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Ooh la la Vintage

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It seems that ‘Ooh la la Vintage’ is the most glamorous of subterfuges. A true vintage fashion enthusiast should show no mercy in uncovering and claiming the trinkets of the most moth ball ridden of pasts. Many an uncomfortable, itching garment has been worn as an homage to the halcyon days of old and many a ‘boutique’ style bed, spritzed with l’eau de damp, has been slept in ; all in the name of creating your own decadent pastiche. As admirable as this quest may be, it is far easier to become a member of the chic battalion than you may think. Suffering for your art, vintage lovers, has been lost with the dusty hands of time with the help of these tailor-made vintage weekend breaks in Paris.

Begin at a hotel or boutique such as the Eduoard VII and sip champagne; it’s a very good place to start. ‘Oh la la Vintage’ specialises in returning those who feel betrayed by the failure of time-travel to a pocket of uninterrupted old Parisian life. The company offers weekends ranging from 1900 to 1980 and you are able to choose which era you would like to visit. Whether it’s fastened by corsets or empowered by shoulder pads your time will be interspersed with afternoon teas, vintage cars, the Moulin Rouge and visits to little-known venues housing copious fashion rarities ready to be adorned. This vintage master class provides you with a lesson in fashion’s historical context, making sure you know your Chanel from your Channel.

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Written by  Sybilla Harvey.

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