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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 […]

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 […]

Lucile Ltd Belt on loan to Guelph

Some years back, I was lucky enough to acquire a belt by Lucile Ltd. I was thrilled not only because of her role in fashion history, but because it also tied into my interests in the Titanic. Indeed, the address on the label is for her premises at 37 & 39 West 57th Street New […]