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If you missed the Lace & Tweed Vintage fair yesterday you missed out on Vintage Dior, Cacharel, Mulberry and more- it was a fantastic day with brilliant performers, wonderful cakes and a selection of some of the best vintage clothes I’ve seen in a long time!!! Look out for pictures from the day, details of suppliers as well as our choice of best dressed vintage shopper! I only intended to be there for the morning, but the day was so fun,  I stayed pretty much until the end.

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Damsel in a Dress

January 2010. Flicking through the mire of TV channels, I landed on ‘Soap star to Opera star’ a programme I had no interest in, until Vanessa White of the Saturdays started singing ‘O ‘something’ bambino carro,’ a stunning Italian operatic piece, but I was more interested in her fabulous dress!   It had been over 3 months since Andrew had proposed and I hadn’t even LOOKED at a dress at this stage, as I was planning on wearing my mums.  I saw Vanessa swishing around in a white ruffly number and something in me went crazy. I was transfixed.  Before the credits ran, I had already emailed the production team, the show stylist and two frantic weeks later, thanks to their help, tracked the designer down (under) in Australia.

Unfortunately the dress was out of stock..I was gutted. I prayed someone would return their dress, or that one would turn up in the Boutiques of the Capital. Harrods had one in size 6, but not eating until the wedding, whilst paying full price for the privilege was not an option! Thirty something emails, endless phone calls and Skype dates lead to nothing. I gave up the chase. It had been intense…

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Something for Sunday

Hi-ho hi-ho.. it's off to work I go..

Though abnormally restrained when it comes to high street or designer shops, Vintage is my Kryptonite! I seriously go weak at the knees. The thrill of finding something that is handmade, a ‘one off’, but more importantly that has it’s own story- beats the feeling of purchasing conveyor belt clothing any day! Yesterday (Saturday) was no different. I mentioned the Vintage vs Antique fair in ‘Hometown Glory’, so if you missed it this time- you missed out!

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