Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Way We Wear Fairs. (WWWFairs) November & December

A slightly strange name but it is sort of cute and comes with the appropriate twist. These Fairs are run by Keith and Fiona Baverstock from Victoria. They are amazing in their energy and enthusiasm, driving marathons from one state to another nearly every weekend. The WWWFairs are 2 or 3 days affairs that are on in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra twice a year. They always have a wonderful themed display of fashion/clothing items from their extensive antique and vintage collection and Fiona gives an insightful talk about it.

This is a really busy time of year for me with many big fairs close together all wanting to take advantage of the spring and summer weather and the party atmosphere. People get out more, feel better, and look better. It's also starting to get into party time, tax cheques being received (for those lucky enough), there's racing carnivals, music festivals, end of study year celebrations......
....which is all great. However, whilst we may have great things to go to, it's also nice to spend time shopping for an unusual item to wear or appropriate bag to take to these many events.

It's also the traditional time for what is tenderly called "spring cleaning"--gee, makes it all sound so romantic!--but I don't reckon there's much romance in an itchy nose after the lounges have been turned upside down--but .... good reason to not disturb the dust. Seriously though--there's more people house hunting, and more redecorating or changing a small item or two to make their place feel different.

So with so much activity going on I am going to assist many by taking my items to the following places.....

Canberra this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5th, 6th, and 7th November, 2010.

The Way We Wear Fair at the Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. ACT.

Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Entry cost: adults $12, child 10+ $6. This ticket is valid for the whole weekend.

The Albert Hall is a beautiful venue built in 1928 in a Georgian style. It has very large windows which is rather unusual for an old building--this allows lots of natural light in. I will be on the stage--no not performing...but the place will be packed with dealers selling a wide variety of items from antique to retro.

Sydney, Friday, 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December, 2010.

Another Way We Wear Fair at Marrickville Town Hall--in the trendy areas of Newtown, Erskineville and St Peters.

303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. (cnr Petersham Road).

Easy to get to either from Old Canterbury Road or Princes Highway and within easy walking distance of Marrickville Station. Plus there are buses from the city.

Times: Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Entry cost: adults $12, child 10+ $6. This ticket is valid for the whole weekend.

This is the first time the WWWF is being held here after a few years at Hunters Hill. The Town Hall from photos looks magnificent and was built in 1922.
This fair will be at a great time of year to get your artsy vintage clothing to wear around the holiday season--and to buy presents for those secretly longing to receive vintage--but were always afraid to ask.

For further information on both of these fairs visit...

I won't be at the November and December Wentworth Park Fair but will focus my attention to my stalls at Mitchell Road Antiques and Design Gallery as it is traditionally a busy time of year there. I have many fantastic timber/industrial pieces needing cleaning and restoration which I keep putting off, so having a market or 2 less will help me get things going.
I will also be putting in some great new and quirky clothing, accessory and textile items after the November WWWFair, so come on in for an inspiring browse--although anytime is always a good time there!


  1. Hi Liz,

    Sounds like a very hectic shedule. I'll be trying out the Melbourne Williamstown fair (for the first time). Still aiming to attend a fair you are at (would love to buy some docs) so please post 2011 dates Asap.

  2. Hi there Dark Lady--yes Williamstown should be as good as any--although I am really just going on hearsay--it depends on what dealers are there and what a person is looking for. I have heard people say "not as good as the last one" and "wow, so much better than the last one" all at the one fair--ha ha!
    Would love to meet you, so hope you can make a fair soon. In 2011 the first will be Paddington RSL in January.--2nd Sat. After that, have to look it up but will post soon.