This year Abby and I ventured over the hill to one of my favorite costuming events – The Oakland Gatsby. When I lived in the Bay Area I attended this illustrious lawn party three times, but that was well before I started blogging or making shoes or really dressing in a vintage style every day.
Abby keeping cool in her Decades of Style “zig-zag” dress in aqua cotton voile.
There were a fair few Lillians there. It was so cool seeing them all!
We went as “company representatives” (sounds all official, right? lol) sporting Evelyns and Lillians respectively. It was a hot day – uncomfortably hot – but everyone still managed to look cool and chic in their vintage attire.
Elizabeth in a beautiful 1-hour dress made from vintage fabric.
It was HOT!
And what amazing clothes and cars and picnic setups! I love the dedication to authenticity that the Gatsby presents. There’s always an air of fun and frivolity among beauty – the fabulous music to dance to, the beautiful cars and beautiful people, the occasional drunken flapper authentically stumbling around. I just love every moment of it.
The Laced Angel looked beautiful and cool in her early 1920s frock.