Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bombshell Vintage's first birthday

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You may remember around this time last year I blogged about the launch of an amazing plus size vintage store in Melbourne? Well Bombshell Vintage just celebrated their first birthday, and boy did they do it in style! Held at Fitzroy's latest hot spot, The LuWOW, a fabulously kitsch Tiki bar which wouldn't look out of place in an Elvis movie it was the perfect backdrop for the night. With performances by Fatty a-Go-Go who are part of Melbourne's new fat burlesque troupe Va Va Boombah and runway shows not only by Bombshell Vintage but also local Melbourne plus size designer Fox Parse and Hey Fatty the plus size vintage online store.

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Sydney blogged Caitlin of Closet-Confessions and Melbourne blogger Ashley of This is Ashley Rose were in attendance.

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Kate Millett the lady behind Bombshell Vintage looking stunning.

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Fatty a-Go-Go dancing away on the podium.

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Fox Parse's pieces are all handmade in Melbourne.

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The designer Jessica taking a bow.

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Next on the runway were Hey Fatty who are passionate about vintage plus size fashion.

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The Hey Fatty models in their vintage frocks and retro bouffant's.

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Elvis has left the building.

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Bombshell Vintage's runway presentation blew me away with its amazing styling. From the colourful hair and make-up to those light up flower hula hoop things it was amazing to see plus size fashion presented in such an avant garde way.

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The colourful make-up and stick on gems which I loved.

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It was hard to capture the lights with flash.

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I eventually managed to capture a few not too blurry photos without flash. The lights looked amazing in person.

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The models backstage with their lights on, it looked amazing!!!

Bombshell Vintage is now located at Collingwood's Lost and Found Market
1-5 Perry Street, Collingwood (just off Smith Street)
Open 7 days 11-6.

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For the event I borrowed my sisters neon yellow necklace.

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I couldn't help myself but wear my new favourite Topshop skirt again, I love it so much. Good news guys is that it wasn't sold out online after all, it just wasn't released online yet so yes you CAN NOW BUY IT!

Outfit details
Leather look peplum top River Island from ASOS
Kaboom pencil skirt Topshop
Black jelly sandals Jelly Beans
Yellow bangle Symantha Rose
Yellow necklace Borrowed from my sister


  1. You look gorgeous, I can't wait until Thursday!

  2. Oh my goodness! So many beautiful vintage and dresses that I want on my body now. Love this.

  3. You babe. That event looked mayyyyyjah.

  4. Haaa, my face in that photo! Gurning to the max.

    Thank you so much for including my pieces in your post, what an honour! It was a real buzz to see you in the audience :D All dat yellow and black in your outfit is amazing.

    x Jess FoxParse

  5. Love! You look amazing in that outfit! The event looked like so much fun, wishing we had more stuff like this in Perth.

  6. This post is all kinds of wonderful and such a feast for the eyes!

  7. So much fabulousness, dear Hayley.
    Thak you for sharing.

  8. Que bellas fotografías y gente tan espectacular. Siempre que llego aquí termino con la boca abierta y con mucha inspiración. Gracias. Saludos desde

  9. ah, i love the dresses that everyone is wearing here! and the makeup!

    lindsey louise

  10. Wow! It looks like it was such an amazing night!

  11. Australia seems to have some really cool events! loving your outfit! that skirt is just amazing!

  12. Dude, I love everything about this outfit!! I have that necklace is neon pink. Its fabulous!
    The event looks amazing, I stalked all your Instagrams all night! xx

  13. Love this on you Hayley. And welcome home!

  14. Fabulous Blog, nice to see something unique and wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
    Maz x

  15. Those end photos turned out amazing with the lights! This show looked so inspiring x Love how you styled the faux-leather top - that statement necklace is gorgeous by the way!

    Isabel Rose

  16. I love those purple stalkings! So cool with the two toned, sort of dip dyed look. <3 Looks really fun!


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