Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Final Festival Fling!

It feels like only yesterday but it has been a whole week since we returned from V Festival, our last festival of the season. It's now all hands to the deck at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair HQ as we prepare to set off on our tour around the country for our Autumn fairs. Are we coming to a city near you? Here's where we will be stopping off…

Liverpool / Saturday 18th September
Edinburgh / Saturday 18th September
Glasgow / Sunday 19th September
Sheffield / Saturday 25th September
Nottingham / Sunday 26th September
Leeds / Wednesday 29th September
Lincoln / 2nd October
Leicester / 3rd October
Durham / 9th October
Newcastle / 9th October
Cambridge / 10th October
York / 17th October
Oxford / 23rd October
London (Bethnal Green) / 24th October

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Best Weekend Ever - Also known as 'The Weekend we had our photos took next to cars!

I know there have been a few posts about Vintage at Goodwood already but thought I'd add my two penneth. Myself, the lovely Sarah H and Kati P drove down and were part of the 'Judy's' crew helping the stall holders set up etc. We got to witness the magic of all the stalls been set up and them bringing out their beautiful treasures for us to pine for.

We spent the weekend in total awe of just the entire look of the whole festival, the High Street was breathtaking, the stalls were unbelievable, packed with the most astounding array of goodies I've ever seen and the atmosphere was one of pure delight! So I thought I'd run through my top five things things of the weekend:

5 - The activities:

There was so much to actually do besides see bands, we didn't even scratch the surface. One of our favourite things was screen printing our own scarves with the lovely folk from http://www.idressmyself.co.uk/, it was a design by Sally Elford for the V&A and here's a photo of me royally messing it up despite the fact I have a degree in it.

4 - The Stuff to See!!

There was literally so much to see it was overwhelming. I could just fill pages and pages with photos, but I picked out a couple of my favourites. We loved the Bad Art tent where you had to pick your best and worst piece of Art on display. The Fuzzy Felt Jaws was unanimously voted the winner by us!

The Bonhams tent was also filled with delights, there were costumes, guitars, Artwork and I couldn't resist having my photo taken with the Ridgway Homemaker tea service, even though, as pointed out by Sarah, I could have took this at home!

Throughout the whole weekend there were people milling around dressed in costume, sometimes it was hard to distinguish between the punters and the people playing characters though! Two that stood out were the lovely ladies in swim mg costumes and these two Policemen. I loved them! They didn't even laugh when I said it was like being in Life on Mars and kept character the whole time.

3 - The Cars
The cars could only be described as AMAZING!!!!! We spent probably half the weekend having our photos just stood in front of amazing cars!

2 - The Stalls
As always the Judy's stall holders had the most amazing stock. I was on a strict no spending regime (which obviously I didn't stick to!) but I will post my treasures another time. There was such an array of things on offer it was very difficult to not just run round in a vintage induced haze. Unluckily, I found my dream wedding dress on one of my favourite stalls which can be found on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Junkies-Vintage-Boutique/281785003871?v=wall

1 - My absolute favourite thing was...... this photo!!!!
I know it's probably terribly vain to have a photo of myself as a favourite thing, but seriously, I don't photograph well and I'm not guffawing on it!! This was taken in the BBC antiques magazine tent where they basically had my dream living room set up. It was so beautiful. I'm fairly sure the lady was getting fed up of me just staring at it!
And so that was Goodwood. What a weekend!!!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

The boys and the men at Vintage at Goodwood

Pictures courtesy of The ChicGeek.

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Eye Spy Vintage

The lovely Lorraine from Eye Spy Vintage joined us at Goodwood with her kooky retro and vintage frames, if you missed this stall please check out the Website

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

More amazing images from Vintage at Goodwood

More stylish traders and visitors dressed in vintage attire from the 50s through the decades..

Daisy Lowe at Vintage at Goodwood

We bumped into Daisy Lowe at Vintage at Goodwood and stopped for a little chat as she enjoyed shopping with her mum Pearl at some of the 150 stalls we had booked in for the largest ever vintage market. Daisy bought a few dresses before heading off to curate her own fashion show..

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Check out one of our fabulous stall holders Lucy Baxter of Preserved Vintage snapped at Vintage At Goodwood by Elle's style hunters... 

Read it in full here.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Goodwood Day 2

Here at Vintage At Goodwood every little detail has been thought of. From the posh toilets to the fully deacked out pub. You can even try your vintage purchases on in the cute shed changing rooms...
It's easy to look your best when Lipstick and Curls are doing the rounds with their travelling make up and hair artists...
There is something for every music taste with the Soul Casino, Let It Rock, Quattro Warehouse and the Tanqueray Torch Club. 
And of course over 150 Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair stalls in the Vintage Marketplace so all those vintage lovers can shop til they drop.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Vintage at Goodwood Day One

Welcome to Vintage at Goodwood. After many technical difficulties (mostly linked to blogging from a field) here is your first blog post! It feels incredible to finally be here after months of working on the festival. The festival site is amazing, the atmosphere is great. We are constantly squealling with excitement as we discover new things to see and do. Here is just a smidgen of what we have seen so far...

Take tea at one of the many open air establishments.
                                              The cocktail bar, inside pictures to follow!
Part of the fantastic High Street which includes a cinema, John Lewis, The Body Shop and a Vintage Beauty Parlour where we have been pampered to perfection! The Judy's Team have been hard at work taking many, many more photographs that I will post as soon as I can. There are lots of style shots for you to enjoy!    

Monday, 9 August 2010


Excited is not the word! All the fun starts on Friday but there is no rest for the wicked! Judy has been on the Goodwood estate since Sunday and her little elves will be joining her tomorrow. We have been busily preparing our Vintage at Goodwood wardrobe for weeks all that is left to do is to squeeze some last minute forgotten items into our already overflowing weekend bags! I'm hoping to bring you some insider sneaky peaks of the site and of course there will be a daily blog post for you all to enjoy. Here at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair we have been working our fingers to the bone to provide 150 vintage packed stalls for the event. For those who are lucky enough to be attending Vintage At Goodwood be sure to come and say hello!  

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Get excited guys and gals we have a super dooper competition for you! In celebration of the release of the new film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, here at Judy's Affordable Vintage fair we have teamed up with Soda pictures to give five lucky fashionistas the chance to win a fabulous shopping experience. 

'Fashion fades, only style remains the same' Coco Chanel 

Does your style channel Chanel? Do you go loco for coco? Think you know about fashion? Prove it!

The prize? Each winner will get to spend the afternoon with their very own personal stylist at one of five Judy's Affordable Vintage fair locations. With their expertise and fashion know-how your vintage stylist will help you pick out some amazing pieces from the best vintage traders in the business to suit your own individuality.  Plus, you’ll also receive £100 to splash out on an outfit that would make even Chanel herself green with envy! What more could a true fashionista ask for?  

The prizes can be redeemed at the following Judy's Affordable Vintage Fashion Fairs around the country:

Leicester, 3rd October
Newcastle, 10th October
Cambridge, 10th October
London, 24th October
Leeds, 31st October

To enter, simply answer this question:

In 1921 Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel created her first perfume, but what did she name it?

1) No 1
2) No 5
3) Allure

Email your answer to competitions@sodapictures.com along with your name, contact telephone number and which fair you would like to redeem your prize at.

Winners will be picked from random from all the correct entries submitted.

Good Luck!


Over the weekend we took our Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair marquee to Kendal Calling Festival. We were joined by a new stall holder, Jennifer Lilly's Wardrobe. She fashions all sorts of items from vintage fabrics including dresses, purses, cushions and bags. Take a look at her fantastically floral items here. There were vintage bargains galore, here are some snaps of my favourite items of the weekend...

Floral Strapless Dress £20

An assortment of cushions made from vintage fabric £5-£10

Vintage fabric purses £3-£5

Gorgeous cushion £10

Vintage children's scene dress £20

1950's Basket bags

Floral basket bag £25

Fringed leather jacket with gems just £20

Here are some of the other Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair stallholders who joined us at Kendal Calling… 

Peruse their websites and brighten up a rainy day!