HAVING tasted success in the fashion stakes twice at the Punchestown Festival, on both occasions with outfits purchased from Gladys Vintage, Tullamore lovely Ciara Devitt is looking forward to the Abu Dhabi Irish Guineas Festival, where she is hoping making it a treble.
Ciara met Gladys at a vintage fair in Dublin, and now she and her mum travel regularly from Dublin to Tullamore on vintage shopping expeditions.
Although hugely popular in the UK, vintage fairs are a fairly recent phenomenon in Ireland, but according to Gladys have been a major factor in boosting the profile of vintage fashion since the first Dublin fair in 2008.
The next Vintage Fashion and Decor Fair takes place in the Galway Radisson Blu Hotel on Sunday next June 19, where Gladys and sellers of retro fashion and decor from across the country will be taking part in an event styled as a day long celebration of the style and lifestyle of the twentieth century.
In addition to vintage fashion, traders at the fair will be offering original movie posters from the golden age of cinema, pretty table ware and even old coins and other memorabilia. It is planned as a fun day out, highlights of the Galway Vintage Fair will include fashion shows and retro makeovers, best dressed competitons, boogie-woogie music and dancing, with everyone invited to join in. Information from www.VintageIreland.eu
Gladys Vintage is located in Riverview Commercial Park, Clancollig, Tullamore.