Hello darlings! I just returned from Portland (as in, I literally just got home), and wanted to share some shots from this weekends happenings. Ya'll have probably already seen these, as Solanah of Vixen Vintage & Janey of Atomic Redhead have beat me to the punch.... but you know what? I'm gonna share them anyways! Who knows, maybe there are actually people out there who follow me and not them..... ok, yeah right, hahaha.
In any case! This weekend I attended the 2nd annual Fur & Feathers Luncheon, held by the oh-so-wonderful Julie of Fab Gabs Vintage. I attended last year as well, but at the time, I hadn't started this blog yet.
Warning: This post contains a LOT of fur, obviously.
If you have a problem with vintage fur, I wouldn't recommend reading this one. Any negative comments will never be posted. I have very strong personal beliefs about vintage fur vs. new fur, as well as buying contemporary products in the first place! So we aren't going there, for my uh, claws, will come out;)
I had a frantic whatwilliwearfirstworldproblems meltdown - in which I almost ruined a '40s hat with an uh-mazing feather trying to pack it - and I just said the hell with it. I kept it simple, and brought along my new fox friend. I picked this little guy up when I visited Denver for Thanksgiving. I've always wanted one of these dudes, but have been intimidated by their price tags. So he was super cheap, but also a bit shabby. He has one eye, and is missing a paw. Life's hard, ya know?
I named him Tod, after a childhood favorite, The Fox & the Hound <3
It was a dark in the restaurant, and we were all preoccupied chatting, so I didn't get too many shots inside. I already had the pleasure of knowing some of the ladies in attendance, plus I got to meet the acquaintance of some (crazy awesome) new gals. So much fun.
Oh, and Julie's boyfriend came too! Awash in a sea of vintage-loving women, with his beautiful lady at his side, Jesse probably had the best day of any of us;) Aren't they adorable?!
Janey, Candice, Angelica & Jennifer, of Jumbelaya Vintage
Julie & Sarah of Stutterin Mama Vintage in devastatingly beautiful hats.
(As we all simultaneously swoon to death.)
Pictures can do no justice to the mind-blowing brilliance that is Jennifer's skirt.
Most of the pictures didn't even come out due to the gleam!
I've always theoretically wanted to get my monkey cape cleaned and glossed, but have never wanted to pay for it... Until I felt Julie's monkey coat. It feels like a completely different animal than mine! It's so silky & light, I must save up and do this! Holy moly!
At this point I must apologize, I completely - & sincerely accidentally! - forgot to get pics of a few people (and Jesse's raccoon coat)! I'm so sorry if you weren't included here, you all looked sooo freaking amazing. Mega fail on my part.
1940s faille suit & 1940s beaded purse: Lucky Vintage
Fox: antique store
1930s necklace: Leann at Static Vintage, SF
1940s New York Creation hat: bought off the lovely Courtney Nelson
1940s platforms: Etsy. $10!! Sorry, I'll never stop bragging about that one, teehee.