Vintage Queen no 120: Nora from Australia Say hello to Vintage Queen no 120, the gorgeous Nora from Sydney. Her amazing Fifties summer dresses are giving us serious style envy. “Hi all, my name is Nora and I run a vintage blog called NoraFinds. I live in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia, where I can wear my vintage summer dresses almost all year round. My passion for vintage originally stemmed from my love for history and dressing up, but I am now a full-blown addict. Growing up I was not very confident about how I looked, so it really did take 25 years to finally feel comfortable in my own skin (and vintage!). I would describe my style as practical and girly and I wear dresses all the time – people would ask me if I was sick/sad if they saw me wearing jeans! My favorite eras have to be the Forties and the Fifties. While I have always loved the Fifties for the feminine silhouette and the glamour, I fell for the Forties for its humility and strength. I buy most of my vintage pieces on Etsy. There aren’t as many vintage pieces here in Australia – and they can be expensive – so I often find myself sourcing pieces on the internet. I browse both Etsy and eBay religiously, and I also find that the internet is a great place to connect with other vintage lovers and get inspired! Obviously, Queens of Vintage is a great place for me to find fabulous vintage kids from all over the world! I have been working as a molecular biologist for the past 4 ½ years, but am taking a short mental health break to refocus and take stock of where I am and where I want to be. I will use this break to work on my blog, write more articles, and style more photo shoots. Maybe one day I will work in vintage full-time!” 7 Responses Magdalena July 22nd, 2013 Wow, that button bouquet is so amazing I can’t deal. As much as I love a living flower, that bouquet is to die for. I would keep that forever. How clever. I really love the first look. Peach is your color and you really nailed that look from head to toe. Delicia July 22nd, 2013 What a fantastic sense of style! Also, love the pixie cut! SandyS July 22nd, 2013 Gorgeous dresses and a really beautiful style^^ Catherine July 23rd, 2013 A fellow Sydney-sider! I know the pain. No vintage here unless you’re an heiress! Beautiful collection of dresses and well styled as well! Linda Recycology July 30th, 2013 Nora has such a gorgeous, unique style! Looking sweet and petite! And thank-you for including my dress you bought (last photo) Laura Okita July 30th, 2013 The pink dress is so cute! Flor October 7th, 2013 I love her dresses! So classy! I love 50´s!