Thursday, 28 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
I had wonderful chat with this vintage lover about our shared obsession - Mad Men!!! She was a Joan fan and as muh as I love Joan, Peggy is my favourite! She got this brilliant original 1960s pattern so she could make her very own Joan Holloway (I reuse to calle her Harris!) creation!
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Ecclectic is the word! The dramatic cape on and blue and white geometric jumpsuit are courtesy of Victoria and Albert vintage, trading at the weekend [the jumpsuit is actually a Biba creation, demonstrating that you truly never know what you might find at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair!]
Additionally for a perfect Sunday soundtrack, why not take the time to enjoy the musical stylin's of fifties trio the Scarlet Starlets booked-in especially for the event! Perfect tunes for perusing, check them out on http://scarletstarlets.com/ As the picture demonstrates, all aboard vintage fans!
Our FINAL surprise is that the lovely ladies from LeKeux vintage salon will be on hand to quoff and buff you everyway from Sunday, all for a reasonable fee. If you like the look of the Starlets above then these ladies are for you. Here's their price list...
Taster - £10
Full Curl/ Style - £20
Lips/Eyes - £5
Taster - £10
Full - £20
1950s polish/ 1940s crescent/ 1920s layered - £15
Tutorials from £25
Special Events styling from £35
Wowzers. To book an appointment with this lovely bunch, email: email@example.com posthaste!
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Additionally over the weekend, we got a mention by those eagle-eyed fashionistas at the Topshop blog. Have a butchers here....http://insideout.topshop.com/blog/2010/10/little-black-book.html
Finally, for anyone feeling the gravity of Monday rolling on their shoulders, take a look at this article by favourite procrastination station cracked.com about the woes of being a Hipster...http://www.cracked.com/funny-4573-hipster/ We here at Judy HQ don't endorse any sort of subculture bashing [even if you favour a Poirot moustache and headband all year long] but the Hipster circle of life made us titter....
Sunday, 17 October 2010
1 - I love all things 1950s in case you hadn't noticed and I've always fancied one of those darling little wicker handbags so I've been watching this:
Friday, 15 October 2010
That said, winter draws nearer. Unwilling to be cast with the same label as LA-via-devonshire-superpseudo-hippy Joss Stone [just put some SHOES on, woman!] i think i'm going to have to swallow my pride and literally put a sock in it. But how to do this, dear readers, without cheapening my beloved loafers? As i flicked through a few publications over Cheerios this morning, my prayers were answered by Mr. Paul Smith. Foot first and not a face in sight, behold the brogues!
Stunning aren't they? Sleek, elegant - everything their Oxford heritage embodies. The Miller range is pretty much a dream come true [apart from their horrific price tag, which, is in fact, a nightmare!] I have to admit, i have a bit of a softspot for loveable brogues, owning one pair in bowling-alley red, cream and black. From the H&M A/W 09 collection [at least, i assume so. They were tucked under a table, hidden from view and were so unlike anything i had ever seen in H&M before. Then again, one thing i love about the store is it's occasional surprise and ability to have an apple fall so far away from a tree. So magnificent were these particular beasts though that i still find myself casting my eyes on them every now and again to make sure they haven't disappeared in a tri-colour puff of air] Behold an arty blu-print of them below...
Magnifique! Now, i'm not sure whether this is simply through their status as dream brogues but just like my beloved loafers, i could wear them sans socks, yippee! [i'm not sure if this is particular to this lot of footware and so i wouldn't call it a general rule of thumb. Through sleuthing on Wikipedia, i see that the perforations so typical of brogues was originally to let out water when they were worn to trudge through bogs etc, however if they cut my feet to shreds, it's nice to know there's a flooding system in place for all that blood - efficient!] Regardless, as i gaze upon the lovely Paul Smith [and some slightly more affordable brogues papped at our Leeds Fair - see below] i would cover up my mankles [male ankles] and don a sock or two [preferably two] for these shoes. Besides, socks are exciting right? Bright ones, dark ones, striped ones [i draw the line at motif ones - they remind me of many a furrowed brow on Christmas day morning] There's a whole new world waiting to take place south of the ankle! Brogues [and socks] i salute you!
Sunday, 10 October 2010
The fair was packed with eager vintage hunters scowering for their perfect vintage bargain! I have to admit, of all the fairs, I have a bit of a soft spot for Lincoln, I'm not sure if it's the lovely people or weather we have when we visit (the sun always seems to shine in Lincoln!) but it is always a very pleasant experience!
Keeping the purse strings tied tight (helped by some unknown who swiped my purse the Friday before!) I had to make do with just trying on some of the fabulous stock available. As usual, I was looking for anything with a hint of Mad Men and found this beautiful, royal blue corduroy number. Having fallen for the red one last week at Nottingham, which ended up in the life of the lovley Adele, I couldn't resist trying it on. For some reason Corduroy makes me feel Christmassy, which is never bad, at £30 it was an absolute snip. As I have now fallen in love with Corduroy vintage frocks but don't seem to have the funding, I am going to put the Horrockses project to one side and make myself a corduroy Christmas dress, and blog the results of course! Watch this space!
Second on my Betty Draper mission was this navy blue and gold brocade beauty, again, very Christmassy! The slash neckline, the box pleats, who could ask for more. A complete bargain at £35! Some lucky fair goer will no doubt have snapped it up,
And last but not least, the dress that broke my heart! This absolutely dreamy turquiose satin late 50s early 60s dress almost made me cry when I had to take it off! It fit perfectly, not a mark on it and complete with two little bows on the waist, perfect! And at £45 it was obscenly cheap. However, for me to buy it would have been a bit of a travesty as it would only ever really get worn occasionally on a Sunday for me to do the hoovering in and wishing I went out to fancy places more often! This is definately a dress which deserved to be worn!
With the people rolling in our stall holders were ready with their vintage wares, Kerry (of Kerry Clear) was on hand to sell her handpicked vintage and reworked clothing and Ky (of Razorblade Mermaid) was there offering her fantastic retro hand made charm jewellery, featuring, among other things flamingos, skulls and cherries. Both have facebook groups if you search their company names.
Here are some of our happy shoppers! Busy browsing the stalls!
A couple leaving with bags full:
And last but not least (and what a note to finish on!) who could forget the Tea Party!! As usual there were buns cakes and tea served up on union jack tablecloths by polka dot clad waitresses! The Rocky Road cupcake comes highly recommended!
And there we have it, a busy day at Lincoln! We'll be back soon so if you want keep up to date with our latest Lincoln news, sign up to the mailing list here:
Friday, 8 October 2010
Breathtaking n'est pas? This season's it colours of red and green alongside Chanel-inspired furs and fringing create a set of images worthy of Harper's 'romantic traveller' collection and is hauntingly current [in fact, the middle teaming of this season's furs with exuberant colours which could be fresh of the Milan S/S catwalks are a bit beyond current...what is this sorcery Spankt Vintage??!] Oh, and did we mention that there is 10% of all of Spankt's goods on Saturday? See you at the front of the queue!