Hammersmith town hall is interesting as from the front it is a concrete brutalist horror, but this is grafted onto a lovely art deco building behind, with murals depicting the history of Hammersmith. I find Hamnersmith quite fascinating in its mix of old and new.
The fair was amazing, two halls of really high end vintage, from rare Victorian survivors to 1980s designer items. Particular highlights included....
Many beaded 1920s flapper dresses, some fringed in tassels and fur, some Egyptian inspired
Evil but luxurious fur coats, coats and muffs.
Velvet opera capes from the 1910s.
1950s cocktail hats like little pancakes
Embroidered satin dressing gowns, some with dragons, ideal for an Agatha Christie murder
A 1940s black velvet and white satin jumpsuit, very Agent Carter
A 1910s primrose yellow velvet evening gown with puff sleeves
A 1950s cocktail dress in black fabric with giant black velvet polka dots
A Victorian silk coat with shoulder cape and braid buttons and embroidery
1940s satin dance shoes with diamante buckles
Handpainted chiffon dresses from the 1930s
1960s turquiose silk cocktail dress with giant bows (illustrated)
Vintage fabrics from glazed floral chintz to pastel georgette. I bought three metres of black embroidered 1950s satin. Most vintage is too small for me but making your own....
I was in fashion heaven. Prices ranged from £5 for costume jewellery to over £1000 for designer vintage. I was restrained this time, but I will be back...