Rock n Roll Alternative Markets November

Boy, was it a busy day yesterday!! Firstly we had to stop into Kelly’s on King St for a roast dinner, then bus it to Tempe for the markets and the Rumjacks…and we ended up at the Botany View watching a punk band.

I enjoyed a refreshing alcohol and sugar free beverage whilst waiting for lunch in Kelly’s upstairs beer garden (and yes! the fringe is new):

The roast, was quite scrummy, although I could’ve done with less meat and would’ve preferred it thinly sliced. However, there is no doubt you get enough gravy and roast tates, pumpkin and carrot (and peas, but I don’t like them).

Thus fortified, we jumped on a bus to Tempe and hit the Rock n Roll markets.

The first stall I came to was personned by the lovely Safari Lee – also the name of her jewellery line! There was so much much to drool over here…skull rings and necklaces, gold and silver work, jewellery with rockabilly, punk and even steampunk motifs. She’s a local designer too, being based in the same building as Polymorph, on Enmore Road. I’ll do a separate post in the near future, but for now check out her website and see for yourself 🙂


Before tearing myself away, I saw that she was sharing her marquee with a friend selling secondhand gear. Well…I bought a gorgeous pair of Guess leopard slingbacks, complete with bling. Oh, they matched my outfit perfectly! And only $20 – you never know what you’ll find at the markets.


Moving on, I visited the stall of  Kitty Van Horne – and promptly bought the leopard military cap that the mannequin is wearing in this photo. Cool! Kitty is a burlesque and cabaret artist, with the accessories being a sideline at present – check out the Kitty Van Horne website for a sample of her performing work 🙂

There were also rack and racks galore of vintage dresses here and there; I didn’t get the name of this stall, but was most impressed with its categorising:

Next up is a great stall called Atomic Jo’s Trash Culture, and the Rumjacks gig…but that can wait for another post. Stay tuned…


  1. SO glad you had an awesome time, I was sorry to miss it! How were the Rumjacks?
    The new fringe is a total win – you look BLOODY GORGEOUS!! <3<3 xxx

  2. really cool! love the leopard cap! And those vintage dresses look wonderful.

    • Yeah – it’s cool, isn’t it? Even though I make hats myself, I’m not good at sewing – so prefer to buy sewn hats. It was $40 which is only paying for a few hours work- it’d take longer than that for me to have made it.

  3. We were at the markets on Sunday (and looked for you both!) but I think we were gone by the time you arrived.

    And Safari Lee! I met her just last week when she came into my shop (she was lovely) – jeez, Sydney’s such a village, isn’t it?!

  4. Your hair looks FABULOUS!!! Love the color and the cut! Keep the outfit posts coming girl!

  5. Oh my, I totally agree with everyone else – that fringe is a winner on you!

  6. Now I really want to go! Are they on all the time or is it a one off event?

  7. I love your outfit! I’d love to do this market next year!

  8. Oh you are so sweet for mentioning my jewellery on your beautiful blog! It was such a treat to meet you! I must say I am looking very bland next to your colourful gorgeousness, so will pick up my game for the next market ;D

    Your leopard print shoes were a divine find – wish my big feet coulda squeezed into them! And Kitty is so creative – her hats are so pretty and she’s a singer/performer too! Amazements 🙂

    Big hugs to you, Ms Trashtastika xxs

    • Oh, HARDLY bland!! But will look forward to seeing you at the next markets anyway, Miss! And yes, I’m so pleased with the shoes and hat…and will no doubt buy more next time 🙂 I must pop into your shop soon too.

  9. Bust'(s?) are always small in Asia! D: I don’t fit half of it while I don’t have a big bust at all! D:

  10. Thanks so much for the lovely mention in your blog!

    I’m glad you love your hat. I am just about to start making my last batch in time for Surry Hills markets this Saturday (hopefully the weather will me nice!). Then I’ll just be taking custom orders so if you ever want to expand your collection of KVH hats let me know!

    Thanks again for the write up – very chuffed you love the product so much. Enjoy wearing it with your fabulous new leopard shoes! =)

    Love Kitty

    • Hey Kitty, I wore the hat out just this Saturday night gone, and can see lots of uses for it in the future 🙂 I hope you do really well at the Surry Hills Markets this week! And yeah, I’ll know where to come when I want more cool little military caps.


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