Tag Archive | 1920s fashion

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 […]

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 […]

Blanche Lebouvier – Couturier

A designer’s reputation in the fashion industry is subject to the vicissitudes of fortune – reputations wax and wane, and a celebrated name can lapse into obscurity between one decade and the next. Sometimes a combination of longevity and the designer’s own ingenious self-publicity can ensure that a reputation flourishes and endures, even at the […]

Neal Barr’s “Threads of Time” book and documentary

It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about a project – from the images that have been released, this work may well be the most definitive look at 1920s fashion that we’ve ever had or ever will have. The mannequin shots are exquisite and go beyond simply displaying the clothes (which they […]