Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:29
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS VINTAGE AT CLOTHES SHOW?
It is at Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair at Clothes Show Live that visitors can find stylish vintage treasures and one of kind pieces. Be the belle of Christmas and New Year balls in exquisite vintage pieces – this year we are teaming up with Urban Village to create a Festive Vintage Wonderland just for you.
ANTIQUE - RETRO - VINTAGE - UNIQUE
Clothes Show Live's very own Portobello Road, 'Anita's Vintage Fashion Fair' will be bringing a little bit of London to the heart of the NEC. An Aladdin's Cave of vibrant and eclectic fashion from time gone by, for essential items for your wardrobe, guaranteed your friends won't be wearing.
Find garments from the flirty 30s, fabulous 40s, swinging 60s, right up to the 90s, whichever era holds a place in your heart you'll find a fantastic mix of furs, accessories, handbags, shoes, tea dresses and sparkly evening gowns.
See a video of Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair at Clothes show Live in 2011 below.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CLOTHES SHOW?
The five-day event will feature catwalk shows and shopping from internationally acclaimed brands and high street labels, as well as showcasing work by up and coming, independent designers. The Suzuki Fashion Theatre will feature Daisy Lowe as part of its 45 minute show, featuring 40 models and dancers on stage.
There will also be talks by some of the country’s leading stylists and industry experts, workshops and career seminars on all things fashion related, as well as Q&A sessions with editors from some of the UK’s most respected magazines.
If you would like to **WIN** TWO Clothes Show V.I.P Tickets for Sunday 9th December with Anita's Vintage Fashion Fairs and Urban Village Vintage simply enter by clicking below.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:17
Royal Ascot is back again... and despite the foray of controversy over the new stringent fashion rules, AVFF looks back at the incredible fashions, history & beautiful imagery from the Royal Ascots of the past.
We think the fashion police would approve these stunning vintage outfits...
If like us you love looking at the beautiful Ascot archive you will love James Sherwoods book it documents Ascot's iconic style throughout the ages from when Queen Anne opened the races in 1711, until the present day:
Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style (Thames & Hudson), £35, is available in stores now.
Friday, 16 March 2012 17:35
"I was born in Ireland and come from a large Irish family and it makes Mother’s day an important tradition for me. The fact it falls on the same weekend as St. Patrick’s Day makes it even more so. My Grandmother ran a second hand/ vintage clothing business (it’s good to know that I am like her) and my Mother is one of 12 children"
Mum on her wedding day - I still have her beautiful wedding dress which she handed down to me.
Mum and some of the family and friends.
"To me being together as a family is a very important, having 3 girls & 1 boy is it always busy and never dull! The girls will be helping at the Fair on Sunday. It is really great having them at the fair - everyone loves the fact my children are helping out and they have been doing so since they were teenagers - it gives the Fair a more personal/family touch - it also helps that they all love vintage and want to come! I’m off to Twickenham on Saturday to see the England v Ireland Rugby game with my husband (who’s English) and we will both be hoping for a win.”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and wishing you wonderful Mother's Day and hope to see you at our Mother's Day Special Vintage Fashion Fair at 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill on Sunday 18th March.
Anita - AVFF x
Thursday, 08 March 2012 20:27
We have been contacted by a lady called Soraya who has come into an amazing collection of vintage clothing and accessories from the 50-80's (see the images below which is just a small part of the collection to give you some idea of what's on sale).
She is offering AVFF friends the opportunity of purchasing some or all of the collection. It is rare that such a vast collection of Vintage Clothing comes up for sale. All items will be available at trade prices.
The collection of around 1200 pieces of womens Vintage clothing......some never even worn.They cover 60's,70's,80's and some 50's pieces. Dresses, skirts, tops, jumpers jackets etc in varied sizes from 8-16.
They were collected over a period of time by a lady who worked in fashion and she dreamt of opening her own shop. Unfortunately due to family Tragedy this has remained a dream as she had to become a carer. This has left her with no choice but to sell her belongings amongst which is this collection of vintage clothes.
The items are located at a store house by Ikea in Edmonton and available for sale :
FRIDAY 9TH MARCH & SATURDAY 10TH MARCH ONLY - Please note this is a cash sale
Please do contact Soraya direct to arrange an appointment to view the collection. As you can image a collection of this size is creating a lot of interest so do contact her ASAP if you are interested. The
Sunday, 26 February 2012 16:32
It was great to go to London Fashion Weekend on Saturday (25th Feb) at Somerset House. Every year after London Fashion Week has been and gone and now Milan Fashion Week is in play, LFWeekend finishes the week with this extensive fashion shopping event. Here are a few snaps from our day:
Around 5 years ago Anita with AVFF introduced vintage to LFWeekend so it was great to see the vintage area expanded and curated by the talented Vintage by Hemingway design team. The Vintage Floor had a fab atmosphere with a gorgeous tea room in the centre where you could chill out and have tea and scrummy cakes by Molly Bakes.
Image via: Vintage Hemingway blog
AVFF Upcoming Fairs 2013