Posts Tagged ‘ Hollywood ’

Mobster Mash inspiration for the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

October 13, 2016
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Say, where do you shop for the best in vintage? Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, see? It's coming soon and you don't dare miss it! Join us on our Friday night shopping party, 10/14/16 and show off your bootleg fashions for our Halloween 20's style speakeasy theme and costume contest "Mobster Mash." Come dressed to kill from any era or else...Understand? When you think of the roaring 20’s, it’s all about glitz, glamour, jazz and liquor and that era is highlighted in our theme for our fall Vintage Fashion Faire, this show’s theme is Mobster Mash with a nod to the Halloween season. Behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great... Continue reading

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Pure Madness

April 5, 2015
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Gregory Peck in "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"

Dressing Like Don Draper Mad Men is airing tonight with the show’s season finale and though the show ends in the 70’s it’s the 50’s Don Draper look that took style trends by storm bringing back retro looks that are still popular on the runways today. I’ve written several articles on the style of Mad Men and it still is having an impact in the fashion world. Who doesn’t love a sharp dressed man? As a vintage fashion show producer, I’m grateful for the return of this style.  Since I have the opportunity to talk to vintage dealers, and collectors alike, this look is easy to recreate and still looks classic and modern today. These vintage styles... Continue reading

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Hollywood Revival

November 10, 2014
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There’s no business like show business and Old Hollywood is an influential piece of golden age history that has significantly shaped and defined what we consider to be glamorous to this day on the red carpet. This is the same glamour we still pay homage to and emulate in fashion. Old Hollywood is the dream factory and continues to be a representation of a more romantic, nostalgic era that has passed down some of the most iconic looks to date. The spirit of Hollywood from the 1920’s to the 1960’s affected the masses and influenced the fashion industry and tastes of the audiences in such a way that movie stars, films, costume designers and... Continue reading

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Beauty is Duty

June 5, 2014
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Alameda Point celebrates stars and stripes with history as a former naval air station. It was de-commissioned in 1997. That’s when we started producing our outdoor monthly antiques faire on the jet runways. From 1949 to 1953, the Navy based the Lockheed R6V Constitution—the largest airplane ever at NAS Alameda. After the base closed, the USS Hornet became a museum ship and is a popular attraction for Alameda Point today. Alameda’s 4th of July parade brings thousands of patriotic Americans to the hometown spectacle every year. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In honor of... Continue reading

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Vanity Faire

February 6, 2014
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Vintage vanity at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire by Pretty N Chic furniture, painted by Kimberly Burbine

Films of the Hollywood “golden era” are often filled with images of a glamorous starlet primping for an evening out on the town, in front of a stunning & dreamy vanity table. These tables went out of fashion in recent decades, but are now making a big comeback. Sure, you don’t actually need one — not in the way you need a bed, a couch, or a closet full of vintage shoes. But a vanity table suggests intimacy, romance, and vintage style. If you pick the right one, it adds an element of glamour to any room. While roaming the antiques faire, I often talk to our sellers who have the talents of painting, refinishing, and selling old furniture.  The... Continue reading

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Destination: A “Pan Am Style” Vintage Wonderland

April 26, 2012
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This Pan Am stewardess has just the ticket for your vintage clothing needs.

Fashion, spirits & entertainment all take their cues from the past so why not take a trip in retro style to the fabulous O' Club at Alameda Point  on May 18th &  19th, where we serve you a little travel with a twist. We'll be hosting a "Pan Am" style travel theme Preview Party with a costume contest to commence at 8PM in the Main Ballroom. A $100 voucher to shop the faire goes to the Grand prize winner with more prizes to be awarded. St. Georges Spirits will serve cocktails and live music by Bay Area Swing All Stars will set the tone for your shopping pleasure on the Friday night Preview Party (21+) and a re-admit is included to come back and... Continue reading

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The Mad Men Remedy

October 1, 2011
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Betty needs a fix!  (courtesy of AMC)

Are you having Mad Men withdrawals? Are you watching Netflix re-runs on instant queue wistfully longing for your Don Draper fix while drinking heavily and chain smoking? Or imagining that you are? Did you run to Banana Republic for the Mad Men Collection and start mixing martinis for mannequins?   Hold the phone! Until the season 5 premiere in March of 2012, we have the remedy...shop for true Mad Men fashion at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire at the O' Club. Get ready to knock them out with your style for the holidays in one of a kind looks for less. We'll have 3 ballrooms of top vintage from the 1960's to bring... Continue reading

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Tribal Tendencies

September 24, 2011
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Meryl Streep in "Out Of Africa"

Feel like taking a trip on an African safari but you don’t have the time or the budget? Shop the Alameda Point Antiques Faire and go native for less. Two months ago, it was almost as hot as the Sahara desert at the Point but that didn’t stop antique treasure hunters to come out in droves for their shopping fix, braving the record heat. Welcome to the jungle of the former jet runways where you can find plenty of options for the luxe-haute hippie vibe fit for any safari. Linen is the go-to fabric for the sweltering temperatures and a wide brimmed hat to protect your skin from the elements with SPF 50.  Channel Meryl Streep in “Out Of Africa” for... Continue reading

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

April 14, 2011
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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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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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