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[15 May 2016 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Louise O’Mahony

Fifties-inspired dress designer Louise O’Mahony creates wedding, bridesmaid and party frocks for local brand Oh My Honey. Here she shares her tips on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Airsteam bar comes to Hove Lawns

Events company Deco Noir is bringing a vintage Airstream bar to Brighton’s Foodies Festival in May, with cocktails and a photo booth served up inside an Art Deco-themed silver bullet trailer.

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[31 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
Big Day Planning with Belle’s Events

Belle’s Events is under new management, and owner and wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska plans to build on a celebratory start with vintage wedding fairs in both spring and autumn.

Decor, Events, Headline »

[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment]
Brighton gets a photobooth emporium

A popular draw at retro venues and events, the retro photobooth is taking the the spotlight with its own premises in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Photomatic at 22 Gardner Street promises “spontaneous studio quality hijinx with an array of masks, backdrops and daft props”. Here founder Eddie Hepburne Scott makes the case for drawing the curtain on smartphone selfies…

I’ve always been enamoured by the immediacy and artistic possibilities of the photobooth and started making my own in 2012 for London’s Camden Market, All Star Lanes in Manchester and Brighton’s Snoopers’ Paradise. Previously I photographed the likes of Primal Scream and Spiritualized for Arena, The Face and i-D.

People have enjoyed photobooths as far back as the late 1800s, but in the 1990s the fun was lost when ID booths started offering one repeated image rather than four poses. Brighton is oozing with fun and creativity and people looking for a memory of their time here and the booths cater for all of those things.

Smartphones are great for capturing some things as they live in your pocket, but they almost never capture the decisive moment when photographing people. There is often a delay between pressing the shutter and the picture being taken so it’s easy to miss the action. Phone cameras are better than ever but they still don’t compare to the picture quality of professional studio equipment.

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[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
East Grinstead vintage stock clearance

If you were disappointed to miss out on the vintage retirement sale that attracted so much attention in January, we have another tip off for local vintage traders…

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[18 Feb 2016 | One Comment]
Fashion blogger opens Brighton vintage shop

A Brighton-based fashion blogger has opened a vintage “concept store” in the North Laine, mixing high-end vintage with independent designer fashion and accessories.

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[16 Feb 2016 | No Comment]
Shhh, there’s a Speakeasy at Small Batch…

Mobsters and boozehounds have taken control of our city. That’s the scenario Polygon Pop-Up and mobile gin bar Gin & Bear it are serving up at their Small Batch Speakeasy experience this March.

Decor, Events, Featured »

[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment]
Made.com opens Brighton pop-up showroom

Made.com, the online furniture store offering designer homeware direct from the makers, has a bricks and mortar presence in Brighton this January.

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[3 Jan 2016 | 6 Comments]
Vintage trader sells up stock in retirement sale

Dodge the crush of the New Year sales and pick up a vintage bargain from just £1 this January as a local vintage fashion and haberdashery trader sells up her entire stock.

Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[14 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Iva Moutelikova

Bright-haired blogger Iva Moutelikova, who models for local indie brand Tallulah’s Threads, shares her tips on all things Brighton and vintage…

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[21 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
Betty Lou vintage hair workshop

Brighton hair & beauty salon Betty Lou is hosting a vintage hair workshop on 6 December, with mulled wine and a Christmas afternoon tea included in the £35 ticket price. So what can guests expect?

Events, Featured »

[12 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
Archive Brighton footage shown at CINECITY

Part of the 13th CINECITY film festival, Screen Archive South East will premiere new digital versions of archive Brighton footage this November, including steam locomotives and the Palace Pier.

Crafty creatives, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[6 Nov 2015 | One Comment]
Parade down to Brighton pop-up shop

If you’re on the hunt for unique gifts, as well as something to help you stand out at the Christmas party, pop down to PARADE at No Walls Gallery between 17 and 22 November.

Crafty creatives, Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
The Fairy Tale Fair’s Festive Fancies

The Fairy Tale Fair was last year chosen as one of the top 100 Small Businesses in the UK. So, as Small Business Saturday comes around again, what can we expect from the local fairs this festive season?

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[27 Oct 2015 | No Comment]
Gin Cocktail Recipes from Gin & Bear It!

Impress your guests at Halloween and Christmas parties with these three gin cocktail recipes from Brighton’s mobile gin bar duo Gin and Bear It!