Sunday, March 15, 2009


I just got an email, from the Victorian Tea Society that I belong to, letting me know they are planning an outing on April 25th and 26th to Santa Monica for a Vintage Fashion Expo.

Here, several vendors get together, like a flea market, only they sell vintage clothing.

This is the largest Vintage Fashion Expo around. You will find fashion from 1850 ~ 1980.

Top Hollywood Costume Designers are known for shopping for up coming movies and TV shows here.

You can find just about any type of vintage wardrobe here. From casual dress, formals, sleepwear and bathing suits.

Like these wonderful vintage Esther Williams bathing suits that have never been worn in the water.

Many big stars shop at this Expo. In the past stars such as Mimi Rogers, Kate Moss, Keanu Reeves, Barbara Streisand, David Arquette, Jane Seymore and Lisa Bonet as well as many others have purchased items here.

Who knows who you may see. Vintage attire has become very popular with a lot of the younger stars.

You can purchase sunglasses to make you look like the newest Hollywood starlet.

Or how about a lovely new dress to wear to a night out on the town.

The 50's had great style if you ask me. Everyone always had shoes that matched their purse and of course they had to have a hat to pull the whole outfit together.

Look at these beauties from the 1930's. Can't you just picture the lady who wore these? Such poise and glamour.

Look ladies, you can even get vintage tiaras! You know you want one.

So, if you have some time on April 25th and 26th and are in the Santa Monica, CA area I hope you will stop by The Vintage Fashion Expo and take a walk down memory lane. Maybe we could meet up and say hi.

For my Northern CA gals, don't feel left out. In fact, The Vintage Fashion Expo is going to be in San Francisco, CA on March 21st and 22nd. So you could even go first!

If you want any more info you can go to the web site for all the information by clicking here.
I think it looks like it's going to be a fun trip. Even if you don't buy anything you could have fun playing dress up or just looking at all the great outfits.


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow !!! What a fun thing to see....wish I was closer I would go....
Mo ;-)

Donna said...

My oldest daughter would FLIP for that - she is so into vintage clothing... Aren't they coming to New England, Joanne? Please tell me they are!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Tracey said...

Joanne,, this would be my idea of Heaven!! Oh, the shoes, clothes, hats, jewlery... oh to be there would be fantabulous!!! I'm very jealous and can only hope one day to get to go to the Expo!!

Pearl said...

Ohhhh Joanne... It all sounds just too good to be true! How Awesome that you're going to be able to attend the Expo ~green with envy~

And, speaking of green... I just left a comment at Decor to Adore... CONGRATULATIONS on winning that Lovely give~away! How totally perfect for you... new treasures for all of the beautiful entertaining that you do... I'm very happy for you, my friend!

If you get a chance, at the Expo, would you try on some of those Vintage Tiara's for me, please? Ohhh how I wish I could join in on that fun...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Glenda said...

I love the fashions of the 1940's. I might have to drag a friend along with me to see this.


Harbor Hon said...

What a lovely post. I wish I could go to something like that. We don't get anything as good here on the East coast. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. xxoo

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Joanne
I really enjoyed all those beautiful vintage outfits and the great Disneyland posts too. I learnt so many new things about Disneyland. It's only 3 weeks and we will be at Disneyworld. I wonder if the Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyworld is part of Missouri too?
Best Wishes

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such glamorous stuff, Joanne..unfortunately I would look like I was going to a costume party. It is real easy for me to look that way! :)
I take a terrible please don't print any pictures of me. :) I simply am not photogenic.

So...when are you coming back for that birdie cage? Hmmmmmm?? :)
Not a single thing has happened since your visit. I am...watchful though.
I loved this post. HOW I love pretty things...and those shoes!!

Anonymous said...

I love shopping for vintage clothes. Some really great pieces here - love the black strapless number :)

Debbie said...

Joanne...I love vintage clothing! Thanks fo sharing the information and beautiful photos! I love the old bathing suits...they look like dresses. I have a friend who is an artist and her yard is filled with crazy things she has created, including manequins dressed in vintage clothing. Sounds crazy but it is the cutest thing. She changes their clothes all the time. Wish I live closer...I'd be there...have fun and I really enjoy your blog..Debbie:)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Joanne,

I enjoy your blog very much and have added you to my favorites.

Have a wonderful day,

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That sounds like it would be so much fun! I love vintage clothing. Wish I lived near you!

Shannon said...

That is all very interesting! What a fun thing to see.

P.S. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway. You are so sweet!

suzeeez said...

I would love to wear that black dress and those cool glasses !