Event Review_LimerickVintageFiar

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I hope you’re all well and having a great day on this April Tuesday morning. Most of you will already know this, but two days ago on Sunday 17th I was invited and attended the most spectacular ‘AbsolutelyFab Les Vintage & Retro-Revival Fair & Events’. Organised and hosted by the most wonderful LesleyAnne.

This spectacular event was hosted in the beautiful surroundings of the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick.

Entry to this marvellous event is a very affordable €2  pp and the event opens from 2-6PM

This Vintage & Retro Fair is ‘ a monthly fair showcasing 30+ vintage&retro stalls , once loved unique pieces,  accessories , jewellery beauty and much more including Ladies afternoon tea and Fashion Show’

As a guest blogger I was kindly invited to arrive early to the Fair to take behind-the-scene pictures, meet the stall owners have a little chat with them, and of course get a lovely first sneak peak at all the marvellous vintage and Retro Goodies.

Vintage Fashion Rooms_St.Josephs Road, Mallow. 

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I met the lovely Katrina  Forde ; Fashion designer/ Stylist and her beautiful stall at the vintage fair and I fell in love with this stunning cream lace parasol -pictured above- Vintage Fashion Rooms offers ‘new/seldom worn and pre-loved clothes and ready to wear (new) vintage styled clothing’ . You can find Vintage Fashion Rooms on Facebook.

Lavender & Old Lace _ Cork Vintage Quarter, Henry Street


‘Buying and selling all things vintage,’ you can find these two lovely ladies on Facebook ‘Lavender & Old Lace’ You can see from the picture overhead some of the beautiful pieces displayed at the fair by Lavender & Lace. Delicate tea cups and saucers , vases, silverware and more.

Style Closet_ Eimear Bulfin, Style Consultant

13022354_1123808754337051_2126856360_nIt was such a pleasure to meet the two lovely ladies,  Eimear Buffin and the gorgeous fashion blogger ‘womanwhowearblack’ . I was of course over-the-moon to have been selected by the two ladies as a contestant for ‘Best Tea Dress’ and to my delight and surprise I was successful as a finalist and thrilled to have won the beautiful sash and here I am pictured with Eimear Buffin (far left) Lorraine of No,15 (second right) and the hostess with the mostess the all together wonderful LesleyAnne event organiser and Hostess.


Style Closet, and  Style Consultant Eimear offer  ‘male and female fashion available within Irish boutiques’ and their mission is ‘to help you locate your ideal outfit for your personal taste, body shape and colouring’ and ‘ for you to love a dress, locate its boutique, accessories using our recommendations and “voila” you have your perfect outfit’. Style Closet also offers a Style Adviser Service which is available at times to suit you.

No.15 “Le Maison de Curio”

13014898_1123805041004089_965697420_n (1)‘Number15 “Le Maison de Curio” means “House of Curiosities” your special place for all your Accessorize curiosities’.

The wonderful Lorraine  styled me from her enhancing Boutique and my-oh-my  the outfit and accessories were gorgeous!

The dress I wore apart from being fabulous in design colour and cut was honestly one of the most comfortable dresses I have ever worn.

I felt like such a lady when I wore it, the under puffy white petticoat pushed out the dress and gave that beautiful full looking finish. My headpiece also, was very comfortable to wear. We all know these head pieces can be literally a pain in the head but to my delight after wearing this piece for around two hours it was no headache at all. My entire outfit handbag, umbrella, dress and headpiece can all be found in ‘Number15 “Le Maison de Curio” 15 Anne Street, Limerick, Ireland. The cream coloured heels I wore all day on Sunday are bought from Penny’s at €22 and you wouldn’t believe the amount of compliments I got on them!

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I had to add a little note to say it was a great girlie day out! I was very lucky to have my wonderful Mother with me all day Sunday and we brought my daughter Isabelle along too! So when you read this later Mom, thank you so much for taking care of Isabelle and showing her all the vintage pretties and pearls while I was up on the red carpet strutting my stuff.

I would defiantly recommend coming along to the next Vintage & Retro Fair and bring your mum or bestie with you. This really is a perfect girlie day out from the fashion show, to the ladies afternoon tea, mooching the stalls and dressing to impress!


Huge Thanks to Nikki  ‘Champagne Beauty’ Main Street, Newport, Tipperary, Ireland  for my beautiful makeup which was flawless and suited my fashion show outfit perfectly.

You can check-out Champagne Beauty on Facebook or on their website _http://www.champagnebeautynewport.com/

Nikki is a very talented makeup artist and I would highly recommend taking a visit into Champagne Beauty for any occasion or pampering. Nikki is so easy to talk to and I felt like we were old friends after chatting away for only 5 minutes! I can’t wait to call in to Champagne Beauty for a Pamper Party soon!13020420_1123805051004088_825522689_n

Photo credit : David Woodland Photography

My beautiful curly locks were the work of the very lovely and very talented Kristina’s Hair Styles.Kristina is a free-lance hair stylist and she created all the beautiful up-styles and hairstyles for the fashion show models on the day.You can find Kristina’s Hair Styles on Facebook or Call 085 132 8380

Thank you so much Kristina my hair was even fabulous and curly the next day

Congratulations to the most wonderful event organiser and hostess LesleyAnne for creating such a wonderful Vintage & Retro Fair. The atmosphere throughout the entire day was fun-filled and exciting! Well done to all the beautiful models who were superb on the red carpet, to the 35 full booked and glorious stalls thank-you for showcasing such beautiful Vintage & Retro Gems. To the glorious Pianist for serenading us all with beautiful music and to all involved a huge well done. #Limerickvintagefair


_Laura Sheehan & Karl Madden  Equivalenza Catherine Street Limerick_

Thank you for reading this event review and I hope I will see you at the next AbsolutelyFab Les Vintage & Retro-Revival Fair & Events’. Find on Facebook or link here https://www.facebook.com/VintageRetroRevival/?fref=ts

_Aoibhinn x

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