Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Less speed, more Hastings

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to the seaside to the Jack in the Green festival that's held there every year on May Day. It's a great olde English tradition which dates back to the 16th century, which was revived in Hastings back in the 80s and the annual celebrations feature lots of pagan symbolism, green foliage and Morris dancing. Oh, and a huge biker meet.

Unfortunately, the weather didn't play ball, but I wore traditional green regardless! Sorry that it's paired with my uniform leather jacket, which is on here rather a lot lately. But that just reflects my life!

Outfit: A cherished Swirl dress
Vintage leather 
and my gorgeous Agneta High Swedish Hasbeens

A few snaps le boyfriend took of the biker part with my camera!

RIP this flower headband, which fell apart last week! 

Posting this as a good photo but would like to point out that as it's not something I can remember seeing before, I looked up this rather ill-advised (IMO) black makeup that the Morris dancer on the left is wearing. Though the general consensus seems to be it started as a disguise and has largely died out for obvious reasons, I do feel the racial connotations should lead to it dying out completely as a tradition for Morris Men, sharpish.

The desolate seafront!

The old Pier, which burned down, is being rebuilt

Well nothing else to add really, since we got there late and didn't stay massively long, so no more interesting stories... except some advice. Don't pose for blog photos when there are hundreds of powerful motorbikes being driven down the bit of road you're standing on... 


Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Sales & Socials

A couple of years ago, I used to run the Sale & Social with my Vintage Mafia gals, but alas, those are consigned to history. I did have a marvellous time selling at the East London Vintage Fair last month, though and it's happening again tomorrow so I encourage all you vintage-loving Londoners to go along. It was really, really good. Both as a seller and a vintage lover - so many amazing stands selling top-quality things. I'd really recommend signing up as a seller if you have quality things to shift.

See the full list of sellers tomorrow on the ol' FB event page.



Here's Katie & I at the last one, what you can't tell from this photo is the fact I was about to die of a hangover.




I'm not selling this time as I am helping Katie do her Clapton Jumble Trail stall, which is only a few minutes' toddle up the road from the Round Chapel, so come see us too after you have hit the fair (and buy our vintage at low, low prices) - we're on Hilsea Street!

In other news, it was my birthday the other day! Not a big celebration as who cares about 34? I went out for a quiet burger dinner with my other half.




Found this cute maxi dress on Etsy - not often things are long enough for lanky old me!

Always matching whenever possible! 


And the dress in full... though it was far too cold and windy to wear like this! Brrrrr.



Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

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