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The Sydney Fair 2017

Writing about The Sydney Fair always presents a dilemma – with so many pieces showcased from Art Deco sculpture to 1920s beaded dresses, it’s hard to do justice to every facet of what’s on display. I could write reams on the vintage fashion alone, or on just how many wonderful celluloid dance purses I saw […]

Update on Neal Barr’s “Threads of Time” and the Accompanying Documentary

Last year I wrote about Threads of Time, Neal Barr’s upcoming two volume set of photographs that will bring to life the fashion of the 1920s, and the accompanying documentary. Exquisitely styled with a keen eye for the design ethos of the period, beautifully photographed on mannequins that evoke the period in every respect from […]

Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Fair 2016

One of my favourite local events for the hunt of vintage and antique clothing events is soon coming up – the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Fair. “Antiques and Art” might conjure up a vision limited to furniture, jewellery, and exquisite works by old masters (not to mention a price range out of reach […]

ROCK AROUND RANDWICK RETRO AND VINTAGE FAIR 2016

This was the Sixth Rock Around Randwick vintage fair, but its been a few years since I’ve attended and I was curious to see how it was running. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that the Sydney vintage scene has undergone a slump recently – it didn’t quite tank altogether, but vintage bricks and mortar shops and […]

The Sydney Fair 2016 Review

We attended opening night at The Sydney Fair – it was evident as soon as we entered the Byron Kennedy Hall that the benchmark set during previous years’ events was being maintained, with a very high standard of exhibitors and objects for sale. I had planned to make my way straight to a couple of […]

Frock Around Randwick Vintage Fair

It’s been a while since I’ve been to one of the Frock Up events at Randwick Town Hall, and – if my current feral cold decides to abate enough tomorrow to allow me to attend – I’m looking forward to seeing how it has evolved. While on a much smaller scale than some of the […]

The Sydney Fair May 26-29 2016

  Two questions I’m asked all them time – firstly, where do I buy my vintage pieces and secondly, where in Sydney can we see good quality vintage pieces older than the 1970s? The answer to the first is complicated, as I have to source a great deal online from overseas, but is also partly answered […]