Tag Archive | 1920s

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 […]

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 […]

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 Antique Fair 2015

It’s time again for the Australian Antique and Art Dealers’ Association (AAADA) Annual Sydney Fair, held at the Kensington Room at Randwick Royal Racecourse from this Wednesday evening through to Sunday. The Sydney vintage scene has recently taken a few hits with the discontinuation (or hiatus?) of the Sydney Vintage Clothing Fair and the close […]

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 […]

Vintage mannequins – Models with Character

One of my favourite collecting areas is headpieces – the day and evening cloches, headdresses and bandeaux that are so much a part of the 1920s look. Unfortunately, without a mannequin head, displaying and photographing them has proved to be a challenge. I’ve taken awkward selfies of the back of my head to photograph evening […]