Sunday, 12 May 2013

Voluptuous Vintage at Clerkenwell's 4th Vintage Fashion Fair

When you think of vintage clothing, the image of charity shop style shirts and that faint musty smell could well spring to mind. That may be true of some of the street markets that you'll find in East London, but today's 4th annual Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair was definitely at the opposite end of the spectrum.

Set in the salubrious surroundings of The Old Finsbury Town Hall, with its vaulted ceilings and sculptured light fittings, we felt like we should be waltzing through the council chambers! 50 stalls offering a whole plethora of vintage clothing, shoes, jewellery and other accessories filled the opulent space provided. Feeling like human magpies our eyes were immediately drawn to a jewellery stand full of Dior brooches and earrings, if only money were no question!

As well as the variety of clothing on offer from the 1920's to the 1950's, we spied a number of living mannequins if you will, harking back to the days when jeans and a T-shirt were not an option. One young lady specifically caught our attention,  her hair immaculately styled and wearing a bold orange, yellow and black printed dress (see picture). She represented Retrobates Vintage and certainly portrayed the right image.

If you didn't get to catch the fair this year, then pop over to their website HERE and check out future events and what you missed!

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