went shopping, I had some crazy elvis glasses and some of my fav sparkly leg warmers on.
A Very Fashionable Queue
These are two pictures of some amazing girls in their amazing outfits
I found this one of a kind girl right at the front of the queue but I could spot her a mile away . This was at Tavi’s talk so you can’t go wrong with a homemade flower headband. These extra cute retro glasses definitely match her lower cut doc’s which teamed with socks over stockings is the best fashion rule I have ever broken (and they are polka dots). This cute cut dress is met with a gorgeous green farmland country print (I”m not sure if its Eastern or Western?) and she went a little unorthodox by tieing the ribbon at the front.
This young lady waiting by the door had a natural, dark, animalistic vibe to her outfit. Hair mysteriously swept to the side with a leopard print scarf wrapped around her head, unseen a peach cardigan and an indian patterned deep brown, green and red blouse lurks beneath. Worn leather combat boots, a cord jacket lined with fur and and essential denim short gives this outfit a rustic feel. AND TO TOP IT OFF AN AMERICAN ACCENT makes this girl effortlessly cool.
docs, black tights, awesome attitude and both Tavi fangirls (why so much Doc Martens?)
On a recent opp-shopping trip, I spotted this fashion queen – a total Melbourne girl. What looks like an eighties leather jacket is actually quilted satin. The turtle-neck top and chain necklace combines perfectly with her below-the-knee leather skirt and ankle boots. This whole outfit is topped off with red-framed glasses, bright red lips and a high blonde topknot.
As you can see, there’s a Red Cross Re-Loved Clothes sign in the back of these photos. This is a small opp-shop filled with Vintage clothes. Sadly, not any in kids sizes, but the accessories would suit any size. I think that nearly half of this girl’s clothes would come from this store.