Yesterday I went to the Preloved Vintage Fair that took place in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. I was part of the bloggers who enjoyed an early entry, together with a glass of champagne and a goodie bag. There were many vintage clothes sold by Oxfam, vintage jewelry, local jam, books and old discs. The atmosphere was nice and friendly and everyone was looking for some bargains whilst enjoying some nice music. And of course I had to buy something as well, I couldn’t help it. I chose a very warm and chunky sweater. It’s wool, made in Scotland and it’s the type of sweater I imagine wearing at a cottage, while outside it’s snowing. And I am staying inside near the fire place. It’s probably about two sizes bigger than what I would need, but that’s the beauty of it I guess, big and warm and cozy. And just before I wanted to go home, a new friend that I just met there asked me if I’d like to go and have a look at the hair and make up section. There it was, a beautiful young lady who was making vintage looks for those who wanted. And that turned out to be a lot of fun. I loved the final look! And she only needed about 5-10 minutes to do everything.
Overall, this event was fun, there were lots of beautiful vintage things and everyone was nice and welcoming.
If you want to see what Preloved is, have a look here. It’s an online platform where people can sell and/or buy vintage items – hence the title pre-loved (love it!).
Ca blogger in Manchester ai ocazia sa mergi la o sumedenie de evenimente. Tin minte ca in timpul facultatii mergeam mai des, insa decand am inceput sa lucrez parca nu mai am timp. Si-un alt motiv e ca prietenele mele nu mai au timp… asa ca ideea de-a merge de una singura nu-mi surade. Insa evenimentul de ieri parea prea interesant asa ca am hotarat sa ma duc eu singurica si fie ce-o fi! Evenimentul a fost legat de tema Vintage, cu o sumedenie de haine, bijuterii, carti si discuri. Fiind invitata ca blogger am avut ocazia de-a incepe shoppingul cu o jumatate de ora inainte de deschidere. Asta a insemnat sampanie si shopping linistit inaintea furtunii. Si chiar asa a si fost. Desi a fost luni seara, localul asta s-a umplut instant de oameni de toate varstele, iubitori de stilul vintage si retro. Am fost eu singura, dar imediat m-am imprietenit cu alte iubitoare de shopping. M-am simtit foarte bine si mi-am si achizitionat ceva – un pulover. E mare, gros, din lana. Ma imaginez purtandu-l la o cabana undeva in mijlocul naturii, o cabana cu semineu inauntru si afara zapada de 2 metri.
In afara de shopping a mai fost ceva foarte interesant: intr-un colt era amenajat un mini salon, unde o frumoasa fata iti putea crea un look vintage. Si pentru ca niciodata n-am incercat sa vad cum e, am zis ca e timpul. Mi-a placut la nebunie look-ul. Si i-au trebuit doar 5-10 minute pentru tot. Mai jos am pus cateva poze cu ce-am primit, ce-am cumparat si look-ul creat.