Queen Mary aftermath pt 1: Friday

Hi all, Im back from my super fun weekend excursion. Oh man did I need my rest today. Ive decided to brake the posts up onto 3 days, the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events that happened on the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach Ca. Its an amazing docked deco boat filled with original vintage fixtures and ambiance. Its lovely.

The event is know as the Fedora Lounge Queen Mary event. Its been going on for 8 years now, and is mainly an annual get together of members of a vintage online forum (The Fedora Lounge) who share their collective know how about all things vintage.

Over the past few years, and with money being tight, the even has gotten smaller. This this year our max was about 20. But a small crowd is still a good crowd. Its people who want to be there, and its so much fun wearing all your cool vintage stuff.

We met on 4th street where the area has grown to have quite a few vintage shops. One store, which was closed, was where we were to meet. The store next to them was open. Both stores share the same back patio space, and we beheld the 'pile'. A giant mound of vintage clothing that was to be open tomorrow! Oh! We were too early!

Here I am on Friday after just getting to the ship. We walked around a bit and visited the Observation bar where I had a bit of food. Some other Loungers arrived, including one of the moderators and his two sons.

Isn't he the cutest!

Here are some pictures of the bar.

That evening was our formal dinner, and for it I wore my 30's suit made from my repro pattern. I was very pleased with how it turned out. It was a hit. I even made a beret and used some of my flowers in yellow to make it pop! Here are a couple of pictures of me on the ship, and more of the finished suit can be seen on NVL.



Tomorow, Saturday!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like a great weekend! And your suit is stunning!! What a fantastic job.

    Didn't the Fedora Lounge spin off of the Atomic Mag forums? I was very active on that forum but never switched over....and that was a long time ago.

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  2. That little guy is certainly so adorable. As always-your suit is gorgeous. You have some sweet sewing skills!
    Jana

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  3. I love your dress. You look fabulous!

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  4. Tried to leave a comment yesterday, but for some reason it seems to have disappeared in the ether... Hopefully this one will reach its destination! Wanted to say how lovely that whole outfit is. Love the beautiful camellias in your hair and the dress is gorgeous with that velvet piecing!

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  5. Oh, I wish I could go :(
    Your suit is GORGEOUS.

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  6. Your suit is gorgeous. I love the pop of yellow button.

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  7. The Fedora Lounge is an off shoot from an Indiana Jones forum. It just grew from hats to what is is now :)

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  8. I just saw a youtube video about the event and it had you in it! That looks awesome! I wish we had something like that here. Oklahoma is LAME.

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