On Saturday the 11th of April 2015 I was lucky enough to attend The Very Vintage Day Out and this year was even bigger and better and expanded to be a weekend and not only include the main event but also The Wildcat Shakeout that night and The Tiki Party The Next Day.
The Very Vintage Day out is an AMAZING event put on by Tahlia Stephens of Miss T Pin Ups and her amazing crew they out do themselves every Year.
It is a Big Market day that has Vendors from around the country with all there beautiful wares as well as awesome things to do such as the Photo Safari, Burlesque workshops, self Confidence workshops such as the Pincurls and Posture one this year put on by the amazing Lady KittyHawk, Swing Dance Lessons, LIve Bands, Burlesque shows and of course the Inaugural Miss Pin Up New Zealand Competition.
Now if you have never been before it is a mind blowing overwhelming place to be full of beautiful Pin Up’s, Vintage Dolls, Rockabilly Vixens, Greaser guys and even men in uniform ( <3 swoon <3 ) not to mention all the beautiful vintage, reproduction, hand made, clothes,accessories and products available from any number of stall holders that attending including numerous New Zealand designers such as Devel Men & Woman, Honey L’Amour, Curvy Couture by Judy Dee, Pop That Casette, Chica chica boom Chic just to name a few.
After weeks of preparation, choosing what outfit to wear, what accessories to use and practicing hair styles to do ( and next year will be worse as i plan on entering the Miss Pin Up New Zealand Competition – ive already started planning things now and it’s only been a week since this year comp) My day typically starts at the disgusting hour of 6am with a coffee or two and then getting ready which includes getting dressed, setting my hair with heated rollers (as they give the best all day hold for me) which is about an hour long process from heating them up, putting them in, letting them cool – which is they key to a great set is letting the rollers go cold or the curls wont hold – doing make up, styling my hair and packing the car with everything needed for the day. to be on the road by 8am to be at Alexandra Park in Auckland by the time the doors open at 10am.
I started my day With the Photo Safari which is a mad wonderful time of all these amazing photographers taking photo’s of the beautiful people dressed in their finest, I have had some wonderful Images Back from Kate Tovey Photography, Bruce Jenkins Photographer and David Rowe Photography just to name a few ( i will be loading a Gallery) in which i spent almost 2 hours in the gorgeous sun with all these amazing and i mean AMAZING cars and women.
Once the heat got to much i went inside to have a look at the stalls and catch up with all my gorgeous friends it was good to talk to some of the stall holders i have never met such as the fabulous Natasha Editor of Glory Days Magazine, the stunning Esme who runs Moxie Momma Clothing, the delectable Miss Creepcake from Pop that cassette and Rita Sue as well as catching up with Melanie from the Sweet Painted Lady, Amy from Chica Chica Boom Chic, Danielle from Devel Men & Woman.
I also Managed to catch up with a few of the amazing women i know who were competing in the Miss Pin Up Competition this year and even managed to take a Selfie with two of them and wish them Luck.
I was also very excited to meet the gorgeous Miss Rubie Jay and Miss Crimson Cherry (who are two fabulous Up and Coming Pin Up’s so keep an eye out for the great things they will do 🙂 ) and sat down with them for the most stunningly beautiful high tea and got to know them better as it’s always awesome to meet those Pin Ups you see online but have never actually meet in real life 🙂
Then i was off to check out some more stalls in the second Room and then it was back to watch the 2015 Miss Pin Up Competition which i will cover in another post as this one is rather long already…
I hope you have enjoyed this post so far and keep an eye out for the Photo Gallery, and Posts on the Miss PIn Up New Zealand Competition and the Wildcat Shakeout