Southampton Vintage Fair – Saturday 28th of April 2012

Destined for a brand new city-centre venue, we’re delighted to be bringing our Southampton vintage fair to The Treasury.

The Treasury, 129 The Highstreet, Southampton, SO14 2PB

Only our third-ever visit to the city, Southampton has quickly become a favourite; showcasing 30 vintage traders from all over the UK with 60 years of stock, expect vintage dresses and accessories, shorts,skirts and summer staples, leather and menswear, ephemera and collectibles and designer-makers to boot. From retro tees to maxis – no box is left unchecked.

Bound by affordability, we’re always thinking of ways to make the pennies stretch further. Handpicking only affordable traders, we’ll be offering not only cheap entry, sale rails and bargains galore, but free vintage discount cards, available on the door. A veritable vintage playground without paying through the mouth – that’s what we’re all about.

Featured in Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire – we’re going all out. Offers and discounts, cupcakes and new-season staples – we hope you can make it along.

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Entry: £2/ £1 student card/ OAP [Under 12s go free]

www.judysvintagefair.co.uk

kieran@judysvintagefair.co.uk

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Durham Vintage Fair

Durham Vintage Fair – 28th of April 2012

Durham University Student Union, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AN kieran@judysvintagefair.co.uk

Heading North once more, we’re delighted to be bringing our Durham vintage fair back to Durham SU.

Running for many moons now, Durham is always a favourite; showcasing 35 vintage traders from all over the UK with 60 years of stock, our next event will be no exception; vintage dresses and accessories, shorts,skirts and summer staples, leather and menswear, ephemera and collectibles, from retro tees to maxis – no box is left unchecked.

Bound by affordability, we’re always thinking of ways to make the pennies stretch further. Handpicking only affordable traders, we’ll be offering not only cheap entry, sale rails and bargains galore, but free vintage discount cards, available on the door. A veritable vintage playground without paying through the mouth – that’s what we’re all about.

Featured in Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire – we’re going all out. Live acts and offers, cupcakes and new-season staples – we hope you can make it along.

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Price: £2/ £1 Student Card/ OAP [U12s go free]

Nearest Car Park: Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, DH1 3UJ

Nearest Cash Machine: Lloyds TSB, 28 New Elvet Durham City

www.judysvintagefair.co.uk

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event love – Earth Day 2012 – continuous effort


Earth Day – I love the Earth, it’s wonderful in so many ways. The delights of vintage and old things can help the earth more than we know. We may be too far down the consumer route to go back to real basics, but we can help ourselves and our lovely, lovely, beautiful planet. Wear your heart on your sleeve and your old things with pride.

Earth Day Network is a global leader in promoting environmental education and green schools. Our award-winning Educators’ Network provides resources for teachers educating for a sustainable future.

Become a volunteer: http://action.earthday.net/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=5645

www.earthday.org/

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CHARLESTONERCISE – Vintage Exercise DVD launch

CHARLESTONERCISE: The Vintage Workout – Exercise in style.

I spoke to Anthony today and already had my eye on this launch  – what a lovely idea. Keep fit by shimmying – I couldn’t think of anything better to get fit and have fun doing it, well I could but not with regards to dance. Get ready to bust some lovely vintage moves and through some roaring 20s shapes ladies and gents.

You can see this wonderous dance/exercise on new fangled YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZOWkHQT-R8

WHAT: “CHARLESTONERCISE – Vintage Exercise DVD launch”

WHERE: Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, 64 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

WHEN: Friday 29th June. 6.00pm – 1.00am

With Vintage being all the rage, The Great Gatsby being remade with Leonardo DiCaprio and the Charleston featuring on Strictly Come Dancing – Manchester dance teacher Anthony Padgett has created a new fitness workout based on the 1920’s Charleston.
CHARLESTONERCISE: The Vintage Workout – Exercise in style.
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And if you are wondering what is the Charleston? It’s a fun dance craze from the 1920’s America. It is from the Jazz era, a time of Flappers (young, liberated women), High Society, Gangsters and Prohibition (where alcohol was illegal and was drunk in illicit bars – the Speakeasies).

So ditch the leotards, lycra and leg warmers. Here is an exercise you can do in style. Put on your favourite vintage outfits and learn some easy and fun moves which also give you a great workout.

Said Anthony “I taught Salsa for 7 years and then came across the Vintage scene in Manchester and London. There was no looking back. So I put together Charleston dance moves from old films and began to teach this in Manchester. I was amazed how much energy you use and also how much fun it was. So the idea came to me, just as Salsa has Zumba as a fitness workout so the Charleston was the ideal dance for a Vintage workout – and Charlestonercise was born.

And it’s not just exercise, it’s also a social occasion. People can have drinks and nibbles afterwards. It really is a party.”

Anthony Padgett (B.A., M.A., P.G.C.E.) has been teaching dance for 10 years and has danced Charleston for BBC1 and Sky TV.

DVD booklets are available on Ebay. The DVD has 4 sequences of exercises in increasing difficulty. Each sequence has 6 moves that will exercise your thighs, waist, arms and chest. There is also a final 5th sequence that will focus on your abdomen and back. Fun moves in the DVD include The Great Gatsby, The Penguin, The Hotsy Totsy, The Flapper, to name a few.

Classes currently run in Manchester the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, M4 1LW (in the heart of Manchester’s Vintage scene)

There will also be a special DVD Press launch party on Friday 29th June 6pm – 7.30pm at Matt & Phred’s. Review/complimentary copies will be available for the Press and then the night will turn into a general 1920’s Speakeasy Party with the “Lazy River Jazz Band” until 1am.

www.charlestonercise.co.uk

Facebook: http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Jazzswingdance/100001097411045

Contact: Anthony Padgett

New fangled mobile telephone: 0790 2342448

info@charlestonercise.co.uk  (new fangled electronic mail, well I never…)

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Colour Me Vintage – Red

 

Colour is one of those apects of life that you either pay a lot of attention to or you don’t, or you are vaguely aware of colour but either are afraid of it or only pay it lots of attention when it’s right in your face, hard to miss.

 

Red is one of those colours, like yellow but less controversial in my eyes at least and I really think that yellow and red is generally a very bad combination. There will always be people, places, nature, sunsets, climates that pull off the combination with grace and effortless breathtaking style, but not usually in the UK. I am more than happy to be wrong though.

 

So red, rouge, mid-red (pink tones), there’s blue based and yellow based reds in muted, shiny, dark and light colours – and sparkly can be good and bad. I like red shiny patent shoes as very well modelled by Dorothy..why didn’t Toto have a matching doggie coat…hmm

Red can look very stunning with black and some people mix it with white too  – this is one of my least favourite combinations but I understand it. I naturally suit muted summer colours in cool tones – chocolate browns, navy blue, black grape, rose madder, lovely mid blues of a faded by the sea variety. I don’t look good in black and red of quite harsh tones because they look harsh on my fair blue based skin that goes red and freckles rather than tans in the sun.

I know that someone such as Dita Von Teese looks wonderful in these potentially dramatic colours. The lady may be a natual blonde (using Garnier black hair dye aparently) but the lady looks good in the classics of fashion as far as the 19th, 20th and 21st century are concerned. Dita lives out my dreams of looks chic and not at all ill in black. I don’t mind not wearing it though as there is such a lovely wheel and spectrum of colours to wear.

Vintage lends itself naturally to more daring and playful outfits from 1950s candy colours items to eye popping pink shoes, black and yellow rock n roll meets banana milkshake striped tops and three quarter length classic summer trousers, and ladies weating outfits of one colour and many shades be it gothic black, ingenue rose, classic princess creams, Hollywood Glamourpuss white (with black sunglasses or white framed specs) etc. Vintage is the goddess of inspiration and reinventon – and red items, worn or new can be put together to create your red personality if you are a lady or gent of red, or want to try it. If you want to start small and subtle then undergarments are the way to go. This is where I try out alternate personalities or colours I am unsure of that are my guilty secrets but that looks a little shite as visible clothe colours.

There are so many reds, so if you are unsure if you can pull the colour off then look at different shades in clothes, accessories, paints, wallpapers, furniture. Look to see what pleases your eye and why. See if you can pull off the same fee for yourself, through your wardrobe – be it nice pants, pretty earrings, nice shoes, dresses, trousers, belts, badges, bags, hair bands etc – to get some ideas of reds out there in the colourful world of ours you may find these sites useful – of the new fangled variety:

Makeup Withdrawal:  www.makeupwithdrawal.com/2010/05/scarlet-lipstick-love-story.html

The Science Bit – Color Vision: One of Nature’s Wonders: www.diycalculator.com/sp-cvision.shtml

miscellaneousgrievances:     http://miscellaneousgrievances.tumblr.com/post/650552943/color-palettes

www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/reds2.html

Oh and then there’s light red or pink as it’s known and I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t look mighty fine in the right tone/shade!

Be brave. Be free. Be Pink or Red or any colour you damn well please.

Happy red days.

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Take the weight off: A Cup of Vintage

If you fancy someone taking over and doing the fiddly bits for you and you are of a vintage persuasion then you may well like A Cup of Vintage based in Caterham, Surrey. They hire out vintage tea cups and their saucer friends plus supply bunting etc if also needed.

www.acupofvintage.co.uk/

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Burlesque Ladies: Cork Burlesque Community

Ooh burlesque in lovely Cork, Ireland:

www.facebook.com/pages/Cork-Burlesque-Community/295224593824598

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