365 Vintage Days: Midsummer Jamboree

After relaxing at our friend’s cottage we headed for Ellivuori, for the Midsummer Jamboree to enjoy music and friends’ company. The program included a swiss band: Hillbilly Moon explosion, a Russian one: Spootnics, three Norvegian ones: Beat Tornados, Wild Rooster and Toini and the Tomcats, and ended up with the fantastic Nikki Hill and finally the Bellfuries, both from the US. With two stages and vendors (vintage and repro) it was a pretty busy evening! We missed the first bands – as often – but we really had a good time.

I chose to wear a heavy barkcloth skirt with an abstract print and glitter accents purchased a week earlier from Debbie’s vintage stall at the Rockabilly Rave, together with a black velvet top, an orange belt and orange heels. Then I had orange plastic earrings and orange, cream and black bangles (bakelite except for the cream one).
My purse is a clear lucite purse, with grey sides and carved lid and handle. Being clear it can be turned into any colour by simply adding a coloured chiffon scarf in it: this time it was orange, to fit the skirt.

I purchased this purse last summer from an antique mall in Wisconsin. It has a crack on the side so I did not pay a lot for it and it is very usable. I would even say more usable than a perfect condition lucite purse that I would not dare take to party to avoid damaging it. I like the versatility of the transparent lucite.
The heels were a great bargain: 10 dollars! from the Alameda antique and flea market in spring 2012. I do not recall where I bought the earrings or the top from. The belt is from Viva Las Vegas’ vintage market this spring.

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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