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Vintage Shopping in New York

Planning a shopping trip to New York? Vintage shopping fan and Journalist Victoria Briggs shares with us her favourite New York vintage shops during one of her frequent visits to the city…. Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Every Saturday and Sunday,… Continue Reading →

Eco Sewing with Fabrications founder Barley Massey

The Fashion Revolution Week campaign was in full swing last night at Fabrications, the eco sewing studio and shop on Broadway Market in East London. Founder Barley Massey, Offset Warehouse’s Charlie Ross, Stichless TV’s Tree and Threadworks’ Lydia invited sewing… Continue Reading →

V&A Exhibition: Fashioned from Nature

Edwina Ehrman, Fashion Curator of the new V&A exhibition, Fashioned from Nature gave a lecture on her thought process during the curation the exhibition. Opened in time for Fashion Revolution Week, this insightful exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and… Continue Reading →

Fashion Revolution Week: #whomademyclothes?

‘Who made this’ isn’t the first thought that pops into mind when shopping. Usually the thought process is fit, colour, suitability, affordability or just because it is has been one of those days and that cute little red jumper will… Continue Reading →

Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday, 15 April

You can find us at Pop Up Vintage Fair in Hampstead on Sunday – selling a wide range of vintage fashion from the 1960s through to the 1990s. I’ll also be bringing along a selection of vintage cookbooks that I… Continue Reading →

Vintage Stories: The Allotment Girls

The rain was pounding against my window on a Saturday afternoon back in November 2015. I was deliberating whether to stay in my warm cosy flat or go to a  book reading at the Idea Store’s Write Idea Festival in Whitechapel…. Continue Reading →

Olive Road at Pop Up Vintage Fair this Saturday

You can find Olive Road this Saturday at Pop Up Vintage Fairs at the fabulous Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF. We will be there 12 to 5pm. I picked up lots of exciting of new (old) pieces… Continue Reading →

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Last night, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham embraced International Women’s Day at a special event hosted by the Council’s Town Hall. A group of women, leaders in their industries, joined a discussion panel to discuss the situation of… Continue Reading →

March: Women’s History Month and the launch of a new museum.

March is Women’s history month and co-insides with International Women’s Day on the 8th March. However, 2018 could be renamed as the year of women as there are several landmark anniversaries this year. It is 100 years since the Representation… Continue Reading →

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