Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fun, fashion and frolicking at Le Chat Noir Easter Vintage Fair

Last Monday I had the pleasure of trading at the fabulous Le Chat Noir Easter Vintage Fair in my hometown of Cork City. This is probably the most anticipated vintage event in the South of Ireland, so it was an absolutely manic week of preparation and excitement for us traders! 

It's such a fun event, aside from all the beautiful vintage and handmade clothes, the place is jammers with some of the most innovative designers and craftspeople from the south of Ireland, not to mention there is a vintage fashion show, a pop-up vintage hair and make-up salon, cupcakes and coffee and some seriously funky tunes from the resident DJ to keep you pepped up for the day!

I barely had a minute to catch my breath all day, but when I did I snuck off to snap some pics off all the beautiful sparkly, delicious and colorful things on show!

Here is the Ruby Robin Boutique display, incredibly it took two of us one and a half hours to set this up! I had a bit of a brain lapse at some point, as I haven't done a market for about a month, and I somehow forgot how I usually did it, but we got there eventually :)

My two girlies Lynn and Trish of Re-Vintage looking very punk flogging teacup candles and all manner of other pretty lacey things! 

My dear friend Miss Molly Ellis of Ewe Sir looking adorable with her Maisy lunch box/cash register and beautiful display of needle-felted artwork and retro prints.

An incredible selection of antique home-ware from Number 5 Vintage and Antiques

The most beautiful and original display of homemade treats I've ever seen from Swell Bakeshop

 Beautiful girlie cushions and bunting galore from Pollys Pretty Prints 

Wedding treats, DIY supplies and more pretty wonderfulness from My DIY Day

All sorts of mysterious and vintage treasures from  Mona Bells Vintage and Curiousity Shop including a green velvet sewing kit and dainty little teacup full of buttons!

and the proprietor herself looking glorious!

Trims,fabrics and lace galore from I of the Needle

 Stunning handmade clothes and all manner of gorgeous sparkly wearables from the wonderfully talented Samantha of Samantha Kennedy Designs


Me and my market girlies having a much needed catch-up and giggle and the end of the day :)

 Thank you so much to the girls Jill and Leona for organizing such a fun and fabulous day out, I can't wait for the next one already!