The term vintage was borrowed from wine making and evokes the art of fine living. Vintage fashion, introduced to the Oscars’ red carpet by Julia Roberts in 2001, has grown into a full-fledged, multi-generational trend. But what do the teenager on the look out for a worn leather jacket to match her jeans, the elegant beauty who adorns her curves with a suit from 1900, and the chic matron, proud of her 1957 Kelly bag have in common? The art of fine living. Vintage has become something of a statement for the (many) women and (fewer) men who want to set themselves apart from mass consumption and to revisit the history of elegance.
On Sunday 10th Feb (a week this Sunday) The Vintage Fair is coming to the Brighton Corn Exchange and its a great event for anyone in the local area. The vintage fair showcases the UK's finest collectors and traders spanning six decades, covering vintage clothes, homewares, collectible s, jewellery and accessories. There's also a vintage tea party to top up on tea and cake from fine china teacups and a salon for vintage hair do's. You can find out more on Twitter, @Brightonvintage, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/Brightonvintage. The blog is also worth checking out, www.thevintagefair.blogspot.co.uk.