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Vintage with Love Joburg 2014 a happy success

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Lovers of vintage fashion descended upon the forum I the campus on the last weekend of May 2014, to be part of Joburg’s largest vintage sale, Vintage with Love, presented by the forum company – and helped to raise more than R850 000 for charity. Launched in 2013 by friends Leigh Ord and Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly, Vintage with Love is a giant weekend pop up shop, consisting of gently worn fashion collected from the well-heeled ladies of Johannesburg and sold to stylish shoppers who love nothing more than hunting for fashion treasure. This year’s...

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And it’s all thanks to you…

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Last year, Vintage with Love raised more than R700 000 during its two day sale, with every cent donated to two literacy charities, The Click Foundation and The Link.  Here’s how your generosity made a difference:  The Click Foundation[JR1] The Click Foundation was established in response to the education crisis in South Africa. The aim of the Foundation is to innovate and test non-conventional, out of the box, technology-based education solutions that have potential to meaningfully impact education for individuals.  In January 2012, the...

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My style, with Swaady Martin-Leke

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    “There is a magic to Africa of which its craftsmanship and inspiration are at the very foundation of luxury. YSWARA celebrates the richness of African cultural heritage in a vital and contemporary way by creating exceptional products made in Africa using our natural resources.  The brand’s mission is to preserve, safeguard, enhance and promote the extremely diverse and rich African craftsmanship, culture and history. YSWARA believes in an authentic African luxury marrying both economics and social values. We call it the...

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Not just rags and lace!

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Vintage with Love sat down with ever-stylish Mathilda Montanari to discuss that long-time member of the vintage store scene, Rags & Lace in Craighall, Johannesburg.  Mathilda manages the boutique, selecting the best vintage items from Woolworths to Lanvin, and has an enviable eye when it comes to finding just the thing for every woman who walks through the door. VWL: How would you define ‘vintage’? MM: It seems to be a common misconception that ‘vintage’ means items from the 50s and 60s.  This is certainly not how we define vintage at...

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A wizard when it comes to vintage

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Vintage with Love met with Wizards Vintage owner Annabelle Desfontaines.  Annabelle started Wizards Vintage in 2010, having opened the original cult label Wizards boutique, based in Hyde Park, in 1982.  We talked wearing clothes with a history, ‘recycling’ clothing, and how exciting other people’s discarded items can be. VWL: How would you define ‘vintage’? AD: A lot of the clothing that comes to me comes from old Wizards’ clients, people that have been clients of mine for many years, with a particular focus on designer labels, and clothes...

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A new member of the team

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Vintage with Love has a new team member, Jenny Russell, who will be guest blogging for us.  A freelance writer, social media consultant, and digital custodian for brands, her background also includes lecturing in fashion media, researching trends and urban culture, and a stint as the owner of a fashion label.  Jenny has always been drawn to the creativity and intrigue offered by fashion, and even more so by the thrill of a unique vintage find. Look out for the fabulous profiles Jenny will be contributing to our blog. Blog:...

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Vintage with Attitude

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Meet French born Laurence Mnqali (known as Lolo), the vivacious owner of Second Attitude in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Lolo has owned the eclectic vintage store since 2011, and also has a stall at Market on Main on Sundays. Vintage with Love met with Lolo to discuss her enduring love of vintage and why she thinks everyone should add some vintage gems to their wardrobes. VWL: What is your definition of ‘vintage’? Lolo: Vintage is not necessarily retro, but it’s something that has some character, something that has definitely been worn and loved,...

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Glamour Girl

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Meet Pnina Fenster, one of South Africa’s most glamorous and stylish magazine editors – and a longtime vintage fashion fan. Vintage with Love asked Pnina to share some of her style and vintage secrets. Vintage with Love: How would you describe your style? Pnina Fenster: Expressive, sensual, romantic and a little bit retro.   VWL: Where do you shop? PF: I love vintage stores, concessions stores and designer sales. My favourite brands include Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Etro and Marni — but strictly on sale!   VWL:  What is your current...

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