Sunday, 22 February 2015

PixiRella's Pop Up Vintage | A Retro Lifestyle Event

For a while now I have been lusting after all the amazing vintage and retro fairs in London, Liverpool, Cambridge, anywhere that basically isn't on my doorstep and requires a hefty amount of travelling to get to.

In Hertfordshire where I live, there have been some vintage fairs which have been brought to my attention of late, most of which are shabby chic; think cream hearts, wicker baskets and floral garlands. Don't get me wrong, I think this style and choice of interior is really pretty and looks fab - before I moved out of my Mumma's, my bedroom was a Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston dream. But that's done. That has been circulating the fair scene for a while now. I need orange, paisley, pyrex & anglepoise lamps.

Instead of crying into my Instagram feed of beautiful kitchenalia, girls dressed in Fred Perry polo's, DMs & pencil skirts, retro homeware and vintage clothing to the sound of You Don't Love Me, I decided to do something about it! So, I've decided to run my own :)

The past month I have been emailing and messaging potential sellers, gathering interest through Facebook & through friends/family and can proudly say that the reservation of stalls has been starting to flow in! I really want to make this event a success and bring an authentic, original and fresh vintage fair to my home town.

So enough of the why, more on the when and where!!

PixiRella's Pop Up Vintage is to be held at The Barclay School, Stevenage which is located just behind the Old Town which is full of shops, eateries and other amenities as well as lots of residential footfall which should make for a popular turnout.

As outlined in the event flyer above, I hope for the event to have an array of wares ranging from kitchenalia, clothes, music, refreshments, crafts and reworked items as well as scooter memorabilia to really encapsulate a retro 'lifestyle'.

It is free for those who wish to buy and browse between 12 midday and 3pm and can be found in the main hall of the school. It's super easy to find - it's just off of the main reception area and will be decorated to ensure your eyes are grabbed and your pennies burn holes in your pockets!

As I said before, several stalls have been reserved but if you are seller of vintage, retro, inspired or reworked goods and would like to sell at PixiRella's Pop Up Vintage then please email or leave a comment down below including your email address and I shall get back to you asap!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Suede & Sheepskin

Sheepskin Coat | eBay
Bandanna | Charity Shop
Turtle Neck | ASOS
Skirt | eBay
Belt | ASOS
Shoes | Dr Martens

I have been a little reluctant to wear turtle neck tops/jumpers/dresses as one is a little chubby in the facial regions, but since deciding that I am going to dress for me and forget about the opinion of others, I am embracing the triple chin and going for it any way! Plus it's still cold out and turtle necks are fab for keeping warm!

Chubby chins aside, I am so so so in love with this orange faux suede skirt. It is rather short on me (tall girl problems) but I couldn't care less. The colour is so nice and it feels super soft to touch. It has well and truly become a wardrobe staple since buying it a few weeks ago!

To tie all the colours of the outfit together I love a silk scarf worn as a bandanna. This one was from a charity shop as do most of the scarves I buy. You can pick them up for only a few pounds and are a really versatile item to have and to incorporate in many outfits.

a HUGE thank you to the lovely Megan for using her posh camera and spending her free time to take these photos for me. Check out her website for other beautiful photo's including some she has taken for my sisters dance portfolio

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