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Vintage delights Hope and Harlequin 31 Sydney St Tel: 01273 675 222 High-end emporium stocking antique bridal gowns and made to measure bridal wear as well as good quality vintage outfits. Martlets Vintage 2 Church Street Tel: 01273 690132 Sells stylish clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s and a marvellous collection of accessories – hats, shoes, gloves and jewellery. You’ll also find vintage china, linen and glassware, all displayed on antique furniture. Wolf & Gypsy Vintage 30 Sydney Street Tel: 01273 671797 Anything from the 70s is selling well here at the moment: maxi-dresses, silk shirts, cords, long skirts. The shop stocks clothes from the 1940s onwards. Dirty Harry 6 Sydney St Tel: 01273 607 527 Specialises in American vintage, workwear, robust clothing. The shop does a brisk trade in flannel shirts and denim, and hip kids love the own label sweatshirts, tote bags and tshirts. Tramp Vintage Boutique 22 Trafalgar Street Tel: 01273 687968 Owner Michelle Terras opened Tramp last July to sell higher-end, feminine clothing. Tea dresses and party pieces abound, as well as ladylike blouses. IF YOU LOVE FASHION... Our web site keeps you up to date with the county’s vibrant fashion scene



Vanessa Austin Locke, editor of the Brighton Fashion Week blog, website and social media, talks about BFW’s big sister, London Fashion Week, and a very special new partnership This can be a rotten time of year but for us, at Brighton Fashion Week HQ, it’s flying by terrifyingly fast. June may seem a distant dream to many, but we have so much to do that I know if I blink, I’ll miss half the year. BFW is risking stretch marks with the rate she’s growing and we’ve so much news to share with you. Last month saw me bombing around Brighton and London with BFW director Lizzy Bishop, beginning to pull together all the many strands that create Fashion Week. One week alone saw us at The Brits, London Fashion Week, the Anupa Launch party and The Agitator gig at The Green Door Store. It’s jolly lucky I can survive on very little sleep but, when there’s so much going on, who needs to sleep anyway? The most exciting news is extra special. This year Brighton Fashion Week will be teaming up with the incredible charity War Child. We're very proud to be working alongside such a beautiful charity and we hope you’ll all join us in supporting them as they work to keep war and children away from one another. As always our dedicated team of bloggers have been out in force to bring you fresh, original fashion editorial. Our fashion student blogger Jessica Kayll has a new radio show on Radio Reverb every Tuesday between 8 and 9 and Laura Grant-Evans, who writes of all things couture, clawed her way into the front row of all the best shows at LFW, just so she could tell you all about it on the BFW blog. We left our hearts at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label A/W 2011 show. Ms Westwood stands for some of the things that we, at Brighton Fashion

Week, embrace; individuality, drama, spunk and comedy. As one of our guest bloggers, Katie Mokhtar, put it, “it was all very Alice in Wonderland meets rock ‘n’ roll Balmoral”. And right there, in that bizarre triangle of psychedelic fantasy, hard-edged attitude and regal pride in who we are, whoever we are, is Brighton Fashion Week. Until next time, I’ll sign off in a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and good old hard work… Contact Vanessa: Follow Vanessa on Twitter: @VnessEnvy Follow Brighton Fashion Week on Twitter: @BFW2011 Facebook: BrightonFashionWeek War Child: s u s s e x . g r e a t b r i t i s h l i f e . c o . u k 185

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