This past weekend I attended the annual 'Adelaide Vintage Expo' that was held in the Ridley Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds. I went on Saturday afternoon but the Vintage Expo ran Friday 17th through to Sunday19th August. Admission was AUD$7 for adults, AUD$5 Concession.
Initial thoughts when entering the pavilion were great! Great atmosphere with live 50's rock music by The Villenettes on stage, a hustle and bustle atmosphere, it was shoulder to shoulder. The demographic was young and old. A lot of young people, families with children and also older couples. There was something for everyone at the Adelaide Vintage Expo including: live swing dancing demonstrations, live rock music, burlesque, fashion parades and a compere hosting the live entertainment on offer!
This post is very [PHOTO HEAVY] but I hope it gives you an idea of what was on offer this year at the Adelaide Vintage Expo 2012.
|Some of the Adelaide Vintage Expo models doing their thing!|
|I fell in love with this blue Cadillac :)|
|Vintage Photo Booth. The girls from Retro Photobooths - including retro/vintage accessories|
|Gorgeous put together models at the Vintage Expo|
|Not quite vintage but these shoes were just too photogenic!|
|This vintage styled pop-up Barber Shop was too much! Love it!|
|Some of the vintage styles and prints from the day.|
|A very impressive Marilyn Monroe dress collection.|
|Wow, just WOW!|
|Beautiful displays and friendly stallholders|
|I may have picked up a little purse from this vintage stall 'Vintage Fox' - blog post coming soon.|
|Excuse the photo quality. I was mesmerized by the gorgeous vintage looks coming out of this salon makeover stall. Pin curls, glamour waves, and makeup.|
|Cheeky burlesque by 'Ruby's Burlesque'|
|Burlesque by the stunning 'Peaches & Gin Burlesque'|
Did you go to the Adelaide Vintage Expo 2012? What did you think?
I will definitely be going again next year. I'm going to start saving my pennies in my piggy bank now :) There were so many gorgeous items I would love to acquire next year. Prices varied significantly from stall to stall, many were quite pricey (for a student budget anyway) but I did see the occasional bargain!