The 24th of September was a sentimental evening of song as The Hollywood Honeys sung farewell to their beloved red head, cabaret loving songbird Miss Kitty Van Horne. Our lovely Kitty has spread her wings to Melbourne town ( their gain, our loss ) so we wanted to send her off in vintage vocal style. Joined [...]
I have just posted a blog on my Vintage Allsorts page about a Great Gatsby garden party event that I worked on last summer and wanted to share some of the beautiful photos captured on the day by wonderful photographer Elliot Toms. My Jazz band featured the talents of Chuck Morgan on guitar, Thomas Wade [...]
Last Friday I was invited to take part in a media event for The National Trust of NSW to help promote their upcoming Highway 31 Heritage Run event which is a classic car rally that sees entrants enjoy a leisurely tour of the former Hume Highway, driving from Old Government House, Parramatta to Cooma [...]
Last year I was contacted by Ku-Ring-Gai Council to help them with the development of a brand new 50′s inspired festival to be held at St.Ives Showground in August. I was delighted to be involved with the inaugural event. Besides some behind the scenes, planning , programming and promotion, My main role was to produce [...]
I’m finally finding a moment to share this beautiful collection of images from 2014 of A Place to Call Home Actress Abby Earl for Women’s Weekly magazine. I worked as the prop stylist on this shoot by WW’s lovely style director Mattie Cronan and photographed by the always amazing Corrie Bond. Our location for the [...]
One of the many things i do through my business Vintage Allsorts is run a casting agency, through this I have been lucky enough to work on many Australian Television and Film productions over the last 5 years. A Place to Call Home, Carlotta, Love Child, Australia the Story of Us and various other projects. [...]
In February 2013 I was lucky enough to be one of the invited guests to a sparkling soiree hosted by Cointreau’s global brand ambassador Dita Von Teese. Through my work with Cointreau and Stella concepts I had met Dita a few times previously and this intimate occasion held at Sydney’s The Victoria Room was a [...]
Last week I was very proud to host a Vintage High Tea for the McGrath Foundation. High Teas have been a tradition for the Foundation since its creation 10 years ago and was in fact the very first fundraising initiative organised by Jane McGrath and her best friend Tracy Bevan (Director of the McGrath Foundation). [...]
I love working with the girls from Retrospec’d. Last year I did another styling job with them for their new collection of divine dresses. I love the colours , prints and their feminine designs. They wanted something fun and fresh , not too many props and an innocent girlish collection of photos. For this shoot [...]
I love working with the team from Marie Claire. Here is another Corrie Bond and Kate Harrowsmith collaboration that I prop styled for. We have another story coming out in the May Issue so keep your eyes out…… Did you like this? Share it:Tweet
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m very excited to tell you that I have been singing at Merivales’s fabulous new speakeasy bar Palmer & Co. Located in the heart of the city , hidden in a narrow alleyway is the place this little torch singer has been dreaming about. Dimly lit with exposed architecture and brilliant attention to detail, [...]
I always love working with the team from Marie Claire and this romantic seaside shoot was the fabulous combination of nostalgic influenced fashion and contemporary design. It was the perfect brief for me and I loved sourcing all of these beautiful vintage props. Photographer Corrie Bond perfectly captured the mood and the treatment she has [...]
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 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 [...]
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!
It’s been about 4 months since I opened my Vintage Fashion Boutique at the Sydney Antique Centre and I am constantly surprised as to how many locals don’t know about the centre or it’s unique history. So I wanted to share with you a little background into the Home of my retail collection and it [...]