Review: Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, March 29 2015

That’s right, it’s Vintage Fair time again!  Yesterday’s fair was by far the most productive of the lot for me in terms of the amount I spent.  Oh well, that’s what overdrafts are for, right?

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
I couldn’t resist getting a photo of those gorgeous light fittings. They’re so cute!

If you saw my review of February’s Vintage fair, then you’ll remember that I was a little disappointed at the selection – or lack of selection – of stalls.  Thankfully, the selection of vendors at yesterday’s fair was much improved.  There was a good mixture of vendors I’ve seen at the past two fairs, and brand new vendors to mix things up a bit.  That’s definitely a good thing, as the fairs in October and February were very similar in terms of the items available.

Yesterday there were multiple stalls selling modern dresses in the 50s pin-up style, and I was extremely happy about this! I’ve been hoping to pick up a new dress at a vintage fair ever since I started going in October, so to finally buy the dress of my dreams was a great moment.

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Shirt: Mooch Vintage, £10
Necklace: £8
Dress: Clarence and Alabama, £34

As well as everything pictured above, I also picked up a birthday present for my little sister – never mind that her birthday isn’t until September, it was the perfect gift for her!

I can’t wait to find an excuse to wear this dress, as I absolutely love it!  It’s such high quality, and considering how difficult it is for me to find dresses that fit well, this one is perfect for me.

Have you been to one of Lou Lou’s Vintage Fairs recently?  What did you pick up? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.

Currently listening to: Ghost In The MirrorMallory Knox

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Review: Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair Bournemouth, February 8 2015

Regular altrocklife readers will remember my excitement at attending Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, held in Bournemouth’s beautiful Pavilion in October last year.  If not, feel free to refresh your memory.

Inside the Bournemouth Pavilion during Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
This building is so beautiful. Gotta love a bit of art deco.

Well, Lou Lou returned to the south coast yesterday, and my bank balance is still recovering.  As much as I enjoyed the fair there were noticeably fewer traders set up this time around.  On the plus side, it meant there was more space for the flocking crowds to browse, but the downside was much less choice than the fair in October.

Fliers and business cards collected at the vintage fair.

Even with the reduced number of traders, I still visited a lot of stalls and made quite a few purchases.  Take a peek at my haul, and please excuse my pirate themed desk-topper.  Maturity is my middle name.

Shirt: £25
Ring: £3
Necklaces: (Can’t remember if these were from Vintage Promise or Vintagelady, oops!) 2 for £10

I also picked a little something up from Sarah’s Victoriously Vintage, but I haven’t included a picture as it’ll be my Mum’s Mother’s Day present this year and I don’t want her getting a sneak peek.

Overall, I’d argue that I had an extremely successful shopping day.  Now I’m waiting for an excuse to wear my snazzy new shirt out, and I’ll be wearing plenty of blue so I can coordinate and match my new necklaces.

Currently listening to: I Am ElectricHeaven’s Basement

Review: Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair Bournemouth

First of all, I’d like to point out that in order to get to the vintage fair on time, I set my alarm clock for nine a.m. on a Sunday morning.  NINE A.M.!! I think I deserve a round of applause for that.

Anyway, I rocked up to Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, held in the lovely Bournemouth Pavilion, and entering the gorgeous 1950s interior I think my heart skipped a beat at the sight of practically endless rails of vintage and reclaimed clothing.

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The atmosphere was great, and I absolutely loved the performance by Lauren Hillier which went on throughout most of the morning – it really set the scene and made me feel like I had been transported back to the 50s.

So, without further ado, check out my haul!

Jumper: Mabel’s Customised & Vintage Clothing, £15
Scarf: The Vintage Room, £3
Belt: £8
Necklace: Little Treasures, £10
Choker:
The Vintage Room, £2.50

I’m really happy with everything I bought, and can’t wait to start wearing everything out and about!  If Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is coming to a town near you soon, I’d definitely recommend going along and seeing the wares for yourself.

Currently listening to: Something From NothingFoo Fighters