Thursday, October 28, 2010

For sale

Hi dolls!
Excuse my lack of posts...I've been ultra busy getting our home ready. It's up for sale eeek!!!

We made the decision to up and sell a few weeks ago. Been toying with the idea for years now and have finally bitten the bullet.

Looking for an agent was not a great experience. For some reason I just dont trust ANY. Maybe because I used to work in real estate and the industry mentality is "do anything to make a sale". Hopefully the agent we choose is somewhat professional and objective.

Anywho - below are some pics they are using for marketing.

Hope we get a buyer *fingers crossed*

Monday, October 4, 2010

Just another post...

Hey dolls,

How was your weekend? Beautiful days here in Melbourne..but with spring comes hayfever. AARRGGHH!
As always I'm useless this time of wouldn't think someone can sneeze hundreds of times in one day - I'm living proof.

Anywho - on a brighter note. I've listed a few things up on ebay. Feel free to do some "window shopping" and check them out!

By the way - is anyone else on Twitter? I feel like I'm the only "real" person using it? I'm following all these famous people and I'm getting tired of their self obsession ;)

 Until next time xX

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the winner is.....

Hi dolls,

Thank you to all who participated in my Manikkin giveaway! I'm so excited to announce that the winner is *drum roll*......

Ivy from zebra and meerkat!

Congratulations! *applause*

Ivy - shoot me an email ( and I will co-ordinate your prize with Mannikin.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thrift trip

Hi dolls,

Haven't had a chance to do much thrifting lately *BOOOOO*!

Managed to squeeze in a quick trip though at my fave spot - Vinnies Hoppers Crossing. I found these funky print loose pants - gorg with a black singlet, sandals and huge a$$ sunnies. Unfortunately,  they don't fit *curse curse curse* so I will be adding this pair to my ebay shop.

Next item is a cute as a button Sportsgirl summer clutch.

And finally, two timber picture frames. I have a ton of photos that need to be developed and displayed, so I decided to start collecting frames to go up along the hallway at home - I'm naming it my "hall of fRame"!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway - entries close tomorrow!

Giveaway reminder


Last chance to get your entries in for the Mannikin Tee GIVEAWAY!

Go to VF Facebook site - suggest to friends and tell us how you would style up the tee....too EASY!

You have until midnight tonight to enter. GOOD LUCK

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reworked vintage

Hi dolls!

Just another dress that I've reworked. Didn't really do much to this one - just removed the shoulder pads and hemmed up the skirt.

Unfortunately this dress is no longer available - I sold it during my recent market stint.

Don't you just love the print?

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Manikinn tee giveaway!

Hi dolls!

To start off the week I am holding another giveaway - thanks to the peeps at Manikinn! Check out their website for the funkiest threads around and their blog for some fashion inspiration! 

I love their range of tees - uber cool with awesome prints and perfect for the coming warmer months (if it ever gets here).

These are only a few of the tops available...but I want them ALL!

Ok so here's the deal - up for grabs is the "French Read Tee". To enter the giveaway all you have to do is:

1. Suggest Vintagefokus to your friends on Facebook 
2. Tell me how you would style the tee (via  VF Facebook wall)

Entries close 30 September 2010. Too easy!

Now for some more Manikinn fashion lust....


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hi dolls!

I have been hibernating at home for the last few weeks. Ok I lie - I'm just plain lazy. Now that the weather is getting a bit better - hopefully the extra viamin D will kick start my blog writing.

Anywho - I think it's time for another giveaway soon....let me just get my fat arse into ACTION mode!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hello Sailor Vintage Fair

Hi Dolls!

UUUgggghhhh how ugly is the weather in Melbourne at the moment. Seriously depressing.

Anywho - on a brighter note, I will be setting up shop at the upcoming Hello Sailor Vintage Fair on the 29th August. It's my first time and sounds like a crazy market for super cool peeps like me and you! So make sure you pop by and say hello....

I will be stocking some reworked and original vintage and recycled clothing, a few bags, some shoes, fashion jewellery - mainly vintage earrings. Here's a sneak peak!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Reworked vintage

Hi dolls! Hope you haven't forgotten about me!

Today I just wanted to show you a reworked vintage piece. So I've been totally obsessed with the blog New Dress A Day - blog owner Marisa aims to spend $1 on fashion for a whole year and she's actually keeping to her budget!

It definitey has inspired me to get my "creative juices" pumping. I am no designer or fashion expert but I definitely love the challenge. Opportunity knocked on my door when I came across this dress at the local trash and treasure market. I liked the top and knew I could somehow make it look current (errr I hoped anyway).

I got rid of the sleeves and I pretty much deconstructed the whole dress. I used my dressmakers dummy (first time I actually used it to alter clothing) to pin the sections all back together. Sewed, sewed, sewed. Then made a fabric flower (I love GOOGLE!) to replace the button and voila! I think it turned out ok...



The only problem is it was supposed to fit me but I umm forgot to change the dummy's size to reflect mine?! Therefore the dress probably fits a size 8 or small 10 hahahaha I'm a ditz sometimes *sigh*

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A wedding

Hi dolls!

Yes I know...totally MIA. Can't seem to getaway from bub!

Anywho - have you noticed I've made some changes to my blog? I've been meaning to do this for some time now and found time today *happy dance*.

Recently I attended a close friend's wedding and it ROCKED! Congrats to C&K - wishing you two love ever after.

As always a pic of the bridesmaids....

The wedding cake, simple, classic and chocolate heaven.

The cake was made by a cool Melbourne girl Zelicious who has some serious cake making talent.

Until next time xX

Friday, July 16, 2010

Connector Double Finger rings IN STORE!

Hi dolls!

I came across these awesome connector rings through a girlfriend of mine who is totally obsessed! Rihanna rocked it with her BAD ring and Lauren Conrad with her name connector ring.

I am selling a few in my shop (see bar on the right) but only have limited numbers. Have a look as these are hard to come by here in Oz. Free shipping to anywhere in Australia!

Will be getting more accessories in the coming weeks so make sure you subscribe to my blog for updates.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thrift trip

Hi dolls!

I have been very slack with my posts of late. My furniture revamps have been put on hold due to the chilly weather, so  I'm saving that for the warmer months. Op shopping trips are few and far between as I don't want to lug bub around in the cold. But in saying that - I have managed to get out a couple of times. Here are some items I've picked up for my ebay shop.

One shoulder hot hot dress. I would keep this if I coud fit into it - damn you fat!

Semi - sheer top with embroided detail around the neck and sleeves

How cool is this neckace? It's a fan with a phoenix painted on it. On the back there is slight embossing but I couldn't get a proper pic - shame really.

Shoes shoes shoes!

Items will be posted on ebay soon. Will keep you dolls updated otherwise save me as a favourite seller!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New ebay listings

Hi dolls!

Just a quick post to show you new items in my ebay store.