Friday, 27 May 2011

Summer in the City: Judy's comes to Spitalfields

Greetings loved ones,

In light of our partnership with the Old Spitalfields Market this Bank Holiday Monday, we've been perusing our traders to see what wonderful wares they're going to be offering up. It turns out that inbetween chinwagging, tea-drinking and the like, many of them have been busy with glorious S/S photoshoots! Cop an eyeful of these ba-bies [odd Austin Powers voice but hey, it's Friday...]

Zesty colours, oversized accessories, pleating and a cheeky hulahoop - all incredibly 'groovy.' If that's not enough to get you out and about and down Spitalfields market on Monday, who knows what will!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday one and all. I'm going to go exorcise Mike Myers from my vocabulary before it's too late.


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

"When I die, I want to go to Vogue"

Greetings loved ones,

We give you Brighton's Affordable Vintage Fair through the lens of Esther Ling....







Asking around, many never knew that Esther was there. A budding photographer, there is no sense of invasion in the faces and surfaces she snaps; she is never reflected, never acknowledged, never asks to pose - what we have is reality [and how beautiful it is!]

David Bailey once said "when I die, I want to go to Vogue" but honestly, who could be bothered with that? If this is Brighton's Affordable Vintage Fair in all of its reality, then take me to the seaside. Esther, let's roll film!

The rest of Esther's work can be found here.


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday Morning Fever!

Morning loved ones!

The doors are open at Bethnal Green and [be]gee whizz, what a show we've seen. Fresh out of the 70s, check out these cool kids below - never before have I longed after flairs but now i'm looking at my skinnies in DISGUST...

See you on Monday [possibly with a perm]


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Because everyone loves a compliment...

Greetings loved ones,

It goes without saying that everyone love a compliment. In light of this, we wanted to take the time out to show you some of the lovely things that not just our customers, but our traders [those be-bum-bagged chaps and glamorous ladies that chat to you from behind their stalls each week] have had to say about standing with Judy's thus far. In true children's TV presenter fashion, let's go...

"Dear Judy,

I had a very good day - in fact it's the best fair I've done in a long time so I was thrilled to be there!

I look forward to more successful fairs with you in the future!"

Chloe from Hatastic

"Hi Judy/everyone,

I can see how hard you all work leading up to the fair and on the day. You’re fairs are always well run and friendly! Thanks for running the fairs because if you didn’t then I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. I’ll definitely be booking the next Brighton fair."


"Hi Judy,

I was a stall holder on Sunday, and I had a terrific day, made more than I have at any other vintage markets I have done in the past!!! I was really pleased and thought the whole atmosphere was amazing, venue, live music and the cupcakes!! All in all a fab day. Well done!!"


"Just wanted to let you know that I had my first stall at Brighton and I had a fantastic day. I made good money and met some brilliant people. There was a good atmosphere all day. The stall holders around me were great and I spent most of the day smiling.

I thought the day was well organised and well planned. I have nothing but praise for all of you to organise such an event. I am guessing it takes a lot of planning. I can't wait to have a stall again and i'm sending in an application form for Kendal Calling Festival."

Charlotte, Fairy Vintage

There we have it folks - straight from the proverbial horses mouths [not the most pleasant of sayings is it? like reverse horse-whispering....] Through shed-loads of work, an INHUMAN amount of chocolate freddos and the odd grey hair or two [if it's good enough for Georgey Lamb, it's good enough for me] we try to give our fairs, well, everything and keep our traders [and you lot] as happy as larry...

[NB: This is not 'Larry.' This is Hazel, who can be found at Cambridge and London this weekend. If anyone knows who 'Larry' actually is, and why he's so happy all the time, send your answers on a postcard to P.O Box Judy HQ] x

Monday, 16 May 2011

"You sound like you're from..."

Greetings loved ones,

We hope that you're well and celebrated accordingly our newfound spot in the Eurovision chart - hooray! Although we won't be booking plane tickets to Azerbaijan [mostly due to our inability to locate the elusive land on a map!] we are milking the Estonian/ German/ Serbian entries to death! Eastern-European Katy Perry, a German Cheryl Cole, sixties in Serbia - what's not to love?

An event that was a world away from "nil point," we're recovering from a lovely weekend in Brighton. As we de-sand our toes, stay tuned later on for a full report! This week, all eyes are on the weekends fairs, Cambridge and London; favourites in our vintage fair diary, make sure you get your gladrags on for both events always draw in a rather stylish crowd...

Ooh. Fancy!

See you there vintage fans!


Friday, 13 May 2011

Oh we do like to be beside the seaide...

Greetings loved ones,

A mere 24 hours before Brighton's Affordable Vintage Spectacular, we wanted to give you a little visual treat of what to expect on the day. Roll film!

Case courtesy of Scavengers

Furniture from Daisy Bazaar

Cakes courtesy of The Old Tea Party

Ducks courtesy of Retropolitan

Oh we do love to be beside the seaside and we hope that you do to. See you Sunday vintage fans!


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

All the Fun of the Fair: Kingston

It goes without saying that everybody loves novelty. The prospect of something new is enough to get most of us giddy [heck, the thought of a new TOWIE or an untouched charity shop is enough to give me palpitations!] Imagine then, not the thrill of an untapped shop, but an untapped TOWN! Enter Kingston's Affordable Vintage Fair....

With the rails ready to go, we loved this traders' mix of frocks and brogues - hanging from the rafters, garments with sweet prints and candy-floss colours were enough to make even Katy Perry seem savoury...

For long days and even longer nights, sunnies are a staple. Away from the highstreet, many were opting for vintage specs to see them through. A fan of the Lennon look, rounded frames were a personal favourite [even though they're more Harry Potter than Rock n' Roll when sat on my face.] Vintage bikinis were a big-hit with retro beach-goers wanting to look the part.

Adding to the summer time 'vibe,' Now Voyager were on hand with some colourful numbers that were heads above the rest. [oversized orchids, birds of paradise and tiny yaughts to name-drop a few]

We loved this uber-opulent gown [defintiely Met Gala worthy - if only we could fly in Mrs Obama or Ri-Ri before they hit the red carpet, how smashing they would look!] Everyone loves fluidity in their threads and this dress was moving in every way.

Finally we loved this incredibly bright jumpsuit, reminiscent of Kim Cattrall as a loved-up living doll in 'Mannequin.'' Leggy, edgy and exceptionally eighties - love it!

Tune in later in the week to see steals from North and a wee preview as Judy's takes a trip to the seaside!


Friday, 6 May 2011

Here's JUDY!

Greetings loved ones,

[Rather unbelievably] a week since we were draped in Union Jacks and going mad for Middleton, we at Judy HQ are packing our banners and finding our bearings for, once more, we are hitting the road!

A myriad of different dates in the mix, check out our fanpage for the full lowdown [and prepare to graffiti those datebooks rather voraciously with the words 'VINTAGE FAIR!!!'] In the next few weeks we have newbie Kingston, Glasgow, Newcastle, the Leeds Kilo Sale and our biggest event yet on the sunny shores of Brighton [75 stalls + incredible mid-century bargains courtesy of The Vintage Furniture Flea + DJs and cake = a complete no-brainer!] For those of you not sure whether to venture out over the next few weekends or pondering whether to put down that library book, have a look at some of the wonderful stuff our traders will be offering up...

Tempting n'est pas? Bringing 40 traders to every event alongside pastry treats, style hunters and a bounty of bargains, the library or highstreet just doesn't cut it. Just like the seasons, Judy's is in bloom and we're heading to you. Drop what you're doing, head on down and emancipate your wardrobes with something old-world.

See you imminently vintage fans - it's lovely to be back!