Preloved Vintage Fair Manchester

preloved event blogger event vinateg retroYesterday 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. 

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flowers girl andra doroltiIt was after 10 pm when I arrived home from work, on Saturday evening. I was tired and hungry, but excited to finally be home. He was waiting for me with loads of flowers put in all the vases and bottles that we had in the house. Now that was a surprise! But what he didn’t know was that even just one flower would have been enough. It’s the gesture that matters. And I’m a true believer of the expression – enjoy the little things. I am a dreamer and I get excited over a good cup of coffee, over a sunny day, over all these small things that simply make my day better. That’s why I’m lucky. I’m lucky because I get to enjoy each day and I prefer to focus on the good things. And Dan is the same as me, that’s why we make such a great team together. On Sunday I wanted to take some flowers with me, for the photos. Everyone was looking at me while I was proudly looking at him.


Sambata seara am ajuns in sfarsit acasa de la munca, obosita si moarta de foame. Era trecut de ora 22 cand am intrat in casa si el ma astepta entuziasmat. Toate vazele si sticlele goale care le-am avut prin casa erau pline de flori. M-am bucurat enorm.. am si uitat de oboseala! (de foame nu, normal!) Dar ce nu stie el e ca m-as fi bucurat si daca era doar o floare. Pentru ca gestul conteaza. Iar eu cred cu tarie in expresia – sa ne bucuram de lucrurile simple. Daca e soare cand ma trezesc, sunt extrem de entuziasmata. Daca savurez o cafea buna deja ma simt mai implinita. Pune-mi un filmulet cu pisici pe youtube si gata, mi-ai facut ziua! De-aceea consider ca sunt foarte norocoasa. Pentru ca am tendinta de-a ma bucura (poate prea mult, dupa altii) de lucrurile simple, de zi cu zi. Iar Dan e la fel ca mine, de-aceea facem o echipa asa buna impreuna. Duminica am vrut neaparat sa ma etalez cu cateva flori pe strada, pentru a face pozele pentru blog. Lumea se uita curioasa la mine iar eu mandra, inspre el. 

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Manchester is windy!


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