Sunday, 25 December 2011

From one turkey-coma to another...

Dogs on bodies, boys with boobs - it's Christmas a la Mars Attacks! Wishing you all a Christmas with a vintage twist, go forth and be merry!

From one turkey-coma to another, see you soon!


Monday, 19 December 2011

Isn't it Ironic [don't you think...]

What happens when you give three up-and-coming London bloggers disposable cameras to capture the launch of a historic, new vintage market right in the heart of Spitalfields?
The answer: The flash doesn't work [x 3] All together now everyone...a big fat 'D'oh!'
Nevertheless, what we were left with gave a seeming two-fingers to Alanis Morisette and that whole 'irony' thing she so famously crooned about; dimly lit, the resulting snaps are rather spectral and Dickensian [imagine Oliver goes to market and you're pretty much there] and as anyone with a TV license will tell you, Dickens + ghosts = so hot right now.

Spooky [well, not really, although that last shot of the uninhabited kids pump does make me want to lock my doors..] but beautiful nonetheless. Thanks to Becky [blah blach becky] Laura [the magpie musings] and Mel [tatty little boots] for their help!
Because it wouldn't be Christmas without a shameless plug, for any of you who missed out on Spitalfields, we're back the first Saturday of EVERY month [kicking off again with our huge January sale on Jan 7th - click here for details]
Dimlitted not dimwitted,


Monday, 5 December 2011

I bet that you look good on the dancefloor...

'I bet that you look good on the dancefloor?' asked one man to this be-spotted Sheffield shopper. Apparently, she does. Flaunting a fifties circumference the size of the Sun, we <3 it!


Friday, 2 December 2011

More! More! More!

Today is one of those days where, if my head weren't [bad grammar here - roll with it] screwed on, I feel I would be doomed to loom beheaded, like a rejected Gaga outfit, circa X Factor '11.

Road-Runner-ing [or should that be Road-Running - how does one take common cartoon nouns and turn them verbal - DEBATE!] all over the place for our Spitalfields event, I've decided to take five and deal with this back-log of blogging [back-blog - love it!] that's been on my to-do list for too long.

In semi-recent news, those of you that peruse the glam-infused pages of More! magazine may have spotted a familiar sliver of branding of late..

Rocking the Navajo-Vintage Tote look, it's only our venues manager Rebecca Lockwood, outside our Nottingham event! Papped for the 'From Bag to Body' feature [if you get the words 'bag' and 'body' the wrong way around - as I quite frequently do - the whole feature takes a much more macabre turn. Dark stuff guys, real dark.] we enjoy her fringing, blonde locks and shameless, shameless product placement [Judy's tote, £3, available at all our fairs thank-you-please]

Phew! There we have it - fame strikes again! Stay with us as we battle on with the Back-Blog over the next few days and try to get you updated with all the news from Judy HQ.

Onwards and upwards,


Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Pop Destiny's Child's '8 Days of Christmas' on the iPod and somebody bring me a brandy - boy howdy, are we feeling festive this Thursday!

Granted, it could be the E-numbers; [what? you don't eat your Calendar all at once, python-like, in a chocolatey race to the end?? Gaping windows, greed and an overwhelming sense of guilt is what today's all about people!] Putting sugar levels aside, our festivity feels, well, genuine!

Perhaps it's the tunes...the reminiscing over school Christmas dinners [1 x ice-scream scoop of mash, 1 x splash of murky brown gravy and turkey so shear, it could be stitched, Febreezed and shipped to Celine and be totally bang on-trend!] That said, perhaps it's the MASSIVE AMOUNT OF CHRISTMAS IMAGES we've been sent ahead of this weekend's events.

A London double-whammy, Saturday sees the launch of 'JUDY'S AT SPITALFIELDS,' a new monthly occurrence at The Old Spitalfields Market featuring around 140 traders from all over the land [and free entry every time.] Sunday, we're hopping over to Bethnal Green for 'THE VINTAGE FURNITURE FLEA.' An award-winner daahling, [true story - Vintage Guide to London, 'Best Fair' 2011] expect everything from chopping board to chaises longues, all for an affordable price. As pictures speak a thousand words, take a look for yourselves...

Vintage baubles [and Christmas tin featured above] Fleamarket Floozy

Toy soldier embellished jacket, Shopfloorwhore

Angelic tea-towel, Daisy Bazaar

Retro stocking-fillers, the cute and the kitsch [and a jacket that's more 'little drummer boiiiiiiiiiii' than 'boy'] = a wonderland or what?? For more details on Spitalfields, click here and for details on the Flea, click here.

You stay jolly vintage fans [and we'll ho-ho-hopefully see you there!]