Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A fine day out at Cumbria's Affordable Vintage Fair - Rheged, Penrith

We had an absolute blast at our first event at Rheged, Penrith, Cumbria. Over 950 shoppers filled the halls to pick up a vintage bargain. As ever fair manager Sarah B and I did a spot of shopping before the doors opened. Here's a little selection of what we found..

I snapped up this very pretty 1950s Horrockses dress for £50 - I'm building up quite a collection.

This lovely little 1970s Dorothy Perkins maxi was a steal at £38, in pristine condition. I accessorised with one of the fabulous Karina's bags, hand made from leather direct from Mulberry.

Sarah B will be going all 60s this A/W so she snapped up this cute shift and will decide at a later date which shoes to work it with.

Sarah also picked out these amazing patent boots from Russell and Bromley for a mere £30. Excited!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Festival Inspiration

So, with festival season just about in full swing [half of the office are about to depart for Glastonbury...jel] I thought it was time to start trawling the world wide web for festival attire ideas. For me it's important to have a well thought out, but most of all FUN, festival wardrobe. A few of my favourite festival essentials are  in the montage below. 

* Ray Ban 3447's a la Ellie Goulding are a must 

* American walking boots are my footwear of choice
[unless the mud is knee deep, when I reach for the Hunters!]

* One of the most beautiful playsuits I have ever set eyes on and...

a crown of roses, why not eh?! 

Judy's will be at Lovebox,Vintage at Southbank, Kendal Calling, Beacons and End of the Road... that's a lot of outfits and FUN!


Monday, 20 June 2011

One of my all time top five Favourite Favourite Ebayers.....

I love lists and am a firm believer in the only way something can be appreciated properly is when it is settled firmly within a rank order. So in true High Fidelity style I'd like to share with you one of my all time top five favourite ebayers.......hector081!!! This is not a vintage shop it's just one lady with incredibly good taste parting with some of the most amazing dresses I've ever seen to get the roof of her cottage fixed. I've been watching over the last year and am amazed at the quality and style of some of them.

One of my favourites was this Horrockses gem which sold recently:

And here are a couple that are currently listed:

I would very much recommend any lover of super dooper pretty frocks keeps an eye on this ebayer!

P.S. She also seems to have a very lovely garden!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

BGT - Let loose in York

York was A M A Z I N G and as usual I found lots of beautiful things for you to look at. There were plenty of summer gems to get excited about, here are some of my best bits, brought to you with the help of the lovely Laura from Purple Haze Vintage York...

Two items that came home with moi were this rose print original 50's dress, £30 from Purple Haze [if you're ever in York check it out, one of my favourite vintage shops, ever]...

...and something I have been lusting after for like, forever, black denim dungarees a la Alexa, a mere £15 from our friends at Mighty Baby

I can't wait to rummage through the rails in Chester this Saturday. I'll leave you with a style shot of another one of our faves, perfect outfit Jen!



Tuesday, 14 June 2011

New venture alert! New venture alert!

Greeting loved ones,

Hold onto your hats for Judy's brings you....

50 vintage stalls + free parking + farmers market = TASTY![so you'd better skip lunch!] Let us know you're coming here.


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Grecian meets the streets!

Greetings loved ones,

Move over geek chic - S/S '11 on the vintage scene is all about Greek Chic. Check out one of our Spitalfields traders in full Herculean glory, teaming white dress with a Moschino belt and scuffed white Converse. Urban meets ancient world - we like!

We'll be back in Spitalfields for the August Bank Holiday [check out our official page here] so you've got plenty of time to get those noses buried in the history books.


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

A Feast for the Eyes

It's been a fair few weeks since my last blog post, in this time I have been busily collecting lots of amazing bits and pieces from Judy's for you to feast your eyes on. I'm a lucky lady, I have been so happy with my purchases of late and there have been so many bargains! It's about time I shared them all with our lovely blog followers.

The beaut white lace insert midi dress above was picked up at our Cambridge fair for a mere £12. 

When I spied these vintage Jones the Bootmaker leopard print booties I could hardly contain my excitement. Alexa Chung has designed some awfully similar ones for her autumn Madewell collection,I love hers but in my eyes vintage wins hands down! 

This super sweet hand-made 60's number was £20 from Once Upon a Time Vintage at our Glasgow fair you can check them out here.

I've been searching far and wide for a flocked tulle dress so Judy and I snapped this one and a similar one up for uniform as soon as we saw them. 

I'll be getting plenty of use out of this floral headpiece this festival season...

There'll be plenty more to blog about after York this Sunday, I'sure

Ta'ra for now,


Monday, 6 June 2011

You can't always get what you want...

........or can you? Remember this beaut from my blog post? Well someone bought it for what I thought was a good bargain at £20 plus £4.41 p &p, which is £24.21 more than I can afford or justify spending on a daft 50s novelty clock.

However, look what was waiting for me at the carboot sale this week! Admittedly, it doesn't have the knife and fork hand, but it is still delightfully kitsch.

Not only is it cute as a button, but here I shall relay the conversation that took place which meant it had to come home with me:

Me: How much is this?

Seller: £1

My friend Sarah: Don't be ridiculous, you have lots of clocks (or words to that effect)

Me: Sorry mate

Seller: How about 50p?

Me: I really can't, sorry

Seller: 20p?

Me: ............ Oh for goodness sake, go on then.

Most would argue that is still 20p too much, but nevertheless, here it is in in situ, wound and telling time in my kitchen!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

This week I have mostly.......

Been coveting things I cannot afford and/or do not need. No change there then!! This beaut of a Horrockses dress is from one of my favourite ebay sellers emmapeelpants:If I had the dosh I would certainly make an offer!

Another one of my favourite ebay sellers who always has the best in twentieth century design is leapinglad, currently has one of my favourite designs ever on offer! Calyx by Lucienne Day:

And just for fun, I love this amazing 1950s clock, and I think its a bit of a bargain too! It has a knife and fork for hands!! What more could you ask for!

Acceptable in the 80s [and 90s. And Now]

Greetings loved ones,

A few glorious fairs and some terrible TV, we've got our trend-hunting hats on. A big one we've clocked comes in couple form - the matching outfit!

There's no chicer way to say "i love you, fellow fashion fan" than matching paisley or wool-on-wool. The jury's out on whether the lady above's clutching a banana - we'll leave that up to you.