Rosie Rally!

A few of us caught wind that on August 15th folks were gathering at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Park (Richmond, California) to try and set a NEW Guinness World Record for “The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter”!

The current record was set last year when 776 Rosie and Rosie lookalikes gathered at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI.

This year, they hoped to round-up 1000 Rosies!!!

The rules for dressing like Rosie:

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How I Got The Look: headscarf and earrings from Ardene; jeans from Old Navy; denim shirt from Reitmans; mens red socks, Forever21; boots from Aldo

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Since we couldn’t be in California for the event, a few of us from the Toronto Vintage Society wanted to be there in spirit and rounded up the troops for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the fab colourful 3D Toronto sign at City Hall.

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And here are OUR results:

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HEY, wanna dress up in heavy jeans, coveralls, socks and boots … and do up your hair in vintage style on a Saturday afternoon, for a photo-op?

Duh!! Yah WE do!?!

You know you’ve found your tribe when you’re doing THIS on the hottest day of summer  😉
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Now, we weren’t so hardcore about sticking to the ‘outfit rules’ as our friends in CA looking to break world records.

But I think we looked pretty spectacular none-the-less 😀

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Since we were all out and about anyways, we adventured via TTC for some shopping…

11892217_10155948251040472_3212824992695749613_nRosie the Riveters invade Rosie the Rebel…. 11855665_10155948233180472_1877538902423945604_nAnd then cooled off with some desserts at The Bean and Baker Malt Shop
11846793_10155948234100472_1892292092189026702_nOMG!!!  This deliciousness that I’m guzzling below is called THE PINK LADY MILKSHAKE!  Go and get yourself one immediately.  It will not disappoint! ❤11863281_10153114698524072_7644646564569102717_n

There are tons more fun snaps – check them out on my Instagram channel –> and follow me 🙂

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Yup!  They did it!  They broke the world record for the most Rosie’s gathered in a rally!!!

1084 Rosies were counted for the Guinness World Record!!!

Congratulations friends!!!   Happy Day! ❤

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military.

Still curious?  Click here to read more on the iconic Rosie the Riveter and her importance.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. 🙂

Photo Thanks to Erin, Joy and Liz – thanks for all the sharing and capturing of the fun!

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7 thoughts on “Rosie Rally!

  1. You ladies rocked it! The Richmond event was also about the hottest day of the year (not sure, but it felt like it, especially in boots, knee socks, jeans, etc.) so you were getting the same experience. I joined my niece and we both agreed that someone with an ice cream cart would have been very welcome. Your milkshake looks delicious. I put up a blog post with pics from the event here: https://diannefaw.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/rosie-rally-rocked/

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  6. Reblogged this on Petite Plus, Meow! and commented:

    I went deep into the archives to find a great one to repost for the first Throwback Tuesday on PPMeow!

    An oldie, but a goodie…especially if there’s a reason to dress up in costume and roam the city!!! 🙂

    If you missed it the first time…take a read! ❤

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