My Vintage Brighton – Lady Ukulele
Sharon Lewis, aka Lady Ukulele, answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton.
Who are you? Hi, I’m Lady Ukulele
What do you do? I play ukulele and sing songs, all kinds of songs but I’m particularly fond of old time 1940’s and 50’s tunes.
What does vintage mean to you? Clothes with style, elegance and class.
How do you like to get dressed in the morning (and afternoon and evening)? Depends on my mood, I’d say I’m more casual/practical in the day time. I like to dress a bit more foxy in the evenings.
What’s your favourite decade for style? 1950’s for dresses, I love the way the dresses were tailored to show off the waist line, very feminine and flattering designs. I love the pointy bra’s too. 1940’s for hats and shoes.
What’s your favourite vintage shop in Brighton (and the surrounding area)? I love Snoopers Paradise and the shop opposite Komedia (I forget the name).
What’s your favourite online vintage shop? I’ve not done much online shopping.
Where do you like to go to listen to awesome music? I like listening to music in unusual venues like village halls and churches or intimate venues like the Three and Ten do it for me. House concerts are cool too.
Have you been to any tip top vintage events of late? No.
What are your favourite vintage hangouts? Snoopers Paradise.
Where do you like to go hunting for second-hand bargains? George Street, Hove is full of amazing charity shops.
What has been your best ever vintage/second-hand/charity shop find? I bought a beautiful green art deco beret from a vintage shop in Prague.
What is it about Brighton that makes you smile? What is there not to smile about in Brighton. I love the lanes, the sea, the people, the misfits, the carousel, the meeting place cafe
Any other hints, tips or recommendations for vintage-lovers in Brighton and beyond? Yeah, raid your granny’s wardrobe.
Listen to Lady Ukulele here and e-mail Sharon on email@example.com to book her for your event.