Monday, August 11, 2014

The Lake Tahoe Gatsby, 2014


It's August, which means Gatsby. It's one of my favorite events, a delightfully relaxed little picnic at the Pope Mansion in South Lake Tahoe.

This year my dad came. He's all into dressing up and looking good now, and especially loves his "Gatsby gear." Argyle always befits everyone, in my opinion.

Dad checking out the awesome vintage Indian motorcycle.
Picnic-ing.
There were ukeleles, cars, and the beautiful backdrop of our alpine lake. Nice weather, and general fun had by all. I wore an older dress, paired with my reworked strawberry cloche. That's all, really! Enjoy the photos!
My outfit - an oldie but a goodie. Need to find some '20s appropriate sunglasses, though!
Ukelele band. These guys were a delight.
Gatsby's car
Gatsby's other car - Pierce Arrow, YUM
Gorgeous vintage Dodge

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  1. Ok, the picture of your Dad sitting on the blankets is my favorite! What a totally fun guy! Your mom looks very delightful in her lovely frock! It looks eyelet to my eyes? I LOVE it! And Huzzah for your new hat that goes so great with your dress!! I adore Gatsby events...Victorian and Edwardian events are fun, but Gatsby events are a bit more relaxed, but still have a very elegant sense about it! Fun photos of the cars by the way! Did you drool very much? hahahaha!
    Blessings!
    Gina

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    1. He's pretty fun. He's only recently gotten into going to costuming events, and seems to really be enjoying it. :-)

      And yes, oh yes, I drooled over the cars...not directly ON the cars, though, lol

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  2. Your cloche is so cute! Did you make the dress or is it vintage?

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    1. Thanks! I made the dress, based on one in "Midnight in Paris."

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  3. That looks like such a fun event. The backdrop is so pretty. And you all look so good!

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    1. We couldn't ask for a better backdrop :-)

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  4. Gatsby's caar, laaaa! Way too awesome! Did you get a ride? Never attended a purely Gatsby-1920's event, so I guess I'll have to organise one myself. And I am soo going to invite my parents, seeing your dad in a quirky 20's outfit must be the best thing ever!

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    1. We didn't take a ride, though they were being offered (there was quite the line). Gatsby events are a lot of fun, and very laid back, so they're easy to put on. Go for it!

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  5. Wow, this looks fun and fantastic, laid back maybe but detailed and impressive. I love this post, the costumes, cars, the setting. This blog is wonderful.

    http://calgarycostume.ca

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