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Rippon Lea Vintage Pool Party

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Vintage Pool Party & Vintage Market
Rippon Lea Vintage Pool Party
Why is this woman climbing out fully clothed. Perhaps she fell in. Image the National Trust

This sounds like a hoot. You get to step back in time and join the elegant Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School as she hosts a glamorous vintage pool side fashion party at the famous National Trust property Rippon Lea.

The parade showcases the stunning poolside wear from yesteryear.

It is being described as a Vintage Beach Pajama, Holiday, Summer Deco Fashion Parade and it is being put on Vanessa Mangan and Tessa Rickard from The Vintage Emporium.

Lindy Charm School
Image from Lindy Charm School Facebook

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail by Sicilian Blood Orange Liqueur Solerno and further delicious drinks and food available for purchase around the pool terrace.

There will also be an exclusive vintage fashion market in the Rippon Lea's ballroom for your purchasing pleasure.This marketplace will be open from midday so come along and grab some bargains.!

If you are just vintage shopping and do not want to attend the Poolside Soiree and parade, then you will only be charged the general grounds entry fee.

National Trust Rippon Lea
Image from event booking page - National Trust

If you buy a Soiree ticket, then you gain entry to the Vintage Marketplace included in the ticket!

At this event, you will really find yourself 'keeping up with the Jones.' Louisa Nathan became Mrs Jones in 1921 when she married lawyer Timothy Jones.

After inheriting the amazing Rippon Lea property in 1935, she decided to modernise. She was influenced by Hollywood movies of the time thus the inspiring pool. She also put in the amazing ballroom as she was quite the party thrower.

The house was famous for entertaining and charity functions. Parties were held by the pool.

Now history really is repeating itself with this fun pool party. Come dressed to impress by the pool for your chance to win a prize for the best dressed.

rippon lea mansion pool
Image SLV archives

Please note: swimming is not allowed in the historical pool. Which probably works well as you would not want to ruin those vintage bathers.

To book click here.

For afters, I can highly recommend Rippon Lea Food and Wine, which is just 5 mins away for their exceptional cocktails, vibe and wonderful food. Click here for a review.
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Why? For love of vintage
When: January 21 2018
Phone: To book use website above
Where: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Cost: $25 Adult $20 National Trust Member Adult VIP AREA $35 (limited seats available)
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I have seen Miss Chrissy in Brisbane. She's lovely :)
by May Cross (score: 3|5382) 675 days ago
The address amended 192 Hotham
by babym (score: 1|13) 647 days ago
Thanks for sharing!
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