Thursday, 4 December 2008

In the name of fashion

This Saturday, a momentous fashion event is occuring in London. It has been blogged about on grand blogger Susie Bubble's blog, so there is no need for me to repeat it; any one of you living in London and reading this blog right now will doubtless already know. But if you're living in a hole somewhere in the UK's capital, with internet access only to my teeny tiny blog (plausible, right?), here's the link: Angels Big Vintage Sale.

To reiterate this event's amazingness:
  • It's cheap
  • It's on a weekend
  • It's high-quality vintage
  • It's in London
  • It's costumes from famous costumiers
  • It's amazing!
Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But it's also in Wembley (i.e. not local). You can't take bags or mobile phones. It's from 9-5 and I have commitments from 10:30 to 11:30 and 2-6. I can shift the morning commitment an hour earlier meaning that I have from 10:30 to 2 to get there, shop and get back. It's tight. Then there's the fact that my times don't co-ordinate with my friends, so it would probably mean travelling and shopping alone. Plus I'm never the best vintage finder and chances are I'll either spend £20 in a fit of generosity and end up with a medium sized bag of junk I'll never wear again, or spend £10 on a small bag and then see the most beautiful pouffy vintage dress without which my life will never be complete. So I'll go home with a pile of beautiful and useless damaged jewellery. And did I mention that the whole of London will be there? No, I am not exaggerating.

But... but... but...

How AMAZING does it sound?

After a while, I started realising that it all comes down to: how far will I go in the name of fashion? How far would YOU go?


  1. So cool! Definitely go - Vintage is wonderful :)

  2. I say go see it, you can find great things, I've pity that we don't have vintage stores here. Give it a try with an open mind ;)


  3. I wish I could go. Alas, I'm 6000 miles away.