Revel in the best vintage fashion on offer to Melbournites
Australia's renowned vintage fashion exhibition Love Vintage Fashion Show is back in full glamour at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building next month, Carlton Gardens.
This exhibition is like no other in its genre, which brings together a collection of the best dealers in vintage, antique and retro clothing, accessories, textiles, jewellery, homewares and collectables.
In addition to over 60 exhibitors, there are live music and dance shows, fashion parades, demonstrations and talks, all of which kick off on Friday 17 May with a glamorous 1920's red carpet themed fashion show, in which one gentleman and one lady will receive the 'Best Dressed in Vintage' competition, with wonderful prizes to be won.
Each show this year in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney will include a special Love Vintage Wedding Fair, a new addition to 2013. There will be a display of historic Australian wedding gowns, as well as many exhibitors selling wedding supplies, fashion and gifts, to add a 'touch of vintage' on your special day.
I have been lucky enough to attend a previous Love Vintage Show, and thoroughly enjoyed a morning exploring the exhibition's vintage wares and activities.
I found it an absolute delight to see visitors wearing an array of vintage fashion outfits to the show, and to see such a variety of vintage fashion ranging from the 1900's through to the 1980's, available to buy.
Model @ Love Vintage Show
For anyone with an interest in vintage fashion and style, this is an event not to be missed.
Where: Royal Exhibition Building – Carlton Gardens Melbourne When: May 17th, 18th, 19th 2013
Opening Hours: Friday night (17 May) 'Red Carpet' event: 5.30pm to 9:00pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $14, Aged & Disability Pensioners $12, Children (10-16 years) $7, Children under 10 free.
Tickets available at the door or online at www.lovevintage.com.au