Monday, March 11, 2013

Cars and friends in CHAMPAGNE

As every second week-end of march, we spent our week-end in Champagne.

It's the date of a large vintage cars show.
It's like a huge flea market but to find vintage cars parts.
But not only car parts, there are also a few vintage clothes sellers!!!
And that's what I love the most in this event...
There were a lot of wonderful vintage hats!
I found some amazing dresses but unfortunatly not my size...
Look at this atomic fabric!!!
I fell in love with this silk velvet cape...
But a bit expensive and perhaps too early compared to my other clothes.
I choose a 40's style for this unexpectied sunny day.
Rain was expectied so I wore this 50's rain coat.
And no 40's style without my new fan crocheted purse!!!
I added this cute vintage parrots brooch for more colors!
There are about no american cars parts so we not come here everyday for that but most to meet friends and see beautiful vintage cars.
Here is our friends' Buick 1953...
French make PEUGEOT have the honors.
Did you know that the first retractable roof in a car was french?
Peugeot 402 Eclipse 1937
You can better see our outfits here.
I bought my 40's wool suit last march in San Fransisco.
Here is the beautiful VOISIN's mascot, luxious french cars.

 There were beautiful vintage ads, real piece of art! 

 We did not forget to make some advertising for our car show CRY BABY.

If you want to meet us reserve the 28th and 29th of June to see us... More infos HERE!!!
And here are what we brought back home... 

To complete our collection, our friends gave us the 3 front pieces: knifes holders, cheese plate and snacks dishes.

And clothes: a New Look jacket but you must see it worn, a real beauty, perfect cut! An early 50's dress with a mexican flair, a few accessories and a crazy 40's hat!
Do you like to go to this kind of events ?
What do you think of what we brought home ?


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Waking up my SLEEPING BEAUTY...

On Sunday, we had a few more hours with sun...

Still really cold but bright sun!
So it was time to wake up my sleeping beauty...
We live in an area where you cannot drive vintage cars all the year...

Too much snow and those old mamas don't like salt in roads...
So after a few months sleeping in our garage, we went out for a short drive with my '54 Chevy.
Even if it is in good condition, it's always hard to start the engine after so much time!
Yes, there is still snow in north side fields...
A few words about what I wore...
I chose a comfy outfit to drive for this cold weather. 40's style jeans from Freddies of Pinewood, saddle shoes from Rockets Original.

For my husband, even for a casual outfit, it's hard to give up tie!
Here is a close up view of his vintage 50's tie.
My leather gloves are not vintage...
Vintage look with fur inside from Ebay.

This vintage purse was found in a local flea market, I added a bow to match my turban.

I created this turban with a simple 50's souvenir scarf from Norway.

Easy to make and comfy for a bad hair day!
The Varsity sweater that I'm wearing is from the 50's, heavy and warm, one of my first Ebay purchase more than 10 years ago!
Sylvain's sweater is also from the 50's.

This 4 colors "V" looks nice. 

This drive was for sure a preview of the upcoming spring!

Do you drive all the year with your vintage cars?
What are your tips for bad hair days?