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We Are Celebrating Our 5th Birthday!

We are 5! Olive Road London launched at Pop-Up Vintage Fairs at Old Spitalfields Market in London in September 2014. I started selling bags I had made from vintage fabric along with a few vintage finds. Five years on, my business has developed into focusing on selling vintage fabrics, patterns and accessories along with teaching…

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Ready for a Fashion Revolution?

How to get involved for Fashion Revolution Week: 22 to 28 April 2019 Tomorrow is the start of Fashion Revolution Week. The sixth year in which the charity are encouraging us to get involved and challenge our favourite fashion brands with the question ‘Who Made My Clothes?’. Fashion Revolution was established in 2013 a year after…

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Mid-Century Modern Style

A fan of the Mid-Century Modern style from the 1950’s and 60’s, I’d never considered where the phrase came from. Journalist Laura Fenton explains ‘Author Cara Greenberg coined the phrase “midcentury modern” as the title for her 1984 book, Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s’. Fenton goes on to theorise why the style is increasingly popular.  Head to…

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Capes: For all kinds of heroes

Do you ever think about something then can’t stop noticing it? A bit like being on a health kick then being faced with chocolate cake at every waking moment? This is how I feel about capes.  Last winter I started noticing the odd cape worn by a fashionista around London. Ever since then they keep popping into…

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Vintage Fair this Sunday – 10 Feb

I’m dusting off my rails and display boxes ready for my first vintage shopping event of the year. Judy’s Vintage Fair at Bethnal Green this Sunday, 10th February 2019, 10:30 for early birds at £3 entrance fee or £2 after 11:30. Finishes at 4:30pm. Click here for the Facebook invite. I’ll be selling a selection…

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – The stories behind the dresses

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opens this weekend at the V&A in London. A continuation of the exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the London edition displays 500 Dior Haute Couture pieces, each one of them hand made with 60 percent new content from the Paris show. As a member of the V&A, I…

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Seven Vintage Floral Fabrics For January Cheer

Seven Vintage Floral Fabrics for January Cheer From a rare piece of 1950’s barkcloth to a 1970’s bright striped floral; Meet seven vintage fabrics that will instantly cheer up the January blues. Each of these vintage fabrics brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart. After the fairy lights have been packed away, January needs…

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