Dolores Daiquiri!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I am madly in love with anything vintage and have been for over 20 years or so now. The appeal for me with the 1940s and 1950s started when I was a teenager because I just didn't find the modern lifestyle appealing or romantic. So from about the age of seventeen I was hooked on the clothing, the furniture and the music. I can't get enough and enjoy being around others who love it as much as me. What a way to live! I wouldn't ask for it any other way. Now I can write a blog about my lifestyle and the things I enjoy and feel passionate about.

Dolores Daiquiri!

Dolores Daiquiri!

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23 January 2010

Facts About Me!!!

Thought is was time to let you know a little bit about who I am and my life.
  • Vintage loving gal from about the age of 16 and have had a crazy life since then. Discovered Rockabilly music, found a coral linen 50s dress in an op shop and I was off!! Have an old photo of me wearing that dress on my first outing but the hair was not quite there yet. lol
  • Been a healthcare professional since University and hoping to get out of it one day. Don't get me wrong I love it but it might be time for a change of direction.
  • I have been a burlesque dancer for eight years with my troupe and this is what I really love to do!!!! I'm now adding promoter to my resume and am about to put on Australia's first burlesque festival.
  • I love sewing and would not miss my classes every Sat morning for anything. Really enjoy being in my cactus garden as I find it relaxing and it is another way for me to be creative. Love collecting vintage clothing, jewelry, bags, fabric and furniture of a by-gone-era.
  • Live in a lovely 1948 built home, that we are still renovating, with my husband and cat.
  • About to travel to Europe later this year and can't wait.
Well that's a small snippet of my life. Hope you enjoy hearing about me.
* Thought of the day. Create the life you want and not the life you think you should have.
 Me with Janice Martin (RIP).
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A weekend away with pals
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Burlesque Photoshoot
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19 January 2010

Christian Dior - The New Look!!

Christian Dior - Oh how I heart you!!!!
Was without a doubt in my mind the most influential fashion designer of the late 1940s and 1950s. He dominated fashion after World War II with the hourglass silhouette of his voluptuous New Look. His designs were pure perfection!!
Check out this fabulous site dedicated to 40s & 50s designer fashion that a friend sent to me. Its fabulous!

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14 January 2010

New Year Resolutions - Yes I Make Them!!!

I know I know what is the point of making new year resolutions as we never seem to stick to them but I am determined to try with mine! So here is my list. What's yours???
1. Family & Friends - spend quality time with those I care about.
2. Exercise - my butt needs it. SAY NO MORE!!!
3. Change my diet - not only for my health but for my mind too.
4. De-clutter - by this I mean my house and mind.
5. Renovate - well at least start to finish what I started.
6. Commit -start something, finish it!
7. Create - this is a high priority for me.
8. More me time!!!
9. Be kinder to myself and those around me.
Well I think that's enough for me right now. Wish me luck!!
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12 January 2010

Fabulous Pinups of The 1950s

Found these wonderful photos of these lovely gals who were either pin-ups, actresses or showgirls.
Check out the fabulous capri pants on the third girl! Wow Wee!!
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08 January 2010

Californian 'Moss' Lamps!!

Boy do I love Californian 'Moss' Lamps! These types of lamps are on my too buy list real soon. I have been watching them on ebay for quite some time but are quite pricey and the shipping would kill me. However I feel a sacrifice coming on!!
Just spectacular pieces of modern art!
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03 January 2010

The Loss of A Teardrop Diamond

This is on the must watch list for me. Anyone seen it?
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02 January 2010

Sydney's Famous Rose Seidler House

Rose Seidler House was designed by Harry Seidler in 1948 and is located in Sydney, Australia. An outstanding example of mid-century-modern domestic architecture. It is now open to the public and every year there is a 50s fair that attracts thousands of people!!!
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