1920s accessories

The Sydney Fair 17-20 May 2018

This one goes out to all my Sydney friends (and those who can make it to Sydney) who want to know where to source vintage clothes in Australia. The Sydney Fair is one of my favourite events – not only a gorgeous range of vintage fashion, including 1920s originals from some of our best dealers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Return of the Love Vintage Fair

I don’t know how I missed the announcement late last year that Love Vintage was returning, but by mid-this week the word was out on social media that the Love Vintage Fairs – a much missed event on the Sydney Vintage Calendar – was coming back. Expertise Events and the Lindy Charm School for Girls […]

The Neiger Brothers: Enduring Beauty

Neiger scarab beads in some of the rich colours they were produced  (Inger Sheil collection)   I can recall the precise moment I first encountered the work of the Neiger brothers. I was sitting in a cafe with friends under sunny New Zealand skies, and Sharon – a lady with a knack for finding excellent […]