The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show fall sale has come and gone and I only needed a week to recover. Seriously, I don’t know how Vix and Jon do it all the time. It’s exhausting.
Vintage Clothing Show Highlights
The show was a success but I’m happy I’m on the other side of it.
This was my dining room the week before the show…
I had five racks stuffed with vintage treasures. Carting around all those heavy winter coats killed me.
I didn’t get any photos of the booth per se but I did get some photos of my dapper helper…
Thank you husband!
On Saturday I spotted one of my favourite comedians from The Baroness Von Sketch Show, Meredith MacNeill.
I’ve seen other big stars when I was in NYC before, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts at Agent Provocateur and lots of stars at TIFF but I’ve never had the guts to go up and ask for a photo before until now. I couldn’t miss the opportunity, this woman is a comedic genius!
Meredith was there with the show designer who was kind enough to take this photo for me.
Do I look like I’m about to burst?
I was a bit of a blubbering mess when I spoke to her. I have so much respect for gifted female comedians.
If you want a good belly laugh you need to watch the Baroness Von Sketch Show. I’m sharing two of my favourite sketches from the show below.
Who hasn’t tried cutting their own bangs before only to have it go terribly wrong?
“My Bangs Do Not Define Me”
And “Dry Shampoo” bitches! Dry shampoo! When you rely on your hair for everything.
I was on a total high after meeting her.
I now wish I’d introduced myself as, “Hi I’m bangs!” Ah well. I’ll be more composed next time.
Blog Reader Shout-out!
I have to say a big hello to Eleanor a blog reader that was kind enough to stop by and say hi at the show. It’s always a thrill and a surprise to meet someone that follows my blog. When I blog I often feel like I’m screaming into the endless dark void of the internet. Having the opportunity to meet a reader face to face reminds me there are real people out there. I regret not grabbing a photo of Eleanor. Just know you made my day!
What I Wore On Day Two
What Did I Buy?
At the end of the show I often reward myself with a vintage treasure from one of the other vendors I know. This year it was a Georges Besson maxi dress from Paris.
I wore this outfit thrifting the other day and had a woman ask me if I was European. LOL. Apparently she feels only European women have an eye for mixing colours. I was doing Canada proud.
All of the pieces were shopped from my closet except the new-to-me maxi dress.
Fall is in the air and proof is a smiling pug sitting next to some pumpkins.
I thought I’d leave you with a photo taken near the park where I walk the pug daily. It’s a sugar maple dressed up in its finest autumn cloak. It reminds me of my favourite poem by Robert Frost.
Autumn in Ontario truly is beautiful.