28 May 2014

Affordable Vintage Yo

Hello y'all.
Tad delay on my blog regarding my recent trip to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair in Edinburgh. I was away sunning it up in the Costa Del Sol so my internet was limited. Although I am here and I am ready to talk about my fantastic day at the Assembly rooms in Edinburgh. I was invited along by the brand and event manager Emily Hughes to blog the event with my good blogger friend Sultana Malik.

Sultana (Events Blogger), Becca (Judys Vintage fair manager) 
I had a very warm welcome from Becca and her front of house team. They had made me aware that there had been 620 people through the door and it had only been open an hour and 40 mins! We arrived some time later and already it was heaving!

The lovely Sarah and Sam from Peggy Mae Vintage. They have been running their shop for 3 years and had a fantastic collection of vintage items. Really nice couple.

Zoe and Fee from Vi Nouveau. I bought an amazing two piece and scrunchie for a bargain price of £18!! See picture below. 

Shakina from Sweet As Bag Designs. She had the most amazing stalll with really quirky bits! I bought a cute headscarf which I wore loads on holiday. Shakina has been in business for a few years as her bags are all handmade!

Fran from Goodbye, Norma Jean. This has to be one of the funniest ladies I have met! I loved her theme of her shop and would love to spend a lot of afternoons discussing vintage dreams with her! I bought another two piece which basically looks like a Jamaican dancing outfit. I will post about it soon! Check our her Facebook!

Bag - Next
Coat - Ebay
Skirt/Socks - RiverIsland
Shoes - Zara
Shirt/Rings - Vintage 
Glasses - Gok Wan
It was my first time being in the assembly rooms other than being at Jamie Oliver's Italian and it was just beautiful. Such an amazing setting for such a fun day!.

A chair I wanted to live in.....

Vintage fairs always bring out the most creative people! So refreshing to see.

Carra from Vulture Culture Vintage. Carra and her mum run the vintage pop up shop and attend various vintage fairs. They are looking to expand online very shortly. It was funny when I got chatting to Carra, we discovered that she had actually sold me the vintage shirt that I was wearing that day at Judy's Vintage Fair in Glasgow a few months previous. Really down to earth girl and has a great eye for vintage bargains!

Stunning Laurat from ThisCharmingVintage. Another mother and daughter combo from Fife. Again Ladies after my own heart. I could only dream of owning a vintage pop up shop with my mum. Totally inspiring.

Ladies from Miss Dixiebelle. Vintage Inspired Boutique and Beauty Parlour. If I could have these beauty's do my hair everyday I would be in Heaven. Stunning looks!!

The lovely Helen Mcdonald from Innovations of Perth - Designer Dress Agency & Vintage Boutique. Who by the way was looking super glam!!
All I have to say is that the fantastic Judy Berger who has created the pathway for us vintage lovers deserves a very big applause. Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair tours the UK and gives us all a chance to get our hands on some of the most sought after pieces! If you have never been to a fair I would highly suggest you check out there website of when they are next in your area. Not only is it a great way to get some amazing bargains but it's such a great day out. Exciting atmosphere, Lovely people and an overall great insight to the many decades you may have missed out on. A truly fantastic day!.

Check out there website!! http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/
Cannot wait until the next fair!

18 May 2014

Vintage Charity Show

Dress - Karen Millen

I attended the Edinburgh Vintage Charity Show last night and what an amazing night. It being my first event attending as a blogger it was really eye opening. The show was put together by a fantastic lady called Lauren Quinn who has been running the event for the past 5 years. Lauren sadly lost her papa to Cancer, she then made it her mission to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK. She has so far has raised £42,000!!! Amazing achievement.
Lauren quoted -
'All events which have taken place over the past half a decade have been run on a zero budget with 100% of the funds going towards the charity. We have even tried our hand at SPL star calendars. We strive to be creative and entertaining whilst raising money to save lives.
These events which I have been motivated to organise through the loss of my amazing Papa are held on the Saturday closest to his birthday.'

The night was filled with glamour and there was a real buzz in the atmosphere. With bagpipes/champagne/harp entrance I knew straight away I was going to have a special evening. I was lucky enough to go backstage and meet some of the designers/boutique owners which was a nice touch. The lady's were super nice and I will no doubt meet up with them again at some point. 

The show was vintage glamour themed and this very much reflected on the catwalk. It was fast paced, energetic and really vibrant. The dresses that were displayed were stunning!. I have always had an unconditional love for vintage dresses. If only I could have one for everyday of the week and my life might then be complete. There was a variety of designers/boutiques involved and I will link them all below. There was - Those were the days Vintage, Red carpet Luxury, 21st Century Kilts , Bustle Boutique and Pan-pan bridal.

Congratulations to all who took part and raising money for an amazing cause! Can't wait until next time.

The amazing Claire from 'Those were the days Vintage'

One of my fave looks of the night - Floral Heaven

My good friend and Events blogger Sultana Malik from 'Dream to Inspire'. Owner/Designer Alison Harm from 'Red Carpet Luxury Dresses' and her own brand 'Psychomoda'. Claire from 'Those were the days Vintage'

The stunning Elaine Ford from Superior Model Management

Me and my boo ting Sultana Malik

Last but not least the wonderful Lauren Quinn.

Red Carpert Luxury and Psychomoda

Those were the days vintage

Pan Pan Bridal

21st Century Kilts

Bustle Boutique

Sultana Malik - Dream To Inspire

Fundraising achievements in memory of Norman Crichton -