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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Mount Tamborine and Garterbelts!

Over the weekend, Mum and I stayed at Mount Tamborine (hinterland of the Gold Coast, Queensland) for a couple of nights, we stayed in a lovely Bed and Breakfast house. As I wanted to attend the annual Garterbelts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival, and I wanted Mum to come with me for the trip.
Mum and I drove the four hour drive to Mount Tamborine on Saturday, we arrived there around 3:00pm. After checking in and settling in our room, we both got dolled up and headed out for the evening.
First we both had dinner in a really lovely Italian Restaurant, then we attended the Miss Garterbelts and Gasoline pinup competition, which was a lot of fun watching the top 10 pinup ladies, performing their wonderful routines and watching whom placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. After the pinup competition we watched and listen to some of the rockabilly bands and the dancing, before heading back to the B&B house for a night's sleep.
I wore my new dress from Retrosec'd Australia, which I found on ebay for a great price a few weeks ago. I decided to accessorize with my faux pearls, a red hair-flower and my Lucky-Lou red shoes which you can't see in the above photo, sorry about that!

The next day started with getting ready, then Mum and I having a beautiful continental breakfast together at the B&B. We then headed off to the Garterbelts and Gasoline festival.
Which included hot rods, vintage cars and carvans, bands and dancing, food/drinks and of course the rockabilly and vintage clothing and accessories markets, which I bought quite a number of goodies from, especially the most gorgeous dress. Which I hope to blogged about in the near future.

I wore my new Loretta dress in Atomic print by Bernie Dexter to the festival.  I accessorize this cute dress with my white sandals from Novo Australia, red cat-eye sunglasses (which I bought from a market store), vintage necklace and my new hair-flower which I received in my box of prizes from winning the title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss Rockin Pinup pageant a couple of weeks ago.
We left the festival around 1:00pm and drove around Mount Tamborine and came across this street full of lovely little boutiques full of vintage wares, clothing, household goods, accessories and antiques. We both had a look around at the shops, then had coffee together.
By the time we got back to the B&B house around 5:00pm, it was a big but fun day. That night we both just vegged out, watch some t.v., ate junk food and had a few wines.
Monday morning after enjoying another lovely breakfast, packing up our gear and checking out. Mum wanted to go back to this Antique homewares boutique to buy some homewares for her home. Then we were on the road and both homeward bound!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo


  1. I've been thinking of getting that Bernie dress for awhile. It looks so cute on you! That's so nice you went away for a little trip with your mom. :) Sounds like you had a great, fun time. I wish there were more festivals in my area!

  2. Sounds like you had a really great time! I love that Retrospec'd dress and I really want that Bernie dress, you look amazing in both!

  3. Sounds like such a lovely weekend! That's great that you got to spend it with your mom! Finding all the little boutiques with vintage housewares, clothes, and accessories sounds especially awesome too! I love all your outfits but the gingham is my favorite! Red gingham looks so great on you!