Move over, bikini central - there's a new fuss in town and it's a real show-stopper. It's been a while since an ancient piece of apparel, last seen many moons ago in the days of the dodo, has been spotted: the one-piece swimsuit.
Return of golden-age glamour at Love Vintage Clothing Show Image Courtesy of A Little Extra)
Enjoy the spectacle of the 40s, 50s and 60s swimsuit and playsuit fashion, as well as many other similarly rare retro specimens, on exhibition in fashion parades and shows, at the Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale - Sydney's largest vintage fairground - held over the weekend of Oct 14th-16th.
A frock is worth a thousand stories (Image Courtesy of A Little Extra)
Expect to find at this venue everything under the sun that's of a vintage, retro or antique flair, from clothing, textiles, jewellery, collectables, to historical renditions of Agatha Christie fashion as well as tributes to the iconic dresses worn by Ms Marilyn Monroe.
Other event highlights include featured vintage pieces by talented local fashionistas, the revival of the Underbelly Razor glamour through an etiquette expert's workshop, and a display of the unique parasols and umbrellas from a personal collection.
Tools of the charm trade Image Courtesy of A Little Extra)
Worthy of note are the historical accounts of the extraordinary tale that accompanies the mysterious gown tied to the two dancer sisters from the roaring twenties and also the book launch of a best-selling Aussie author's, 'Minxy Vintage'.
Dancer sisters, Vere Augusta Evans and Fannie Josepha Evans (pictured right) (Image Courtesy of A Little Extra)
For the true enthusiasts, the weekend long fair will hold a vintage dress-up theme competition and swing dance demonstrations, both of which are sure to further propel the excitement of the venue. All this, plus over 65 notable vintage dealers as well as designer fashions from New York, London and Paris, are bundled into the one vicinity.
Hats off to the roaring twenties Image Courtesy of A Little Extra)
So, rallying all you vintage-lovers everywhere, come down and have a look at the visual treat that is the Love Vintage Clothing event, as it'll be many more moons to come, before you're awarded another opportunity like it to sate your vintage fashion appetite.
Hurray, i had no idea what to do next weekend! I'll definitely need the whole three days to enjoy everything, maybe i can just bring a sleeping bag! Can i get those shoes in the first photo, PLEASE!?
By Anonymous Tuesday, 11th of October @ 04:57 pm
Hi & thanks for the vote of confidence with the enthusiasm. Although, I think the venue's coordinators might object to you being a permanent fixture over those 3 days. :P
As for the purrrty shoes, one of the perks of being the author of the article is that, I get to say, "Hands off -- I saw them first!" *growls**barks*
By Cici - senior reviewer Wednesday, 12th of October @ 09:08 am