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Athena’s spring makeover tips

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If you were at our spring fair last Sunday, no doubt you’ve picked up some beautiful new clothes and accessories for your spring wardrobe (we know we did). Now you just need the beauty look to go with it! Spring is the perfect time for a wardrobe clear out and a fresh new makeover ready [...]

Summer Fair 31st May, Vintage Fashion Fair 2015

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Summer Fair 31st May 11am-5pm £4 entry (£2 with NUS card) Happy Birthday Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair! London’s definitive vintage fair celebrates its 6th anniversary on 31st May. Since launching in 2009, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has received awards including a Time Out Best Shops badge, Best vintage fair in The Vintage Guide to London [...]

Spring Fair 12th April Preview

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Have you got the date in your diary? This Sunday is Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s spring edition which means over 50 stalls of beautiful womenswear, menswear and accessories for the new season plus lots, lots more. If you’re joining us on the 12th at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, there’s plenty to look forward to [...]

Our favourite outfits from Easter Parade

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Whether we’re spending it with family or friends, leaving town or staying indoors to avoid the April showers, there’s one thing we’re guaranteed to do at Easter and that’s watch ‘Easter Parade’. The classic 1948 movie starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire follows the story of a dancer (Astaire) whose partner leaves him to go [...]

History of the watch

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Whether the new Apple iWatch will sink or swim, it’s certainly a historic moment for the next generation of watches. Who knows, 50 years from now people may be shopping at vintage fairs for rare editions of the first ever Apple iWatches. For now though, our tastes are a little more classic so we thought [...]

Vintage floral favourites for spring

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Spring has well and truly sprung here in London! With the spring equinox on Friday and the blossom out in St James’ Park, our minds are turning to tea dresses, mac coats and wedge sandals for that classic seasonal style. If there’s one thing that never goes out of style year after year, it’s florals. [...]

1970′s Fashion

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Seven blog posts and decades of political, social and fashionable change later, we’ve come to the 1970s in our series exploring each decade in vintage. Just as the 1950s reacted to the restricted rationing of the 1940s with full silhouettes, and the 1960s reacted to the fashions dictated by adults in the 1950s with youthquake, [...]

Fashion on the Ration 1940s Street Style

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With all the hype of the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition arriving in London this spring, it would be easy to overlook the many other fascinating and inspiring fashion happenings going on around the city. Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at the Imperial War Museum is equally as unmissable.   The exhibition marks [...]

Behind the scenes at CVFF photo shoot

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We decided to start 2015 with a bit of a makeover here at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair! We see so many amazing vintage outfits hanging on the rails at the fair, we thought it was about time we put them on a model and brought them to life! So we called up the lovely Select [...]

The 5 Best Vintage Gowns: Oscars Red Carpet

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The Five Best Vintage Gowns on the Oscars Red Carpet The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday 22nd February and we can’t wait to see the dresses that will be sweeping down the red carpet. Get the look right and it’ll go down in history, or, as we like to think, go for a [...]