Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Vintage Evening of Fashion, Music and Dancing


27th March 2014 from 7 pm till 2 am


Lace Market, Stoney St, Nottingham, NG1 1LL

Flashback is a series of events organised to present vintage fashion shows accompanied by live music, dancing and offering attendees the chance to discover vintage items from designers and boutiques’ stalls.

Want to learn how to customise your own clothes?   Want to try a retro dance ? or Want  to get a total vintage look?

Flashback II is proud to announce that this year there will be :

-  A FREE fashion customising workshop by Spinster's Emporium - bring your own clothes to customise!  

- A FREE LindyHop/Charleston taster class by Nottingham Swing Dance Society !

- A FREE vintage Hairstyle and make-over With Make Up By Jenni & Alison Jenner Hair!

Dress code: Vintage
Entry fees: £8 / £6 for students (Must bring student ID on the night)

Tickets available online at (If you purchase online, you will have to pay a £1 fee)

or at Oxfam Sue Ryder Goosegate / Frock (NG1 4HJ)
'Like' the event on Facebook

Event Organiser contact details: /07896500493

Find All About The Flashback Events Below !

2014 Programme

7:00 – 7:30       LindyHop/Charleston Fun class
7:00- 8:00         Fashion Customizing workshop
8:00- 8:40        Fashion show
9:00- 9:45         Three Minute Heist -  Live band 
10:00- 10:40     Manières des bohémiens -  Live band
10:45                  Raffles prizes                      
10:50                  Charleston demo
11:00- 11:40     Manières des bohémiens
11: 40- 2           'Genre Clash' DJs

2014 Participants


Oxfam D.I.Y    

All Oxfam’s pieces on show at “Flashback” come directly from their store on Goose Gate in Hockley. As with all the clothes and accessories sold there, all were kindly donated by members of the public, and the proceeds from their sale go towards Oxfam’s work to help overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam on Goose Gate is always seeking good quality donations. You never know – if you donate, it might be your old garments being given a new lease of life and modeled on the catwalk next time!

16-22 Goose Gate, Hockley, NG1 1FF

Frock is a studio/shop in Nottingham that designs and makes vintage inspired dresses in house. They offer a very personal one to one service. Dresses can be bought off the peg or can be made to measure. They have a choice of fabrics or why not make your dress a real one off and bring your own. Their Frocks are perfect for special occasions, proms and weddings, when a unique dress is the ONLY dress.

5 Forest Road East, NG1 4HJ

Abigail Joyce Vintage   

Abigail Joyce Vintage was established in June 2013 by Abigail Roddis at the age of 18. With her passion for vintage clothing and her ambition to be self employed she set up the business selling vintage clothing, vintage accessories and handmade items. She sells both men and women’s clothing from the era of the 20’s all the way through to the 90’s. Abigail Joyce Vintage exists as an online business and you can find them at some vintage fairs across Nottingham also.

Callecia J.Brown 

A contemporary brand synonymous with edgy restraint, encapsulates powerful, body
conscious dynamic beautiful silhouettes, engineered with precision and control. Callecia J
Brown dexterously incorporates femininity with meticulous detail and tailoring into her collections, stemming from curiosity of construction and pattern making, intending to find new and innovative aesthetics. All Designs are handmade in house in Nottingham. They undertake individual commissions where you will have a one on one consultation and a design produced and made to your specifications.

Mobile 07745 603 99


Piplotex is a traditional Haberdashery, offering a range of vintage and reproduction sewing goods and dress accessories, alongside our alteration and repair service. They also offer a bespoke seamstress service which has been so popular; they decided to offer some of their exquisite pieces in a 'ready to wear' range. Inspired by mid century design, beautiful fabrics and our constant quality, the Piplotex range is here for you to enjoy.

Find us on Facebook and visit our Etsy shop / 07817321760

  Spinster's Emporium

Spinster's Emporium are specialists in sourcing and supplying the very best in vintage fabrics, buttons, trimmings and wallpaper.
Whether you're a craft virgin or die-hard fanatic Spinster's crafting ingredients.

 Sue Ryder

We at Sue Ryder on Goosegate LOVE vintage and retro items. We have everything from bags and record players to menswear and furniture! All of the money we make goes to helping those who need care. A fantastic charity and bargains for you!

Find us on Facebook: suerydergoosegate


A fan of Mid-century design, I source original vintage household items, clothing and accessories and sewing items from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Facebook: SunshineLovelyVintageStuffl 
Twitter: 20thC_Sunshine 
Webiste: (under work)

Vintage 2 Versace

Vintage 2 Versace is a boutique (with cafe) offering exclusive style, bespoke pieces and designer classics from throughout the ages. We offer a selection of fabulous vintage clothes and accessories, costume jewellery and genuine vintage couture from the little-known to the worldwide famous such as Christian Dior, Chanel and Moschino. We have the finest collection of important vintage and pre-owned couture garments, jewellery and accessories, outside London.

facebook: Vintage-2-Versace
Tel/ 0771 4264647

Love U More

Beautiful vintage jewellery, hand bags and accessories. Each pre-loved item is hand selected, unique and dates between 1920-1980. You will find me occasionally at boutique markets or in your own home if you book an exclusive vintage tea party. You can hire my vintage china too for the full afternoon tea experience. I wrap each item in ecologically sourced packaging. Vintage loveliness with a clear conscious. 

Mobile: 07824 510 262
Twitter @love_umore
Facebook:  love u more

Hairstyle & Make-up

Hairstyle Artist - Alison Jenner
With a career in hair, beauty and modeling spanning over 26 years, Alison Jenner 
has moulded a reputation for professionalism, precision, adaptability and discerning the exact needs of her clients. Alison Jenner Hair Styling takes knowledge and experience from all areas of the beauty industry and applies it to each individual client.
Alison is highly experienced in vintage styling and can interpret any look or era commissioned.

Make -up Artist -Make up by Jenni

Jenni Hughes is Professional Award Winning Make Up Artist working in bridal, fashion, editorial and media
make up. Traveling across the East Midlands and Nationally for clients.
Jenni loves all things vintage and has worked on many vintage photohoot's and projects on location and in studio inspired by looks and fashion's throughout the decades. Providing a bespoke service for brides and commercial clients.Tailoring each look to personal requirements.
Using a combination of PRO and designer products and tools to achieve flawless make up.

Jenni's portfolio of work is available at

Art Work

The HeArt group is a collective visual media art & textiles society, which showcases emerging and established artists from diverse social and economic backgrounds. For the flashback 2 event we will be showcasing vintage art deco fashion Art on canvas and print with a twist. Our purpose is to present the Christian gospel in all creative forms through all visual media.


        Three Minute Heist 

Three Minute Heist are are a new up and coming band from the Midlands that are taking a fresh,

energetic and modern look at traditional blues. 
With a wealth of catchy original material and an exciting stage dynamic, they have an appeal that reaches across all ages and tastes. 
The music magazine Cack blabbath stated . “ Y Not Festival 2013 it didn’t get any bluesier than local lads Three Minute Heist. With the sort of effortless easy sound that seems to never get old and, with the only harmonica-ist of the weekend, Three Minute Heist provided one of the highlights of the day...” 

The band has just released their debut EP featuring three original songs (Soundcloud links below) which we hope you will be able to find the time to listen to.

        Manière des Bohémiens 

Maniere des Bohemiens play improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced
Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth, an abusive PE teacher and a broken heart and arranged for 6 young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, double bass and accordion whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and eastern European brothels, absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way.
Formed through a mutual love of gathering round warm bonfires and improvising, Maniére des Bohémiens spent many hours working together on the distinctive swing sound and many more on learning the melodies and developing them through improvisation.
To read the bands review of the Album Launch night from the Leftlion magazine (Nottingham):

DJ's Genre Clash - 100% Vinyles !

Two top DJ's will mix a vinyl set in tandem.  The music is an eclectic mix from all over the world.  Whatever you preferred genre or era, let's yourself go!


Happy Feet 

It is Nottingham’s Swing Dance Society, and they began the Swing Dance scene in Nottingham in 2001 teaching Swing Dance/LindyHop Beginners to Advanced dancers of all ages and abilities.  They focus on providing a friendly night with plenty of opportunity for social dancing playing a range of 1920/30/40s Jazz-era Blues, Swing & Jazz and recent Swing-revival songs from Count Basie to Paolo Nutini.

and Sweet Gourmandises...

  The Bun Tin

"The Bun Tin's cakes aim to please the taste buds just as much as the eye! Nestled within the streets of Nottingham, Kersti is rustling up interesting flavours, vegan experiments and more traditional cakes and bakes to get the people of Nottingham (and beyond!) licking their lips. Whether it be a stall at a festival, a tray of bakes for a work party or something to nibble with coffee and friends; it's good honest cake to make you smile."

About Flashback Events

Clementine Paro is the founder and organiser of Flashback.  She originally came from France where there are many independent shops and boutiques. Being passionate about the individuality of fashion she had the idea of linking local boutiques, talented vintage artists, vintage designers, musicians and hand crafters and promoting their independent businesses.

By collaborating they could all show their collections to a larger audience and promote the message that wearing vintage is another way of expressing yourself while reducing our carbon footprint and going green. That was how Flashback came to be. 

 Flashback is a series of events organised to present vintage fashion shows accompanied by live music, dancing and offering attendees the chance to discover vintage items from designers and boutiques’ stalls and to try high class vintage hair styling by professional hair dressers.  In Flashback I 2011, boutiques and designers presented glamorous Christmas Special collections to vintage lovers. The event also acted as a vintage fashion guide for potential customers. Flashback I helped to bring vintage lovers together in a fabulous and sociable setting.

The immediate manifestation of music's influence on personal identity building and social trends is its interdependence with fashion. Fashion has evolved over time along with music and whilst contemporary trends come and go, there will always be a place for vintage fashion with its core values and attitude.

Retro fashion has been on the rise and vintage fairs have become very popular. However Flashback is proud to bring to shabby chic ,a unique harmony of live music, arts and vintage fashion show, a vintage fair and dancers in one night that is different from all others.
Independent artists and businesses connected with their customers and truly expressed their specialities. Through this, they hoped to expand their customer base and to strengthen their position against the big chains.

Flashback I was a huge success and was featured in the Nottingham Post.  Now it is coming back in 2014 as Flashback II on Thursday 27th March 2014 at the Lace House bar (NG1 1LL) from 7:00pm till late in Nottingham city centre. Fresh Spring/Summer Vintage looks will be on show at the Lace House bar which is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market.

Here are highlights of Flashback I


Poster Designer: Maya Dunn

1 comment:

  1. We often come across vintage items time to time being in the house clearance business its amazing how the old retro vintage has taken of around Nottingham. we love recycling