Hello, my lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Long weekends are the best, aren't they?
L and started our Saturday with brunch at our favourite diner with our friends Chris and Alison. I felt like being sex-ay in my leather.this outfit from last January's capsule, although I am happy to report that I passed along that turtleneck sweater (turtlenecks, pah!) to a better home.
Black leather dresses are appropriate for brunch, yes? I last wore this bare-legged here in July with my shiny shiny brocade coat (time to wear that again!).
here in June.
here last month when I was sick.
Top (Calvin Klein, thrifted), dress (Danier Leather, thrifted), tights (Hue), boots (Adrian Agnes, Fluevog), feather earrings (local), spider/snake rings (homegrown vintage 80s).
After brunch, we had to run some errands. I spotted a sign for the Vintage Fair, and although I am not the spontaneous type (L balances me well in that respect), I said, "Let's go!" and so we did.
First, we saw that there was a Record Fair within a block of the Vintage Fair. L is very much a music guy (have you checked out his blog? You should!) so we browsed through some vinyl for a while. He got a couple of older Emmylou Harris albums to add to his collection.
Then we strolled over to the Vintage Fair and had a quick peek around (L is not up for marathon shops like my gals Elaine and Cat, so it was short and sweet). We spotted this for L:
I gasped when I saw this piece:
It's stamped "Renoir":
After a brief nap (all that Fair-ing was exhausting!), we got ready to head down to the Alix Goolden Hall for a concert: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, with Richard Thompson opening.
This is my purple suede vest that is the sibling of Curtisse's jerkin (check it out). It was last worn here by L (picture, beware of sexy hair chest!), and last worn by me in the January capsule (recap here).
here in August (2nd outfit).
here for the Day with Auntie last weekend).
Top (Calvin Klein, thrifted), suede jerkin (vintage 70s, consignment), skirt (InWear, consignment), boots (Aldo, consignment), earrings (gift from Lise).
I actually remembered to bring my camera to the concert. Here's a bunch of guitars:
Inside the hall.
There are 4 circular staircases to get to the balcony.
From our seats, looking across at one of the rose windows and the central arch.
Check out the old organ pipes. In the far right corner is another circular staircase.
The rear rose window:
Richard Thompson* opened up. I didn't really know him as an artist before we got the tickets (which we bought back in August).
*linking 'cause I love
After a break, Emmylou Harris* and Rodney Crowell and the backing band came on.
*linking 'cause I love
I highly recommend these videos if you are not familiar with her (these are all YouTube, and I'm just linking so you can check 'em out):
- "Pancho & Lefty" (from 1977, one of my favourite songs)
- "If I Needed You" (from 1982, a gorgeous song by the late Townes Van Zandt)
- "Back When We Were Beautiful" (with Rodney Crowell, from their new album "Old Yellow Moon" - a truly lovely song that had me in tears)
She is such a talented woman: visible with her white hair, and so young despite being 66 years old. Can I please be her when I grow up?
Look at how gorgeous it is with the organ pipes lit up!
After a late night, L and I came home to a hungry kitty.
|"I don't care about your goings-on. Feed me!"|
Stay tuned tomorrow for the Travelling Yellow Skirt photo-shoot! Yes! Finally!