Cary’s Blog


Valentino: Master of Couture

Liz Taylor met Richard Burton while wearing one of his dresses; Jackie Kennedy married Onassis in one and Julia Roberts received her Best Actress Oscar wearing one of his ‘vintage’ designs.  The Americans call him the ‘Rolls Royce’ of fashion designers.  May I present …. Mr Valentino Garavani, best known as Valentino. With a 50-year […]


50 Fabulous Frocks

Visit the Bath Fashion Museum for a wonderful exhibition – 50 Fabulous Frocks – to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary. The Fashion Museum houses one of the world’s great museum collections of historic and fashionable dress. The museum has been designated as a collection of outstanding national significance and was recently listed as one of […]


Vintage Rummaging in Paris

I love our trips to France – Paris in particular as it is one of my favourite cities.  I always allocate a day to visit the French flea markets –  I get such a rush and have to say several times over ‘Be still my beating heart’!! I usually go to Porte de Vanves, in […]


Postcards from Vogue

To say I love stationery would be an understatement.  My office is filled with hundreds of lovely notebooks that someday I will allow myself to actually write in rather than just admire! I love receiving letters on beautiful cards and paper – the art of letter writing is dwindling as more frequently we are receiving […]


Vintage Finds at Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair 2012

The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair opened it’s doors yesterday to crowds of eager shoppers who literally ran into the exhibition hall to grab all the lovely one-off vintage and handmade items, not to mention Christmas presents and food for the Christmas table. There are many gift fairs you could choose to go to in […]


The Old Flight House

Lottie Johansson – Vintage & Modern,  who exhibits at the Wanstead Vintage Fashion & Brocante Fair introduced me to the The Old Flight House in Oxfordshire where she has taken a unit. Sally and Michael Dunseath set up Yarnton Antiques Centre (between Oxford & Woodstock) in Yarnton Nurseries over 14 years ago and in February […]