I paired the dress with a dramatic floral hat from Lady Eve's Millinery, thrifted bangles , a 30s crochet purse and American Duchess shoes. I really loved my outfit. I should have as I spent the better part of a year planning it!
The Jazz age lawn party is on Governor's Island and you need to take the ferry from Manhattan to get there which adds to the fun
Governors Island is now a public park but it used to be a military base and later a public housing complex. It has one major flaw, no dogs allowed! But it's very pretty with stunning Manhattan views
Lots of New Yorkers come here on the weekend to get some fresh air. John and I want to come back to go tandem biking.
We got to the island early but there was already a long line. The bright spot was New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham was there taking pictures. He's a a fascinating person, 86 and he zips all over New York on his bicycle taking picture. He took my picture and gave me a thumbs up! A big thrill. Something about him reminds me of Fred Astaire
When we got inside John took some more pictures of my outfit. It was so period accurate felt like an extra on Poirot!
Lots of people ask me if vintage style is comfortable. This dress was super comfortable! Very soft, light, and cool.
But started filling up
There were plenty of amazing outfits. I loved the back pajamas and matching hat on this lady.
As were cocktails. I tried a Collins with St. Germain.
There are also vintage sellers. I wasn't terribley impresses with the offerings though. I did buy one pear of black 1950s gloves fir cheap. I also lingered at this stall selling reprints of 1949s dating manuals
Someone else was making tin types which was very neat but they were super pricey.
By 2 the lawn was packed
And the stage was impossible to see. On the way out we glimpsed this uber Glamorous trio
But it was time to return to 2015. I had a lovely time and I can't wait to come back in August!