Sorry to be so nosy, but I am a little curious about what parts of the world everyone here lives in because I am interested to know what sort of reception PUG and just wearing repro in general gets in other countries!
I live in Australia but have been living in Moscow, Russia for nearly two months. In Australia I live in Brisbane and I am yet to run into anyone dressed remotely vintage. Most of the time when I go out I get a lot of stares which normally ends up with me dishing out a lot of glares because I hate it when people stare...lol. Normally teenagers can be pretty nasty, but every now and then you do get some sweet person that comes up to chat about what I'm wearing. What is it like where you live, what kind of reactions do you get when you wear vintage/reproduction clothing? Are there others that wear anything similar?
In Russia I have gotten some stares from wearing PUG, but only in the good sense I think! I have noticed that there are quite a few women here usually in their 30s, who wear either real vintage (50s and 60s style) or modern vintage inspired dresses. On one occasion I saw a man in his 40s wearing what looked like completely authentic vintage 1950s/early 60s, dressed for a day at the office. Now keeping in mind that Russia is a developing nation, it could be that his look was completely unintentional and thrifted on account of how poor people are here, but either way he looked fantastic!
So what is it like in your parts of the world? I am really curious to know!
Well, put Cela...
When I was packing for that CO trip I asked what I should bring and my bestfriend said to me,"you know..casual. you don't have to be put together. they wear fleece and cargo shorts here." I replied back,"My casual is put together." It boggles me sometimes that one prefers having it "hanging out for all the world to see" versus one's bum being covered.
"respected each other enough to make an effort" Yes, this, right there! Most people don't get it when I say something like that. Not taking a minimum care of your apearance before leaving the house is indeed disrecpectfull to others.
I live in Scotland a little north of Edinburgh and I've found that circle skirted dresses during the day with flats (the Netti is perfect) doesn't attract much attention, but petticoats are a different matter!
On a night out I want the biggest, brightest petticoat going and while it does attract the odd double take, anyone thats actually said something has always been positive and a few times stopped to take a note of the PUG website on their phone!
That said I do make an effort to tone it back a little for everyday (no petticoat, flats, plain bolero or sweater)
You always look amazing, I've spotted some of your outfit posts being reblogged on tumblr, can't imagine anything but outfit envy!
I'm in North Carolina. My Mama's people were Scottish and want to visit Scotland so badly. One day. Maybe I will look you up if I ever make my way there.
Hi, I'm from little old New Zealand, grew up in the small town of Tokoroa and now reside in Hamilton. Hamilton - you occasionally see a couple of girls rocking the rockabilly/vintage look. I have seen at least 3. Tokoroa - can't think of any. Everytime I wear my stuff I always get compliments. I think teenage girls are afraid to stand out as different and struggle when they see others that do. They all wear similar - if not the same things. They are afraid to be tall poppys. They'll learn!
Hey Rosalind...I was wondering, do you have any recommendations of places to shop in Montreal for vintage clothing? I visit there occasionally as I have family there, but I find the large number of stores overwhelming. Any suggestions or thoughts?
Marina Vintage! She also takes photos and does hair. Also check out the Red Hot and Blue rockabilly weekender, they hold it Labour Day weekend (venue for vendors is Lion D'Or) in Montreal.
Sounds greaaaat! Ever since I first heard of Viva, I've been wanting to goto a rockabilly festival of any sort!
Jealous! I've had a very expensive summer and don't think I'm going to be able to make it this year ;( Such an expensive trip for 3 out of towners, but also a great time to be had. I'll be there in spirit, strollin' with you ladies!
Hey Shannon, I get most of my clothes frome ebay, (real vintage can be expencive), I go 2 rockabilly clothes, there r sooo many its over walming, them buy cardigans & other peices from any other shop 2 make my outfit my own style, good luck hun :)
I live in Mississippi right outside of Memphis. I get wierd looks when I dress in vintage. Yes, I have a southern accent and NO I did not meet Elvis...LOL