Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wellington Rockabilly/pin up/vintage Social Group High Tea

This post is a long time in the making but I decided it was something I still wanted to blog about even though I attended the high tea three months ago!
Three months back I came across this advertising, I thought it would be fun to meet some new like-minded folk, it would give me a reason to make a new dress and also its involved high tea so I was sold. I asked Ria to come along too, as these kinds of things are always better with friends.

In the spirit of "everything last minute always" I only actually finished my dress just before Ria showed up to help me with my hair and make up.
My dress is made from a pattern by Papercut Patterns, its their Sigma Dress pattern. The bodice of this dress has been my go to bodice pattern for the last few months, but I think this is one of the few times I've made the full pattern. This fabric is pretty rad and was surprisingly cheap ($3 a metre) from The Fabric Warehouse pop up sale and if you're wondering, yes it is covered with fruit.

 We were some of the first ladies to arrive, which means we got first dibs on where to sit and were also into our goodie bags pretty quickly.
The gift bags at this event were actually amazing, I usually cynical of gift bags as they always seem to contain a few vouchers and maybe a chocolate bar if you're lucky - these bags had all kinds of great things I got some rad beads and bamboo bracelets. Oh and there were also cupcakes!
 It really was a fun afternoon of eating treats and meeting so many cool ladies all with their own take on vintage/pin up/rockabilly. I really hope they have some more events soon to head along too, they did an amazing job with this one.

Some photos taken by a professional photographer, Ataahua Pinups, was included in the ticket price (as well as food, a goodie bag and general fun times). Here's a couple of my favourite photos.

Also all of the above photos with frames were taken by Ataahua pin ups, this event was a really fun way to spend an afternoon. If you want Ria's take on the day and to also learn more about her Priscilla Presley inspired look you can check out her blog as well.  I'm not nearly so articulate my my clothing choices, I just really like fruit.

Looking forward to the next meet up with the Wellington pin up group x


Louise said...

I love the dress- it's so bright and cheerful! You look awesome! It sounds like you had a really fun time, and yay for great goodie-bags! xx

Vix said...

You and Ria look wonderful, I love your fruit print dress and those pro photos. What a great way to spend the day. xxx

Second Hand Rose said...

This sounds like a great afternoon! Yours and Ria's outfits look great, well done on making such a gorgeous outfit for the occasion. A cupcake in a goody bag, wow that is a good goody bag! Looks like you had a fabulous afternoon! XxxX