Monday, 21 February 2011

Sheffield Vintage Fair, Review

Obligatory photo in the water feature mirrors

More mirror posing!


Arrived into Sheffield on a cold dull and dreary day.  It had been snowing all morning, snowing!!!???! I know! I thought/hoping it was nearly spring.  We walked to the fair through the indoor gardens, a bit of tropical warmth in the middle of a dull grey city.  Steel city they call it, good name for it as everywhere had a tinge of steel grey!
Indoor Rain forest



There were a few designer/makers who made vintage inspired Goodies.  Here are a few from Alice Takes a Trip.

Alice Takes a Trip

Alice Takes a Trip

Freshmans was good for its bargains! I picked up a funky beaded necklace for £1!
Bargains at Freshmans

More bargains

and more bargain. No bakelite hiding in there for 50p unfortunately!!
 Sobaho Vintage had an awesome selection of accessories!

Soboho Vintage, bags

Soboho Vintage, I love these lady masks!

Soboho Vintage, so many broaches!

Soboho Vintage

Curious Cleo had by far the best selection of vintage dresses.  Without coming across as too much of a vintage snob but the other sellers barely had anything older than 1979!  Or maybe it was me just not looking hard enough!  

Curious Cleo had a great slection of dresses from the 40s to the 70s.  In lots of different sizes, i even spotted quite a few plus sizes, I know lots of larger ladies find buying vintage difficult, check out Curious Cleo!  

I ended up buying this early 1960s sundress... bring on summer!

60s sun dress, Curious Cleo



My Outfit for a day of vintage shopping...



Dress, hand made using 50s pattern for the skirt, bodice modified modern pattern
Pearls, Primark
Thistle broach, vintage
Shoes, Office
Bangles, mix of vintage and Primark

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the love! Glad you liked my dresses, would love to see a picture of you in your new dress when the weather gets warmer.

    xx

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  2. Defo! I ve already planned what shoes, belt and necklace to wear.... just have to wait for the weather :s

    I would love to visit your boutique, you were by far the best stall at the fair! I look forward to seeing what more goodies you have for sale! x

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  3. Ooh what fun! Love that sundress you picked up. It's making me sooo excited for the vintage clothing expo that's here next weekend. :)

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  4. Two too cute dresses! :-) So, are the 80s "vintage"? Do I belong in a museum? Shudder!

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  5. Yeh anything over 20 or 25 years is classed as vintage, not in my eyes though, not much of a 80s 90s vintage fan. Prefer things to be older than 60s.

    Yep that makes me vintage too!

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  6. Love that sun dress you bought - lovely! The fair looks brilliant. Im keeping my eyes peeled for when we have one in Manchester!

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  7. http://www.thevintagefair.com/#/manchester/4542492447

    http://www.facebook.com/VintageFair

    Should be one in the Spring in Manc!

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  8. Your tartan dress is just gorgeous! I love it.

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