There have been so many interesting vintage fashion news stories that have caught my eye in the last week that they needed a blog of their own. Enjoy.

SINDY TURNS 50!

Launched fifty years ago Sindy became an icon along with Barbie. She originally wore jeans and a stripy top but now she is being relaunched and has been re-styled. I am not sure I will suddenly want purple hair extensions when I turn fifty - but hey this is Sindy we are talking about. See images below for her new look. For more information I suggest you seek out Neandra Etienne who is the UK expert on Sindy - she is @vintagesindygal on Twitter and her website is http://www.sindylovesvintage.co.uk/


VINTAGE 2012 NO LONGER STAND-ALONE FESTIVAL

Wayne Hemingway's Vintage Festival was this year due to be staged on 13-15th July on Boughton Estate in Northamptonshire but 'following lower than expected ticket sales amidst a summer of much cultural competition' it has been cancelled as a stand-alone event. Instead it will be part of the Wilderness Festival on 10-12th August. Existing Vintage Festival ticket holders will be offered the chance to exchange their festival tickets or claim a refund.


THE 'DAPHNE GUINNESS COLLECTION' AUCTION RAISES £1/2 MILLION

Socialite and fashion persona Daphne Guinness (pictured below) auctioned off 102 pieces at Christie's from her personal collection. The proceeds are going to the Isabella Blow Foundation.


The biggest sale at the auction was a photograph taken of Daphne Guinness by Mario Testino for British Vogue, March 2008 which made £133,250 - this is the highest price paid for a photo of his at auction. 

The top selling dress (picture below) was bought by Lady Gaga and is an ivory silk tulle empire line gown, The Girl Who Lived In The Tree by Alexander McQueen, from his Autumn/Winter 2008-9 collection which set a world record price for the designer at auction, selling for £85,250.


If you have any vintage fashion news to share then do email me and please leave comments on this blog as I love to hear from you all.

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