Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank you!

Thankyou to all who came, who supported our event, our volunteers, our event entertainers, our models, our stall holders and most of all YOU! Our customers. Thank you again and again. We had an amazing day and hope you did too.

If you have any feedback you'd like to share, any ideas or would like to know more about our events please email us at vintagevixengirls@gmail.com

Photos by Ragdoll Photography

Friday, October 15, 2010


And the WINNERS of the $50 vouchers are Meg Humphries and Bobby Jo Divitini! Come see us on the day to collect your winnings! Remember, they can only be used on the day at Winifred and Bance and she seldom blushes! Congratulations!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Not long now my pretties! THIS SUNDAY Oct 17th at the Fremantle Town Hall (8 William Street Fremantle) from 12noon until 5pm our Vintage Vixens and Vamps Market will be on! With over 30 stalls packed full of vintage wares for your perusal.

Be sure to wear your best threads as Emma from Dropstitch will be there snapping happy for the blog!

Add your attendance on the Facebook events page to win free stuff on the day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

She Seldom Blushes

Fern from She Seldom Blushes gives us the run down on her boutique in the heart of Fremantle:

Having inherited the bargain-hunting, rummager-gatherer nature of her mother, Fern Vallesi has been fossicking through op-shops, garage sales and Sunday markets looking for the elusive bargain since she was in her early teens.

Since around the same time she has been making jewellery with her preloved finds... And in more recent years she began to wholesale these to boutiques in Perth under the label She Seldom Blushes.

Now She Seldom Blushes is a store in the Atwell Arcade in Fremantle stocking Fern’s jewellery, the jewellery of other local designers and other things she loves... including vintage clothing and accessories and gifts with a retro edge.

For more info check SSB out online on Facebook...

Vintage Space

Vintage Space offers a fabulous selection of mid century vintage clothes, accessories and collectables.

Specialising in vintage bakelite, celluloid, lucite, animal print, lurex and cherries.

The Vintage Vixen and Vamps Fair will feature a wonderful array of Spring and Summer vintage goodies. Looking for the perfect 1950s pin up swimsuit? Vintage Space is for you.
Vintage Space can be found online on EBAY and within the vintage market scene.

Contact details - Kitty - vintagespace@bigpond.com

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wisdom Lane Cupcakes

Wisdom Lane Cupcakes will be joining us in the cafe along with FM Coffee Barista so can refuel and recover mid shopping! Don't they look delectable! myum myum!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Let me introduce Claire from Beleza, another one of our fabulous stallholders at this months event. You can quite often find Claire at the We Heart Vintage Market in Mount Lawley.
Her vintage swimsuits were recently featured on the catwalk during fashion week here in Perth!

"I come from a family of collectors. My brother collects gettoblasters and rap paraphernalia, my uncle collects musical instruments, records and he's a professor of northern soul music! My auntie collects and loves vintage fashion and is still wearing her hair in a beehive as she was when she was 20.
And then...there is my Mum and Dad...Well...where do I start? Really I never had a chance to be anything but a collector, who was I kidding?
Beleza is my collection of beautifully made, unique, interesting items.
My Mum and I travel far and wide across the globe in search of these things, so no two things are the same.
They always say " COPIES ARE NEVER AS GOOD "

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Re-enlivening Fashion – Grown Up Girls’ Dress Ups

Backstage at the Vintage Vixens and Vamps Fair II

Sunday 17 October 2010

1.30 – 3.30 pm

Cost $12 (plus $3 entry fee)

All grown up, somewhere to go, but lost the knack of looking great?

Come along to this small soiree of women backstage at Vintage Vixens and Vamps, bring along one outfit you look great in, dress up, have fun, grab a few pointers from the teachings of Trinny and Susannah – and make use of the fantastic outlets at VVV II to explore how vintage, retro and preloved clothing can put the glamour and style back into your dressing life – at a fraction of the cost of mass produced, resource wasting, imported clothing. Numbers are very limited. To book, contact Georgina on 0417 949 179 or email g-mavor@ausconnect.net.”

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Marabou Clothing

Something old, somthing new, somthing borrowed, somthing Marabou!
Marabou is a Vintage boutique hidden down picturesque Tum Tum Tree Lane in Fremantle's east end of High St.
With quality vintage garments, locally crafted jewellery and upcycled accessories from local designers, we stock a unique collection and eclectic mix of Vintage and upcycled accessories. You can look like a million bucks without spending it as there's always something for everyone!
..... Faux furs and Floral dresses, silk scarves and handmade rings... Vintage boots and earing hoops, local artist's paintings... Lomography and teapots and Vintage costume bling!.... These are a few of our favourite things... :)

Mon-Sat, 10:30-5pm, Shop 3 Tum Tum Tree Lane 130 High St Fremantle, 9335-12-27
Find us on Myspace, Facebook & Etsy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cinderella Loves Lurex!

Another stallholder joins us....read on...

Holly has been in love with vintage clothing since she was 14...or maybe earlier, since she always loved her nana's beautiful vintage dresses- especially the one which was from the 70's- it was in an incredible shade of peacock blue with a diamond underbust that was sprinkled with sparkling claw set rhinestones.
Today she still has a fascination with everything sparkley and ethereal. Always wanting to celebrate life, she likes to dress up as a princess in fairytayle vintage clothing everyday.... even if she is just going grocery shopping ! So it's easy to see why her online vintage shop is called "Cinderella Loves Lurex".
There are literally mountains of vintage clothing in her house that need to find a new life, so you can expect to see her parting with some precious lurex pieces, 60s cinderella style lurex shoes and vintage wedding dresses, amongst many other gorgeous finds.
To see some more photos of her vintage collection, please go to her blog RawHemline.blogspot.com, and also visit Holly's other online store, RawHemline.etsy.com, which is filled with ethereal experimental clothing and accessories, often incorporating vintage fabrics.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Acorn Vintage

Acorn Vintage is another stall you have to look out for at our Vintage Vixens October event. Lauren also owns Osier and hand makes the cutest jewels and fun things you'll ever see. To see some of her online vintage pieces check out her blog...

Lauren has always loved looking a little different, but has always been delighted when people wanted her vintage clothes. So now when she finds treasures, she shares them, with the help of her alter-ego Acorn. She loves it the most because now she doen't have to leave the things behind that she can't squeeze into... they can be yours instead!
Acorns Vintage is made up of cute, cool and whimsical - with lots of hand-altered details and style adjustment... and Acorn Vintage also caters to stylish men, with heaps of dress shoes, checked shirts and cardigans for the dapper within.

For more info head to the Osier blog...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage Competition!

Hey'all hep cats!
Boy, have we got a cherry deal for you...
RSVP to Vintage Vixens & Vamps Fair II on facebook and go into the draw to bag one of two totally twitchin' prizes...
A $50 Winifred & Bance voucher and a $50 She Seldom Blushes voucher - jeepers!!
Winners will be announced via facebook on Friday the 15th of October
Vouchers must be spent at the gals' stalls on the day of the event and can be collected on arrival

Bluebird Vintage

Bluebird Vintage is a cosy little nook in Wembley where vintage fashion meets ye olde worlde...with the added goodness of bric-a-brac! We stock an eclectic mix of vintage women's clothing and retro homewares, cute curios, pop culture kitsch, antiques and collectables, making it the place and girl can bring her Grandma and both leave smiling! We have crammed every corner with pretty frocks, Polaroid cameras, vintage Ray-Bans, costume jewelery, cowboy boots, leather satchels, bags, accessories and every little thing your vintage heart desires. Every visit comes with free mental fashion advice and footy tips.

288 Cambridge Street Wembley (08) 9287 2768

Open Tues - Sat 10am to 5:30pm.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hey Joe Retro

Hey Joe Retro is another of our stallholders at our October Fair. Read on...

What sort of things can we expect from Hey Joe at the VVV Fair this year? We will be previewing our range of bathers and beachwear, bringing down menswear for the guys along with some records, a selection of our vintage designer sunglasses and a few choice pieces of vintage homewares, along with summer day dresses and tooled leather bags..

Where did the name come from? Its a combination of a Jimi Hendrix song, our location on South St, and the first two initials of my name Helen Joyce - says it all about the shop.

Why retro? why not new? Who wants new just like everyone else, retro and vintage provides something unique, and retro especially gives you bright plastics, funky flowers and puts a smile on your face.

Where can we find you? Cnr South and Stokes Sts White Gum Valley, 5 minutes out of Fremantle

What are your opening hours? Thurs - Sun 11am-6pm

Contact details: 9433 5191, hejocoda@virginbroadband.com.au, check us out on facebook @ HEY JOE RETRO.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

VVV in Drum Magazine

Check out this week's issue of Drum Magazine, out today! VVV are featured in the the new fashion section called "Lure". Pick up your free copy today at all good fashion, food and beverage outlets.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Benswick Vintage

Just one of the many stallholders at our next Vintage Vixen Fair! The kids from Benswick Vintage told us a bit about themselves...

Benswick Vintage came to be when both of us discovered a mutual love for fashions past and decided to venture through and scour the op-shops of Perth and grand-parents wardrobes for practical garments. Both having a creative streak we started to re-design garments and bring some of the more simple designs to life, we aim to produce clothing that is practical and affordable to keep Vintage lovers (especially students) in Perth looking amazing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ragdoll Photography

Our photographer this event is Shirin Carter from Ragdoll Photography...to check out more of Ragdolls work head to their facebook page...

Ragdoll Photography

A patchwork, a swath of colour, a kaleidoscope.
A lens full of colour and motion, faces, smiles and tears.

Ragdoll Photography is a small town, big time grip into the alter ego.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Ragdoll Photography is a venture of Shirin Carter, an ex-journalist, and now a professional photographer.

Through targeting the inner superhero, fairy and rock goddess for pacifist fire, she is pulling the portrait to pieces and discovering new light and dark, colours and life within everyday people.

The next could be you.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Evans Modelling

Evans Modelling has come on board for our second Vintage Vixens Fair. We asked to Samanatha Nicholls the Events Manager to tell us a bit more about Evans.

Evans Modelling, The Teenage Self Esteem Centre offer programmes to Teenage students allowing them to develop valuable life skills for their future. In return for their effort we offer exciting rewards in Modelling with opportunities to perform parades and star in photo shoots

We also have a selection of platinum models that participate in various Charities in and around Perth. Our Models have given their time to the following events

- Hawaiian Iron Man Fundraiser

- Rocky Bay Model Search

- Star Light Day

- Leukaemia Foundation

- Multiple Fashion parades

Being involved with us opens up many doors in a multitude of industries. Recently one of our Platinum students was given the opportunity to host the Junior Rocky Bay competition at the Perth Town Hall. She has now been invited to go on set at channel 9 and has a huge possibility to continue as an apprentice.

Our main office is located in Morley.

Phone 9275 4000 or via contact@evansmodelling.com

Mention Vintage Vixens and Vamps and receive a free trial class at Evans Modelling in Morley.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Volunteer Models Wanted!

Love vintage clothing? Want to strut your stuff on our vintage catwalk? Be a model for a day with some hints and tips from the gals at Evans Modelling! All shapes and sizes and MEN TOO PLEASE!
We'll need you Sunday October 17th, 11am to approximately 4pm.

For more info contact us at vintagevixengirls@gmail.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Clothing Exchange

This year we have the girls from The Clothing Exchange on board. They'll be ready to answer your questions on how/where you attend their next event and how it all works. Want to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint through fashion? Read on...

The Clothing Exchange was developed in response to the need for reducing Australia’s problem of wasteful consumption which is soaring above the $10 billion mark each year. Unlike most forms of environmental activism, The Clothing Exchange enlivens and excites people by amplifying the simple, sustainable practice of sharing. While people attend the event seeking a free wardrobe update, they often find themselves equally elated by the prospect of seeing their unwanted clothes getting a new lease on life and feel good taking part in collective action for sustainable development.

The Clothing Exchange invites people to bring the clothes they value but no longer wear to exchange for those they will. Now if you think the idea of 50 relative strangers coming to swap clothes in the one room is a recipe for chaos, rest assured, the process of the exchange is fair and efficient! The exchange rate is accounted for using buttons. Participants are encouraged to bring approximately 6 garments or accessories to exchange (we accept a maximum of 10) and they are given one button for each item which buys another in return. This way regardless of how many participants are swapping it is always equitable and you always have the right number of garments! We have received feedback asking us to assign different values according to our perceived quality of the garments but this would be subjective and lead participants down a more competitive path. Instead, we put the faith in the hands of participants to bring clothes they value and our role is to monitor the quality. As the objective of The Clothing Exchange is to activate fashion waste, this is the best system of exchange and it has proven to be successful again and again.

There is quality control at each event where we count and peruse the garments on entry and intercept any items that are not swappable. It is important that you bring items you no longer wear and think others will value. You must be detached and happy to see your items adopted by new owners. It is also important you give generously – even if it’s sexy, was expensive or a designer label – if you’re not wearing it, throw it into the mix and have a laugh with the person who happily adopts it.

It is essential that items are clean and presented neatly because that’s good manners! A little press and neat folding is fine.

Mia and I got involved so that we could do out ‘little bit’ to help the environment while meeting new people and having fun.

Others can get involved by checking out the website www.clothingexchange.com.au and come along to events which are listed on the events page or email ‘subscribe’ to perth@clothingexchange.com.au to subscribe to our newsletter and keep up with events and swapping news. Alternatively, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist at events – contact Vanessah at perth@clothingexchange for further information.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cecile Mimeux from Sugar Blue Burlesque

Sugar Blue will be performing at our event spectacular this year...we caught up with Cecile Mimeux...

What inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings?

The prospect of being busy doing the things I love to do, spending time with my family and friends and getting closer to achieving my dreams.

Burlesque. How did you start? How long have you ben performing?
My husband suggested I try burlesque because he thought I'd really like it. My debut performance was in February 2009.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
Brian Setzer Orchestra

Whats your favourite era?
The 1950's. I love the femininity of the era including the clothes and hairstyles.

Where can we see you perform next?
The Speakeasy show produced by Sugar Blue Burlesque at the Fly by Night Club on the 11th September.

Five words to describe yourself:
Elegant, graceful, feminine, cute and charming.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Swing Zing Vintage Market

If you have vintage collectables, clothing, shoes, hats, books, music, accessories etc that relate to the jazz era from the 1920s-1940s, then you may wish to have a stall at the Leedy Hop Live. Once a month you can display and sell your retro gear in a wonderful environment of Lindy Hop dancing and Big Band Jazz! Stall spaces are limited. August already has Ashleigh in Wonderland and Michelle Turner's amazing collection. Book your stall by contacting sophie@swingzing.com. The Leedy Hop Live runs on the last Thursday of the month 7-11pm at the Yugal Club, 288 Oxford Street Leederville. Stall set up is from 5.30pm

Clara Cupcakes from Sugar Blue Burlesque

The girls from Sugar Blue are on board with us Vintage Vixens at our next event in October. We had a chat to Clara over tea...and cupcakes...

What inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings/afternoo
I don't know if "inspired" is the right word but my cats are generally what gets me up in the morning. Gretchen, the bigger one, likes to sit on my bladder and Tabitha pokes me in the face. I wake up pretty quickly with all this happening. They are just as good as an alarm clock (but much cuter).

Burlesque. How did you start? How long have you been performing?

I knew Adora Derriere, the owner of our troupe, for years through lindy hop.

I found out she was starting the troupe, I told her (while slightly tipsy at a party) that I was going to learn to hula hoop and join the troupe. Well, that's pretty much exactly what I did. I've been performing with Sugar Blue for about 2 years now and haven't looked back. If you had have told me 2 years ago that I would be doing burlesque and hula hooping I would have thought you were crazy!

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I'm listening to a ton of Helen Kane and Flether Henderson. Their music makes me so happy! I'm also really enjoying Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid".

Whats your favourite era?

I adore the 20's. It was just such a change in both lifestyle and fashion from the previous era. I can't even imagine how scandalous the young, impetuous flappers must have been to their Victorian parents. I love the music and the fashion, it was so decadent. Unfortunately, I look terrible in a drop waisted dress so I prefer the 40's and 50's for clothing.

Where can we see you perform next?

We have the Martini Club happening at DeVilles on the 22nd of August and then we have our next big show "The Speakeasy" on the 11th of September at the Fly by Night. I'm so excited about this one! It's going to be fabulous.

Five words to describe yourself:
Kooky cupcake lovin' cat lady!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Let us entertain you!

Well its all coming together vintage lovers and the line up is getting more exciting everyday! Be prepared for an amazing day...let us entertain you!

Sugar Blue Burlesque
Swing Zing
vintage tunes by DJ Jarred Marshall
30+ vintage stalls

For more information please email us at vintagevixengirls@gmail.com

Friday, July 30, 2010

Vintage Vixens & Vamps II

After so much fun in May we couldn't resist the beautiful historical backdrop of the Fremantle Town Hall for Vintage Vixens and Vamps II...so its on again!

Fremantle Town Hall
Sunday October 17th
12 noon - 5pm
$3 shopper fee

Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating with Perth's quality retro and vintage fashion at affordable prices!

Vintage Fashion Stalls
Gorgeous Cupcakes and Barista
Mini Events
Entertainment plus!

If you'd like to get involved in this fun event on the day as a VOLUNTEER (model or event assistant) conact Maureen at maureenmcdaniell2@hotmail.com or call 0408 941 481

If you're interested in becoming a
STALLHOLDER request details by emailing Dee or Fern at vintagevixengirls@gmail.com or calling Fern on 0415 375 820 or Dee 0408 03 7896

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quality of Yesteryear

Look at this dress ... it is beautiful. Permanent pleats, the dress has weight, metal zipper, it will last forever .... exactly what clothing made today doesn't do - and neither does it generally do justice to the women we have grown into! Recently I purchased a mature woman's wardrobe of yesteryear .... they no longer fit her. I don't know her name, but all her clothing is marked with a 'J' ... a woman called J. As I sorted through the bags of items memories were stirred of my own clothing over the years. I used to make all my own clothing once, and then Target came to town and we all thought that to be 'hip' meant to wear clothing mass produced in Taiwan or Hong Kong (China wasn't on the scene then). And to be honest the quality and style of Target back then was good. But little by little we have all been hoodwinked, quality has deteriorated, each year style is a variation on the 'bag' look (I went for it in a big way for while), we all look remarkably the same and unfortunately black has taken over. It's time for a revolution. Can we recall what we looked like in colours that belonged to us, made us look gorgeous regardless of our body shape and size? I have started to remember and to notice. Have you ever bought an expensive item which looked fabulous on the shop mannequin only to don it at home and wonder why it didn't give the thrill you expected it to? And then have you ever bought something not quite what you would normally purchase and then found it really makes you sizzle? Colour and shape and our personalities, manufacturers can mass produce as much as they like but the truth is we aren't mass produced replicas of each other - we are all wonderfully unique!

From 23 - 27 June Vintage Vixens and Vamps will be at the Everywoman Expo in the Perth Convention Centre. We will have our range of vintage and recycled clothing and will be accompanied by She Seldom Blushes of Fremantle and Winifred and Bance of Inglewood. We are taking the style, grace, colour and quality of vintage and retro fashion to the women of Perth. Our recycled clothing is the best that we can source from hours of wracking through racks! In our op shop hunts we are looking for styles that suit our mature shapes, quality of local and European made labels and wherever possible - colour! We want to show you how, in combining the quality and style of Vintage and good recycled clothing you too can look fab on a frugal budget and rekindle feeling like the goddess you felt at 18 and are even more so at 38, 48 and older!