The lovely Elyan Shotbolt of My Sister's Wardrobe will be modelling at the event and is pictured in a stunning 1940s Slipper Satin dress.
The lovely Elyan Shotbolt of My Sister's Wardrobe will be modelling at the event and is pictured in a stunning 1940s Slipper Satin dress. Trevor Veale

Vision in vintage

JEANETTE Luke has been a vintage clothing dealer for 44 years and has been hoarding special items, creating an impressive collection from the 1920s through to the1970s.

On Saturday, the Coffs Harbour Vintage Fashion Fair will be held at the Norm Jordan Pavilion and if the last event was anything to go by, 400-500 people will be filing in to admire the frocks and accessories.

But it's not just women's clothing - with men's wear and children's vintage items also on display.

There will be a fashion parade at noon, a best dressed competition at 2pm and vintage hair styling and make-up available for a small fee.

While the special exhibits and fashion parade items are not for sale, there will be 50 racks of purchasable clothing with exhibitors coming all the way from Sydney.

"I have been hoarding special gear while dealing with vintage clothing over the years and love showing the outfits to people," Ms Luke said.

"I thought a fashion fair would be the perfect opportunity to exhibit, have a fashion parade and inspire people to be confident and wear more colour."

Whether it's 1920s hats and gloves or 1960s-style gold stretch-pants and vinyl jackets - there is a massive range to keep crowds engaged.

"Lots of elderly people come to these events and say that it's like taking a step back in time but because vintage appeals to a cross-section we also see three generations come together."

Admission is $10.



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