On the 30th of April Stockholm’s vintage fair is kicking off again. I went last year but never shared the photos (I blame having too much fun) But, this way you can know what to expect if you are planning to go! I went with Linnéa, a fellow vintage aficionado and my Mr. Miyagi when it comes to knitting. She is wearing her own work in the photos, the Chuck by Andi.
The vintage fair is hosted by Lucie Watson Donnert from 11.00-17.00 at Skofabriken in Hornstull, a stones throw (and super long bridge) away from when I live. It’s an old shoe factory which is the perfect location with its quirky interior, and it is like a small maze of secret hide away rooms, so expect lots of stalls!
As soon as you come in you are hit by rows and rows of dangerously gorgeous vintage items, like this poof-à la-poof prom dress
There are plenty of great accessories. I drooled over pretty leather gloves in popping shades. I find brooches to be a good way to dip your toe into the world of vintage, personally I fall for anything celestial inspired. (Check out that hand modelling, what a natural!)
This lady ❤
This coat was gorgeous, that dove blue and brown is a killer combination. We did discuss the use of fur and while it is a tricky area I really think vintage fur does have a certain charm and that the ethical issues are pretty slim (apart from inspiring new designs involving fur).
Shall we bring back feathered hats? Mr.Selfridge has got me longing for big plumes.
I was scanning for any interesting embroidery.
This woman is my hero. I snuck a photo because that hat, that swirl and that hair. Gorgeous!
Pill is a Swedish jewellery company run by Jo. She does really fun designs, and I died a little inside that I didn’t get this deer snow-globe ring. Linnéa definitely used her pocket-money wisely, spending most of it at the Pill stall.
We ended our date with Starbucks and the infamous pumpkin spice lattes, which is not something I would have again. Nothing like capitalism in a cup after a whole morning of meeting lovely independent business owners..
This little number was a great find. It’s from the 1920-30’s, and I believe it used to be a dress but I will be using it as a cropped top this summer. I have been longing to use this, but the fair was in September so the weather has not been appropriate yet.
I love the ruffled sleeves and little lace collar. It needs a few repairs but I think I will be able to work magic with some thread and for the larger holes, a bit of seal tape and a low heat iron.
The pattern and colour feel so modern!
You may have seen this blouse before, it is a popular piece in my closet. Silk, 1950’s, graphic and bright in colour. You can’t go wrong.
Probably my favourite piece with its scalloped edges, a crazy neckline and gorgeous midnight blue hue.
Are you going to attend this year’s Stockholm Vintage Fair?