On Saturday I took myself off to the vintage fair at Old Spitalfields market. Mostly it's good for a browse, since I'm on spending lockdown, so was unable to indulge in the lovely pretty frocks on sale. Not that it was too hard to resist, since there are very few truly unmissable bargains at these events: Half-decent 50s dresses range from about £45-£150 (most seem to be around the £50-60 mark, though I did see one or two on sale rails for under £30), belying the "affordable" tag. But I spent an enjoyable time wandering the stalls and browsing the amazing vintage homewares.
As I mentioned yesterday, I wore my newly-completed Little Rock Dress (though it remained mostly hidden under my overcoat) with sparkly shoes and a feather half-hat, and I'm pleased to say I got several compliments on my look. I posed for Irene, a photography student; I was filmed talking about my outfit for some Jubilee related vox pop video thing for the Mayor of London's website (hope I don't sound like a complete knob - I don't generally come off well on film!); and I was also photographed with some of my purchases by Homes & Antiques magazine.
This stall was also photographed by Homes & Antiques magazine, so you'll probably see it in the August issue.
Well I say lockdown, but I couldn't resist indulging in a few little bargain bits and pieces - a couple of pairs of gloves (fulfilling a wishlist item of turquoise gloves), a polka dot 50s pillbox hat (another - somewhat random - wishlist item), and a Pyrex dish - I couldn't not buy it, it matches the one I thrifted almost exactly two years ago, but in a slightly smaller size. Vintage Pyrex rocks.