Tag Archive | 1920s

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 […]

Tremains Art Deco Weekend 2015 – the Party Hits its Stride 20-21 February

A nice slow start on Friday again – everyone had various errands to run, and Iain and I wanted another look at the Antique Fair. After that, it was such a gorgeous day we decided on a wander down by the Marine Promenade. It was a dazzler of a day with clear blue skies and […]

AAADA 2014 Revisited

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Sydney than by having one final pass at the AAADA Fair at Randwick? I wanted to pick up a couple of pieces I’d seen on Wednesday night, and the girls were keen for another browse. We expected it to be a bit quieter as the Fair […]