Carnivale Vintage

Last night I attended a really brilliant event at the Grassmarket’s newest boutique, Carnivale Vintage. The vintage clothing and accessories shop held a live acoustic music session, offered vintage hair and make-up styling, and provided delicious cakes from Tasty Buns Bakery as well as sorbet prosecco floats from Mary’s Milk Bar.

It was my first time in the store, which is on Bread Street in Edinburgh, and I was taken aback by the huge variety of genuinely beautiful garments from the roaring 20’s all the way up to the power-dressing 80’s. 




With a generous discount on the night offered by the stylish owner, Rachel, I came home with a cashmere and silk camel coat by Harvey Nichols and a 90’s lacy slip dress, which tonight I’m layering over a black roll neck ribbed top and burgundy loafers. Whats more the Cambridge Satchel Company were there with some covetable autumn/winter bags on special off; I was very tempted and can’t wait to browse they Edinburgh store to see the full collection.



Amy Garland MUA was providing lips and flicks for the guests, and as I was going out to Itchy Feet afterwards, a rock n roll club night at Studio 24, I was definitely in need of a retro hollywood glamour makeover. Others got their hair transformed into voluptuous curls and polished victory rolls by Kay Corbett, which is a look I wish I could pull off, but I guess blue hair isn’t very 50’s, and apart from anything I am too lazy to put in all that effort for a hairdo!


My man Jack Hinks was the first musician to kick off Rachel’s new Carnivale Sessions. He played some awesome mellow tunes throughout the night and performed a little set of originals at the end. I would really appreciate it if you checked out his instagram-@jackhinksmusic, and have a wee listen on Spotify/Itunes/whatever floats your music boat! 

If you want to check out this wonderful independent vintage boutique for yourself,  why not head along to their Chistmas Shopping event on Thursday 1st December for some fashion and fizz?

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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