Past Perfect – The Vintage Fashion & Décor Fair Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire – Sunday 10th November, 2013
Past Perfect – The Vintage Fashion & Décor Fair
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
From: 11.30am – 6.30pm
Unique vintage fashion and precious jewels from the golden age of glamour will be displayed alongside stylish retro décor, vintage radios and classic memorabilia at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 10th November.
More than fifty specialist traders from across Ireland will showcase the golden age of fashion, beauty and home décor all under one roof. From the inexpensive to the mildly extravagant, this show is a must for anyone who is inspired by the superb style of the last century, from Downton Abbey to Mad Men. The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio will display a selection of fully functioning vintage radios and gramophones, providing the soundtrack for a memorable day out, with original vinyl recordings played live on vintage record players, while a selection of vinyl and vintage radios will even be on sale inside the fair.
The variety and large number of stalls means you can find the dress, the jewellery, the hat, the tableware, and even the music, to recreate your own past-perfect style, the only Fair in the country where you can do this. Perfectionists who want to avoid a retro fashion faux-pas can consult Joyce of JCH Hairstyling and Amanda of Ruby Garnet Makeup, a dedicated team of hair and makeup artists, who will be on hand to complete any look with era appropriate hair and makeup.
With Best Dressed competitions and lots of prizes, this event is an opportunity to dress to impress, or just chill over cocktails and admire the fashion parade while listening to great retro sounds.
Doors open from 11.30am – 6.30pm and admission is just €6.00 or €5.00 if you print-out and bring the voucher below.
A big day out for Treasure Seekers!
Sunday the 24th March will see more than over forty traders exhibiting at the Clontarf Castle antiques fair and the spacious hotel ballroom will be packed to capacity with the precious treasures of decades past. Organiser Joan Murray maintains that there is no need to worry about breaking the bank however, there will be plenty of opportunity to spend as little or as much as you can afford. Pretty vintage jewellery will be available from under €20, or, if the sky’s the limit, you can splash out on a diamond for a very special occasion. Antique furniture is surprisingly good value, according to Joan, especially as it was made to last, with quality materials. If you go along for a browse, and not intending to buy, you will always find something to catch your fancy, whether an old postcard that brings back fond memories, or an out of print book that you have been trying to track down for years.
The fair runs from 11.00am to 6.00pm, and admission is €3.50.
Information from (087) 267 0607 or www.vintageireland.eu