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Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s

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1920s sheet music - It Isn’t What She Does That Makes Me Love Her
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1920s sheet music - It Isn’t What She Does That Makes Me Love Her

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1920s butterflies

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"Ain’t You Ashamed?"
Why yes, you little sprog…I should have taught you better use of grammar.
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"Ain’t You Ashamed?"

Why yes, you little sprog…I should have taught you better use of grammar.

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Anonymous said: Where can you find 20s clothes? Do you buy them in antique shops or somewhere else?

Lots of places :) online auctions, “real world” auctions, Etsy, online and bricks and mortar vintage shops, antique shops, vintage fairs, estate sales, op shops…always on the hunt! I’ve been given some lovely pieces, and built up good relations with dealers. I can write up my vintage hunting tips with some links, if anyone wants them?

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mrsgarylightbody said: Omg that's in Napier!!! I love Napier!

It is! We go every year - have a great group of vintage loving friends over there. I’ve done a few lectures for them at the Art Deco weekend…wonderful place, wonderful people.

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And you’re never fully dressed without your monocle - not if you’re a Lord Peter Wimsey fan like me! (Still have the original case for this one).
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And you’re never fully dressed without your monocle - not if you’re a Lord Peter Wimsey fan like me! (Still have the original case for this one).

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The year a few of the girls decided to put on the Ritz…
The trousers for this, while 1920s, are not original to the coat…who ever the original owner was, he was rather shorter than I am! I quite liked the juxtaposition of shorter pants and silver heels.
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The year a few of the girls decided to put on the Ritz…

The trousers for this, while 1920s, are not original to the coat…who ever the original owner was, he was rather shorter than I am! I quite liked the juxtaposition of shorter pants and silver heels.

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the-copper-head said: You don't happen to have collected any menswear items or menswear accessories at least have you? I would love to see some of those kinds of artefacts from your era if they're in your collection!

I do have a few bits and pieces - some plus fours (for a very tall, very slim man!), a few tailcoats (they can be purchased absurdly cheaply and fit women well…I have one that still has its original 1927 tailoring slip) and some hats. I’ll see if I have photographs of any of them. My earliest piece is an 1820s tailcoat.

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…If you’re wondering why I”m sitting on the beach in vintage, it was while I was doing photographs to accompany an interview about my book. I was wearing hose at the time, so the process of kneeling on the gravelly beach was very gingerly accomplished indeed!
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…If you’re wondering why I”m sitting on the beach in vintage, it was while I was doing photographs to accompany an interview about my book. I was wearing hose at the time, so the process of kneeling on the gravelly beach was very gingerly accomplished indeed!

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