Friday, July 25, 2014

Bowerbird Vintage is excited to have a stall at Round She Goes Markets this Saturday in Marrickville and Sydney Rock & Roll Alternative Markets this Sunday at Sydney University! Come along and delve into some local vintage delights. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Vintage Vava Voom Afternoon

You are invited to a full day of Vintage Fun & Fashion at the Southern Antique Centre on Sunday 25th May between 10am – 5pm. Come along dressed in your favourite, most creative Vintage outfit for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher.  Take your time and enjoy the unique Vintage experience with stalls to explore, food and drinks on offer and military muscle and Impala cars on display. All to set the Vintage scene and much much more.

Plus! You will have the unique opportunity to meet the NSW PinUp Australia contestants, grab a photo and get some hair and makeup tips from the best in the business. They will also showcase what they have been learning in their workshops by putting on a fashion parade for us all. 

Bowerbird Vintage will be making an appearance between 1pm – 3pm showcasing some of their best Vintage fashion to get you inspired, so come down and say hi.

Let your hair down and get creative in Vintage!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Vintage on TV

I was watching the new show, Love Child on Channel 9 and just reveling in the wonderful vintage wardrobe. Nothing sets the time and place of a television series like the costume. Think Downton Abbey (did anyone see Lady Edith’s ‘peacock’ gown – pure heaven) or the glorious Miss Fisher where the murder mysteries might be a bit much but the clothes are to die for.

Love Child is set in Sydney’s Kings Cross, mainly the Kings Cross Hospital in that delicious year of 1969 – just as the sixties are about to become the seventies. It captures what I imagine were the tumultuous times when women were starting to gain some real freedom and Kings Cross was as wild as it gets.

The wardrobe team has got it so right. I’m loving the swinging mini length coats in tangerine and blue, geometric printed mini dresses, the crocheted peaked caps, the pixie hair cuts and fabulous sixties jewellery. They’ve even got the make up exactly right, and you know what? It’s exactly now. 

Walk into Bowerbird Vintage any day of the week and you can be transported back to the sixties and seventies. We always have a wonderful selection of genuine vintage from this unique and quite amazing time. 

Click here to view our full selection of amazing vintage dresses and accessories.

They say if you remember the sixties you weren’t really there but if you want to show how much you love the sixties, you can always do it in vintage.

All for the love of the television dramas that show us how wonderful a vintage wardrobe can be. 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Vintage wins the most awards.

We are smack bang in the middle of awards season, both in the UK and America. We have had the Golden Globes and today we are all excited about the Oscars.

We have shared our favourite gowns across our Facebook page, this year there were so many gorgeous Vintage inspired gowns. Which was your favourite?

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In previous years many actors made waves on the red carpet in vintage designer outfits. In fact Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman were both wearing vintage Valentino when they accepted their individual Academy Awards.

One of the big talking points this year was the hat worn by Pharrell Williams at the Grammy’s. Not many realised it was a vintage Vivian Westwood designed by her in 1982. It made its first appearance in Malcolm McLaren’s iconic music video Buffalo Girls. Yes, if you want to be noticed, vintage is always the way to go. Especially vintage from Bowerbird Vintage.

The Brits starred again when the beautiful Emma Thompson wore vintage Lavin to the Golden Globes. Her daughter Gaia was not to be outdone in vintage Laura Ashley, just perfect for a young woman at her first awards night. 

Designers are always clamouring to get their designs worn on the red carpet and the amount of money they are prepared to invest in this means not as many stars do wear vintage. However those that do really stand out. In Europe, the trend towards ‘green’ clothing or sustainable fashion has made vintage glamour bigger than ever.

We would love to help you make a bit impact in vintage at your next major event. Not only do we have the perfect outfits to choose from, we can also accessorise head to toe. Perhaps not in Pharrell’s vintage Westwood hat but there will be something just perfect for you at Bowerbird Vintage.

In the meantime enjoy this award season and let’s be thankful we don’t have this many flashbulbs going off in our faces when we go out and about.

Finally, a big congratulations to the ever stylish Cate Blanchett for her striking performance in Blue Jasmine, winning her second Oscar for an Australian. So proud.

With love. The love of vintage.