Event – So Last Century Sunday 17 September

Happy to say that ShimmyShim will be at the upcoming So Last Century vintage fair in Beckenham, London UK. We’ll be offering greeting cards and pop art prints of microvintage fashion.

So Last Century vintage fair poster in bright pink!

As well as pop art by ShimmyShim, there will be over 40 hand-picked vintage traders selling mid-20th century decor, lighting & design, furniture, West German ceramics, homeware, kitchenalia, brocante, vintage clothes, accessories and jewellery, original 1950s, 60s & 70s travel posters, records, upcycled goods and a whole lot more.

And take a break in Truly Splendid’s Vintage Tea Room upstairs with delicious cakes and scones. There’ll also be top-notch street food, craft beer and excellent coffee alongside more vintage stalls outside.

Sunday 17 September 2017

11.00am – 4.00pm

Entry £3 (or £2 with a flyer, or if you follow @solastc on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). Children under 16, free.

Venue 28 (next to the Spa and Library)
Beckenham Road
Beckenham
BR3 4LS

How to find us ShimmyShim’s stall will be upstairs.

 

 

 

 

Event – The Big O Festival

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ShimmyShim will be at The Big O Festival this weekend!

FREE entry

Saturday 1 July 2017
11:15am – 9:30pm

Priory gardens
Church Hill Orpington
Kent
BR6 0HH

How to get there

The festival celebrates suburbia through the decades. It’s billed as ‘Vintage with a Twist’ and will be a celebration of retro delights from the 1940s to the 1980s including caravans, cars and a scooter parade.

Flip through the festival brochure

In keeping with this, I’m going to exhibit a Sindy caravan, Range Rover, pink ‘cadillac’, red sports car, surf buggy and scooter with Sindy in full outfits.

Also I managed to design a new full range of cards this weekend called ‘Man Cards’ and I’ll be selling these along with my ‘On the Rails’ set.

A4 and A3 prints available in easy to carry tubes.

 

 

 

 

Dolls from Japan with giant manga eyes

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I’m fascinated by these two 60s dolls from Japan. They seem to match with their amazing beehive hair styles and musical chairs, although they each have unique details. The bride has mitten like hands whilst the dark haired doll has hands with fingers (a tiny bit claw like where the wire has poked through). They are both terrifyingly demure. The bride has extremely high heels. Weirdly they remind me more of sad broken Chinese feet from days past than Japanese style shoes.

I wonder if the dark haired doll is like a mother or aunt figure? Perhaps she was the matchmaker for the wedding?

They will both be available to buy at the ShimmyShim stall at the So Last Century fair on Sunday 11 June. Hope to see you there!

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Frankie Sinclair 29 May 2017