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Contents 5) Kitsch Christmas 6) Pink Power- Six A/W trends to look out for 8) Kilo Street Style 10) Judy’s Street Style 12) Philanthropic Fashionistas 14) Postcards from Festival No. 6 16) Blogger Envy – Leigh Travers, Fox & Feather 18) Classifieds 20) Meet The Traders, Florence May Vintage 22) Inside Our Home – Boomerang Vintage


Hello Fashionistas! ...and so we come to the end of another season! It’s been a busy few months for all three brands and Team Judy’s is looking forward to a wellearned Christmas break. We’re sure we’re not the only ones looking forward to the holidays- and there’s no time like the present to get into the festive spirit! Issue 9 of the Digest has lots of tips to get you started - from stocking fillers and decorations right through to cosy home inspiration from our fab traders, Boomerang Vintage. Christmas not your thing? Never fear - we’re also using the season of reflection to celebrate some vintage heroes, old and new. Check out Johanna Mangel’s history of powerful fashion icons who used their fame for good, or flick to our interviews with vintage bloggers Leigh and Daisy. So kick back with a big hot chocolate, don your favourite pyjamas and get stuck in! As always, we love your feedback - get in touch on magazine@judysvintagefair. with your story ideas, questions or even volunteer your writing skills! We’d love to have you on board. Until next time, Lots of love,

Judy HQ x

What we’ve been up to this season...

The Affordable Vintage Fair

From Festival Number 6 in September right through to our upcoming festive special in our hometown of Leeds, life has barely stopped at Judy’s HQ! We’ve put our Instagram obsession to good use by sharing our favourite vintage looks from around the world - check out our page for lots of colourful inspiration.

The Vintage Kilo Sale

The AW16 Kilo season has been all about the freshers - you students sure know how to shop! From a record breaking Camden event to new city additions (hello Bournemouth!), we’re gearing up for a very exciting 2017. Stay tuned to our social media pages for news...

The Furniture Flea Autumn is a time for nesting - our Furniture Flea shoppers have proved that! Flea Queen Donna has steered the ship on events in London, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, spreading the message of one-off homeware shopping far and wide. Stay tuned for an event near you...

CREDITS Design, Editing and Copy Commission - Jenessa Williams WITH THANKS TO Judy Berger, Emily Hughes, Donna Templeman, Johanna Mangel, Daisy Edwins, Leigh Travers, Lyndsey Catchpole

Kistch Christmas

Meri Meri Reindeer Card £4.50, Marks & Spencer Poodle Ornament £4.50, Paperchase Banner £8, Urban Outfitters card £4, Accessorize Pug Bauble £6, Oliver Bonas Pineapple Bauble £7.50, Amazon Gold Tray £25, Boden Cushion £39.50, John Lewis Crackers £20, Urban Outfitters It’s Lit Card £4.50, Etsy Reindeer £18, Anthropologie Tree £38


Pink Power - Six A/W

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When we hear the word vintage, we tend to think classic, timeless, longlasting...a type of dress that favours eternal style over the ever-changing whims of fashion. That said, what we love best about modern trends is that almost all of them are inspired by days past. Today’s fashions allow us to express our personal style while also dipping in and out of new pieces, experimenting with different elements and taking our favourite elements. Best of all, any vintage shopper can use their well-trained eye to


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seek out the original pieces that have inspired the looks filling our high street. Not only is it often cheaper and more ethical, you’ll earn yourself extra style points for having that piece that nobody else will have.

of looking too twee, opt for dusty shades, adrogynous shapes or highly textured garments to offset the femininity. That said, we won’t judge if you fancy rocking it top-to-toe in tailoring, Professor Umbridge style.

With that in mind, here’s our run down of the five key AW16 trends we’ll be keeping our eyes out for at our events...

Ruffles Blouses, sweaters, dresses, coats...if it’s got a ruffle, chances are it’s hot for AW16. There are two ways to wear this look - the prissy, victoriana effect with high necks and modestly hemmed pinafores, or in an exaggerated 80s ‘office party’ style - think metallic fabrics and sequins.

Think Pink The girliest of hues is showing no signs of disappearing...feeding into all the trends for AW16, pink remains on top. For those fearful

trends to look out for...

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Vintage Velvet Staple of every 90s wardrobe, our favourite festive fabric is back with a vengeance. Forget Halloween and gothic garb - we’ll be wearing ours crushed and highly coloured, paired with a contrasting coloured roll neck or sassed up with an animal print. For a more subtle take on the trend, opt for vintage clutch bags or even a glamorous turban keep an eye out at our vintage fairs for some fab pieces! Sports Luxe It’s seems that sports luxe never really dies, but this year

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sportwear has been elevated yet again - oversized hoodies worn as dresses with statement earrings, joggers and heels; and of course, the return of ubiquitous 90s logos - Kappa, Ellesse and Vans. Sport your favourite brand’s name with pride or go completely neutral - this is a look where basic sweats and vintage jumpers can really shine. Varsity Grunge Jocks and nerds unite! Varsity sweats subverted with slacker slogans, flannel shirts with leather leggings, chokers and slip dresses...time to unleash

your best Kurt and Courtney impression with a touch of polish. According to Vogue, the zip up tracksuit top is also making a fierce comeback - get digging at the kilo to find one for a snip of the high street price. Puffa Power Whether it’s the Hotline Bling effect or just another nod to the 90s revival, the puffa jacket is well and truly back on our radar this season. Bigger is definitely better - if it doesn’t resemble a duvet, you just ain’t doing it right. All hail the cosiest trend of the season!

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Philanthropic Fashionistas One of the best ways to make sure your vintage hunt ends in success, is to get inspired by the style of the fashion OGs. I’m talking about the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Josephine Baker and Elizabeth Taylor. Besides being incredibly charming and chic, these ladies had balls! They all fought fiercely to take down the injustices of their times and their influences reached far further than people’s wardrobes.

invaded in 1940, 11- year-old Hepburn witnessed the horrors of war; she saw Jews being transported to concentration camps and shot on the streets, some of her family members were either forced to labor camps or into hiding and she herself suffered from severe malnutrition. Despite all, she carried messages and packages for the Dutch resistance and performed ballet in secret to raise money for the cause.

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in 1906 in St. Louis. At 15 she was recruited for the local vaudeville show from where she would move on to do musicals in Harlem and eventually settle in Paris in 1925. By that time, France was infatuated with jazz culture crowds of white Parisians had gathered to see the show, La Revue Nègre, which Baker would use to catapult herself to stardom. She took the commonly-accepted assumptions made against black people’s ‘primitiveness’ and worked it to her advantage, dancing in her now legendary ‘danse banane’ costume, wearing pearls and a skirt made of rubber bananas, both manipulating and seducing the audience.

Although her achievements as a movie star and style icon are impossibly glorious, let’s skip that part and fast forward to 1988 when Hepburn had her first UNICEF mission. She became the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and travelled to Ethiopia, Turkey, Sudan and Central America to highlight the unfairness of war and the conditions in which those people, especially children, had to live in. Being fluent in English, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and German made her travels easier as she helped distribute food and supplies to build schools and water systems.

When you hear Elizabeth Taylor you inevitably think of Richard Burton, Cleopatra and old school glamour. However, in addition to being one of the Becoming muse to Dior, Picasso and Hemingway to last star of classical Hollywood cinema, she was name but a few, her shows became so successful one of the first celebrities to be an HIV and AIDS that she bought a 24- room mansion and adopted activist. By the mid-1980s Taylor had grown weary 12 children from around the world. She used her of the attention from the tabloids and she decided shows to help the French Resistance smuggle to use that exposure to further her own agenda on a secret messages and her château to hide Jewish topic very important to her. refugees during WW2. She rallied with Martin Luther King Jr. against racism at the March on Washington. Taylor hosted the first fundraiser for AIDS and When she died in 1975 she became the first co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS American born woman to be buried in France with Research after finding out her friend Rock Hudson full military honors. Her bold and revolutionary spirit had the disease. She created the Elizabeth Taylor still inspires the likes of Rihanna and Beyoncé, with AIDS Foundation in 1991 and founded many other the latter even wearing a banana skirt at one of her medical, research and education centers, raising performances. Angelina Jolie has also mentioned over 270 million dollars for the cause. her as a role model for the multinational family she created. These women are only a few of the incredible icons who saw beyond their success. So the next time And then we have Audrey Hepburn. Oh, Audrey; you are searching for style inspiration you might there is just so much to adore about this woman. She want to take a look beyond the damsels in exquisite was born in Belgium and during the war her mother dresses - these are icons in many more ways than relocated the family to Netherlands hoping the you may know. Joanna Mangel country would remain neutral. When the Germans


Postcards From Festival

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Blogger Envy: Leigh Travers, Fox & Feather Lets start simple – what is it you love about vintage? I love that every piece has a story behind it. It has a past life and has seen certain eras that I can only dream of seeing myself! Also, with most vintage pieces they’re usually unique and it’s rare you can find an exact replica, which means your outfit is always individual compared to an outfit from the high street.

looking to inject some vintage into their home on a budget? Hit up charity shops! Antique shops and markets can be quite pricey, but you can find some incredible pieces in the humble charity shop. For example, I found my beloved 70s peacock wicker chair for just £30 in a local charity shop after years of lusting after one.

When you’re not blogging you’ve got a pretty How did you first get into blogging? cool day job working for a festival company – I started blogging whilst I was studying for my what were your summer highlights? Illustration degree. Before university I was torn This year, for me, it was definitely experiencing between studying creative writing, fashion & Bestival for the first time through work. Despite illustration, so my blog was a creative outlet for my having lived in Southampton for years (only a stone’s writing and interest in fashion. My friend at university throw away from Bestival on the Isle of Wight), I had started a style blog at the same time, so we always never been before. It’s just one of those magical helped each other out shooting outfits which was festivals that leaves a hole in your heart afterwards; handy! it’s really hard to even begin to describe the charm of Bestival. If you could steal anybody’s look from this era who would it be? As an East Londoner now, where are your Jimi Hendrix without a shadow of a doubt. Just give favourite places to shop vintage/hang out? me all of the paisley and velvet! For coffee & brunch, my current haunt is Palm Vaults in Hackney which has this 70s Miami vibe Talk us through your process when putting an to it. They also serve PINK LATTES, so what’s not outfit together - where do you start? to love?! I absolutely love Brick Lane for vintage I get asked this question a lot and honestly don’t shopping. Some would argue it’s touristy, which it is, really pre-plan outfits. I think having an artistic eye but for me that’s a positive factor as the streets are helps me to improvise quite a bit on the day. It’s always alive and thriving with different characters. all a case of trial and error; mixing prints, combing Also, when Judy’s or the Vintage Kilo Sale stops off decades and seeing what works. at Bethnal Green, that’s always worth a visit! I love the fact it’s a travelling fair, so there’s always new How about homeware – what tips would you stock and new vendors. Also it gives me something give someone to count down and look forward to! Check out Leigh’s blog here


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Meet The Traders: Daisy, Florence May Vintage Lets start simple – what is it you love about vintage? I just love how unique vintage pieces are, everything is completely different from what you’d be able to get in highstreet shops. I also love thinking of the clothes previous owners in the different decades.

Thankyou! Vintage suitcases are something that are quite easy to pick up for £10 or £15 and give such a retro look. I have a few suitcases piled up in my room with stacks of books on top and vases of flowers . Also vintage wallpaper is quite easy to come by and can be used to cover table tops or frame sections to make cheap artwork. Vintage magazines too - if you How did you first get into blogging? Did that can bear to cut them up they make great wall art. come before or after you started trading with Judy’s? Why do you love Judy’s? What’s been your I’d loved vintage for a while and then a few years best purchase from us? And your best selling back I decided to start writing about my finds, outfits experience? and why I love vintage. I think it was actually around I just love seeing everyone’s displays - everything a similar time that I joined and starting trading with always looks so beautiful! My best purchase was Judys. actually only from a few weekends ago whilst I was trading there, it was this gorgeous tapestry aztec Anybody who reads your blog will know that your printed coat for only £20! I cannot wait to wear it style varies across the vintage decades - if you when it gets colder. And my best selling experience could live in one era what would it be and why? has to be earlier this year in May where we sold a I think out of all them it would have to be the 70s. I genuine 1920s handmade beaded dress to a lady just love the 70s hippie fashions so much. As overall who fell in love with it. It looked so amazing on her I would describe my overall style as vintage boho, I and it made me so happy to see how thrilled she was take a lot of my inspiration from 70s festival looks. I to find it. love long kimonos and the bright orange floral prints on a lot of 1970 vintage pieces. I also really love the Lastly, a classic question – what three items do music from then so that would be a bonus! you think everybody must have in their wardrobe for the upcoming season? We love how you also blog about the ethics I definitely think you should pick up some sort of of shopping vintage - is environmental embroidered piece of clothing, jeans, a dress or consciousness something that is important to something that has some embroidery on. I recently you? embroidered a pair of my mom jeans and I just think Yes it’s really important. And just something I’m really it’s a look that’s so in and will be for a while. Secondly trying to do better at myself, being more sustainable plaid shirts are looking really good at the moment with fashion and everything I do really so I try and - they suit everyone. I get a lot of inspiration from make the most of everything I have & not wasting. Luke’s wardrobe on Gilmore Girls! And third I really Also really thinking about what I buy and wearing love how good denim jackets/sheepskin jackets are everything not just buying something without thinking looking at the moment. Apart from the fact they are then throwing it away. That’s why I find vintage to be super warm for winter, I just love the look they give great as it’s such a good recycling process. and they seem to be really popular at vintage fairs I’ve been too so I think they will be in too. We also loved your snippets of homeware over on Instagram – what tips would you give someone Check out Daisy’s blog here looking to inject some vintage into their home on a budget?


Inside Our Home: Boomera oling

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Owner, Boomerang Vintage

How would you describe your interior style? We’re very much into mid-century kitsch in our house! We like to surround ourselves with bright colours and 1950s/60s patterns - whether it’s a collection of barkcloth cushions or the Midwinter plates we eat off everyday - vintage is a life choice not a fashion fad for us. Living in a small, rented cottage that was never built to be a house (it’s the old bakery for the estate we live on) affects some of our choices but we try to make it as ‘us’ as we can! Where do you look for home inspiration? We aren’t really into modern, interior design magazines but we do have a huge collection of 1950s and early 60s Practical Householder and Homemaker magazines that we refer to now and again. We love to look at sets in old films, TV programmes and even get inspiration from vintage family photos. Steve’s Nan had a fantastic mustard vinyl sofa in the 60s that inspired us to paint our new lounge a similar colour. How do you find a balance between style and functionality when buying pieces for your home? We struggle with that one! We generally buy stuff then argue over what we keep! As vintage furniture traders we find items all of the time that we want to keep but space doesn’t allow it. We do have to be quite strict on what we keep so if we both fall head over heels in love with a piece and we have space for it - it stays! That’s probably why we have so many collections of small items as they are easier to house. Our current collections include 50s/60s

tumblers and shot glasses, 1950s Pyrex, poodles of any kind (last count was 70 something!), religious statues, tiki mugs, vintage toys and we’re still looking for a good space to display Steve’s cowboys & Indians collection... What’s your favourite room in your house and why? We would both say it’s our new lounge. After we closed our shop and started working from home at the beginning of the year our kitchen and living room became our work space. I took photos, wrapped parcels, priced stock and used my laptop to work from the living room. This meant that was no space to relax and cut off from work so we made the somewhat radical decision about a month ago to make the living room into a studio and office and change our spare room upstairs into a lounge. It’s spacious and easier to keep tidy as we have a new designated work space and it’s so nice to shut the door on all the mess in the studio! We’re up in the eaves of the house so it’s cosy and warm - even though our wood-burner is in the studio. What has been your biggest home bargain? And your most lavish indulgence? Our best bargain ever was our two bay1960s

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Ladderax system that we bought for a whopping £4 at auction. Including fees! Picking up bargains is definitely a perk of the job! We did splash out on some beautiful 1950s, atomic curtains in the studio that cost £150 and they’re tiny! I would definitely save them if the house was on fire! What style tips would you give to someone looking to inject a little vintage on a budget? What household items do you think it’s okay to scrimp on? Start off with a mid-century palette - a cheap tin of paint for a feature wall can easily transform a room - whether you’re going for classy teal and mustard, 69s/70s orange and browns, or 1950s pink and baby blue pastels, colour can easily add a vintage feel. Also start a collection of something you love, ceramic kitsch cats or vintage crockery - these can be bought cheaply and can be added to over time. Scuffed plates or chipped pieces aren’t always nice to eat off but can make a great display. Do you have any DIY hacks or tips for our readers when styling their home? We find loads of drop leaf, Formica tables that are

damaged but the drop leaf sections are often salvageable and make great shelves! Just add some brackets and hey presto! I used to organise and display exhibitions in a contemporary art & craft gallery so I have years of experience of styling home wares. When displaying items at home I like to group items but it’s important to give them space too. Money no object , describe your dream abode? Our dream house is a large, mid-century house in Palm Springs, California full of Adrian Pearsall furniture with a sunken lounge and a boomerang shaped pool! We can dream... What are you top 3 interior no-nos? We don’t think there should be any rules when it comes to interiors as it’s down to personal choice. Personally we aren’t fans of shabby chic and painted furniture, modern mass produced furniture (Laura Ashley, Next & the like!) is often style over substance and will undoubtedly end up in landfill. Taxidermy is a big no no for us! Although we are thinking of getting our dog Dexter stuffed when his days are up...


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Judy's Affordable Vintage Digest Issue 9  

Judy's Affordable Vintage Digest, released November 2016. Featuring AW16 Trends, Boomerang Vintage, Florence May Vintage, Fox & Feather blog...