1.22.2012

Ladies Luncheon

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Saturday I spend the day in fabulous clothes, with fabulous people, drinking cocktails.

Nice, right?

A luncheon hosted by Julie of Fab Gabs was held at Hubers, and a group of vintage gals in our best finery gathered at a table, while other customers begged our waitress to ask what the fuss was about. 

I told her to inform everyone we were famous strippers. Telling people "we just dress this way" seems to  be in inadequate answer with most. It confuses them, and isn't exciting enough. 

Anyway, I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time Janey of Atomic Redhead (blue suit), Rhiannon of Garb Oh Vintage, or as knitters might know, of her knitting pattern site (leopard trimmed coat), and Jennifer of Jumblelaya Vintage

Cassandra and I arrived at the same time as Janey and Rhiannon, so we took the opportunity to take pictures before luncheon. I wish I had photos of every single person there, everyone looked amazing, and had something completely unique! 

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{Photos of me taken by Cassandra, all others taken by me}

1940s feather dress-Gift 

1940s bow hat-Old Glory (feather added)

Gloves-Etsy

Fitted front cape-Urban Eccentric

Shoes-Courtesy of Modcloth

Belt-Estate sale

61 comments:

Bella Spinks said...

That dress looks completely stunning on you.

art deco dame said...

you all look gorgeous!Love your shoes too!

Tess said...

This is amazing!!! How beautiful all of you are! If only we had meetings like this in the Netherlands.....

Janey said...

Lovely post and fantastic pictures!! I too wish I had taken more pictures, especially of Sarah in that monkey fur! I didn't know that you told the waitress that! Oh my! And thanks for the link! I really appreciate it. It was wonderful meeting you, and I look forward to seeing more of you at future events.

Laurence said...

Would love to be part of this fur and feathers meeting!!! You are so lucky to have so much nice vintage ladies in your area... I don't know any near home!
Why people always ask why are we dressed like this??? Your answer was the best!!!!

http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/

art deco dame said...

oh and I literally laughed out loud at the stripper response.But answer to give,definitely more exciting.

Miss Marie said...

You, and all the ladies, look divine. I love your "famous strippers" response. It's true, such an answer would definitely satisfy (certain) people more. Some people are lovely and take delight in people dressing in vintage just because, but others definitely seem skeptical about that concept.

Kelly-Marie said...

You all look absolutely fabulous and i'm not surprised everyone was talking about you! The food looks amazing too.

Julie of Fab Gabs said...

I had NO IDEA you told them we were strippers. Damn! Could have made a lot of use of that. Charge for autographs and whatnot. You got GREAT photos!

Lady Danburry said...

Oh, it looks like a dream!

AngeliqueDama said...

Wonderful as always! You girls are great:)

CocoMay said...

You look stunning! I am gushing over these photos, you all look like you had an amazing time!

Aleksandra said...

The photos are so great!

Pippy O' Hara said...

soooooooooo wonderful!

Alaura Hernandez said...

SO FABULOUS. I wish I knew other people that enjoy vintage as much as I do in my area! Also..that dress looks amazing on you! Your figure looks so wonderful and vintage:) JEALOUS!

Tors said...

You all look gorgeous, I love everyone's outfits. I snorted out loud when I read your answer for the waitress, genius!

garofit said...

Great stuff, your outfit is stunning!

VintageDanielle said...

Gorgeous dresses and just wonderful fashionable ladies. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

The Agoraphobic Fashionista said...

Just WOW!
You guys just ooze glamour and sophistication - i love it!!!

http://theagoraphobicfashionista.blogspot.com/

Sera
xx

ihanuudet by fleure said...

Wow,you all were looking so good!!!! I like your style specially...

KittyMeow said...

You look SO amazing! I just love how you've paired the feathers on your gloves with the ones on your hat.

:-D
I find it hilarious when people think you MUST be dressed up for SOMETHING. And the comments that usually come after you tell them you dress like this all the time ;-)

I must say I love how you wear hats. I have fairly short hair and never know how to do style it to wear with hats - even though I've started collecting them, I've not worn them out because I don't know how to do my hair.

Bridget said...

I would go for "League of Extraordinary Ladies" if I was you. Superspies. :)

Hannah said...

This is nectar for my eyes, you ladies are lovely! x

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Oh you lucky girl! The shoes! The hat! The dress! Stunning, simply stunning.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Rachel said...

Wow, you all look so gorgeously stunning! I especially love Rhiannon's shoes!

Riikka said...

Va-va-voom! All of you ladies look drop dead gorgeous!

I'd love a link to those shoes. They're absolutely drool-worthy!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You ladies are so gorgeous and so inspiring. Heaven. Made my morning.

MisterTrue said...

Elegant! Love the famous strippers line. I recently went to the estate of a friends 100 year old aunt. When I rifled through the lingerie drawer ant pulled out girdles(brand new), I received a very strange/disapproving look. I had to explain it you wear old dresses you need to wear undergarments to make the dresses look correct sans lumps & bumps-and then it was ok. But I felt dirty for going through her auntie underoos and quit.

Dakota said...

Ahhh, look at you all!! So gorgeous! It must be so much fun to have a vintage gang like that; color me envious! :)

Mrs. Williams said...

That looks like it was so much fun! :) You all looked lovely.

Jana B said...

Oh, how fun! I wish more people here dressed up or were willing to dress up. That looks like so much fun!

casey said...

You all look divine!!! I just love the hat and fur capelet you're wearing--gorgeous! So jealous you have a group of other gals you can dress up and go out with... so much fun! :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

You always look fabulous but this outfit is just perfection! I can't get over all of the feathers!

alittlevintagestory said...

All of you ladies look fabulous, such beautiful hats too! Oh to be a fly on the wall at that luncheon.. xx Fran

Purdey Singleton said...

You all look stunning x

rizzalana said...

My heart swells when I see these pictures. I totally love it :) The clothes, the food, everything :)

mary van note said...

DROOLING!!! I'm hitting myself for not writing you earlier, I could've planned for this!

Peachy Keen said...

Wow just wow!

Macska said...

Fabulous. Everything about this - just utterly fabulous.

Charlotte said...

Ooh you fancy misses! Love everyone's outfits.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Hausfrau said...

So how many eyebrows did you end up raising with the "famous strippers" explanation?

Johanna Öst said...

Amazing photos and outfits!

LandGirl1980 said...

Looks like you had a ball!

Emily said...

I am in awe at your outfit, just perfection (as usual)! How do you manage it?!

Johanna Öst said...

oh I forgot to say, I love the very thorough feather theme of your outfit! Dedication to a theme is something I appreciate :D

vintagevisions27 said...

Gorgeous dress! I loved your comment to the waitress! I've had some real strange questions from people when I've been out and about in my 18th century clothing at historic sites and such. Or wearing a new (vintage) hat just because. The "just for fun" explanation doesn't seem to cut it for some people while it has opened the door to some great conversations with others!

Georgia said...

Man i need get myself some fellow vintage friends ;) !!!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

fabulous! YOu all look perfect. I'm planning to make a hat/fascinator like the lady's in the 3rd picture

Nan said...

I am in awe of all of you gals you look fabulous and I bet a lot of heads turned when you all walked down the street, even seams in the nylons, love it.

Lady Cherry said...

What an amazing dress that is. It looks like an amazing event. I love getting together with my vintage friends :) x

Carla said...

You all look gorgeous!!! =D I love that 'famous strippers' comment, it's awesome.

dusanabotswana said...

you all look so beautiful and classy!! so many amazing coats and hats all together. Looks like a fun day! & love that the "famous strippers," much funnier thing to say : )
http://dusanabotswana.com/

Anders S said...

WOW! Classy ladies!

I do wish more women would prefer to dress in this kind of elegant attire.

Anja said...

wow, amazing looks and how much fun you all must have had!! Loving your blog and those outfits are always such an inspiration for me to try more vintage looks as well! LOVE!!!

Annika said...

You ladies all look absolutely gorgeous! I love all the hats! And that cake looks pretty gorgeous, too... :o)

BresBaubles said...

Amazing!!! Loved your outfit, your friend's outfit and the whole thing! Just super fun. I want those gloves!! Any idea of which Etsy shop?? Have a great day!

xoxo
http://bresbaubles.blogspot.com

Jessica Cangiano said...

What an amazingly stylish, wonderfully fun looking event. So glam, girly, gorgeous!


Oodles of hugs,
Jessica

Kholá said...

The feather gloves are divine! Love.

ashley said...

I loved everything about this post! The luncheon, the clever response to all the fuss, and the clothes!!! Such elegance :-) I am completely inspired.

Sara said...

Too much fun! I need a tutorial for putting on swanky liquid black eyeliner...

Monica Kwok said...

You are so fabulous! I love vintage and I adore your style. Keep the beautiful pictures coming!

Your newest follower,
Monica Kwok

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