Although vintage reproduction clothing store, Christine’s has been trading on Brunswick Street for the last five months, we celebrated the official opening with a champagne reception last Sunday on the 8th of February.
To fire up the excitement of the afternoon, talented rockabilly trio, The Infernos played live music from the tiki stage in the Hula Hangout at the rear of the store. There was such an exciting vibe throughout this fabulous new venue. Sausages and burgers sizzled on the barbie, complimentary refreshments were served in the tiki hut and yummy snacks covered the tables. There were also some delicious cupcakes and a large cherry cake. Kudos to Onyx deVille for making these mouthwatering masterpieces with ornate icing that was an artwork in itself. You will have to check out the Christine’s facebook page if you would like to see pictures, as I was too busy stuffing my face to capture any. #Sorrynotsorry!
Inside the shop was filled with ladies and their gentlemen, marveling the beautiful 1940s and 50s reproduction garments by Vivien of Holloway that Christine’s stocks. So many polkadots, pastels, florals, leopard and cherry prints adorned the rails at either side of the store. The interior was also decorated in a fun tiki theme with bamboo, Hawaiian lays and pineapple lampshades. I observed that a lot of the ladies were also wearing their own stunning Vivien of Holloway outfits, no doubt addicts just like myself.
Not only is Christine’s the exclusive Australian stockiest of U.K. fashion label Vivien of Holloway, but the store also offers a gallery of artworks available for purchase. Currently my own photographic prints on luxurious quality canvases hang proudly from the bamboo walls. To add to the exciting vibe that Christine’s brings to the kustom kulture scene, it will also be featuring a vintage market every weekend in the Hula Hangout at the rear of the store! If you are interested in trading, do get in touch with the store on 0417 144 169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A little birdie told me that stalls for traders will be very affordably priced.
I had such an enjoyable afternoon at the grand opening party for Christine’s. If experiencing The Infernos play live there wasn’t exciting enough, this fabulous new venue will also be offering afternoons of live rockabilly music live bands once a month for a great taste of kustom kulture, conveniently located at the heart of Melbourne.
For those who attended the opening party, it was great to see you there and raise our glass to the amazing Christine’s shop together. For those who couldn’t make it to the opening however, the store is open 7 days a week and is located at 362 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, so when you are in the area you can call in and have a browse. You might even like to attend one of the vintage markets or afternoons of live rockabilly music in the near future. If you are not in the area, there is always the Christine’s website where you can browse the gorgeous garments and order via phone or email and have whichever one takes your fancy, posted straight to your door!
P.S. I will be uploading an outfit post of what I wore soon. X