Jane Birkin Love

Hiya!

I’m happy to be back with a new iconic look I put together for you + a lil bit extra. As you well know, my main target for the last vintage fair I attended, was to recreate Jane Birkin’s hippie look – the London babe turned Parisian in the 60s, which I was totally obsessed with in my teenage years.

She’s an endless source of inspiration, the perfect example of effortless look and class, and also the inspiration for the famous Hermès Birkin bag – which I will probably afford in another life. 🙂

Last weekend I went to West Wales, and took advantage of the sunny days and all the green around me. One lazy Sunday afternoon, I realised I have some of the clothes I purchased at the Vintage Weigh & Pay, and decided to do a small photoshoot at the country side. Hope you enjoy the final results!

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I am wearing a pair of Levi’s shorts and a no-name country pearl white blouse, both purchased at the #vintageweighandpay

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Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoyed my little article!

 

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Vintage Weigh & Pay – Review

Hi there ladies and gents,

As promised, I’m back with impressions from the Vintage Weigh & Pay event.

First of all, I will start by saying “always go for the early bird tickets”. Luckily, I was there at 9:30, so I could take photographs of the venue and the racks of clothing before the mayhem began, or else I wouldn’t have had time to shop. I did my shopping quickly and started to take photographs soon after the doors were open for the public.

I couldn’t believe the numbers. The queue was constantly forming outside and the flow was amazing. It was my first large vintage event, and I’m happy I was there as a photographer, because it offered me a complete perspective on such events. I think it’s amazing that they do a proper tour all over the UK, stay tuned!

At first, I thought that the lack of windows was going to be a problem, but I found out that it didn’t bother me at all in the end. They used the venue’s badass stage lighting, which actually helped a lot with my photography, and they definitely helped with seeing if the colours of the clothes were authentic. The staff was friendly and very helpful, and I met a lot of people with whom I shared the passion for anything vintage.

All the clothes, accessories and shoes were organised very logically, which made the overall shopping experience fairly easy. Everything was diverse, from size to style and fabrics, so no matter what you were looking for, there was a big chance you would find it at one of the Vintage Weigh & Pay events.

Rowan and I went there on different missions, but we both achieved what we wanted. It’s usually about the vintage designer clothes and recreating classic outfits, but this time I was a very impulse buyer, proof that you can find literally everything there.

We left the fair with almost 4 kilos, and we want some more!  I can only describe what we bought as an affordable fantasy (we both really like the rockstar look, and after seeing “Almost Famous”, we had our minds set on the Penny Lane coat). I’ll write a post with everything we got as soon as we can take them out for a spin in the sun.

For now, I’ll leave you with this slideshow with photographs I took at the event. Enjoy and hope to see you at one of the next vintage events – I will keep you posted!

For more photographs, click here!

Vintage Weigh & Pay 5/03

Hello miladies and gentlemen!

I am back to tell you about another vintage event, which I am literally counting the days for. I did my first vintage fair last week and it has awoken something in me. After doing some research, I bumped into the Cardiff Vintage Weigh & Pay, which takes place on the 5th of March at the Tramshed in Grangetown CF11 6QP. It’s the same principle as the Vintage Kilo Sale, but on a larger scale.

I am going to be photographing at the event, which will give me a deeper insight into the vintage fair concept. I will also be blogging about it as soon as I come back, so stay tuned!

You pay £15 for a kilo, so you can choose any combination from 6 TONES OF CLOTHES. Yes, you read it right! You need a big venue for such an event, and I’m happy they have chosen the Tramshed – a place I photographed before. It’s easy to get there, and there’s a lot of space to shop without bumping into each other. The only thing that I’m a bit bothered by is the lack of windows, but I suppose a fair of this proportion will need a building the size of a warehouse, and you can rarely find windows in a place like that.

As for tickets, you gotta hurry up, because they only let 600 people in per session.

It’s only £3.50 per person, and you can purchase it here.

As you know from my previous post, my goal is to find vintage designer clothes and recreate iconic looks. Last time, I recreated the Audrey Hepburn photograph, using a Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirt I found at the Vintage Kilo Sale.

This time, my main goal is to recreate some of this Jane Birkin looks:

  • A glittery floral print on a nice summers dress

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  • This american country girl look
  • A 70s short style dress with a pair of boots