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Something for The Weekend: Vintage fairs and Bristol blogger meets

Bristol Blogger meet | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


Calling all South West based bloggers! This weekend is the Bristol Blogger Meet, taking place on Saturday at Cabot Circus. Sasha and Alessia are hosting the do, which kicks off at Frankie & Bennys (at the top of Cabot Circus) at 11am, before some retail therapy and cocktails later on. I think tables have been pre-booked but if you want to come along just let them know, or follow @bb_meet for details.

Gimme Shelter vintage fair | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


After a Christmas break, the Gimme Shelter Vintage Fair is back at The Lanes this Sunday. Open from 11am till 5pm, the event is free but get there early to ensure you get the pick of the vintage bunch. Vintage bags, fabric and clothes guaranteed, as well as goodies from local designers and boutiques.



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Something for The Weekend: Fifty Fabulous Frocks in Bath and Fix Up Look Sharp on ASOS Marketplace

Tartan day dress Bath Fashion Museum | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


Fifty Fabulous Frocks opens at Bath’s Fashion Museum today. In celebration of the museum’s 50th birthday, the exhibition will showcase some of its most glamorous pieces. Sneak peaks of the dresses have been released daily on Twitter (@Fashion_Museum) and visitors can expect to see historical pieces, like this 1800s tartan day dress, above, and designer creations from Chanel, Ossie Clark and Burberry. Fifty Fabulous Frocks will be running until the end of 2013, giving you plenty of time to get down there and check it out!

Fix Up Look Sharp on ASOS Marketplace | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


It’s not an event as such, but I just wanted to mention that the lovely Fix Up Look Sharp are now trading online at ASOS Marketplace – an ideal Sunday evening shopping destination. The boutique collection from cancer charity CLIC Sargent has only previously been available from the charity’s Shop on Gloucester Road venue, but now everyone can get their hands on Gemma and Ruth’s designs, with all the proceeds going to charity. All the pieces are upcycled charity donations – visit the site to see their full collection. I love their incredible ‘tenkets’ – yep, jackets made from tent fabric – take a look and let me know your favourites.

Have I missed any other local events? What are you up to this weekend?

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Something for The Weekend: Wrapping workshops and Christmas markets

Making Things Club wrapping workshop | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


It’s very nearly the last weekend before Christmas – eek! If you’ve finished your Christmas shopping (lucky you!) but need a hand with pimping up your presents, the lovely Making Things Club are on hand to help. This week their pop-up shop in Cabot Circus has been running wrapping workshops, and there are slots available tomorrow (Friday 21st) throughout the day. The event is free but booking is a must – email or pop into the shop to book your place.

Bath Christmas Market | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


This weekend is your last chance to visit the Bath Christmas market before it closes on Sunday. I visited it with a few friends at the start of the month and it was heaving, so I recommend arriving early and catching the train unless you want to face looking for a parking space with hundreds of other Christmas shoppers! Stalls include foodie treats, Elise Belle jewellery, festive decorations, art, homewares and more.

Have I missed any other local events? What are you up to this weekend?


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Something for The Weekend: Flea Markets and Festive Treats

Cabot Circus Christmas Party SOS | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


The folks at Cabot Circus are laying on a festive spread of treats tonight across several stores including House of Fraser, Sanctuary Spa (my new favourite place) and Harvey Nichols. Christmas Party SOS kicks off at 6pm and free Creme de la Mer mini facials, Benefit brow waxes and makeovers will be available, with discounts and the odd glass of mulled wine thrown in for good measure.

DM customising day | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion


There is lots going on on Saturday, so I’m going to take a deep breath and tell you about it in one long sentence  Ready? Bristol Folk House are hosting a Christmas flea market kicking off at 10am on Park Street, Doc Martens in Broadmead are hosting a FREE customisation day which sounds epic (see above), the quirky Bristol-based furniture brand Dig Haushizzle have their first weekend of trading in their new shop on Colston Street, and Woodlands Church in Clifton is hosting their Christmas Craft Fayre in a crypt! Phew, think that’s about it! Check out the links for more information.

Oh, and if you want to do something amazing for someone else this weekend this Christmas then check out The Rucksack Project, which is hosting a flash mob in the Bear Pit (between Primark and Bristol Bus Station) on Saturday.

Have I missed any other local events? What are you up to this weekend?


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Something for the Weekend: Pop Up Parlour and The Lanes Vintage Fair

Pop Up Parlor Bristol flyer


Beauty, vintage and a ‘pop up’ shop rolled into one – what’s not to love? This weekend Inma and Lou, aka Pop Up Parlour will be at Cox and Baloney’s Vintage Boutique on Cheltenham Road to offer vintage makeovers – from victory rolls to the perfect red lip. The duo can normally be found working their magic on hen parties, brides and at corporate events but this Saturday see’s the launch of their first ever Saturday Salon. The pop up salon will be there from 11am till 6pm and you can contact the duo or the boutique for prices. For future Saturday Salon locations, check out their Facebook page.

Gimme Shelter Vintage Fair November 2012


On Sunday Gimme Shelter!‘s vintage fair returns to The Lanes – and Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion will be there, too! I’m joining forces with Beautiful Plumage and Annie by Amy to sell my vintage wares, and we’re not alone – some of Bristol’s best vintage traders will be there selling jewellery, clothes and homewares from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Entry is free and the action kicks off at 11am, check out the Facebook event page for more info. See you there?

North Bristol Art Trail 2012

Friday – Sunday

It’s not strictly fashion, but this weekend the North Bristol Art Trail takes place across, well, North Bristol, kicking off with a preview evening tomorrow night. Artists and designers will be opening their homes and studios to the public in this annual free event, and there are over 100 artists involved across Redland, Cotham, Montpelier, Bishopston, Westbury Park and Henleaze. Disciplines featured include screen printing, textiles, ceramics and photography – check out the trail map to find your nearest participating locations.

Have I missed any other local events? What are you up to this weekend?


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Something for The Weekend: Fashion Friday and NYR Autumnal Open Day



The Station, formally the old fire station on Silver Street, has undergone something of a recent transformation. The launch of this exciting new venue takes place this weekend and tickets have all but sold out. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for tomorrow night, you’ll be treated to Fashion Friday – an evening of fashion shows featuring the theme ‘re-duce, re-use, re-cycle’. Designers include UWE students, Fix Up Look Sharp and Shop Dutty.


Neal’s Yard Remedies on Whiteladies Road are hosting their Autumnal Open Day this Saturday. There will be workshops, goodie bags and discounts galore, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn about the Alexander Technique or Hypnotherapy, now is your chance. I found my reflexology taster at their recent NYR Blogger Event unbelievably relaxing, so I thoroughly recommend this Open Day if you want to treat your mind, body and soul to a bit of R and R.

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Something for The Weekend: recession A/W show and Bath’s Vintage Sunday

recession fashion show A/W12


Catwalk shows don’t come much quirkier than recession‘s seasonal fashion event, which takes place at the Southbank Club in Bedminster tomorrow night. Doors open at 7.45pm and tickets cost £6. The exact details are tightly under wraps but expect preloved clothes, models with attitude and the opportunity to buy clothes featurered on the runway straight after the show.

Bath in Fashion Vintage Sunday


Vintage Sunday returns to Bath’s Green Park Station this weekend. There will be over 70 stalls selling everything from 1920s lace gowns to novelty crockery. Expect period designs, goodtime bands, exquisite vintage clothing and quirky homewares. Still not convinced? Check out my post on the last Vintage Sunday event here.


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Something for The Weekend: Brisfest

Brisfest 2012

Bristol’s finest music festival returns this weekend to it’s spiritual homeland; Ashton Court. Brisfest promises a weekend of music, art, comedy and theatre, all against a backdrop of rolling hills and fields of deer at Ashton Court Estate.

I’m gutted I won’t be around on Saturday as I’m going to the Oxfam Fashion Blogger Meet, but I highly recommend you get your tickets now if you haven’t already done so. Tickets are selling fast and the line-up includes De La Soul, The Other Tribe and Babyhead. As well as music you’ll be able to find live graffiti, circus and cabaret acts and stand-up comedy.

If you’ve already bought your ticket then you’re sorted, but for those of you who still haven’t parted with your cash, remember this: tickets can ONLY be purchased in advance – there won’t be any tickets available on the gates! Buy online here or call for tickets on 0844 870 0000.

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Something for The Weekend: BIB Fashion Show @ Folk House

BIB fashion show flyer

This Friday the Bristol Folk House will play host to a fantastic fashion show showcasing Bristol’s best independent boutiques  all in the name of charity. Bristol Independent Boutique’s A/W12 Charity Fashion Show promises an evening of local and original talent and a host of indie labels.

Labour Behind the Label are the organisation that will benefit from the profits – you can read an interview with the Bristol-based charity from the Ship-Shape archives here – and boutiques and labels taking part include Cox & Baloney, Fix Up Look Sharp and 71 & Queens.

Entry to the event costs £8 and there are still a few tickets left, so check out the BIB Fashion Show Facebook page for more info or purchase your ticket here. There are also a number of tickets available from the boutiques taking part, including Portobella on Cheltenham Road and Shop on Gloucester Road.

BIB A/W12 Charity Fashion Show, Bristol Folk House, Park Street, BS1 5JG


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Something for The Weekend… FNO, Making Things Club and Doors Open

Radley Vogue FNO event

Looking for a fashionable fix this weekend? Read on…

Vouge’s Fashion’s Night Out is an annual event that takes place across cities the world over each September. If you’re London based you can enjoy numerous events, discounts, product launches and gigs around the Bond Street/Oxford Street/Knightsbridge area tonight. Here in Bristol there isn’t quite the same level of activity, but Harvey Nichols and Radley (at The Mall, and their Quakers Friars store) are getting involved so visit their websites for more info or pop in for a visit from 6pm tonight.

Saturday is Bristol’s Doors Open Day 2012. This annual event sees over 60 historic venues open their doors to the public for behind the scenes tours and events. While it’s not exactly a fashionable fix, art and design venues taking part include the Bristol School of Art, the RWA and Spike Island. Some venues require booking in advance so check out the website in advance before planning your trip!

Making Things Club, Bristol

Calling all crafters! Sunday evening sees Cafe Kino on Stokes Croft host another monthly Making Things Club. The event kicks off at 5.30pm and costs a mere £5. The evening promises ‘unlimited making, music and fun’ and this month the club will be working with image transfers. Check out their Facebook event page for more info.

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