Saturday, April 10, 2010

Whats around the corner

Thanks to everyone who is out there supporting each other and reminding a few of those, like myself, who can be at times forgetful about some of the fantastic events coming up. So if your around this fair nation keep your eyes peeled for glamour in your area, or hop a flight and come to mine.
What’s New Pussy Cat? This Brisbane event is a day to ohh and ahhh over all things girly plus as an added bonus one of my favourite corsetiere, designer and all round fabulous gal Ms Cassi Simpson of Silk Orchid will be hosting a stall at this gorgeous event. It’s like a total girls day out with lots of amazing stuff to look at, and some fabulous prizes as well . On the day you’ll find her amazing catalogue for you to look through with most styles plus fabric swatches so if you ever wanted a corset and your in Brisbane take a few moments out to indulge.
Silk Orchid prides itself on prompt service, and excellent communication. Cassi loves it when customers come to her with unique ideas, and adores it when she can make your dreams come true. So come, look, love and shop! Held over 2 days, Friday 14th May 5pm-10pm, Saturday 15th May 10am – 5pm at the fantastic Lightspace, Fortitude Valley. Tickets are $30 and include a glass of wine and a shopping bag full of free gifts and services valued at over $250!!

Looking for something Melbourne based well empty that bank account and head to the Carlton Hotel (197 bourke street) this Sunday for the Hello Sailor Vintage Fair. The Fair will be held over 3 levels including the rooftop (where all the best kept secrets always are in my experience) from 12pm – 6pm.

This event also shows that fashionistas of Melbourne to care about that big wide world as there will also be a raffle for $10 per ticket with all proceeds going to Haiti to provide aid to the earthquake victims. With 3 Gift Packs to be won, worth up to $1000 each, these are truly valuable gift packs, so not only will you be helping Haitians get urgently needed medical attention, food and shelter, you could also win yourself a generous prize.
The Gift Packs include: Metal Couture ship necklace -$350, Cow hide rug - $100, Vinyl - $100, Vintage hats- $80, The Last Supper painting- $50, Scarves- $50, Meal voucher at The Grace Darling - $150, Gift vouchers from heaps of vintage stores - $50-$200, Title Book store gift voucher- $50, Assin gift voucher- $300, Tattoo Magic gift voucher- $200 and much more!
Some stallholders will be donating a percentage of their profits from the weekend, too. Please come and buy a ticket and help us raise much-needed $$$. We have already been very lucky with businesses, stallholders and friends making generous contributions to the appeal. We hope you can all show your support, too. Proceeds will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) and The Sanson-Rejouis Family.
So apart from heart what else can you find at Hello Sailor…we there are quality vintage items and recycled designer stock in good condition, at reasonable prices. With 15 stalls over 3 levels (all being outdoors) allowing you to bask in the sun while rummaging through an excellent selection of Vintage jewellery, Trinkets, Hats, Shoes, Books, Mens/Ladies vintage/designer clothing, Accessories, Artwork, Homewares, Trinkets, Vinyl, Cameras, 60s-70s lampshades, 40s-60s hat collection, Animal ornaments, Vintage crockery plus more! See plenty of reasons to go, so hop to it

Now I can’t sing the praises enough of the wonder ladies of the Lindy Charm School. The Mistresses are back to take on Melbourne and Ballarat on July 10th, ensuring that beauty and femininity is all around you. Plus showing you how to do various hair styles and how to find which era is yours. They will also answer the eternal question when red lipstick is appropriate. All the details for their upcoming workshops are available on their website, so make sure your not late for class.

The Australian Burlesque Festival (thanks to SKM for the heads up for this one) is nearly here. Held in Sydney this June, you will transported amongst glamour, sparkles and beauty where ever you dare to look. With local and international guests you are sure to find someone who’ll make you blush, smile and probably want to join them on stage. So bring on the feathers and false eyelashes for an event to remember.

Watch this space for more events!


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