Today I have been getting organised for the Vanity Fair Vintage Fashion Market in the Leichardt Town Hall, Sydney which is on tomorrow. It has been running since November 2008 every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am-4pm, and has been a successful market which has seen many people come through the doors--from those seriously into vintage fashion who come dressed fully in the regalia of their chosen dream era, to those yearning for a touch of nostalgia to those who simply like to wear something different and use it as part of their creative urge. Seriously--you will never know what you might find at this market--it does not stop at clothing but there are shoes, bags, linen, jewellery, textiles and bric-a-brac related in some way to this....plus more more and more!
Below is a little snippet of what was loaded into our car. This photo shows on top, a typically 80s/90s multi pattern wool knit vest in a style that I don't know the name of, but it was used popularly by those sending out a "back to crafty basics of life" message. In very earthy colours of grey green and deep blue, it is so cleverly knitted that it is beyond my understanding of very basic knitting skills. And underneath is one of those other popular jumper knit styles--cable and waffle knit which has seen revivals in the 70s, 80s, 90s and late noughties--hence their popularity now. I really don't think they will ever go out of style by those wanting a natural, hint of country look to their dressing. Again this one is in a quality wool.
This is an 80s quality wool longline jacket with a single button and a heraldic embroidered motif to the pocket. Great for that slightly oversize boyfriend blazer look. Good to dress up jeans or with simple black or cream pants and a ruffle front blouse, or small collared blouse--buttoned up to the top of course.
Here is a look inside one of my boxes of bags I am bringing. At the top you can see those great beaded bags which were popular in the 60's through the early 70s. Some are drawstring, some are simple totes, some are shoulder bags--but all make you feel good and lead you to handle them. I adore the bright colours and patterns. Who actually sat there and did that? I know I wouldn't have the patience. Maybe some of them were machine done. But all are just as useful now and add a touch of colour and texture to your dressing.
So this is not part of what's coming tomorrow but this is Samantha--otherwise known as Sam. She's our little Jack Russell Terrier and had found a great spot in the sun just near the car to warm herself. She looked so comfortable and cosy on the leaf mulch I just had to take a photo.
Look out tomorrow night for my photos of the day!!