Monday, November 14, 2016

Forties fashion

The delegates at this year's NZAME convention really got into the 1940s theme, many of them wearing a different 1940s-themed outfit each day.
Two women dressed in 1940s outfits, crafting on a table at a workshop.
Two women dressed in 1940s outfits, standing in front of displays at a miniatures convention.
Jackie Smith wore her going away hat from her wedding in the early 1950s:
A woman dressed in a 1940s outfit, standing in front of her stall at a miniatures convention.
Three women dressed in 1940s outfits at a stall at a miniatures convention.
Three women dressed in 1940s outfits behind a stall at a miniatures convention.
While others told stories of year-long op shop (thrift shop) quests
Two women dressed in 1940s outfits, sitting on plastic chairs and drinking coffee and eating muffins.
to find appropriate outfits for themselves and their friends.
Two women dressed in 1940s outfits posing in front of a model of a villa at a miniatures convention.
Others took to their sewing machines.
Three women dressed in 1940s outfits in front of a stall at a miniatures convention.
Of course, there had to be at least one Rosie the Riveter,
Two women dressed as Rosie the Riveter.
and someone in a gymslip!
A woman dressed in a 1940s gym slip poses behind a table at a dinner.
Two women dressed in 1940s outfits pose with a woman in a gym slip.
A woman dressed as char lady poses with her broom in front of an empty table.
I took a wee video of the costume parade of the night, so you can see the range of outfits:
NZAME 2016 Convention dinner parade

2 comments :

shannonc60 said...

LOVE the outfits! What a fun addition to the covention!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

IKR? I looked forward to tracking down the new outfits each morning...