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Sewing Clubs at Olive Road London

Want to know how to fix your vintage and charity shop finds? Or mend your favourite pair of jeans? Come along to my new Sew & Mend Club in East London. As a vintage fashion fan I know how frustrating… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Vintage Stories: When the stars align

Louise from Shoreditch Design Rooms shares her vintage story with Olive Road. Gliding seamlessly from studying astro physics to setting up a successful upholstery school isn’t the most obvious of career paths but Louise from the Shoreditch Design Rooms did just… Continue Reading →

How to buy a vintage wedding dress

‘I only came here to get ideas’ Bride-to-be Sarah confesses to me at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair in May. Despite this, she has found the dress she wasn’t even looking for, a 1940’s vintage wedding dress from Peacock Vintage, one… 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 →

Vintage Stories: India via New York

I caught up with Karen from Vintage Love Affair at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair earlier this year. This turquoise jewelled coloured dress caught my eye and I asked her where she bought it. She told me that around 13 years… Continue Reading →

Worst Civilian Disaster of World War II took place 74 years ago today

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943 74 years ago today the worst civilian disaster of World War II occurred in East London and yet very few people know about it. Bethnal Green Tube station was regularly used as an air raid shelter… Continue Reading →

A 90’s Classic

Continuing with our theme about vintage clothing with a story I spotted this amazing pink coat on Retro Bambi’s stall at the recent Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green, London. It belongs to stall owner Jo and she has… Continue Reading →

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