Vintage Allsorts

Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

Blackcats & Steamboat Joes

2013 turned into my busiest year yet. In between styling for Marie Claire , Peter Alexander prop making and torching jazz all over town there really wasn’t much time for sitting in front of my computer. This New Year’s resolution was to find more time for blogging , posting and sharing my world. Ahem… easier [...]


Marie Claire Two for the Road Fashion Story

Marie Claire Two for the Road Fashion Story

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The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

The Balm Cosmetics Event Launch

  From the moment I was approached to work on the Australian launch of ‘The Balm’ I felt an incredible synergy between the balm’s personality and the vintage world I have created based on mine. Vintage Allsorts provides me with a business that is fun , nostalgic , feminine, quirky and creative , a world [...]


Shoot The Chef Competition 2011

Shoot The Chef Competition 2011

In 2011 the wonderful Louise Whelan entered a portrait of me in the SMH Shoot the Chef competition. The image was chosen as one of the finalists , unfortunately we didn’t win but we sure had lots of fun attending all of the Crave Food festival events were we met lots of inspiring chefs and [...]


Palmer & Co Gig Photos

Palmer & Co Gig Photos

I have been having the most wonderful time singing at Palmer & Co. It is truly a pleasure to be a little jazz bird in such a decadent and inspiring space. A few months ago the wonderful Dusk Devi and the amazing Louise Whelan stopped by to check out the space. On separate nights with [...]


Wintersun Festival 2012

Wintersun Festival 2012

On the June long weekend I was invited to perform at Wintersun. Australia’s oldest running nostalgia festival. It was the first time I had played at the festival since it has moved from it’s original home at Coolangatta. With the Cooly Rocks festival still being held there over the same weekend I was curious to [...]


Peter Alexander Mother’s Day Catalogue

Peter Alexander Mother's Day Catalogue

A few months ago I had the great privilege of working with the wonderful Peter Alexander on his mothers day catalogue.  A quirky tribute to the 50′s housewife  ( so the perfect job for me. ) A baking bombshell in beautiful graphic print pyjamas. We shot the images in my kitchen and I also did [...]


Louis Prima Tribute Night

Louis Prima Tribute Night

  Sing, Sing, Sing……. A tribute to Louis Prima – The King of Swing  Polish your brass, get your spats whitened and join Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with the Vanguard in presenting ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ a night dedicated to the music of one of big bands most rockin’ daddys, Louis Prima. Louis Prima helped [...]


Marie Claire – Finishing School Shoot

Marie Claire - Finishing School Shoot

The last Marie Claire Shoot I worked on was a decadent and stylish soiree. A French Finishing school showcasing sophisticated lady like luxury. The location for the shoot was the historical house Mahratta’ one of Sydney’s finest examples of an Art Deco home. The 1.6 hectare gardens are filled with rare and exotic native Australian [...]


Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Cry Baby at the Vanguard

Another fun night at The Vanguard and what a night it was! It was great to see so many people come out once more on a Sunday night, all in the name of great music and having a good time. And maybe (just a little bit) Johnny Depp. When I heard that The Vanguard were [...]


Rock-a-fillies

Rock-a-fillies

ROCKAFILLIES   A TRIBUTE TO THE FEMALE PIONEERS OF ROCK’N’ROLL It’s time to iron your wiggle frock, pull on your peep-toes and shimmy on down as Miss Pia Andersen in conjunction with The Vanguard presents Rockafillies, a night filled with good girls gone rocking, good girls gone bad and rock n’roll mamas de luxe. Featuring [...]


ELVIS 77th BIRTHDAY BASH

ELVIS 77th BIRTHDAY BASH

Elvis’ 77th Birthday Bash Preen your quiffs, starch your jumpsuits and dust off your blue suede shoes as The Vanguard invites you to a very special night celebrating Elvis’ 77th birthday in a manner fit for a king! From Sun Studios to Soundtracks to the ’68 Comeback Special, let Miss Pia Andersen and her Lonesome [...]


Swing V’s Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

Swing V's Rockabilly Event Wrap Up

  On Saturday the 16th July the Factory Theatre played host to another amazing Swing V’s Rockabilly Showdown. Organised and Promoted by Graham Coupland (Manager and guitarist from the Velvet Set ) the night showcased a fine selection of NSW’s Swing and Rockabilly bands, all battling it out for the illustrious crown.   The audience [...]


Art of the Cocktail Hour Behind the Scenes Video Blog

Art of the Cocktail Hour Behind the Scenes Video Blog

The Art of the Cocktail Hour blog is Cointreau’s modern, entertaining and thoroughly useful guide to recreating the golden age of the cocktail hour, today. “With our cocktail connoisseur and chic contributors we’ll usher you through cocktail basics, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party [...]


‘Love Me Tender’ Marie Claire Fashion Story

'Love Me Tender' Marie Claire Fashion Story

I recently produced a 16 page photo story that has just been published in the July issue of Marie Claire magazine. My role was to bring the reality of the Sydney vintage scene to life , by showcasing real people in their environments. Creating a stunning visual backdrop for a modern fashion spread. The Marie [...]


Mid-Winter Warmer

Mid-Winter Warmer

MID- WINTER WARMER Replace your Carbon footprint with Some Dancing shoes….. Come get Warm with us! Vintage Allsorts and Function Entertainment Present a glamorous Mid Winter Warmer to chase those chills away, For One Night Only Deco Dance Palace Balmain Town Hall will host a celebration of the music that defined cocktail cool. The Mid [...]


The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

Last Friday Night an intimate selection of Sydney’s Cocktail Enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and decadence. The Ivy’s Den hosted the event as part of the World Cocktail Week Celebrations and with Head mixologist Mikey Enright and Tim Phillips (2009 UK Bartender of the Year ) creating unique twists on early evening cocktails there was plenty to celebrate.

During the Art of the Cocktail Hour guests were taken on a short stroll through the history of the fashion and etiquette inspired by a social phenomenon that has sparked new forms of expression and to this day continues to evolve.
I had such an amazing time sharing the social history and lavish style of the cocktail hour. Throughout the decades Cocktail Clothing and Culture has provided rich and varied ways for individuals to present themselves and the models looked truly sensational as they displayed the special attire that provides a charming insight into a daily ritual, a passage of time between work and leisure that is filled with glamour and elegance when having a drink wasn’t just about the beverage but the environment , atmosphere and the sophisticated conversation that followed.

The official event photos showcased in this blog are Courtesy of the amazing and very talented Louise Whelan.
They are sure to make you want to adorn a fur and head to your nearest cocktail den for a Cointreau Blush, and for those of you wanting to know more about Cocktail Culture be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Cointreau’s new ‘ Art Of The Cocktail Hour Blog’ which will be a modern and useful guide to cocktails, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party at home. http://artofthecocktailhour.com.au/
It’s due to launch Mid July!


Roots & Blues Extavaganza!

Roots & Blues Extavaganza!

                                                    ANDY BAYLOR PRESENTS one night only ROOTS MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA EVERYTHING MUST GO , ROOTS AND BLUES GARAGE CLEARANCE SALE BLUES,ROCKABILLY,CAJUN,GOSPEL,COUNTRY, SWING,SOUL , ANDY BAYLOR’S CAJUN COMBO ROCKABILLY SWING CHANTEUSE [...]


Fancy Some Hot Couture ???

Fancy Some Hot Couture ???

As an inquisitive 15 year old girl I was fortunate enough to find myself working at Fancy That one of Sydney’s most amazing Fancy Dress Shops. This incredible costume collection provided me with the perfect environment to research and explore my fascination with Vintage culture and clothing. While working there I also was lucky enough [...]


King of the Road….

“King of the Road” is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country singer Roger Miller. When Adam Harvey recorded a version for his “ Both Sides Now” Album he decided to use the song’s origin as inspiration for the creative styling for the Film Clip. The wonderful Annette Ogilvie and I joined forces [...]