Toronto Vintage Society’s KITSCHMAS CABIN!

Earlier this month the Toronto Vintage Society gathered together to celebrate all things MERRY, KITSCHY and BRIGHT by turning the Cadillac Lounge into a winter cabin! But what the heck do we mean by “Kitschy”?  Good question! “Kitsch”, according to Wikipedia, is;  (/ˈkɪtʃ/; loanword from German) is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons. Kitsch generally includes…

Blast From The Past Vintage Prom

On November 28th, Rosie The Rebel – a retailer of retro and alternative clothing – hosted a fantastically themed party at The Great Hall, in Toronto: Blast From the Past Vintage Prom: For Those Born in the Wrong Era  Think back to the prom scenes in classic movies like “Back To The Future” and “Grease”…

BIGDeal Toronto

What began as a simple blogger-hosted “Shop-Their-Closets” sale in the summer of 2013, has evolved into an annual celebration of body positive and environmentally sustainable fashion. Big Deal Toronto is an annual gathering of plus size women in the city  – for one day only!  Where the general public can shop from the closets of…

Halloween 2014!

By now y’all know how much I love any excuse to dress up.  Costume and themed events just make my heart happy! 🙂 And this year there were THREE fun-filled nights over two weekends of Halloween Magnificence to get ready for!!! EVENT 1:  Toronto Lindy Hop’s Halloween Dance  This was a tricky costume to come up…

Toronto Pin Up Fashion Store Celebrates 20 Years!

Originally posted on The Vintage Inn:
-Repost from Toronto Vintage Society– DAMZELS have been helping Toronto celebrate our inner Pin Up girl for 20 Years! The Damzels Themselves! That is 20 years of designing and procuring women’s clothing for alt/vintage/pin up/rockabilly/repro scene.  Not only has their presence helped to solidify a place for us in Toronto, but they have given…

Oktoberfest!

For years now I’ve been trying to round-up the troops to enjoy Oktoberfest in the K-Dub (Kitchener, Waterloo) – the 2nd largest Oktoberfest celebration next to Munich, Germany!  Sadly, I’ve failed every year. 😦 This year however, a few fun friends and I were determined to dig out our lederhosen and dirndls for Toronto’s 3rd…

Electro Swing Toronto’s Vintage Hollywood

We were at it again folks! Electro Swing Toronto’s event this month was attended by moi and several TVSers (Toronto Vintage Society) to work the door and help judge the best dressed competition that is held each time an Electro Swing event happens.   Tonight’s theme:  VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD! DJ Medicineman (founder of Electro Swing in Toronto) often recruits…