Happy Easter everyone! This morning, Michael and I decided to go to the Vintage Village at Stockport - the big monthy vintage fair that I blogged about last November. I decided to wear my gorgeous new (to me!) 60s dress to the fair. This dress has a story, which is vintage snobbery at its best! I'm not going into it, but as a whole, I hate vintage snobbery. On this occasion however, it worked in my favour!
You know the sewing class I have been going to? Well, one of the retired ladies who goes, Carol said to me a few weeks ago that she had been clearing out her loft over the past few months and had an original 60s dress that she used to wear, that she thought I may like. She brought this dress in and I fell in love with it! I was also thrilled that it fits me perfectly - woo hoo!
She also told me that a few weeks previously (when she had first found the dress, amongst other 60s clothes), she had been going down to visit her daughter who lives in London. Her daughter said to bring the clothes down, and see if she could sell them at one of the vintage shops there. So Carol took the dress, along with some other original pieces along to a well known, and exclusive vintage shop specialising in 40s to 60s, and asked the shopkeeper if they bought clothing. Without even looking in the bag, the man looked Carol up and down and said snootily "Not from the general public, no". He then carried on with what he was doing and ignored her! How rude! So Carol left the shop, and brought the things back home, ready to put into the charity shop bag, until she met me at the sewing class and asked if I would like the dress! Yes please!
Here are some of the details:
Made by Dolly Rockers - designed by Sambo. I did a bit of research and found that 'Sambo' was actually
Samuel Sherman. From the Vintage Fashion Guild:
"Samuel Sherman teamed up with Dolcis Shoes so that they could coordinate that season’s ranges and carry out a joint publicity campaign headed by the Smith’s Crisps girl Pattie Boyd, who had conveniently just begun dating a Beatle when the campaign began, so she got a lot of extra attention for both labels"
Look at the cute shaped collar and contrast black buttons! I did put my hair in a mini beehive, but you cant see it at this angle!! I'm also wearing my Bakelite screwbacks.
The dress is such a lovely bright turquoise colour. Its also some kind of mohair mix (eek -itchy!) so I'm wearing a long sleeved high neck top underneath!!
And my Bakelite bangles, including my newest addition, which is the mango coloured carved one in the middle - just $22 off Etsy :)
And my original 60s/70s knee high boots - £3 from a flea market in Manchester
And a couple of pics from inside the fair
It had even expanded from last time into the old Produce Hall, which is now a permanent vintage fixture in the town centre, called The Room at the Top:
Although we saw tons of cool stuff, we didn't actually buy anything this time. We are really tight on space, and so until we move, we don't really want to buy much. We did stop off on the way home for Tapas, which was delicious. Hope you are all having a nice Easter break! :)