Frock Up Brisbane! The Way We Wear Vintage

Welcome to my vintage fashion cafe! Here’re some retro groovy swing tunes to get you into the mood of the glamour from yesterday.

I was all geared up for a bit of splurge this weekend as the Frock Up Brisbane vintage fair was in town. I’ve previously confessed my guilty pleasure hunting for vintage Chanel while I was on honeymoon in Paris. There’re a bit that I haven’t confessed to my mom though, that the clip on her vintage Dior pearl necklace didn’t fall apart by itself, but was actually snapped by her 10-year-old daughter who was secretly raiding through her jewelry box – oops! I forgot since when I’ve started to dig into my mom’s jewelry box and my grandma’s wardrobe in search for the glamour from the old days.

My Sunday was picture perfect – cute vintage goodies, 30ºC on an autumn day, great time catching up with girlfriends, complemented with caramel slice and raspberry friands homemade by the lovely ladies at the vintage cafe.


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Of course I wouldn’t leave the market empty-handed 🙂 Here are some of the vintage lovelies I took home:


Live in Brisbane and keen to get into the vintage scene?  The Love Vintage Show is another highlight on every Brisbane vintage lovers’ calendar. The show also goes to Sydney and Melbourne.

Do you happen to know any other fabulous vintage lovers or collectors events around in Australia? Or are you an online shopper hunting for your unique vintage pieces from your favourite online stores? Share your tips on vintage shopping in comments! 🙂


  1. Wow, this lace top is so beautiful!

    1. Ooh thank you Rike! I just looove your cat-style post, very cute 🙂 Do you have a cat?

      1. No, unfortunately not but I obviously would love to have one 🙂

      2. ooh, one day! lovely to meet a fellow cat lovers here 🙂 kitten prints and cat inspired fashion are definitely taking the center stage lately, have you seen Taylor Swift in white kitten flats on the red carpet? those were so adorable!

  2. It’s time to have a chat with auntie!!! =P very interesting story!!! getting addicted to your blog!! ❤

    1. Sweetheart! Thanks for dropping by! Or are your simply addicted to me? 😛 Yes I’d still bang my head in the wall for not thoroughly raiding through my grandma’s closet, so many little vintage gems like cute fur cape and croc leather handbags that I wish I’ve kept!

  3. Thank you for stopping by and following! Have to say I’m quite envious of your shopping ability + stamina – I just can’t be bothered 90% of the time and wear the same clothes almost always… 😛

    1. Nice e-meeting you here Furo-chan. Haha yes shopping does take a lot of energy as well as vitamin M ($$$..)! I guess that’s why I’ve started blogging – if I can’t own every single piece that I love at least I could share my passion! I admire anyone with great appreciation for food and you’re one of them 🙂 Happy eating!

  4. Oh, how I wish my town had more vintage clothing available for sale. I hesitate to buy vintage online because I am so picky about it, so it’s a lot of scouring local area flea markets and thrift stores. But, that’s the best way to find those special gems, right?! 🙂 Although, this vintage show does look like a mecca of vintage clothing – lucky you! 🙂
    PS. Love your little bolore in the first photo – adorable!

    1. Hello Yelena! I can’t agree more that local thrift shops are def one of the best places for vintage treasure hunt, especially some of them donate what I spent to the community so that I know I shop for a good cause 🙂

  5. Thanks for your visit… and hey, you have a lovely blog!

    1. That’s so kind of you Robin, thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

  6. Much better than the vintage we have here, all hippie inspired clothes…

    1. Umm good vintage does take lots of time and effort to find, but it’s the pleasure from the actual treasure hunt itself that makes collecting vintage so interesting I guess 🙂 Wonder which part of the world are you blogging from? Btw thanks for visiting my blog!

      1. From Amsterdam. I’m not really a vintage hunter but I like going into non chain stores. Usually the vintage here is quite hippie like or just the stuff that really wouldn’t look nice on me 😦

      2. I totally hear you, I’m a devoted supporter of small local brands and non-chain stores too, wouldn’t mind wandering into Zara for inspirations but most of the time great surprises & gems are from small boutiques in the back alley 🙂

  7. […] only regret was that we didn’t frock up in Audrey Hepburn vintage style, yet I loved my fluoro yellow knit which seemed to blend in so harmoniously with the many colours […]

  8. […] Rabbit fur scarf | Love Vintage Show Brisbane […]

  9. gasp! all this vintage *including* a café?! gasp répété!
    loved the blouse 2nd fr top, & those yellow gloves/purse/etc. are to die for
    cheers, lovely!

  10. Loving your great photos. Can’t wait to do some shopping and meeting/greeting during our fist visit down under next year! Thanks for LIKING my fun, too – my sister in Vintage.

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