In my opinion Sundays are made for rummaging at fairs, boot sales and thrift stores and last weekend the lovely Anna invited me to Frock Me!, a vintage fashion fair held every few weeks in Chelsea. Running fashionably late (as ever) I met her, Katrina, Gem and Sundari in the Town Hall’s tea room where they were warming up with tea and cakes.
The fair couldn’t have had a better setting; the Town Hall is beautiful! There were lots of stalls selling vintage clothing and accessories from the 1920s through to the 80s, and I spotted pieces from Chanel, Dior, Mulberry, Christian Lacroix and Burberry.
Unfortunately though, in my opinion there were issues with this fair. First, most stalls were pricey and I’m not talking justifiably a bit expensive – Kristina had her eye on a yellow dress that turned out to be £600. Wowsers. Secondly, and I hate to say this, a lot of stallholders were quite rude. Here’s an example:
Stallholder: “Are you taking photos?”
Me: “Well I was going to…”
Stallholder: “Well don’t.”
Bear in mind there were no ‘no photography’ signs and personally I think a “please” wouldn’t have gone amiss. So after a quick browse we left with just a lace trim (Anna) and a book (me). Would I recommend this fair? Well, I’d much rather go to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair with it’s cheap-as-chips price tags and jovial stallholders (there are 3 events on this weekend if you’re interested!).
We then trawled through some local charity shops before fighting against the mass of Chelsea supporters to find a place to refuel.
Bloggers will be bloggers…
Of course, it was inevitable that at some point we’d locate a brick wall against which to take some outfit photos.
I wore my new favourite shirt (something I picked up last weekend from Zara in Birmingham where I met up with my BFF for the day, she came down from Manchester for shopping and gossiping), and my also-new Mawi for Minnie statement necklace. We were all wearing wellies – Hunter, of course – so it was obligatory to take a feet photo!
What did you do this weekend? I hope it was dry and fun-filled!
Thanks for a lovely day girls!
[ Me, Sundari, Anna, Gem and Katrina ]
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