So on Saturday I went to a Vintage Fair in my hometown, I’ve been to a couple over the past year and none have really compared to the first one I attended. However, it’s often down to luck on finding things and they always have such a nice retro vibe that I always like to go and have a look anyway. After the last one I went to, I wasn’t expecting to find much. Although it had some beautiful things, it was mostly vintage clothes, whereas I like to find vintage magazines, things related to my favourite stars or modern vintage style clothes, as they tend to fit better.
Here’s a photo of my look for the Fair, I tried to create a classic 1950s make up vibe with a 1940s pin up roll with a pony tail. On this day, my hair was very straight, so it was incredibly hard to create the roll, I must have tried about ten times! Tip – pin up rolls are a lot easier to roll when your hair is curled or slightly wavy.
So when I went on Saturday, at a first quick look I felt slightly disappointed again. I saw some lovely vintage clothes but the material was not suitable for hot weather and I really hate looking through racks and racks of clothes, I’m just not patient enough! However, I came across a lovely stall of modern vintage style clothing. I saw a couple of lovely dresses, but the material once again wasn’t suitable for summer weather. I also saw a lovely floral halter dress, but sadly they didn’t have my size. However, I continued looking through and came across a lovely yellow floral dress and thought to myself, that looks pretty cute! Although I thought the dress was really pretty and a bit different to my other clothes, any of your fair haired ladies will know that it’s almost an unwritten rule that blondes don’t wear yellow. Therefore, I was pretty hesitant to try the dress on! I didn’t want a major clash, to look washed out or even like a big lemon, but I took my chances and went for it.
The dress is so comfy and fitted at the same time, which is always the best! The back of the dress is elastic so it fits to your body. It also nips you in at the waist for the 1950s hourglass look and has such beautiful detail, it’s a real sunshine dress! I only realized when taking the photos today that this dress is from Collectif this gorgeous brand specializes in 1940s and 1950s style and I’m so happy to finally have a dress of theirs!
I absolutely adore the heart-shaped buttons, I think they could be my favourite part of the dress! The little details always make the dresses!
I also bought a lovely red floral bow for my hair, surprisingly I haven’t got a red bow and as it’s one of my favourite colours and for only £2.50, I had to buy it. Although red can sometimes be a hard colour to match, I decided as I wear red lipstick so often, I could probably get away with not always co-coordinating the clothes.
I also wore my lovely daisy earrings from River Island that I bought last year, I thought they went with my floral fifties theme and of course added even more yellow!
Lastly, when browsing the Vintage Fair, I came across a clearance section of.. HEART SHAPED GLASSES! I absolutely adore this style, made famous by Sue Lyon in Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial classic, Lolita. I already have lovely cat-eye 1950s style sunglasses from last year that are red, so as soon as I saw the pink heart-shaped ones, I went for them instead.
Until next time lovelies!
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