Richmond is full of retro history, and wandering the streets are a real treat with some of the cool things that can be found.
We Came across this old factory that was originally Slade Knitwear back in the 1950's and is now heritage listed. the neon sign is a reminder of a by gone era
Historically, the Slade Knitwear sign is important as one of the few large-scale neon sky signs remaining in Victoria. Such signs, often with lively animation or flashing parts, reached a zenith of popularity in the 1950s and1960s, with the largest examples becoming familiar and well loved parts of the urban landscape.
There are only a handful of these signs remaining, the most famous being Skipping Girl Vinegar, Pelaco and the Nylex signs. (which will feature in an upcoming post)
Sam, once again took centre stage in her amazing red retro dress with double white collar- while finishing the look with 30's-esque black and white patent shoes.
As mentioned in an earlier post, Samantha is currently studying design and is a very talented dressmaker...and those tattoos- amazing! and what better designs to choose than a sewing machine and a dressmaking dummy. you rock Sam!