Thursday, 29 August 2013

Toronto Vintage and Retro Society's Tiki Tacky Patio Party

An overdue post I have just realised! I've been so busy with other things going on I forgot to give you guys n gals the rundown! I have lots of images from the event! xo

It was a grand trip for us (Fran and Joe) to go into Toronto for the day to peruse and for the party. Spotted lots of unique things, had some poutine, and saw a darling burlesque performance by the divine Dolly Berlin from the Great Canadian Burlesque!

The event was at the Cadillac Lounge, an awesome and stylised bar with a great back patio.

Stopped in a few antique store, of course since there are so many on Queen street alone.

Best poutine thus far in my 17 years, and they're putting one in my city *___*

 Darling and interesting architecture of TO/Queen west.

The event was sponsored by a number of people including Makeup Forever and Ethel: 20th century living vintage furniture. The first 40 people received gift bags with tester makeup, tiki shot glasses and various cars for discounts/advertisement, and two TVRS pins. It feels good to rep the vintage community LOL <3

Joe's extra excited for the ripcurl tunes that ensued.

There was an awesome raffle and I had one two items: 2 free paddle boarding lessons and a $200 pinup photo shoot with Dana Brushette Photography (oh, irony).

The fab surf rock Toronto band The Calrizians played the bad ass tunes for the evening. I jammed hard, sorrynotsorry.

Warning: Burlesque ahead (no nudity!)

I think I can speak for many other people in the crowd: her performance was stunning! I've watched lots of burlesque online, but my first in person and it really intensified the experience. Love love LOVED this woman! <3

great photo ops!

How low can you go?

Jaquie and Liz: the force behind the TVRS! Absolute sweethearts xo

Don't forget all the tiki swag for sale!

Dolly in non-burlesque-mode obliging sweetly to a photo.

a grand and enjoyable ride home xo