|Nicole, Bailey, moi, Erin and Jill|
Speaking of posh hotels, Hotel MacDonald is a beauty. Opened in 1915, it's probably one of the oldest hotels in Edmonton, and certainly the most beautiful. We couldn't resist taking some snaps in the lobby and the Confederation Lounge.
|What I wore: Green silk dress from Imagine Vintage, |
Payless Shoes, Great-Grandma Callsen's brooch
Around this point my camera died and I couldn't get individual snaps of Nicole and Jill. Drat!
(Also, can I just mention how much I miss having a real flash for my camera? Pop-up flash just doesn't do it for me. Le sigh).
Of course, you get that many vintage ladies together and there's bound to be a few questions. We were asked what the occasion was (Friday night, of course!), if we were bridesmaids (nope) and why we were all dressed up (because we like it!). People were very polite, and it was nice to not be asked if we were in a play. Also, Jill has been elected/voluntold to be PR for us, she's the best at explaining what we're all about. I usually just say "I'm a vintage girl" and people blink at me.
Addenum: Being asked if I was a time traveller by a few drunken boys in High River is still probably the best question I've ever gotten from a stranger.
In hindsight I regret not getting a photo of just the painting behind us because OMG YOU GUYS it's hilarious. It's a painting of 12 Lords of Strathcona a-leapin'. You know, like in the 12 days of Christmas. We particularly enjoyed the enthusiasm of the Lord leaping over Bee's head.
Go home Lords, you're drunk.