Posted by Sarah Hill
It's another busy few months coming up on the vintage calendar, with events across the UK, so take a look and take your pick!
Based on the south coast, To be Worn Again are hosting their first Kilo Sale, stocked with a hand-picked range of fashions from the 1950s to my era in the 80s! It all takes place on July 30th & 31st at the gang's warehouse in Worthing.
We're hoping the weather gets on side for the Great British Vintage Market at Snape Maltings near the Suffolk coast. But come rain or shine we've got over 50 retro traders in a beautiful setting that's perfect for some shopping, walks and a relaxing lunch on Sunday 5th August. Come and say hi!
Setting up shop as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair will be happily ensconced in the HMV Picture House on Lothian Road on Sunday 19th August. They promise fashions for late-summer and autumn, alongside slices of cake, DJs and live acts.
Catch up with all the best vintage chat, secondhand style tips and everything from the tastiest cupcake recipes to the thriftiest finds with these retro writers in the blogosphere
She loves everything from campervans to garden sheds as long as they've got cool killer credentials. Writer and stylist Jane Field-Lewis keeps an eye on the coolest movers and shakers in her My Cool Campervan blog.
Kansas City crafter, thinker and sandwich maker, Amy Schleicher is the blogger of the wonderfully named 'Green Eggs n Hamm', in which she recounts her thrifting adventures in the Mid-West.
As a serious collector of iconic pieces of modern Scandinavian design, the Dublin-based Kirk Modern boasts images of highly covetable vintage furniture and homewares.
They run vintage-inspired events in the town of Frome in Somerset, and Lizzie and Clare's blog, The Vintage Bazaar is a colourful collection of pics from past bazaars and the many fab things on offer.
Seeking some ideas for a nearly new day out or trip back in time? Here's my round-up of places to go retro!
It's fifty years since the original bad boys of rock rolled onto the scene and changed it forever with their first appearance at London's Marquee Club. Somerset House is hosting a free photographic exhibition of The Rolling Stones featuring over 70 prints throughout their long, long career.
Also celebrating his half-century this year is another British icon who still has his Licence to Kill, 007 James Bond. The Barbican is celebrating the franchise's timelessly chic appearance in an exhibition entitled 'Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style' looking at the craft behind the screen scenes.
The Victoria and Albert Museum oozes old-school glamour with its exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950. Featuring more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties to royal balls, it's the perfect excuse for your Cinderella fantasy!
Relax, recline and read – here's my round-up of retro reads that are the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa and a slice of cake.
How many books claim to show the 'real Marilyn Monroe'? Well, this new edition of 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undislosed' comes pretty close to capturing this icon's enduring appeal on the 50th anniversary of her untimely death.
There's a lot of 50s and half centuries in this blog! Which is the perfect excuse to tell you about BBC Homes & Antiques magazine's round-up of their 50 Best Vintage Shops. Enjoy!
Another icon of screen and, in particular one racy song, Jane Birkin's appeal is explored in this short piece from the Queens of Vintage. Moi? Je l'aime!
I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for those one-off items or new or re-worked designs that give an affectionate nod to an earlier era. Of course it's a never-ending list, but here's my Magnificent Seven that I've spied recently…
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