Tag Archives: vintage fair

  • 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

    very vintage fashion fair  st andrews vintage fair

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    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

  • Beatroot & Lace Bazaar

    September 6, 2014

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    We wanted to give you all a heads-up and thumbs-up for a new Glasgow-based vintage (ad)venture in the form of the Beatroot & Lace Bazaar, described by its founders as "The Vintage Fair With Creative Flair".  The brainchild of Marco and his partner Jennie - whose  combined musical and artistic credentials are impressive, and their juggling ability as parents of a small baby even more so! -  this latest addition to the somewhat crowded vintage fair circuit promises something refreshingly different with its unique blend of music, art, fashion and collectables.

    As self-confessed 'magpie-eyed' Marco puts it:

    "In mixing the best of the past with music, art and design of the present and future, we hope to provide an environment of collaboration and creativity which can benefit traders, artist, performers and customers while building a community of like-minded people."

    Sounds pretty cool to us!

    Unfortunately we won't be able to participate in the launch extravaganza during the busy Freshers' Week (it's a bit too far for us old frockers and we have other commitments that weekend), but we're sure students and locals won't be disappointed. The inaugural bazaar is to be held in The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow on 20th September 2014, from 11am until 4pm, and will bring together  local traders, musicians and artists to rock all things retro.

    Over to Marco again:

    "Not only will there will be 30 tempting vintage and artisan maker stalls to shop at, but performances from a host of key participants in Glasgow’s vibrant music scene will be welcomed. In addition the opportunity to view and purchase original artwork by a selection of the finest up and coming artists the city has to offer will also be exclusively available."

    Entry will be free of charge - another refreshing change! - and various activities are planned for the day in an effort to raise money for repair work to the damaged Mackintosh building, for which we frockers have a particular soft spot.

    More bazaars are in the pipeline as follows:

    11th Oct The Art School
    25th Oct The Record Factory
    8th Nov The Art School
    22nd Nov The Record Factory
    13th Dec The Art School
    20th Dec The Record Factory

    For news and event updates, do keep a magpie eye on the Beatroot & Lace Facebook page, Twitter  and Instagram. We know we will be!

  • 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

  • Why look good when you can look fabulous?

    January 21, 2012

    Model: Juuli Vaajaniemi  Hair and Make Up: SC MakeUp Artistry  Photography: Oliver Schneider  

    Vintage ivory silk beaded two piece (originally worn by a London model in the 60s) provided by The Frockery

    The Frockers are delighted to announce a new and exciting collaboration with Sandra Cormack of SC MakeUp Artistry and colleagues to offer vintage style makeover packages at affordable rates in our local Tayside area (and beyond by arrangement).

    Having worked with Sandra for some time providing authentic vintage pieces for professional photo shoots throughout Scotland, we realised there were many ladies out there who might appreciate their very own vintage inspired styling session to include hair, make up, clothes and accessories, as well as a photographic record of their new look. So whether you want to release your inner Marilyn or unleash your Joan Collins, we can help!

    Why look good when you can look fabulous? 

    Our wee vintage adventure will launch informally at the St Andrews vintage fair on 3rd March 2012, when Sandra and colleague Anna Pillans from Hair at Home will be on hand to create wonderful vintage hair and make up looks with frockery provided by ourselves and photography by the talented Gillian Gamble.

    To whet your appetite, here is the beautiful Juuli once again modelling one of the Frockery's 1940s little black dresses, hair and make up by Sandra Cormack, photographed by Oliver Schneider.