Friday, 29 January 2016

The Sunday Best Project

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I started writing this blog to share my love for vintage fashion but also to share the experiences and people I meet along the way. The Sunday Best Project held at The Shop, Nelson has all of those ingredients!!

I first met the lovely Esther Pugh as a regular customer at vintage fairs and she always looks fantastic. I was delighted when she asked me to come and visit the Sunday Best project and I can highly recommend it to anyone who loves spending time with like minded vintage fashion and history lovers. To read more about the Sunday Best Project take a look over at It's not too late to join in the project, it's free and running until March.

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It's not just for women either, loving the 1970's outfit of Harold Hoggarth, a regular group member.
The Sunday Best, held at The Shop in Nelson, is a heritage lottery funded project set up to celebrate the best of vintage fashion around Pendle. Running every Thursday and Friday mornings, 10-1pm until March 2016. The project explores stories and memories of your 'Sunday Best', fashion from the 1950's to 80's. The Thursday morning sessions are creative based and organised by artist Cerise Ward. I love the mono prints the group have created from old photographs and am hoping to re-visit one Thursday so I can make one myself.

The art work created on a Thursday will be shared to create a vintage fashion art installation at the Shop. I can't wait to see the full collection and finished displays.

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 This picture reminds me of having to dress up in our smart Sunday Best clothes to go to Sunday school in the 70's!  
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The topics have been varied and include all styles of the 50's-80's, textiles, accessories and last week was all about colour. Previous visitors include Tracy Bilton from Teatime vintage who came to share her love of textiles and all things vintage.

Cerise guided the group to create their own themed colour palettes, it's been years since I sat and played with colour and paints and admit it was very enjoyable and quite therapeutic. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a Friday morning, exploring, talking and sharing our love for vintage fashion and colour.


I was given the opportunity to talk about my favourite era, the 60's and shared some of my favourite images showcasing the bright bold colours used.

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I love this Andre Courreges Red and White dress, 1969, L'officiel magazine.

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I think this is one of my favourite Guy Bourdin photographs, Charles Jourdan Autumn collection 1970.

I am a big fan of wearing bight coloured tights, you can find some great coloured tights at TK Maxx.
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What would life be like without colour?
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