Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 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 - email@example.com
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Her vintage swimsuits were recently featured on the catwalk during fashion week here in Perth!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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
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.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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
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
Friday, September 10, 2010
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
Thursday, September 9, 2010
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 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
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 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 email@example.com
Mention Vintage Vixens and Vamps and receive a free trial class at Evans Modelling in Morley.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 27, 2010
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 email@example.com 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
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
What inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings/afternoons?
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
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
vintage tunes by DJ Jarred Marshall
30+ vintage stalls
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 30, 2010
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!
If you're interested in becoming a STALLHOLDER request details by emailing Dee or Fern at email@example.com or calling Fern on 0415 375 820 or Dee 0408 03 7896