Tag Archive | 1920s fashion

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]