Guess what I’m doing tomorrow?
Sunday, September 11, 2011 1-6PM
Dunsmuir Helman Historic Estate
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94615
On the second Sunday in September the Art Deco Society of California hosts its annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the historic Dunsmuir Helman House in Oakland California.
The Gatsby Summer Afternoon lets several hundred aficionados of the 1920s and 30s step back to a time when elegance was a way of life and the Charleston and Fox Trot were all the rage. This is not a spectator event; every guest is part of the scene in their vintage best. From 1-6 p.m. the panoramic Dunsmuir front lawn becomes the stage on which all participants play, picnic, dance, and sip champagne; reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of 1925.
Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
With Carla Normand
Dance to RSJO’S Authentic Jazz Era Arrangements
The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue With
Toast the Crowning of This Year’s Miss Art Deco
Grand Motor Car Exhibit
Enjoy Dozens of Art Deco Era Autos on Display
Wine provided by LeVin Winery—Commemorative Wine Glass $5
Dunsmuir House Tours
Complimentary House Tours 2pm to 3pm
Prizes will be awarded:
Best Auto, Best Costumes for Ladies, Gents and Children, Best Picnics, Petite to Grand, Best Charleston
A Fashion Parade at which you can show off your vintage style in a promenade before our stage!
Dance Demos featuring your favorites like the Foxtrot, Charleston or Lindy
Surprises every year!
With everyone attending this event in period fashion, the effect is amazing! Guests bring period-perfect picnics, with elaborate spreads, complete with silver, crystal, linens and china; to simple wicker baskets on vintage print tablecloths.
Afternoon attire from 1920-1940 (or reasonable facsimile) is required.
Some places to find clothing:
Clothing: Vintage and Custom
Anna Newman Vintage Fashion
1125 El Camino Real
San Carlos, Ca. 94070
Wearable vintage for men & women
1058 Hyde Street (at California)
San Francisco Ca 94109
Mon – Sat. 11am – 7pm Sun. 12 – 6pm
By Kimberly Manning Aker and Sara Klotz de Aguilar
Decades of Fashion
Great selection for men, women & children
1740 Haight St (between Cole St & Shrader St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Fascination – Antique Trove
Especially accessories! By appointment
1119 Industrial Road, Space #12
San Carlos, CA.
La Rosa Vintage
Finest men’s & women’s vintage
1711 Haight Street (between Cole St & Shrader St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Recapture Vintage Bridal Designs
Retro & custom ~ accessories ~ gifts
5405 College Ave.
Limited edition vintage re-creations
Platt Building 834 South Broadway Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Theresa LaQuey Couture
A rare collection ~ women’s & men’s
272 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA