Vintage Events

PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

New South Wales Forensic Photography Archive, Sydney Living Museums  PANEL DISCUSSION: FASHION OF THE ROARING TWENTIES Here’s an event for 1920s fashion enthusiasts – many of you will be familiar collection of mugshots that inspired this panel discussion event – we’ve often used them for research in in street wear of the 1920s (and contemporary […]

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 […]

1920s Vintage at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

My passion for 1920s vintage style is not exactly a secret among my museum colleagues, but it was still a very delightful surprise when our Events Coordinator proposed we catch up over coffee and discuss an idea proposed for our Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Given the number of beautiful 1920s era vessels that were […]

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 […]