Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fifties Fair 2011

What an amazing few days Sarah Easter and I had in Sydney. The highlights were of course the fifties fair at Rose Siedler House and our night out at Porteno in Surry Hills. Sarah also had her hair done at our favourite hair parlour Sterling HQ.
Sarah and Tony made it into the paper on Sunday, Tony did such a great job of her hair, she looked like she had stepped out of an old movie her hair was to die for and everyone kept asking about it.
Porteno is a lovely restaurant in Surry Hills, Sarah and I got there really early so we could get a table and were joined by Stav who used to work for H.C and her lovely boyfriend Aaron. Then Sarah and Pete from Deadbeat turned up along with some of our other friends from Adelaide. My daughter Gypsy was having dinner downstairs with her friends and they all joined us, pretty soon we were having one fine time. Such a great night I can highly recommend the tapas bar upstairs as well as the restaurant, all of the staff there are the nicest people. The next day Sarah went off to have her hair done, I sadly stayed behind, feeling a little under the weather after our big night out. I was really disappointed to have missed out on getting my hair done by Tony but I will be back up there soon.
We were pretty worried about the rain on Sunday but got up nice and early and headed off to the the 16th fifties fair.
It was wonderful catching up with everyone, I only bought some earrings and patterns this time, it was all a bit overwhelming. The crowds weren't quite so bad this year, I think a lot of people stayed away because it looked like rain but luckily it didn't rain until later in the day. We had already left when the skies opened and I felt sorry for all the stall holders who had to pack everything up. I've had to do that before and believe me it's no fun.
Gypsy had Sarah and I over for a wonderful dinner which was the perfect end to the perfect day. So happy we went, there are rumours that it may be the last one, I hope that's not the case.
 Sarah and I shopped in Surry Hills and Newtown all day on Monday. It was a nice ending to a very eventful and happy weekend. XXX Joy

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hot Couture Website update! YEEHAW

The website is taking a little longer than we first thought but then again all good things take time. I had a meeting with Adam, Natalie and Ben at Xtra Shiny on Friday and what they showed me blew my sock's off. Seriously I was expecting something wonderful but let me tell you this site is really worth the wait.

I went out on Friday night to Ruby Chew's art exhibition and so many people were asking when the new website would be up. I'm happy your all excited about it and I hope when it goes live that it pleases you as much as it does me. In the meantime here's another fave outfit.
The perfect halter ( SOPHIA ). William made this pattern so well, it fits everyone perfectly.  Speaking of Ruby's exhibition, that girl is going places. Ruby pretty much sold all of her portraits it was a wonderful night. Ruby wore a one off Hot Couture top that she painted to go with the artwork. Her skirt was one of our full Dorothy skirts and she teamed it all with a matching headscarf and bobby socks. We ran into at least 5 girls wearing H.C. I can't tell you how thrilled that makes me. Our girl Stav was there as well looking very HOT in Wheels and Doll Baby leopard playsuit. It was so great catching up with everyone. Sassy from roller derby and I finished the night off with a few of the other derby girls eating a huge amount of sushi. All up it was a pretty damn fine Friday night. XXX Joy