Readers, save the date: The Vintage Clothing & Style Festival is coming up Saturday evening, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 at the Elks Lodge in Alameda. Last year’s premiere event was a big success and this year promises even more vintage fun.
What’s new this time are themes. Saturday evening has two – lingerie and Gatsby. Co-producer Kimberly Manning Aker has organized vignettes with models donning lovely vintage lingerie. “Bring your husbands,” suggests Kimberly. In anticipation of the upcoming Art Deco Society's Gatsby Summer Afternoon, the ADSC will give a presentation, Getting Ready for Gatsby, offering tips on the best places to shop for appropriate gear, how to put together outfits, and how to arrange a picnic site. This in-depth presentation is guaranteed to inform and inspire.
Additionally on both days:
- 45 vendors, including Al from Al’s Attire who is now offering custom made shoes. Bring in a pair of your fave vintage shoes and Al will set you up with a new pair just like the old pair.
- Two no-host bars
- Food for sale
- Live music by Sara Klotz de Aguliar, Ricky Quisol, Ann Gibson, and a mystery guest performer
- Roaming models (everything that the models wear will be for sale)
The Vintage Clothing & Style Festival is the opportunity to hang out in the fabulous Elks Lodge building and discuss vintage with like-minded people. Attendees are welcome to dress in vintage, or not. With their annual Festival, co-producers Kimberly Manning Aker, and Roberto and Jula Isola hope to make vintage fun and accessible. “Vintage truly is for everyone,” says Kimberly.
The Vintage Clothing & Style Festival, Saturday August 14, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Sunday August 15, 11am-5pm. The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. Admission on Saturday is $15 for Art Deco Society Members, $25 general (allows re-entrance on Sunday with your wrist band). Admission on Sunday is $7. Click here for more information.