I feel like all I do nowadays is write about vintage fashion fairs. Are you sick to death of them?! I’m getting there! So, I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. And I’m going to tone down my vintage fashion fair attendance because quite frankly, it’s getting a little unhealthy.
Sunday saw me making a four and a half hour round trip, from Dulwich to the depths of Camden and back again, with an additional twenty minute detour to the cash machine, battling against marathon runners and football hooligans and a number of closed tube stations, and, and, and… all for the love of vintage. Crikey! Maybe I really do have a problem!
But once again I discovered another gem of a fair. Simply called the Vintage Fashion Fair, it takes place at Cecil Sharp House near Camden Town. With reasonable prices (average dress price probably £30) and just the right number of stalls, it wasn’t intimidating but equally there was enough variety. As my journey had taken longer than anticipated, I only had half an hour to peruse but I easily could have spent three! The clothes were clearly hand-picked – there was a strong resonance with current high street trends, which themselves have ironically been inspired by these styles. Ah, the weird and wonderful world of fashion.
The next fair will take place on the 8th May. Entry is a mere £3. There is also a gorgeous little organic café just to add to the old ethical credentials! Get yerselves down there!
In amongst all this vintage excitement I have felt rather inspired and decided to get back to the old illustration roots. So here is a little something I threw together this morning. I am on the cusp of taking this a bit more seriously, so any feedback, good or bad, will be very much appreciated!
Muchos love Saintettes x