My Vintage London: Zoe Fletcher - founder of Time For Tease
The Vintage Guide To London: Who are you, and what do you do?
Zoe Fletcher (pictured): My name is Zoe Fletcher and I run my own events business, Time For Tease, we do burlesque and afternoon tea parties.
The Vintage Guide To London: Why do you like vintage – or in other words, what does vintage mean to you?
Zoe Fletcher: I got into vintage for the same reasons I got into burlesque: old-fashioned movie star glamour, it’s an opportunity to play dress-up in the real world.
The Vintage Guide To London: What are your favourite London vintage shops?
Zoe Fletcher: Blackout II in Covent Garden – great for frocks and Emporium in Greenwich for absolutely pristine, mainly Sixties era outfits. Brick Lane’s many vintage shops are also always good for a potter if you’ve got a free afternoon.
The Vintage Guide To London: Do you ever go to vintage events? If so, which ones would you recommend?
Zoe Fletcher: I have been to the Frock Me! Vintage Fair and picked up a few bargains amongst some very overpriced bits and bobs sold by scarey ladies! But I went to to Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage At Goodwood last year and LOVED it, got loads of great clothes and will definitely be going back this year given that its being held on the Southbank!
The Vintage Guide To London: What are your favourite vintage places in London?
Zoe Fletcher: I love the old wharf buildings around Wapping – plus you get to wander around the river. Also the Tate Modern, probably my favourite building in London, and the inside of the Hackney Empire (pictured) and the Rivoli Ballroom – both are just beautiful.
The Vintage Guide To London: What’s the one vintage thing one should do in London?
Zoe Fletcher: I think a day out in Greenwich ticks all the boxes, great for its market and the shops for both clothes and furniture – plus you get to hang out at the park or observatory – a proper vintage setting!