Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune delves into the Laura Ashley archive for a piece in Mollie Makes magazine this month, ahead of the British brand’s 60 year exhibition at The Vinyl Factory on 5-6 June.
This vintage lunch-box sized Thermos shows a much older and more sophisticated Barbie to the one we’re used to, with the cropped, coiffured hair, petticoat and pearls typical of early 1960s US fashion.
Beyond Retro on Vine Street will host a pop-up stitch tattoo parlour as part of the Brighton Festival on Saturday 11 May, with Jenny King’s Embroidery Studio on hand to update your pre-loved threads with textile tatts.
Georgie d’Albiac Brewin, aka Cherry Bella, reports on the spring/summer styles spotted at The Vintage Fair. “Forties-style victory rolls and curls were a strong contender for the most popular hair-do of the day”.
It’s not just the circuit and the vehicles that have an authentic period look at Goodwood Revival; each year more spectators and competitors get into the Goodwood spirit by dressing the part and competing for ‘best dressed’ prizes.
For three late summer days each September, Chichester’s Goodwood Motor Circuit echoes to the bark of golden-age Grand Prix cars and we have a pair of tickets for the much-anticipated Goodwood Revival to give away to one lucky Vintage Brighton reader.
British illustrator Rory Crichton has created a charming hand-sketched design of Radley’s trademark Scottie dog logo for a spring/summer collection of 22 accessories including shoulder bags, shoppers and luggage.
The works of Brighton real film photographer Toby Mason and Margate printed furniture designer Zoe Murphy will share space in the former’s North Laine home as part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival this May
When antiques expert Alex MacArthur closed her eponymous Kemptown shop after seven years, she opened the doors of her theatrical four-storey Regency home to act as a invite-only showroom for her finds.