Psst...Can you keep a secret?

Oh my gosh darlings, finally the event we’ve been dreaming of! A SPEAKEASY at Spadina House (make that mansion)! If you read our previous blog post about the Gatsby Garden Party, you’ll know how much fun we had and why we can’t wait for this event!

What is a Speakeasy? 

A speakeasy is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages which became popular in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920–1933, longer in some states). Speakeasy’s were often very exclusive, as is the Spadina After Hours as only a limited number of tickets are available!

If you’re a Great Gatsby or Boardwalk Empire fan you’re bound to fall in love with Spadina House, it really is a beautiful house! How many times do you get a chance to step back in time and party in a real 1920s mansion!

What do I wear? 

Ladies now’s the time to get yourself a flapper dress! We’re talking beads sequins, fringing and anything that makes you want to shimmy the night away.

1920s style flapper dresses usually feature a dropped waist-line, sleeveless or V shaped front & back. Here some we have in store and online at Cabaret Vintage: 

Left: “The Gold and Black Bosley” (Also comes in Silver and Black)  

Right: “The Sinclair” (Also comes in Emerald Green

Left: The Carraway

Right: The Silver Forster (Also comes in Gold) 

See more 1920s Style Flapper Dresses on www.cabaretvintage.com 

We’ll be there taking photos galore and dancing the night away! Hope to see you :-) 


Saturday, August 15, 7:30-11pm

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens

285 Spadina Rd. Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2V5

Tickets available at: spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com

YA ne znal - Chapter 19

Chapter 19

Monday, September 15th

“Maks! I need help!” Meryl yells as she stands in the doorway of their bedroom.

It is the night of the DWTS premier. Both Val and Jenna are pros this year. Maks comes out of Adalyn’s room where he is getting Adalyn ready.

“What’s wrong Princess?”

“I can’t reach the zipper” she says quietly looking down at the ground.

Meryl is a week short of being 7 months pregnant and her belly is really growing.

“Turn around Princess. I’ve got it” He zips the dress and then kisses her cheek before going back to Adalyn’s room.

Meryl’s dress is an ombre pink gown. The top has a beading detail that made her fall in love with the dress when she first saw it. It lays perfectly on her belly. Her hair is in a braided up do.

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Project: Black Tie Wedding Dress

I have to confess that I started this project a little bit skeptical  of my sewing skills, especially when is about silk. I had already on mind a back up dress  but as I was moving forward I kept surprising myself of what I was capable of doing and of course, getting more motivated to finish.

I don’t remember being this happy about something that I had created. I draped it to create the pattern, I cut it so carefully, sew it some times with passion and sometimes with frustration, I even beaded a little bit.  The bodice is all underlined with silk organza, the zipper is sewn by hand, as well as the lining. It is a wonderful and love of the art, kind of project that I feel proud to post.

Fabric: Crepe de Chine 100% silk

Lining: 100% silk

Hours of labor: I lost the count after day 5.

Proyecto: Vestido para matrimonio de corbata negra

Tengo que confesar que estaba un poco escéptica de mis capacidades para coser todo un vetido en seda. De por si, y para sentirme mejor conmigo misma, por si acaso cualquier error, tenia en mi closet otro vestido. Pero como iba avanzando, venciendo miedos me comence cada vez mas a entusiasmarme y a sentir que tenía que terminarlo como sea.

No recuerdo estar así de feliz y orgullosa con algo hecho por mi, para mi. Trabaje desde el patrón, el corte cuidadoso de la tela, la costura de la misma y hasta le hice algo de pedreria y bordado. El vestido esta casi en su totalidad cosido a mano, y es realmente un proyecto de amor al arte que disfrute muchisimo y por lo tanto valía la pena publicarlo.

Tela: Crepe de China 100% Seda

Forro: 100% Seda

Horas de trabajo: perdí la cuenta después del 5to día.


You might be wondering what’s with all the wedding dresses? I rediscovered TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and I thought hey - I should do a little shopping too. These amazing dresses are from Jenny Packham and Carolina Herrera. Can’t wait until you know who - says you know what ;) I would love a Valentino  or Dior dress myself.