365 Vintage Days: Tampere Vintage

The Fintage association organises twice a year a great vintage weekend event in Tampere. In winter it’s at the Vapriikki Museum and in Summer in a market place surrounded by wooden houses. The Fintage events combine good vintage shopping with quality presentations on treasures from the past e.g. gramophones, embroidered cloth from early 20th century (directly from the museum’s collections), dolls; guided tours to the museum; live music; dance and a vintage fashion show. A great two days program!
Hence, we headed early on Saturday morning to Tampere with friends. I was wearing a winter suit – in black and white tweed – with a red sweater, red scarf, red hat and gloves, a red and black purse and belt and black heels.
On the way back from Tampere we stopped by a museumed locomotive for a couple of pictures.

The suit is from an antique mall in Long Beach California (purchased last spring), the hat is a reproduction one, bought a few years ago from the Ophelia Market in Helsinki. The gloves, scarf and the sweater are from antique malls in the US. The heels, Finnish made, are from Nasta vintage shop in Helsinki, the purse is from VintagEija’s. The locomotive is a Finnish made ”Risto” model (from the name of Finland’s 5th president Mr. Risto Ryti), dating back to 1956 i.e. roughly the same time as the suit.

And I also wear this suit very regularly at work…

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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