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Ideas on where to go and what to do from Vintage Markets, Exhibitions, launches and shopping.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A, London

The V&A’s new fashion exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first Parisian couture house and showcases his innovations in the cut and construction of women’s garments. Bringing together over 100 dresses, jackets, suits and millinery from… Continue reading →

Clerkenwell Vintage Fair Celebrate their Eighth Year

Olive Road talks to fair organiser Savitri Coleman to discover the secret to the fair’s success and her top tips for vintage shopping. Weekends were made for shopping. I don’t mean heading to a shopping mall, wandering around aimlessly seeing… Continue reading →

The Story of a Wedding Dress

Beneath the hum of the traffic on London Wall, the archives of the Museum of London sprawl in identical stacked rows. There are over 100 wedding dresses neatly packed in acid free boxes here; a collection that would excite fashion… Continue reading →

A Wedding Girls Cockney Knees Up

‘There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover…’Henrietta sings passionately into her toy microphone wrapped up with silver gaffa tape. ‘My grandson sat on it’ she laughs. This was the beginnings of a good old fashioned East End knees… Continue reading →

Changing Communities

Earlier this year I’d spent a frosty Tuesday in the docks of East London keeping warm and toasty in the University of East London’s archive library. Bracing the bitter wind, looking out over this Easterly stretch of the Thames, I… Continue reading →

V&A Museum of Childhood: Game Plan

Today, 31st March, is National Board Game Day in aid of children’s charity NSPCC and it inspired me to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood’s board game exhibition titled Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. The museum dedicates a large space… Continue reading →

Spring Vintage Fairs & Markets

Spring time is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with some vintage pieces. The weather can switch from cold and windy to warm and bright in the space of minutes, so wearing layers is the trick to keeping cool… Continue reading →

March: Women’s History Month

March is Women’s history month, which co-insides with International Women’s Day on the 8th March. The East End Women’s museum have collated an extensive list of events taking place around East London during March. Click here for the full list…. Continue reading →

Make do and Mend: the Influence of WWII Style

A review of ‘Fashion on the Ration’ on at the Imperial War Museum (London 2016, Manchester 2017) ‘Make do and Mend Life’ is a popular Facebook Group run by Ethical Coach, Jen Gale. But where does the original saying come… Continue reading →

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