11 October 2010

Newcastle Vintage Fair: 10/10/10

Hey everyone,

Yesterday, I went along to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair as mentioned in my last post.

First things first, here's what I wore:

DRESS: Primark (via Ebay).
CARDIGAN: Forever 21.
BELT: River Island (from a playsuit).
NECKLACE: Vintage.
TIGHTS: Dorothy Perkins.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Autumn pastels.

I bought this dress from Ebay last week for only £4 including shipping which was a right little bargain.

I have NO idea why it is so low cut - it's not really decent for anyone to wear that low without a vest underneath, but I have a few plain black ones so it's not too much problem.

It's also my first time wearing that cardigan since I bought it in New York back in June.
I just adore it, but haven't been able to find something exact to go with it, but I love how it compliments the blue dress.

Also, I LOVE white tights - they're such a welcome change from my regular black.

Notice anything different about the picture?
Yep, this picture was taking with my brand spanking new DSLR which I am in lurrrrve with.
It was so frustrating to have a lovely new camera and nothing interesting to take pictures of for the first few days.

So I snapped away at the fair, and here's some more photos:

The ever lovely Jayne of The Libertarian, one of my favourite independent designers.
(You can check out my review by clicking here)
I love that she took down her "No Photographs Please!" sign so I could take this picture, teehee.

Me and Sam trying on empty frames.
We look a bit like Blanche Hunt and Deirdre Barlow.
Sam's wearing a dress made by a local fashion student at (my alma mater) Newcastle College.

My friend Neale in his new Criminal Damage jacket.

I was so pleased to see Rosie who I met whilst working together at the Vintage Kilo Fair.
She was in charge of handstamping, and was wearing a beautiful floaty maxi dress from the 1970s.

And finallement, what I bought:

The dresses were two for £15 from Retro Rehab and the scarf was £3 from Princes Vintage.
If you buy anything from Princes Vintage Ebay store, use the code NEWCASTLE to get 10% off your order.

Sorry that you can't see the clothes properly, but I'm saving them for Outfit Posts, where you'll be able to see them all dressed up.

Unfortunately I was unable to make it to Made In Newcastle's last day, as originally intended, as I wanted to catch up with my friend Poppy (who has a great blog called Bears and Bunting) as we haven't seen each other in aaaaages.

Apologies if these took a little while longer to load, I've started using PNG files instead of JPEG for quality.
I'm just experimenting with them at the moment from post to post - but please let me know!

Muchos love,

PS: I almost forgot to mention - the reason I'm putting my blog address on the outfit photos is because lately I've found my pictures being used on plus-sized fashion Tumblrs.
Which I don't really have a problem with, except that 50% of the time there is no link back this blog. xoxo


  1. I find a lot of Primark dresses are really low, i've always wondered if it was just me! lol

    I'd love to go to a vintage fair, looks like you had a fun time! :) xo

  2. ooh what cute tights! and a lovely outfit! <3 lots of love xoxo http://kat-face.blogspot.com/

  3. it looks like the vintage fairs i go to in manchester, maybe next time i should travel further a field, looks like a really good day.

  4. I adore your outfit! I never realised how lovely white tights could look, I think I need some in my life!

    I've never been to a vintage fair before, they look like lots of fun! xo

  5. i love white tights. they're very flattering on you aswell, which is sort of the opposite of what we're told about white clothing.

  6. Such a cute outfit, and the vintage fair looks like so much fun!

  7. Victoria India: Me too! Awww are there not any near where you live? :( They're every few months up here.

    Kat-Face: Thank you, I love those tights. I love how opaque they are for white - when they're too sheer they just look like I have very pale legs!

    aroselikethis: Yeah Judy's fairs are at 18 different cities so it's probably the same company. But of course the local designers change from fair to fair.

    jennie: DOOO they're so cute! I always feel like like Alice In Wonderland in mine ;) Yeah they are fun - a lot of rahrahrah types, but we just ignore those! ;D xxx

    Laura: I know, I adore white clothes - but I'm so clumsy they don't stay completely white for long! ;) xxxx

  8. LOVE that dress, the vintage fair looks fun, the only one I've been to was way to hot and busy to look around properly. x

  9. Elizabeth: It was! :DD

    Emma Jade: Oh it can definitely be like that - either go really early or at the end (although you risk missing some bargains). Me and my friend Sam both have anxiety with crowds so we did leave for a while and when we came back around 3pm it was a lot more pleasant :)

  10. I'm so in love with you in this outfit! That cardigan is precious! I just adore it. and now I really need to get some white tights!

  11. I was at the edinburgh version (haul on blog - some great stuff and waaaaay better priced than last time round I thought...) and it was great. Super cute Primark dress too :)

  12. I love all the dresses in this post! Seriously! :D

  13. You look stunning that dress is so pretty what a great bargain xoxo

  14. EEE great purchases! I am a vintage junkie - I scour my Goodwill at least once a week. I'm a big fan of shirtwaist dresses with giant florals...and anything with a crazy pattern.

    - Sarah

  15. I think this is one of my favorite outfits of yours!! I tried to find that dress when it was on primark but they only ever had teeny tiny sizes boo! xx

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the outfit.

  17. I guess thats pretty flattering that your outfits are used as inspiration on tumblr also! Although annoying you don't get credi :(
    I love the outfit you wore - I have the same dress, except in black, and I'm not even big chested and its far too low cut on me!!
    Anyway looking forward to seeing the outfits you create with your new purchases.

  18. Your outfit is gorgeous Carla. You look fab! Look forward to seeing your buys in all their glory. x

  19. Asia: Me too, I love the chic ladies print :)

    Little Scribbler: Yeah we noticed the prices have been dropped even more than last time! Last time the stall owners were a bit stingy - I had to barter a basic handbag down to £12, which was still a bit overpriced.

    Meg: Aww I'm glad you like :) xxxx

    ❤Cate❤: Yeah, it was under a fiver including shipping :) Usually Primark is stupidly expensive on Twitter. People buy the bigger sizes to sell solely for profit! :(

    Bonnie: Thanks :) xxxxx

    tabayag: See sometimes 'vintage' annoys me because it can be overpriced for second hand clothes. But I'm going through a bit of a vintage-loving phase at the moment :) xxxx

    Nicola: Thank you! Yeah, same my Primark is usually full of size 8s and 10s and nothing else.

    yourblackmarketbaby: Thank youuuuu :) xxxx

    Samantha: Yeah I don't mind them being used when there is credit. Yeah I love the dress in black too - I borrowed it from Claire (http://frenchforcupcake.blogspot.com) when I was in Belfast and loved it! :) It is stupidly low cut though - even for a Geordie like me ;) xxxx

    Temporary:Secretary: Thank youuuuu :) xxxxx

  20. Oh Carla, I love this outfit! So ladylike and quirky at the same time.

  21. Such a cute outfit! I agree, sometimes it's necessary to wear something underneath, to protect one's modesty. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  22. oh my god I HAVE to have that cardigan... like seriously. ahhh it's so cute on you! although I love your style... also the belt and shoooez! so cute! this is sounding a bit creepy now so I'll shup... yeah xxx

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