Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1920s Fashion in Color

This is a fantastic piece of COLOR film from the 1920s, showing evening dress as well as day dress.  What a rare piece of footage, and a glimpse into the past!  There were real people, real clothes.  Very inspirational!

Alameda Vintage Fashion Fair - October 9, 2010

For anyone heading down to the Bay Area, there will be a vintage fashion expo on Alameda, October 9th.  Click the flyer image above for more information.  This is not a GBCS sponsored event, just a little info for those of you hunting vintage clothing!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Great Gatsby Festival & Tea - Lake Tahoe

When:  August 15, 2010   11 am - 4 pm
Where: Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy a lovely picnic in 1920s attire, at the beautiful Tallac Historic Mansion and grounds, South Lake Tahoe.

Bring a picnic, games, your friends, and experience the Gatsby Tea & Fashion Show (2pm), as well as music, dancing, antiques, historic house tours, vintage auto rides, and treats.

Suggested costume is 1920s-1930s, day wear for warm weather.

While the general festivities are FREE, the Gatsby Tea and Fashion Show is $35/ticket, includes tea, refreshments, and seating.  Contact Joyce via e-mail for tickets: or by phone (530) 544-7383.

The Great Gatsby Festival at Tahoe, and the Gatsby Tea and Fashion Show are not GBCS sponsored events.

RSVP via e-mail:
RSVP on Facebook: (click here)

What to Wear:
This is a summer, daytime event, so wear lightweight, light colored fabrics, floaty cottons and voiles, linen, and lace.  Bring a hat and sensible shoes.  Flapper attire is not quite right for this daytime event.  Here are some suggestions and inspirations for women and men:

Monday, July 5, 2010

GBCS Tea - aka Meeting

Hello Everyone, there will be a meeting and goodies to munch on! We will be discussing our role as hosts at the Parade and judges for the Costume Contest at the State Fair. Also the Fallon Fair is coming up.

Costumes are always admired, but never required! Looking forward to seeing everyone. If you need directions feel free to call.

When: July 18

Where: Carolyn's House
13830 Cochise Dr.
Reno, NV 89521

775-852-3420 H
775-843-3000 C

South on 395, exit 57 B (toward Carson City), turn left on St. Rt 341 toward Virginia City, go to past 7-11 to Chamy, turn left, go to Rim Rock, turn left, to Cochise turn right.

If you have facebook you can RSVP here

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mark Your Calendars! Aug 28, 2010

It is official! The new Nevada State Fair, the Wild West Fair has asked us to be the hosts for the Parade of Historical Fashion and the Costume Contest. We will be providing the organization and judges for this event. All are welcome to be in the Parade, but unfortunately if you are a member of GBCS you won't be able to compete in the Contest. Ya know, it's that thing about conflict of interest. We're the judges and we pick our own.

However if you are reading this and not a member by all means enter in.

The prizes are awesome! Real money! Fairly big money, enough to buy fabric and "stuff". They (State Fair) are talking in the range of $25.00 for various categories up to 1st prize of 150.00 or 300.00. Here is the link to the State Fair. We will have links on their site within the next week or so to the "rules",the categories, prizes and entrance forms.

Mark your calendars, save the date, plan on participating. If you are a GBCS member plan on helping out the day of by being in the Parade, helping with the Judging and helping with the Victorian Ice Cream Social. Yes you read right. One of the State Fair's sponsors is giving away Ice Cream. They will give it away just before we start so people can enjoy their ice cream and the show. We provide the ambiance and line people up for ice cream. Oh yes, we get to eat Ice Cream too!