Fashion Beyond the Grave: Dark Shadow’s Scribe Couture Collection Offered at the O’ Club

April 14, 2011
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dark-shadows-movie111

If designer fashion from beyond the grave is what fascinates you, you won't want to miss this special collection. Never shown at any other venue, this bounty is offered exclusively by our dealer Sally Farrell in booth #143 in the Main Ballroom at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire at the O' Club on Saturday, April 16th. Violet Welles is the writer for the original Dark Shadows series between 1969 and 1970. She wrote over 80 episodes in total. The character of Violet Collins in Return to Collinwood may have been named for her. She was a couture fashion collector and the clothes offered here indicate that she may have worn them at one of the many Dark... Continue reading

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Vintage Glamour, O’ Yes!

April 6, 2011
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A farewell toast to a screen goddess

Countdown to the vintage extravaganza we've all been waiting for. Spring is finally here and with it, floral fantasies, dreams of sun beams and spring blossoms fill the air. Last weekend's Alameda Point Antiques Faire gave us the dose of fresh air we all needed and now we are charged up and ready to take in some serious Hollywood glamour. The historic O' Club is where we will find crystal chandeliers, wood paneled walls, tufted leather couches, jazz piano music and historic vintage eye candy galore. Whether you're a collector or a clothing designer, fashion student (all students are free with a valid student ID), stylist, showgirl, personal shopper,... Continue reading

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Green for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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Maureen O Hara

There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were. Whether or not you're Irish or wish you were, we celebrate being green every month at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire with recycled and repurposed vintage goods. Today, I'm wearing a 50's three strand vintage necklace with multi-colored green beads found at the Point that two dealers sold to me for a song. Talk about the luck of the Irish...Happy St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lovers. I took this photo with my Hipstamatic. The vintage necklace was found at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire this year and I told the dealers I would wear it for St. Patrick's... Continue reading

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Have A Ball: Happily Ever After Show Glow

March 3, 2011
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Marilyn Monroe lounging in lucite heels

Show producer & resident style expert, Sandra Michaan is your vintage Fairy Godmother for spring, transforming your rags to riches at The Point. There’s no time like spring to inject some magic into your wardrobe and decorating scheme.  Whether you are the “champagne on a beer budget” type or you have plenty of disposable cash to spare every month for your shopping budget but enjoy a good deal, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire won’t let you down. We were all treated to a glorious preview of spring weather at the February show after months of rainy shows to contend with, and dealers brought their best merchandise to satisfy the most... Continue reading

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Flirty Tips and Trends for Your Funny Valentine

February 5, 2011
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A 50's apron like this one can be found at Alameda Point (Sold online at Heavenly Lingerie)

Our fearless Faire producer, Sandra Michaan takes you to the trenches to find the look of love... retro style. Love is in the air. Or do I need an inhaler? Apparently, I need two since this winter has given me the flu and a very unsexy cough that won’t seem to go away but I digress. February is the month of LOVE. What better place than the Alameda Point Antiques Faire to find something sentimental for your beloved? If the romantic holiday fills you with dread, don’t despair; woo yourself for Valentines Day. After all, who knows you better? Find yourself the perfect love gift. Here are some shopping suggestions I gave in the latest issue of The Point... Continue reading

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Retro Resolutions for the New Year

January 17, 2011
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The 70s denim look on the Derek Lam runway.

It’s a new year and it’s time to make those resolutions! Look back at the past and forward to the future at the Point. It’s the perfect time to do some redecorating and buy some new vintage threads to spruce up your wardrobe. Hang on to your hats and don’t let winter give you the blues. The weather at December’s show didn’t prevent shoppers from finding treasures at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire (myself included) and retro steals can make anyone’s rainy day a bit brighter. If you didn't get a chance to pick up the Point Magazine, here are some of my tips on retro trends in my Vintage Style Solutions column. Give yourself permission... Continue reading

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Vintage Size Matters

December 29, 2010
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Lot #685 Vintage Fringe dress estimate $150-$250

As an antique show promoter for the Alameda Point Antiques Faire and Producer of the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, I often hear from our customers who comment on my vintage attire, “I love vintage clothes but I’m not small like you” or “I can’t find vintage clothing in my size.”  As a vintage collector, I may be a small size but I have curves and am not a stick figure, which is perfect for retro pinup clothing. While it’s true that vintage clothing is plentiful in small sizes, I find many stylish options for curvy women.  After all, Marilyn Monroe was not a size zero. Whose vintage style would you like to emulate? There are a bevy... Continue reading

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Vintage Holiday Decorating Tips

December 3, 2010
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Vintage glass bottles & cake stand at Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Season's Greetings Vintage Lovers! In vintage décor, you can see how trends repeat themselves in a common thread for the 2010 holiday season. Come to The Alameda Point Antiques Faire this Sunday to acquire holiday gifts and deck your halls in retro style. Here are some tips I share in The Point magazine for shopping this Holiday season. Mercury Glass – Buy authentic vintage mercury glass and add a little old Hollywood glamour to a theme or décor with pieces from dealers who sell votives and glass at the Point. It takes on the glow of candlelight and adds beauty to your holiday theme. Mix your vintage finds with modern reproduction mercury glass which... Continue reading

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Tips and Trends Kicking off the Holidays, in Vintage Style

November 7, 2010
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The Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

November officially kicks off the holiday season and what better place to find those special pieces than to scour your one-stop-shopping spot at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire for your holiday decorating and dress up needs? I wrote my Vintage Style Solutions article for the Point Magazine which comes out today, November 7th and here are some of my pointers (pun intended) to get you started… for the full article and more, dowload The Point PDF at www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com It's time to trip the lights fantastic. Don your gay apparel. Feathers, flowers, foils, bows, sequins, and shine! Ladies, do you feel me? It’s time for cocktail circuit... Continue reading

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Vintage Costume Jewelry Finds at a Price That’s Precious.

September 29, 2010
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Miriam Haskell signed earrings

In the latest issue of The Point magazine, coming out at Sunday's Alameda Point Antiques Faire, I share pro tips in my Vintage Style Solutions column about how to shop for vintage costume jewelry. You can soon read the complete article by downloading the Point at www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com or pick up a copy at the Point. Here's a little preview and some wickedly whimsical jewelry to cast a spell on you. After all... it's Halloween month, kicking off the season of giving. Why overspend on trendy jewelry fashions that everyone else wears when you can find vintage costume jewelry for a price that's precious? Every stylist knows that attending an... Continue reading

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