The Peninsula Tea Gardens have been on my list of places to try in Perth for quite some time, so I jumped at the opportunity of attending a beautiful garden party hosted by Angeline from Love Thread to help support the Esther Foundation. The theme for the party was 1950s and believe me I was very stuck at the thought of having to choose between so many gorgeous styles that I love from this decade! From rockabilly, pin up style, tea dresses to Parisian chic and that's not even half of them. I took a breath and stayed true to my heart, opting for the classic nautical look and channeling some vintage YSL.
Wearing: Dangerfield Revival 1950s style nautical wide collar dress | Vintage crystal necklace | Forever 21 earrings | MAC Russian Red lipstick (a luscious matte red colour that applies silky smooth)My very first attempt at 1950s pin curls, very easy to achieve as it only took me about 10 minutes to create this look. Watch this video for some inspiration. Started the afternoon with some iced peach tea whilst awaiting the guests to trickle in.Wonderful spread of savouries and sweets, from finger sandwiches to scones and cupcakes I have to admit that the English Breakfast tea was one of the best that I have had in a long time, downside is that there was no strainer so I had to be careful not to take a swig of leaves at each sip.The ever-so-chic Grace from A Second Hand Life and Krystal, you were both so lovely and it was so wonderful meeting you both!So unbelievably happy that I got to meet Shreeja, a talented fashion designer and blogger from Pineapple-Ish, can't wait till our next catchup. Angeline looking glamorous in her tea dress and nude heels, assisting with her cute little photo booth.Sally looking cute in her cat print blouse and red swing skirt, she was even crafty enough to make her own bow for this outfit!
What's a 1950s soiree without some token B&Ws? The location was beautiful and it was rather romantic being on the water, perfect for an afternoon stroll to walk off all those cupcakes. Where is your go to place for a spot of tea and cake?