Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Melbourne Lindy Exchange

So the blog hasn't been topped up for a while because I was frantically getting organised for MLX...and have been in Melbourne since last Tuesday and just got into Perth last night. We stayed right in the heart of the city on Flinder's Lane which was such a great spot to catch taxi's, trains and trams toanywhere in the city. Plus across the road was RetroStar and Button Mania, needless to say I have SOOO many pretty vintage buttons...the hat making from now on is well and truly well-stocked!!! The food in Melbourne was AMAZING and so well priced...the big breakfast which we ate each morning was $10...the same in Perth would be around the $20 mark...which was awesome because it allowed us to float around and spend the saved pennies on treasures, well that and the magnificent pear cider that they have on tap here! The venues were amazing, unlike Perth, alot of Melbournes old builing are still standing which makes for some stunning venues...the hangar night was actually held at an airport with a PLANE in it!!! The Swing Mafia Pub Crawl was great fun and meticulously organised...Perth crew almost got thrown out of the pub for being too loud, OFCOURSE! I got Buffalloed on a giant glass of cider so then had to down the whole thing...hence the cheering and yelling! I had a stall of hats on the last night and gathered Melbourne contacts throughout my days of scouring the shops, so all in all it was a fun and very productive trip.

The gals shopping
Stunning venues
Hangar Night...the hot Top Gun boys

Steve and the gorgeous Perth gals

Replicating the "End of the War" kiss
Ashliegh in Wonderland stall at the Y dance
The Blues Late Night
Lindy Bombing in the the city
Nicole snogging the graffiti
Madame Brussels
My new umbrella...it bucket-ed down, then it was sunny, then it was cold, then hot, then rainy, then flash flooding, then hot.

It was such a great trip with such an awesome bunch of people...will definitely be up for it next year!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Swinging at the Zoo

On Sunday we went to the zoo to dance to a big band for Grandparents Day.
Whao Nelly was it very warm for dancing even so early in the morning...then we had a wander and looked at the animals...btw springtime at the zoo makes for a rather R rated experience :)
Story of the day...in the lion enclosure there is two male lions and a lioness...the lioness makes her way over to the boys to get their attention she nuzzles in, the lion gets up and well, we'll say, "cracks onto" the other male lion...the lioness sulks off and sits by the window. Gives new meaning to "Pride" hehe!

 Channelling Mary Poppins...LOVE this new mini boater hat...my lovely sister Erin bought it for me.
 Dancing with Greg
 Hehe Jake fell asleep he was so exhausted...meanies!

 Chris and Sophie dancing in front of the HUGE stage
 Jon and I doing switches, you can see the swishing tail on my vintage dress
 The crew being shady :)
Jake and Leah swinging out
Nicole and Paul cranking the fancy moves
Kat and Shannan...sexy moves in fluro boardshorts haha!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snappy Suspenders

Haven't done an outfit post in long time so I thought I'd show off my new FAVOURITE dance outfit. The suspenders are vintage and are the button-on ones to fit to the buttons that were already on my 1930's style "Cue" skirt that I bought from eBay. Cue have some gorgeous classic vintage designs, especially kick pleat skirts and Jackie O, 60's style swing coats...of which own many, of both :). Only thing is you have to go on eBay as these are all from past seasons...Cue has some gag-worthy 80's and 90's revival thing going on at the moment, blerk, so save your pennies and splurge second hand!
Skirt-Cue (eBay)
Suspenders- Diamond Aps Recycling Boutique-8 Wray Ave Fremantle (it has one shop for men and another for women, beside one another, very cool!)
Shoes- Bleyer dance shoes
Hat- Ashliegh in Wonderland...ofcourse :)
Close up of my hat...
It's navy, red and white...LOVE!