Gosh, how time flies! One minute you're starting out in your vintage beauty business with a friend, helping out at your first market stall at a new event. The event ends up being so busy you can hardly keep up with the customers and then, five years later, you've created a magazine, a multitude of events and met the most incredible community of people who all love looking at modern life through a beautiful vintage lens!
This was my first experience of the Very Vintage Day Out way back in 2012. One of my Glory Days co-owners Claire had started her own business selling Besame (a vintage cosmetics range) and offering vintage styling in Wellington and I was gearing up to do the same in Auckland. Claire invited me along to help at her stand and I happily agreed, imagining that I would play shop for the day while she made over a few ladies to demonstrate the products.
It certainly showed us that there was a huge demand for recreating looks from the past and so began an incredible journey into the world of vintage style. Following our foray into vintage beauty, we met Natasha when she came to one of our styling workshops as a journalist covering it for North & South and we decided on a whim to create a vintage magazine. You can read more about that in an article that Natasha and I featured in recently for the Sunday Star Times, it's a tale full of serendipity!
Then all subscribers, whether new or existing, go into the draw to win a bespoke Estelle of Brighton clutch bag! We are so in love with Estelle's designs that she makes by hand from individually dyed linen fabrics, leather and beautiful cotton prints. Coupled with her impeccable embroidery and stitching, these bags are truly works of art and we could not be more proud to offer a Glory Days inspired clutch to one lucky subscriber. We will have the clutch on display on Saturday for everyone to admire!
ABOUT THE VERY VINTAGE DAY OUT...
The Very Vintage Day Out is returning again this year for the fifth time on April 9th at Alexandra Park in Auckland. The VVDO continues to be a celebration of vintage culture including all-day entertainment, shopping, high tea and the hotly contested Miss Pinup NZ competition that attracts entrants and fans from all over New Zealand. This year the VVDO is also having a bake-off to celebrate their fifth birthday, an up-cycling fashion competition and a Tiki Party on April 10th at The Backyard in Northcote.