Cork’s Vintage Kittens

Oh how I love when that familiar black cat pops up on my Facebook feed looking all French and sophisticated, divulging the much anticipated news in a highly polished manner … Cork’s Vintage Fair is back!

Yes, Le Petit Chat Noir Summer Fete themed Vintage Fair is taking place THIS Sunday 10th June and By George it’s set to be a good one. ‘Petit’ you understand, due to this being a one-day event rather than their usual two. Half the time of the past Fairs but this somehow intensifies my excitment. One day, one event … and at the risk of sounding like Eminem, one opportunity to encounter some of the finest Vintage traders and experts that Cork, nay the country, has to offer.

The exhibitor list is like a who’s who of my favorite Vintage gals: from Elsa and Gogo to Miss Daisy Blue we’ll be keeping lady-like, stylish and character-bursting company all afternoon. Expect spectacular Vintage fashion, incredible antiques, original furniture, Vintage millinery as well as retro hair and makeup, courtesy of the incredibly talented Rosa Through the Looking Glass. Come as you are, leave a goddess!

This, the third Le Chat Noir Vintage Fair takes place from 12-5pm in the old school hall at the Flying Enterprise Complex, Barrack Street, Cork. A most wonderful location which reminds me of Miss Marple, Cake sales and my very first youth club slow dance all at once. ‘… see you through the smokey air, can’t you feel the weight of my staaaaaaaare…’ ahem.

The space is made even more charming by the talent, flair and fruitful alliance of Le Chat Noir Vintage events founders, friends and fierce females Jill O’Keefe and Leona O’Sullivan. Each Vintage event that the girls have presented has topped the one before and the support of their ever-present loyal Vintage army is testament to their success. Successful Vintage business owners do not travel from the likes of Galway, Kerry and Waterford to showcase their stock at any old fair you know!

Fashion parades, showcasing looks and stock from all exhibitors, promise to be fabulously eclectic and will run from 2-4pm (and shall me hosted by moi – I’m very excited).

Oh and entry is €2 … say what?? Literally the best money you will ever spend. And those mini-Vintage fans go free!

Keep an eye on the Le Chat Noir FB page for updates and news over the weekend.

See you there Vintage kittens…