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Today was the Affordable Vintage Fair at Bethnal Green, sponsored by Rag&Bow. As recently I’ve been on this intense vintage kick, I have been excited about this for weeks. For only £2 entry fee, we had access to loads of heavily discounted vintage stalls from all over England and, as an added bonus, a mobile tea & cake shop. Needless to say, it was AWESOME. I got a really cute skirt for only £9. All photos by Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.
In other news, HOLY BOLERO its cold in London these days. Got caught in the middle of an unexpected yet brief hail storm in Brick Lane today. Also I thought this sign was really great, its kind of hard to read in the photo but it says “The Devil wears Prada but the people wear £5 Plimsoles”
Today I went to my first ever fashion show, Kenzo menswear in Paris. It was such an amazing experience…I’ll post more about the collection later because right now I’m a bit starstruck. I got to meet the amazing fashion blogger BryanBoy, who we interviewed for our new Cohesive TV show, Chic Equipe. Check out my blog for Chic Equipe here for more about Kenzo and what I’ve been working on lately!
My dress is by Cop-Copine and the jacket is H&M.
Here are some more pictures from the “Cité Internationale de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais” which will henseforth be refered to as the Lace Museum because SHEESH that is an unnecessarily long title. Once again all photos are by Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.
I really can’t believe the amount of patience and detail-oriented work that went into the 17th century hand-made lace. Whereas I pretty much have a panic attack every time I attempt to thread a sewing machine, these people had to juggle hundreds of threads and somehow make intricate little flowers and patterns with them.
I am officially moved in to my place in Paris and back to my regular blogging schedule! When I moved out of London, we took the train to Calais, a French town known for its long history of producing luxury lace. There we visited the Lace and Fashion museum which is in an authentic lace factory.
The museum showed examples of hand made lace, some of which were over a hundred years old, and the incredible craftsmanship involved in lace making. (All photos by Drooling Isn’t Photogenic.)