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  • Vintage Collective returns to St Andrews

    October 17, 2014

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    Siobahn models one of our frocks at the first St Andrews VVFF

    Look who's back! It's Jasmine and Nicola of Vintage Collective, formerly known as Very Vintage Events. After a temporary absence  from St Andrews to pursue different projects in the deep south, they make a welcome return to their roots for another fabulous Vintage Fair at the Younger Hall on 1st November.

    Unfortunately, the Frockery won't be taking a stall due to too many other frocking commitments, but it promises to be an exciting event with live music from The Alleycats and The Other Guys (not forgetting cakes!) to enhance the very vintage experience.

    To whet your appetite, here are a few reminders of past Very Vintage Fairs we have enjoyed in St Andrews.

    arthur frocker SIOBHAN CIRCLE SKIRT

    Scenes from the 2011 inaugural St Andrews vintage fair with Arthur Frocker manneqinning our stall and a stunning Siobahn adding wow factor to our wares

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    siobahn and hannah

    Siobahn goes boho while Hannah rocks the 5os

    From New Look to New Wave and everything in between, Jasmine and Nicola will once again be bringing together the very best purveyors of vintage from across Scotland, so if you are in the vicinity of north east Fife, don't miss their big comeback! You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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    Dollyfrockers models Camilla and Hannah promote Very Vintage Events in 2012

  • The Very Vintage Fashion Fair, St Andrews, 27 April 2013

    April 9, 2013

    We are heading to St Andrews for  The Very Vintage Fashion Fair later this month, the first outing we've had for a while as we have been so incredibly busy.

    As we've previously mentioned, we have a soft spot for St Andrews and for the ladies who organise the VVFF events and we are regular visitors to the town. Indeed we are likely to be visiting more regularly as the chief frocker's gorgeous godson is due to take up a place at the university this autumn and has promised to do a spot of modelling for us.

    So please come along and say hello if you are in the vicinity of Parliament Hall on Saturday 27th April, where the fair will run from 11am until 5pm (£1 entry fee).

    We'll be bringing a selection of spring frockery (the snow will surely be gone by then!) and will also be happy to bring any pre-ordered items from our website for payment and collection on the day. Just email us the details in advance to take advantage of this free delivery opportunity.

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  • Kaleidoscopic CATWALK 2013

    February 1, 2013

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    One upcoming event not to be missed on the scintillating St Andrews fashion scene is CATWALK 2013 , which is to be held at Venue 1 on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm. Sponsored by KPMG, all proceeds will go to charity as part of the university's gargantuan RAG week fundraising efforts.

    Along with other businesses from the local (and in our case not quite so local) area, The Frockery will be providing vintage pieces for the show in keeping with the event's 'kaleidoscope' theme. Not a lot of people know (we certainly didn't!) that the kaleidoscope was invented by  Sir David Brewster, a former principal of St Andrews University, and it's sure to be a colourful show.

    Tickets can be purchased here. Don't miss it!

  • Sitara* 2012: showcasing Asian fusion fashion

    April 17, 2012

    The Frockery is proud to be supporting Sitara* 2012 , which takes place this Saturday 21st April in St Andrews.  This vibrant and exciting annual Asian fashion inspired event, organised by the University of St Andrews Asian Society, raises funds for the Ashraya Initiative for Children,  a community outreach project that houses and educates street children.

    sirara 2012

    "From the stately tea houses of Japan to the vibrant dances of India, the annual Sitara* fashion show celebrates the beauty of Asian culture, fashion, and art. Now in its fifth year, Sitara* is narrated through story, weaving together Asian fashion, performance and silent acting into an intriguing and exciting show. From the runway to the stage Sitara* will captivate and enthral audience members, taking them on a magic carpet ride through all of Asia!"

    Some of our vintage frockery is set to appear in the show, and our Dollyfrockers partner Sandra Cormack is heading up the hair and make up team, with a myriad of  local sponsors supporting the event.

    The action itself a closely guarded secret and set to be a big surprise, but the organisers, actors and models have all worked incredibly hard and it is sure to be a wonderful show with more than 200 tickets already sold. Buy yours now for this unmissable event!

  • St Andrews Very Vintage Fair - we'll be there!

    February 27, 2012

    It's the St Andrews Very Vintage Fashion Fair on Saturday and it's sure going to be swell! Do come and say hello if you're in the vicinity.

    Venue One, University of St Andrews Students Association, St Mary's Place, St Andrews, KY16 9UZ, on 3rd March 2012 at 11.00am

    St andrews Vintage Fair

    And look out for Dollyfrockers, an exciting new collaboration between the Frockery and SC Make Up Artistry, who will be on their first official outing.

    Here's Hannah, one we dollyfrocked earlier!

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     Images: Ivory Tower Events

  • We'll take Manhattan (and St Andrews)

    February 16, 2012

    We'll Take Manhattan

    So who else watched We'll Take Manhattan? We enjoyed it so much we watched it twice!

    Young Jean Shrimpton, muse of photographer David Bailey, was to take the fashion world by storm after a boundary-pushing New York photo shoot for Vogue magazine in 1962, becoming the world's first supermodel and an enduring style icon. In the BBC4 dramatisation, Karen Gillan and Aneurin Barnard played their respective roles to perfection as they transported us back to the beginning of an era in which the times were about to change seismically.

    Last week, in a similar vein, we decided we would 'take' St Andrews, where talented make up artist Sandra Cormack and photographer Gillian Gamble managed to capture a certain 'Shrimp' spirit in Camilla, one of the models we styled for a Dollyfrockers vintage shoot in advance of the upcoming St Andrews Vintage Fashion Fair. Her coat was strikingly similar to the one pictured above, don't you think? We should of course have remembered the teddy bear!

    Dollyfrockers 60s

    Shop for 60s vintage clothing at The Frockery.

    More on Jean Shrimpton's style and We'll Take Manhattan here and here.