Friday, November 26, 2010

Creatively Christmas Shopping

You simply have to find your way to the Finders Keepers markets next weekend, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of December at the Carriage works in Eveleigh, Sydeny. A treasure Trove of handmade fabuluousness from some of the best young designers in the country!


And for all you vintage fashion lovers looking for a vintage party frock to wear to your Christmas parties, "The way We Were" fair is on the following weekend, Friday night, 10th of December and all day Saturday & Sunday 11th/12th of December
Visit for more information

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Fashion Fair at Rose Seidler House

The fabulous Fifties Fair at historic Rose Seidler House in Wahroonga, Sydney is on again next month.
Fashion Parades, vintage fashion market stalls, DJs & dancing, vehicle displays, variety shows, hair and makeup school and best dressed competitions will be part of the line up.

Get into the groove and dress up in your finest 50s threads, this is one of the most fun days of the year for anyone who adores vintage fashion and other finery.

Specialist collectors and dealers will sell fabulous 50s pieces including household gadgets, toys, jewellery, knick-knacks, books, clothing and furniture.

You can also tour the amazing Rose Seidler House on the day. A 1950's minimalist masterpiece.

For further information and a full program check out the Historic Houses Trust website

Rose Seidler House
Sunday 29 August
10.00am — 5.00pm

General $20 | Conc/member $15 | Family $55

Location: 71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

Contact: 02 8239 2211

We also have a couple of double passes to give away to anyone who spends over $150.00 at Bowerbird Vintage

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Fashion Runway Inspirations

(Dior's Fall Collections)

Once again the feminine silhouette's of bygone era's are reigning supreme on the international runways this season. Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada and even Collette Dinnigan are presenting the most ravishing vintage style dresses, skirts and jackets.

We die!

Above: Collette's Spring 2010 Range. An ode to the vintage dress circa: 1950's

Above: Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. His Fall Range is super sweet 1930's & 1950's vintage suits and vintage dresses. Pristine!
Below: And his Resort Collections are also a picture of vintage elegance.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vintage Fashion Alert!

Australian Made - One Hundred Years of Fashion is showing at Melbourne National Gallery for all our southern sisters (or visitors!) who are die hard vintage fashion enthusiasts.
May 28 to 23 January 2011

A stunning collection of Australian vintage fashions and vintage accessories from the 1850's to the 1950's.

Check at NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA for more information.

To Die For!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bowerbird Vintage Fashion Features!

It's always wonderful to get a some media limelight and this month Bowerbird Vintage has three little 'shout-outs' for vintage fashion finds.

We are featured in April's In-Style magazine as a go-to website for well priced vintage frocks. We even get have a featured dress in the editorial!

I buy In-style religiously each month. I love the layout and the celebrity endorsement's of all those coveted designer labels - so it's nice to get a little recognition from one of my mags.

We are also mentioned in OK Magazine's annual ECO issue this week which is a tribute to all things green, sustainable and environmentally sound. They have listed us as a great website to grab some fab vintage finds. Thanks OK!

And finally, the new edition of Peppermint Magazine, one of my absolute favourite magazines (it even smells devine...printed on recycled paper!) has featured three of our dresses and two vintage Glomesh bags in their "Garden Party Glamour" article.

This beautifully edited mag is a must read for anyone interested in a sustainable lifestyle. They consistently feature amazing fashion and accessories from up and coming designers doing fabulous things with natural fibres and recycled fabrics, as well as vintage fashion and handcrafted treasures.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Designers Still in Love with Vintage Fashion!

My weekly fashion fix Grazia magazine has done a round up of New York Fashion Week and declares "the death of modernity".

It seems vintage inspiration is the order of the day with a "return to gentle, classic and nostalgic" ladylike fashions using sentimental fabrics such as tulle and velvet. Fur is making a big splash too and leather is huge this season.

The era of vintage clothing most referenced by many designers were the 1920's with polished ladylike yet slightly masculine lines and the relaxed bohemian vibe of the 1970's.

The 80's are still big with pleat front pants and bigger shoulders (although not too Balmain proportions!). Slouchy layering is huge and animal print is everywhere.

Fabulous new for us vintage fashion junkies!

Friday, January 8, 2010

This Week I've Been...

...Chained to my desk upgrading the Bowerbird site (Hope you like the new look) and photographing new stock (still trying to get descriptions up etc but check out some for the new vintage dresses and things we have amassed on a our recent treasure hunts around the country...)

Anyhoo, while all this hard work was going on I also managed to download a bunch of fantastic songs from iTunes. (Thank you Apple Store for providing me with such a fun diversion - You have made purchasing that absurdly expensive iPhone worth it) .

Top of the play list at the moment is Kate Miller-Heidkes Caught In The Crowd and Mumford & Sons Little Lion Man as well as the entire Juno Movie Sountrack and a bunch of rock'n golden oldies including Dillion, Dire Straits, Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley.

Music makes everything easier ;->