Vintage Fashion

McGrath Foundation – BP ‘Believe in Pink’ High Tea

McGrath Foundation - BP 'Believe in Pink' High Tea

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). [...]

Retrospec’d Styling 2012

Retrospec'd Styling 2012

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 [...]

Marie Claire Without Reservation fashion story

Marie Claire Without Reservation fashion story

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Palmer & Co

Palmer & Co

  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, [...]

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 [...]

Marie Claire – The last days of summer shoot

Marie Claire - The last days of summer shoot

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 [...]

‘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.
It’s due to launch Mid July!

A little known treasure….

 A little known treasure....

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 [...]