Listings & Reviews

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

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 →

Upcycling Workshop: A New Source of Fabric

I’m wandering down a brick lined side street, confused and lost. Without data enabled on my iPhone, I stare down at my paper map and I wonder if I am even in the right part of the city. The large… Continue reading →

Fabrications: How to mend your clothes

I cuddled my hot cup of tea outside the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green questioning why I had deserted my warm bed so early on a Sunday morning. I surveyed the other people in the queue; There was a… Continue reading →

January: Looking for some motivation

I began the year staring down in hopelessness at the pile of receipts, books and papers falling off their supposedly organised piles, melting into a collage of admin that hadn’t been touched during the month long frenzy of busyness also known… Continue reading →

History of Fashion in 100 Objects

A review of the Fashion Museum, Bath: The history of fashion always brings out the geek in me and the current exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Bath certainly had that effect. The current exhibition is advertised as a History… Continue reading →

Sunday Morning Shopping at Clerkenwell Vintage Fair

Some Sundays are made for lazing around in bed, thinking about getting up but not quite making it until a hungry stomach signals it is time to get up. Then there are Sundays like today, where it is worth jumping… Continue reading →

Where to find us: Autumn & Christmas Fairs

This Autumn, Olive Road will be trading at a variety of Vintage and Craft Fairs in East and North London. As much as I enjoy chatting to people on social media, I do love meeting friends and vintage fans at… Continue reading →

7 Places to Buy a Vintage Wedding Dress

My friend Josie gets married in six weeks, nerve wracking for most brides but Josie doesn’t have a dress! She did have a dress, a beautiful beaded long bias cut number designed in New York. When she went to collect… Continue reading →

Fantastic Evening at Wilton’s Music Hall with Pop Up Vintage London

Thanks to everyone who came along to this summer’s Pop Up Vintage Fair at the historical Wilton’s Music Hall in East London and helped make it one of the best vintage fairs yet! The rain was pouring down as I… Continue reading →

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