I’m Chatja and I’ve been in 50′s scene since mid 90′s. I started by listening music of that era and soon I got interested in clothing and everything else that includes fifties culture, and forties too. I like to go to rockin’ parties to dance and listen to the music. Whenever I can, I go to foreign events too. Of course I like to do some vintage shopping on the side. My home is decorated in 50′s style along with some tiki stuff, so I do not only buy clothes but all the other 50′s things as well.
Music is still number one for me and that’s why my record collection is bigger than my wardrobe. I do a lot of swapping because my taste of styles vary from time to time. At the moment I’m into western wear, hawaiian dresses and fringes, all kind of fringes. I mix vintage, repros and new stuff, yet I prefer vintage. Shoes are a slight problem for me. I had to give up wearing most of my high heels because of a minor foot injure. I haven’t yet been able to replace the high heels I’ve sold with more comfortable wedges or flats, so I have very few shoes to wear.
Few days ago we celebrated my friend’s birthday at tiki bar Kokomo in Helsinki.
I was wearing yellow and brown one shoulder hawaiian dress with a scarf and a matching belt . I purchased the dress from etsy few years ago and it’s one of my favourites.
I purchased the bamboo purse from my friend at the vintage flea market of the Waltikka Rock ‘n’ Roll Ball in Valkeakoski two years ago. When not in use it’s a part of decoration of my living room.
Light brown wedges I bought from flea market last year. They are in good condition from outside, but they are so worn inside that I can’t see the label.
“Carmen Miranda” style jewelry I’ve crafted myself, and I’m also selling them at the events.