a vintage ladies meetup at the paramount

A bunch of vintage-loving Bay Area (and even Sacramento!) ladies have created a girl gang called The Vintage Style Council.  Our mission statement: dress fancy, drink cocktails, gab, and do fun things in beautiful places.  First meeting consisted of getting drinks at Fauna in Oakland then we walked over to The Paramount Theatre for the $5 movie night where they were playing the Hitchcock movie Notorious.  The Paramount is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I have ever seen and it is legitimately one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States!



Here we all are in my most favorite area in the theatre – the ladies powder room!



I took a bunch of photos of the hand-painted walls made to look like wallpaper because it has become a dream to make my bedroom look like this room!


1940s dress: ebay; 40s shoes: Lucky Vintage in Seattle; 40s velvet turban: Sacramento antique fair

I just love having an excuse to get dressed up.  For instance this amazing dress I haven’t worn in a couple years!  It’s a 1940s dress with novelty print sleeves.  What a clever use for a small amount of amazing fabric!  


Terra of DuetVintage and Allyson of BirthdayLifeVintage.


Tina of VinesofCalifornia.  There are just too many good photo ops in this place!





It was a great night and we’re already planning or next meetup.  It’s always inspiring to meet awesome women who are entrepreneurs and creatives with mad style.  Hear, hear to more fancy times ahead!


  1. Jessie

    You ladies all look wonderful! Such great fashion inspirations.

  2. Elisa

    Yay! Such a fabulous night! Can’t wait for the next one!!!

  3. Fraulein Nina

    Oh wow! You ladies look fabulous and the setting is to die for. I wish we had a few of these old school movie theatres left over here. I did have the chance to attend a vintage fair in a beautiful art deco style theatre the other day, which was good fun.

  4. Jessica Cangiano

    How fabulously fun! You all look glam, gorgeous and like you were having a great time.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Janey

    This looks like an absolutely delightful time! And my goodness, what a setting for taking some snaps!


  6. wardrobe experience

    What a bunch of wonderful ladies … Looks like you guys had a blast!

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