Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Lawn Party

I attended part 2 of the 2012 Bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party last weekend, working my role as "assistant phonograph DJ" for Mac of the "Antique Phonograph Music Program". It was one of the best lawn parties I've been to in all my years of attending! The weather was glorious, breezy and cool. Nice weather to have when your running around in vintage wools. The one thing these lawn parties guarantee (besides endless fun) is that you'll make many new friends every time you attend.

             For the event, I went with a simpler "mish-mosh" '10s/'20s casual style. I had brought my
                    own ukulele, but couldn't resist trying out this antique ('20s era?) violin ukelele.

            Standing with my new acquaintance, fellow golden era fan and Fedora Lounger, Maria "Marla". 

         I was amazed to see this 1947-1981 Citroen H van, a vehicle I thought was only found in Europe.

                                                             Another Zeigfeld Follies type act

         As usual the party was jammed packed. Probably double the amount of attendee's back in 2009.

Vintage find at the lawn party, '40s/'50s gabardine Ricky jacket. Will need to have the liner re-sewn, but the shell is in good shape.