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Sara Colohan writes for on Vintage in London

The rise and rise of vintage London

It’s undeniable, our love of vintage style is apparent everywhere from our tastes in fashion, furniture and even our food.

Retro chic is still evolving world wide and London is generally considered the most vibrant, active city for what is now a thriving global industry. Our love of vintage is not just in obvious hotspots like trend setting Shoreditch and Brick Lane (still seen as the unrivalled Mecca for vintage loving locals and tourists alike). Londoners’ love of vintage is far reaching with the biggest of our vintage markets held in Hammersmith , Spitalfields  and the world famous Portobello Market in West London. In fact, the London vintage scene currently boasts more vintage shops, retro café’s, Kilo sales, retro themed nightlife and vintage festivals than any other capital.

To look for our vintage roots we chatted to some of the individuals who have helped make London such a hot spot for world class vintage. Even with their guida…

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Sara Colohan interviews Camille O Sullivan

Camille O’Sullivan. Architect, singer, performer…superstar! Camille O Sullivan is a star performer summed up perfectly in one line in The Irish Times 'A courageous and singular performer, one of the most gifted interpreters of narrative songs yet to appear' 123
Her dramatic heart stopping versions of Brel, Waits, Bowie and Cave to name a few, have had audiences from Sydney Opera House to London’s Royal Festival Hall fall in love with her… and now Londoners get another chance to see her perform as she hosts a series of shows as part of Priceless London Wonderground. London Calling's Sara Colohan caught up with her.

London Calling: Camille. Welcome back to London. You’ve chosen the Southbank’s wonderful Spiegeltent  to host your latest shows. Some may say it’s your spiritual home, not least because your style of performance has been compared to Marlene Dietrich, who of course started her career singing in a Spiegel Tents in 1930’s Berlin. You also have a histo…

Sara Colohan interviews Camille O’Sullivan. Architect, singer, performer…superstar! —