Amidst all the Great Gatsby fever that is going on right now, I righteously felt 1920s last night. I hauled my flapper dress to Retropop's 1920s retro fashion show and dancing. Marcel donned his new bow tie. We had a blast!! I hope you got to enjoy some Gatsby time too!

Beaded Dress, Stole: H&M, Clutch, Pin, Pearls: Vintage, T-Strap: Kelly & Katie


Going to Max Raabe Concert

Some of you may know that I spoke about Max Raabe a while ago here. I was ecstatic when I learned that Max Raabe was coming to San Francisco. Marcel and I were quite pleased to be able to see them live (the tickets were almost sold out!) The music was beautiful. Max Raabe played authentic tunes from the 20s and 30s both in German and English... and of course the infamous classic San Francisco song from MGM's 1936 musical. Max Raabe and his team were quite performers. Max Raabe really ensured we had an authentic experience. Throughout the concert, he spoke to us like a 1920s radio host and engaged us with old timey humor. I really appreciated how the orchestra members also had a chance to highlight their performances individually. I would highly recommend seeing Max Raabe live in case you haven't. To me, it was quite an unforgettable experience. Thanks Max Raabe for transporting us back in time.


Hat, Jacket, Skirt, Leather Glove, Clutch, Bracelet: Vintage, Stole: H&M, T-Strap Pump: Sofft


Slackin' Today

Slacking today with my high-waisted slacks and polka dots blouse. Marcel's got his three piece suit today. Off to some swing and lindy hop! Cheers!

Pants, Flower Pin: H&M | Blouse: Odille | Coat: Macy's | Brogues: DBShoes | Belt, Cardigan: Vintage


Max Raabe und Palast Orchester

I recently discovered Max Raabe und Palast Orchester. Max Raabe is a German singer with a sweet and dreamy voice that will transport you back to the 20s and 30s. The sounds and music of the Germany of the time... And, he's quite one dapper gentleman too...

Here are some of my favorites:

"Küssen kann man nicht alleine"

"Klonen kann sich lohnen"

Max Raabe singing "J'attendrai" - my favorite tune - very sweet and melancholic.... followed by the upbeat "Schöne Isabella von Kastilien".

Here's another one: "Dream a little Dream"....

And another one: "Hallo, was machst du heut Daisy"  - this one comes with a cabaret performance

YouTube plays his top music here. Max Raabe does a worldwide tour too. Check out his schedule here. I can't wait until he comes here in April 2013 to San Fran!!



Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you celebrated well and wisely last night :) We went to the USS Hornet's NYE celebration. Lots of swing dancing (and other ballroom dancings) - Wonderful!

Our outfits came out color-coordinated! My blue dress matches Marcel's blue shirt - and my brown coat matches Marcel's jacket.

We dressed up warm -- and in layers -- as we had been warned that it would be quite chilly in the hangar. Hence, I chose an ankle length dress with sleeves and long coat. And for Marcel, a jacket with vest underneath.

Obviously this was us after a bit of dancing - warmed up quite a bit.

Me behind a vintage chopper.

Another pose --- this was in between break  -- in some red light corner :)

Here's the crowd taking a cha cha cha dance lesson...

And the real dancing...

WE HAD FUN! (Us - flustered after all the dancing)

2012 was a great year and we're looking forward to even a greater year in 2013! All of our best wishes to you!

Coat, dress and shoes: Vintage | Stole: H&M | Dance Shoes: Capezio

Hairdo: StrawberryKoiVintage (check out her awesome hair tutorials on YouTube. This hairdo (which I was very excited about) was her "Notebook-inspired marcel wave".


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