Vintage Gypsy Cabaret?

I was at it again, representing with the Toronto Vintage Society at last weekend’s Electro Swing night-o-fun … looking for Best Dressed guy and gal.   This time the theme was: Vintage Gypsy Cabaret.    My immediate reaction was…..Whaaat!?!  This made me dig deep when coming up with an appropriate look to match my TVS Sistas.


Outfit planning has been tricky to say the least….what the heck is Vintage-Gypsy-Cabaret anyway?!  Google’s answer was the following…

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….and from which inspired my overall outfit of excessive accessories (Thank You Jacquie, Founder of TVS) and giant hair inspiration of Kate Moss Biba.


I’ve been dying to somehow create a look with these fabulous silky Ali-Baba/Harem Pants I picked up on my trip to the Motherland a few years ago … just never really found an occasion where they would really fit.  But they totally worked to help create that Gypsy feeling for this fantastic themed event!!!!


The evening began with pre-drinking at Erin’s … followed by excessive photo-taking of our outfits:



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The Event & Best Dressed Winners:

10372023_1417699938513079_3269260952603268638_nMe and my TVS Sistas on stage….asking the audience to determine who BEST DRESSED was for the night.

Final Three for “Dapper Dude”: Alex, Patrick and Daniel
Final Three for “Darling Dame”: Sam, Foxy and Clair
Moi …. introducing TVS and the Best Dressed Contest. Clearly I enjoy having the mic in my hand
TVS selected these three for Best Dressed ‘Dapper Dude’

The ladies really stepped it up tonight….It was uber difficult to pick ‘Darling Dame’ based on these three finalists.  Check out their costumes up close – all three were fantastic!


10455390_809591812385043_3285205773006176795_n   10464368_809591639051727_2202255012207624312_nBest dressed guy and gal went to:  Daniel and Sam – winners of gift certificates from Gaddabout Vintage Clothing –  congratulations you two!!!

TVS with the Winners of the Best Dressed Contest!


10469488_809589305718627_8987115282781696494_nWith Taste of Little Italy happening that night just outside of Revival’s Electro Swing — the TVS Sistas took to the street to dance along side this One-Man-Band!


Other shenanigans of the evening included….

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Photo Credit: David Tom — for the full album of photos taken from Electro Swing’s Vintage-Gypsy-Cabaret night click here


How I got the Look:

Black crochet tank from Forever21+; Black lace bra from Lane Bryant; Golden-green Harem/Ali-Baba pants  from my travels in Jaipur, India; excessive accessories, plus turban and feathers courtesy of Jacquie of TVS; sandals from Payless


Stay tuned to the Toronto Vintage Society and Electro Swing Facebook pages for the next speakeasy event!

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