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Contents 5 - Retro Roll Necks 7 - Behind the Scenes Of Our Birthday Party 9 - Inspiration from SS16 11 - Finding, Owning and Caring For Your Vintage Furniture 13 - Classifieds 15 - Accessories Of Old - A History 17 - Style Profile: Naomi Rowland 19 - Street Style from Judy’s Vintage Fair 21 - Street Style from The Vintage Kilo Sale 23 - At Home With… 25 - Get Into The Groove How To Buy Vintage vinyl 27 - No Filter Needed Our Favourite Instagram Accounts


Hello Fashionistas!

And welcome to Issue 7 of Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest! After a buster crop of events, we’re looking forward to finishing the year with a bang, and that means one thing - party season! But forget Halloween, Christmas and even New Year. This winter party season was kickstarted by our own fair hands as we celebrated our tenth anniversary at an exclusive birthday party in London. A huge thanks to all our lovely guests, fans and friends who came along to celebrate a decade of vintage - we had an absolute ball. You can check out all the pictures on page 6 and 7, as well as searching our hashtag #judyturns10. As well as our soirée snaps, we’re treating you to some other great features this month. Get ahead of the curve with the best trends from London Fashion Week SS16, hear our advice on buying a retro record player and restoring your own furniture, or nose around the home of Digest Editor Jenessa. It’s all here and more. We hope you enjoy - show us some love by dropping us an email on magazine@! And thankyou to everyone who has supported us over the years - whether you’ve been to one event or 100, we couldn’t do any of it without you. Happy Reading,

Judy HQ xx

What we’ve been up to this month The Affordable Vintage Fair

Fair Manager Emily has had quite the busy season - running packed out events, planning our birthday party and fundrasing her little (vintage) socks off in aid of Rainbow Trust. Keep an eye out for collection tins at the door of events - all your donations will go towards helping disadvantaged children - a wonderfully worthy cause. To check out our upcoming events, click here

The Vintage Kilo Sale

Kilo HQ has been bursting with new ideas - from introducing new cities to the 2016 Kilo Calendar, linking up with fashion schools to present the Refashion Challenge and even working on some shiny new tweaks to the brand, all will be revealed very soon! It’s also been a great few months for events, with record breakers in Bristol, London and Birmingham. Here’s to 2016! To check out our upcoming events, click here

The Furniture Flea

World domination is also being plotted at Flea HQ - after a hugely successful string of events in 2015, next year is set to take in more cities than ever. Flea Manager Donna has done a stellar job this year managing the events as well as taking all the trader bookings across three brands - we think there’s a serious bar trolley with her name on this party season! To check out our upcoming events, click here CREDITS Design, Editing, Advertising and Copy Commission - Jenessa Williams WITH THANKS TO Judy Berger, Emily Hughes, Donna Templeman, Johanna Mangel, Kim and Phil Allsopp, Naomi Rowland

Roll Up, Roll Up...

That seventies trend just isn’t going away! This season is all about the roll neck...dresses, jumpers, tops - you name it, there’s a giraffe-friendly look for it. Opt for rich shades in daywear and glitter by night, and don’t be afraid to mix your textures - a luxurious jewel-hued jumper looks great with a suede skirt or corduroy pinafore. Don’t forget to tweet us your looks - we’d love to see your #retrorollnecks!

Floral Dress - Beyond Retro, Striped Roll Neck - Warehouse, Mustard Dress - Dorothy Perkins, Red Roll Neck - Primark, Glitter Dress - Miss Selfridge, Embroidered Dress Warehouse


Happy Birthday To Us


Celebrating 10 years of Judy’s Affordable Vintage at The Hoxton Hotel! With huge thanks to Pennie from Pear 0f Peas for making our cake and Paisley from The Hoxton events team for helping us plan our big day... cheers!


Looking Towards The

Retro inspiration on the catwalks of Fashion

We’d be a little hypocritical at Judy HQ if our personal wardrobes weren’t at least 90% vintage, but we’re sure we’re not alone in getting a wee bit excited everytime LondonFashion Week rolls around. A veritable whos-who of front-rowers, the street style, the soundtracks and wacky hair and makeup…we love it all! Here are some of our favourite retroinspired styles from the week. Tres chic…

Orla Kiely

Digest Ed Jenessa is a huge fan of Orla Kiely and her 60s-inspired floral prints, so it was no surprise to find her coveting almost everything from the collection! Set amongst a crazy golf scene, purple pastels held their own against

vibrant yellows and of course, THAT clarks footwear collaboration. We best get saving our pennies…

Holly Fulton

Feeling more seventies? Studio Fulton is your place to be. We loved the autumn-pallettemeets-summer-shapes that makes this collection so wearable all year round. Catch us in that flare and blouse combo…or maybe a statement dress or two…we can’t decide!

Jeremy Scott

Lead designer at Moschino, Jeremy Scott has been a kitsch favourite for a while. This season, he took things to the 80s height of Barbie once


Week SS16

more, contrasting with edgy prints and neon colours. Not for the faint-hearted, but those electric shades have our heart.

Mansur Gavriel

The colours, the prints, the super-cool models…we’re in love with everything about this Italian accessory designers collection. While the emphasis was on the shoes and bags, we can’t help but wish they’d whip up those pinafores for consumer sale as well…we want every colour!

Paul Costelloe

60s Shapes and Sherbet Oranges...Paul Costelloe, you have our heart.

Tommy Hilfiger

This was a wee bit of a surprise, but we absolutely adored the Tommy Hilfiger show. Another brand we’ve become somehow desensitised due to their omnipresence at discount stores, we’d totally forgotten how classical some of their shapes are, perfectly modernised with strong pop of coloured crochet. V. 90s-does-70s! Feeling inspired to grab some fashion-forward garments for your wardrobe? We’ve got a vast calendar of kilo sales and fashion fairs to get you kitted out in the sort of retrowear that will be influencing the catwalks for years to come. Let’s face it, vintage never goes out of style!


Finding, Owning and Caring F Kim & Phil Allsopp

Flea Traders - Festival Fifty One

In our fast paced world of instant gratification and disposable lifestyles we are finding ourselves looking back at our pasts with fond nostalgia and a want to create home comforts from a bygone era. There continues to be a growing demand for us to furnish our homes with original vintage furniture, lighting and styling from decades of the last century. A particular favourite period right now is the mid-century (1950’s – 1970’s). So, how do we do this and where do we go? Finding well made pieces that have stood the test of time, in good condition and at a reasonable price is becoming quite a challenge! The Vintage Furniture Flea really is a great place to start. A sister business of Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs, The Vintage Furniture Flea is filled with carefully selected traders who really do know their stuff! You can pick up pretty much anything your heart desires

for mid-century living at The Flea. What you will find is not only a fabulous array of stock to choose from but prices that really will surprise you! (in a very good way). So, what do we choose? Now this really does depend on personal taste. I think it’s always best to start with a couple of key pieces which make an immediate impact. How about a couple of new chairs, a new sofa or even a sideboard? One simple piece can make a great new look instantly. The demand for solid wooden pieces in Teak or Rosewood is as high as ever and to be honest you really cannot beat these pieces for great quality and craftsmanship. Don’t forget your mid-century lighting. Lighting can and does dramatically change the mood of any room or space at home. Mid-century lighting comes in many shapes and forms and in most cases, is instantly recognisable. Warm yellow and orange glows from fibre spun shades and rocket lamps, as well as the

For Your Vintage Furniture

space age forms of Danish pendant lights with their smooth copper and aluminium shapes suspended like floating UFO’s look quite simply, fabulous! You can have an absolute field day with your soft furnishings too. The vivid colours, prints, patterns and textures of fabrics from the mid-century enable you to be as creative as you want to be in your own home. Nothing looks as good as a scattering of cushions on a vintage sofa made from a variety of patterns and colours. So, how do we care for our new mid-century homes? To be honest, this is really quite simple…it’s back to basics here! Remember this stuff has lasted an awful lot longer than most other things you have ever owned! Wooden furniture always loves a feed. When polishing it, use a non silicone based polish, and something beeswax based is great.

Remember a bit of elbow grease ;) works a treat and helps with a nice shiny finish. When cleaning your vintage glassware avoid the dishwasher at all costs! These were barely around when your glassware was produced and are far too harsh for your delicate Babycham glasses! (Look how cloudy your everyday glasses end up after a while when the dishwasher cleans them!) Warm soapy water will bring a sparkle to any glass, vase or ornament. Hand washing vintage textiles will not only avoid shrinkage but will keep your colours and patterns both bright and vivid. This is exactly how you want these mini ‘pieces of art’ to remain! This may seem a bit more arduous than your usual housekeeping chores, but just think of the pleasure these items bring to you and your home….it’s just like you’re rewarding them for their ongoing, almost eternal beauty! Happy Hunting Everyone!


Classifieds Nancy Dee

Just Sew Inspired

‘Home of women’s British made eco fashion. Vintage-inspired designs and exclusive prints.’

Vintage Inspired Nightwear. Delightful robes, tops and more inspired from vintage patterns from the 20’s to the 80’s. www.justsewinspired.

Stand and Deliver W-s-M

‘Hand made cake stands, commissions undertaken, reasonable prices’

The Vintage Corner

‘Probably the best vintage shop in the world..’ TheVintageCornerLiverpool


‘Vegan and cruelty free cosmetics, skincare and perfumes all handmade in Cheshire’

Ever and Ava

‘a few of your favourite things....’ shop/EverandAva

Vintage Collective London

Revival Vintage Retro

‘Vintage fashion & bespoke accessories, love of patterns, prints and textiles anything from the quirky to the classic.’ www. vintagecollective

‘Purveyor of exclusive; one-off Vintage, Retro and high quality second-hand designer clothing’

‘Wholesale vintage for you at very low prices, all in their original packaging’ http://www.accessories

‘Karina vintage inspired bags at affordable prices” http://www.karinasbags.

Passion Earth

Edinburgh Vintage

‘Hand-picked jewellery and collectables with a Scottish twist. Ranked in the Top 15 Etsy vintage stores in the UK!’ www. edinburghvintage.

Karina’s Bags

‘Carefully curated selection of modern, unusual, bespoke and eclectic pieces, sourced and restored from iconic British and Danish makers.’ www.whittakergray.

‘Looking for upcycled, handmade, eco-friendly and fairtrade gifts? Then we are IT! ‘

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Accessories Of Old - A Lisa Mainz Accessories of Old Owner - Ad

One of our favourite things about vintage is that when you bring a piece home, you know that it has lived a long and exciting life, been owned by various people or maybe even crossed several seas. However, every now and then you come across a piece that has been suspended in time, just waiting to find the right owner. Here we hand you over to Lisa Mainz, owner of enormous vintage store Accessories Of Old, to share their own story of their warehouse of hidden treasures… “Accessories of Old” houses one of the largest stocks in the world of original vintage accessories dating from the 1920s to 1960s. We pride ourselves on our unique collection of genuine vintage costume jewellery, hair accessories and haberdashery, most designs of which you will never have seen before. What is so unique about us is that all stock remains in its original wrapping and boxes, giving “Accessories of Old” the benefit of knowing where each and every item comes from. Each item is sold first hand, absolutely brand new, and yet guaranteed original

vintage. Since opening our doors originally in 1914 in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, we expanded our business to America 15 years ago and have been working with vintage lovers in all 50 states and around the world, selling to dealers, designers, TV & Film companies, as well as to private customers. We now have largely transferred the business to Fulham in London while maintaining our established foothold in USA. The business is run by myself Lisa Mainz, the granddaughter of the original owner who initially brought his wares in two little suitcases from Europe by boat. In the following years, very large stocks, all carefully chosen by my grandfather, were accumulated and meticulously stored for resale. When he retired, the business was then handed to my father, who was in charge of the almost impossible task of selling these vast quantities of stock that my ambitious and


exuberant grandfather had accumulated over the years. Thus, large amounts still remained unsold when handed down to me to continue the family business.

travel back to Johannesburg and bring back boxes and boxes stuffed to the gills with new fresh stock that you have never seen before ..nor have we!

We have large stocks in our warehouse in Fulham and we host open weekends once a month where both trade and retail customers are welcome to browse and buy at ridiculously cheap prices for resale or personal use. We can offer such low prices due to the volume of dead stock we have at our disposal. There is no minimum purchase.

The story is worthy of a TV documentary about this “Aladdin’s Cave” full of undiscovered treasures, once brand new, and 80 years on still brand new! We have only touched the surface of what we have found.

The majority of the stocks are still in the original Danziger Brothers Building in President Street, Johannesburg, where Solly Danziger operated his business since 1925. (see image). This building houses these stocks of mind boggling quantities and in perfect original condition. The stock is as it was when it was abandoned in the 1960s and sits frozen in time. We travelled to Johannesburg last year having not been in the store for decades. What we found was jaw dropping. We now frequently

Our next Open Weekend at our warehouse is Friday 4th, Sat 5th & Sun 6th Dec in Fulham, London Access Self Storage, 21 Effie Road, London SW6 1EN, (3 mins from Fulham Broadway tube) For full details email jon@accessoriesofold. to sign up to our mailing list or visit our website at or facebook page accessoriesofoldevents/


Style Profile: Naomi Rowland As the co-author of one of our favourite ever blogs, we feel like we’ve known Naomi Rowland and her incredible retro wardrobe for a very long time. Imagine our joy when the lady popped down to one of our kilo sales! We took the opportunity to have a chat about how she’s translating her online success to a whole new realm - setting up her own shop, The Hippie Shake. Hi Naomi, lovely to finally meet you in person! How would you describe your personal style? Eclectic and playful. I am a seventies worshipper and I love mixing up vintage and high street to create unique spins on current trends. You first came to our attention as the co-founder of Two Shoes One Pair, a seriously covetable personal style blog- how did you and Amy meet and what made you decide to start a blog together? We met working for Topshop as stylists and became best friends. We wanted to work on a personal creative project together, so TSOP was born and what a fabulous journey it’s been! The bloggersphere has become such a wonderful place to gain fashion inspiration - are there any other bloggers who’s wardrobes you’d love to peep inside? Pandora Sykes and Megan Ellaby - their style is always unique and on point! Where are your favourite places to shop? Any particular favourite vintage boutiques or online stores (excluding our events of course!) I love rummaging for vintage so everywhere on Brick Lane for my vintage fix and then for high street definitely Zara, their recent 70s inspired pieces are to die for! I also have really got into the app Depop recently for finding one off gems. What has been your biggest bargain vintage purchase? And your biggest splurge?

A 70s indian maxi dress I picked up at one of the kilo sales recently, if I were to die in a dress that would be the one I picked! I am a firm believer in you don’t need lots of money to look good so I don’t often splurge but I am prone to investing into the odd Topshop Unique piece (guilty pleasure) but they really are pieces for life. Which must-have vintage style items are you coveting for this Autumn/Winter? What advice would you give to vintage virgins looking to inject a little more retro into their look? 70s knitted roll necks, suede waistcoats and shaggy penny lane coats are top of my list for AW15. A good statement vintage piece will give a nod to this seasons biggest trend whilst still making it your own. My advice for vintage virgins would be to try it on and think outside the box when shopping vintage, you will be pleasantly surprised when trying new things and exploring your style.

Tell us more about The Hippie Shake - when and how did it start? What sort of stock can people expect when their visit your online store? I started building a presence for The Hippie Shake 6 months ago on Instagram @thehippieshake and I am actually just ready to launch the new website this week! I thrive of finding amazing vintage pieces so I wanted to share the pieces I find with you. You will find a real mix of retro and bohemian 70s pieces with something for everyone. What advice would you give someone looking to start their own vintage business or fashion blog? Do you have any tips for maintaining a great social media presence? To really get your personality across so people connect and engage with you as much as possible and to be consistent with brand voice. Visit The Hippie Shake at


Street Style Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Manchester Photos By Alan A Andrew


Street Style

The Vintage Kilo Sale, Bethnal Green Photos by Gsus Lopez



At Home With...

Jenessa Williams

Digest Editor & Kilo Manager

How would you describe your interior style? Thrifty retro through a colourful modern lens! I am an absolute magpie when it comes to pattern and colour and will add it in wherever possible...hopefully the effect is fun and quirky rather than childish! I live in a very small rented flat so I wouldn’t say that my interior style has blossomed to it’s true potential just yet, but I love making small adjustments and picking up trinkets that add a bit of fun to the place. Where do you look for home inspiration? All my home inspiration is digital – I can spend hours scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram to pick up tips. Home and lifestyle bloggers are a big inspiration too – the likes of Kate La Vie, A Beautiful Mess and My Scandinavian Home often have me sighing enviously over my iPad of an evening. How do you find a balance between style and functionality when buying pieces for your home? I can be pretty stingy when buying homeware and will rarely splash out on an item unless I’ve lusted after it a while and know it has a place…I’m quite practical in that sense. I live with my boyfriend who is really into technology so we’ve had to make a bit of compromise there – big bulky black plastic doesn’t really fit my preferred home ethos! In my dream world I’d pick all of our home tech based on how pretty it looked, but that can sort of style-oversubstance can be counterproductive. I think it’s

important to be aware that while having a beautiful home is great, no house is ever truly ‘finished’ and it also needs to be comfortable and not something you’re scared to really live in. What’s your favourite room in your house? I really love my living room. It’s a big L-shape with beautiful views across town, even if the carpet is a rather frightful shade of blue that we’re not allowed to change…oh the joys of renting! My living room is full of team Judy’s hand-me-downs which makes me really happy– a teak coffee table from fair manager Emily, a money tree from Flea Manager Donna and my beautiful red formica table that once belonged to Judy herself! I obviously adore vintage but like to mix it with more modern pieces so it really stands out – my units and bookshelves are just basic ikea but it’s the things that go on them that really matter – my sewing machine, vinyl collection and ever-growing hoard of magazines. My living room also displays my collection of gig posters – my boyfriend and I are huge music lovers so it’s an important part of our character to feature in our home. What has been your biggest home bargain? And your most lavish indulgence? We were quite lucky when we moved to receive quite a few donations from friends and family so nothing has been a huge indulgence, but I’d say probably either my sofa set (bought in grey so it would co-ordinate with everything) or the desk

in my home office. We couldn’t find anything that fit the space so ended up buying a picnic bench instead – it works perfectly and I really like how the colours on my desk pop against the white. My best bargain was probably the chest of drawers in my bedroom – the ‘Shabby Chic’ trend is often a cover-up for poorly restored furniture but this vintage unit was only £20 from eBay and has been really faithfully finished in subtle pastels. What style tips would you give to someone looking to inject a little vintage on a budget? Be patient! It’s easy to decide to re-do your whole house in one go and get in a bit of a pickle as to what look you’re going for, so I’d say be prepared to do a lot of research before you actually start shopping. Pay attention to even the most unlikely sources – my entire home has been pieced together from eBay, charity shops, junkyards and Judy’s Fairs. And if you’re after a specific vintage look, maybe stick to one era – I’m all for eclecticism, but it needs to look as if it’s come together with some consideration. Do you have any DIY hacks or tips for our readers when styling their home? If you’re a vintage lover, use your wardrobe to it’s advantage…don’t hide pretty shoes and bags away, display them! An amazing statement dress on a pretty hanger can make great wall art… especially if it’s one that you can’t bear to part with

even though it no longer fits (ahem). I’m also a big advocate for cushions and fresh flowers – both things can be sourced pretty cheaply but can really tie a room together. Money no object, describe your dream abode? At this stage, it would just be lovely to actually be a homeowner! My dream home would be very Scandinavian - a big airy loft space with high ceilings and gallery walls, lots of soft pastel colours and patterned furnishings with copper accents. I’d love to have a small garden space and a big freestanding bath in an en-suite bathroom. A nice big office with lots and lots of shelving, bursting with inspirational literature and music. And of course, a walk-in wardrobe… What are your top three interior no-no’s? I hate it when a room doesn’t get enough natural light - it’s the first thing i look for in a prospective home. Working from home, it’s important to me to be in a space that is bright and cheerful. I love having personal items out on display but I hate clutter - knick-knacks should be well curated and thoughtful. And I’m really not too keen on black leather furniture…just a personal thing, but I think it belongs in the office, not the home! To me, colour is everything - embrace it!


Get Into The Groove Johanna Mangel Digest Regular Johanna Mangel welcomes you into the world of retro vinyl players... It isn’t only the wardrobes that are going vintage, it’s the record collections too, as the vinyl sales have gone up lately. The crispy sound flowing from the speakers after the needle drops gently on the spinning record is a sacred moment for all vinyl lovers. Who knew achieving this would take legitimate essay level research, at least 10 trips to 10 different electronics shops, a mild nervous breakdown and a desperate cry of, ‘I just wanted to listen to my records’? This is pretty much what happened to this melomaniac, after her great aunt’s historical machine decided to kick it and it was time to head out on a quest for a new one. To make things easier for other audio equipment-neophytes, here are the basics you need to know in order to convert to vinyl. The three main components you want are a turntable, speakers and a little something called a receiver that transmits the sound from the player to the speakers. Some players have all this built in, but be warned, as convenient as it may seem, the sound quality can suffer. If you are considering listening to music in this form you want to invest in some good quality equipment to really reap the benefits of vinyl.

Let’s break it down. When looking for a turntable, see if it has such features as a preamp, a needle and a cartridge (A.K.A. the little doodad between the tonearm and the needle) built in. You also want the latter two to be switchable, in case they wear out. I will now attempt to explain the workings of a preamp, so bear with me. In simple English, it is basically needed to amplify the output from the player so it can get picked up by the receiver. If the turntable doesn’t already include this, you need to check if the receiver has a phono input. If you end up needing a pre-amp, don’t worry as, like any other audio gadgets they come in different shapes and price tags and it is possible to find one that doesn’t break the bank. The receiver, you can either buy separately or go for a home theater system, which is the more practical option. Without damaging the sound, they are likely to be cheaper and you don’t have to worry about the speakers, as they tend to be quite decent with these kinds of arrangements. All you have to check is that the turntable is connectable to the apparatus. If you do decide to get everything individually, make sure to invest in good speakers, as the rule is, with cheap speakers you get cheap sound. Also see that they are suitable for the receiver. I know, I know, sounds like a lot of effort and boring electronic talk but don’t be discouraged, vinyl has a lot to give. I’m not saying songs cannot be enjoyed by creating a playlist of your favorites in Spotify, but if you are craving for a little bit more, vinyl will transform music from something you listen to into a hobby. Every step from going to the record shop and marveling at the sleeves to enjoying the experience of listening to an album as a whole, adds more value and fun to the process. Let the record play!


No Filter

We don’t know about you, but here at Judy HQ, we’re pretty addicted to instagram. A go-to h for some retro inspiration. Don’t forget about us either - we can be found



Follow our lovely kilo sale partners for street style inspo, new product drops and kilo stock shots.

Inspirational shots fromeverybody’s favourite decade right now - think suede, surf babes



Queen of the tangerine, jewellery designer Pip Jolley’s colourful outfits always brighten our day.

Our go-to girl for mid-century outfit inspiration, Nora is a great source of vintage history knowledge.

er Needed

hub of #selfies, #ootds and #squadgoals, here are some of our favourite accounts to follow d at @judyvintagefair , @thevintagekilosale and @vintagefurnitureflea!



One of our original members of London fair staff, the lovely scarlett always looks perfectly 50s.

We had a ball with the lovely Sinead at our birthday party - her insta is full of similar style.



The lovely Helen has a treasure trove of psychedelic and witchy 70s stock previewing on her page - hello lust-list!

Glaswegian Betty can always be relied on for a fun and outrageous look - we love her gorgeous hair and glasses!



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Judy's Affordable Vintage Digest Issue 7  

Published December 2015. Featuring Naomi Rowland of The Hippie Shake, Accessories Of Old, SS16 Fashion, Furniture Shopping with Festival Fif...

Judy's Affordable Vintage Digest Issue 7  

Published December 2015. Featuring Naomi Rowland of The Hippie Shake, Accessories Of Old, SS16 Fashion, Furniture Shopping with Festival Fif...