Roll Up Roll Up for Fanny!

Roll Up Roll Up for Fanny!

Even I winced when I typed that title.  Wordplay taken too far.  Apologies for that.  Since first posting about Fanny and the Cave, there's been a few movements at this cavernous vintage showroom that picks out the pieces that go as far from retro as possible and in fact, I can only 'loosely' call the pieces 'vintage'.  Lets ignore the picky minefield of definitions of the word 'vintage' and just say that Fanny's pick of pieces are 90s and 'lightly worn'.  Or perhaps let's ignore all definitions altogether and just concentrate on Fanny's selection skills… constantly picking out the pieces that no vintage seller wants, the 90s' crap that I ACTUALLY remember buying and finding new meanings for them.  If certain clothing periods in the mid-century are looked upon with rose-tinted glasses as 'timeless' and 'classic', I also feel that any one of Fanny's pieces taken out of their context can do the same thing depending on the person.  Then again, I don't tend to romanticise one period over the other.

With her particular strand of 'vintage/worn', Fanny has now set up a stall at Portobello Market on Fridays to add a different dimension to the existing vintage sellers there.  She's also redone her website and shot a set of new images to showcase her wares… which is tempting me to get off the 271 bus a few stops early to pay Fanny another visit…


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  1. Marylou

    2009-06-03 at 11:47 PM

    I really like the boots in the last photo. 🙂

  2. calamityjem

    2009-06-03 at 11:55 PM

    The photos are so much fun, I might just have to pop along & check out her stall!

  3. amanda

    2009-06-04 at 12:51 AM

    yes, fanny knows how to spot the gems. they are ALL gems!

  4. Brigadeiro

    2009-06-04 at 1:34 AM

    That last outfit is wicked! 🙂

  5. geisharock

    2009-06-04 at 2:28 AM

    Spectacular. I love the red cut-out top.
    Hmm.. Just read the post on Pam Hogg and feel mortified (probably because of my english breeding) and angry about the fact that they could say something like that. I was so disappointed not to have had the time to visit her pop-up store and absolutely loved your post with the phone pictures which allowed me to enjoy them vicariously through you! How ironic that they dared to call it bad publicity… yet by doing so they earned themselves just that. Utterly disgraceful. Peaches Geldof has nothing on you!
    PS. I indulged in pork pies a plenty this weekend, but my guilt was assuaged by the fact that you mention the tasty treat so often in your posts meaning that I am not the only blogger who eats fatty fatty things. Have mentioned this and linked you in my latest blogpost 🙂

  6. arline

    2009-06-04 at 4:53 AM

    I love that last outfit too, as well as the black and white ensemble.
    I also love that you have so much support, people LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU 🙂

  7. katanaville

    2009-06-04 at 5:59 AM

    I love mesh tops and sheer black draping recently. It’s AWESOME- classy and light for summer- I saw some nice DIY on Six Six Sick as well- I wonder where to get them. H&M might be a place to start, do you think?

  8. Lloydie

    2009-06-04 at 6:34 AM

    some purists say clothing within the last 20yrs should not be defined vintage. My thinking “is it hot and how does it compare to what’s available today?” but thats just me tho!
    In any case, interesting pieces and its great to see more competition on the market! …..I’m also down there on Fridays….anyone know if she is under the tent (Portobello Green) or on the actual road?

  9. rollergirl

    2009-06-04 at 9:46 AM

    Yes, do we know where *exactly* in Portobello she is?

  10. Romy

    2009-06-04 at 2:45 PM

    i love the transparant glasses in the first photo

  11. Nicole

    2009-06-04 at 3:39 PM

    I also like the glasses on the first photo and I love the golden jumpsuit. Great looks.

  12. kat

    2009-06-04 at 7:24 PM

    I keep scrolling up to that red cutout top/bisected pants outfit. She’s like a superhero. Captain Cutout! Saving the world from unpleasantly sticky summer days, granting ventilation to a grateful populace!
    Browsing through Fanny’s website, I’m struck by how fun everything looks. And look at all those neat shoes! <3

  13. gino green gobal

    2009-06-05 at 7:53 AM

    Hey! i never seen outfit before it seems those clothes really unique.i wonder if that clothes. will applicable to me. keep it up!

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