Fest-Envy – Vintage Style at Glastonbury!

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image courtesy of ukrockfestivals.com

We’re heaving a collective sigh of jealousy at Judy HQ this week – we’re not off to Glastonbury! Although we have a very exciting summer of festival ahead of us with Beatherder and Festival No.6 (more info here!), we can’t help but lust for those rolling pilton hills and a line-up that reads like a who’s who of music industry.

In recent years, Glastonbury has also become synonymous with some of the world’s best street style. Vintage is a great option for festivalwear – it is often much more hardwearing than modern clothing, will make you stand out in a crowd and can be customised to your hearts content without breaking your budget. If you’re still hurriedly packing our bags before heading off to Somerset, take note from some of our favourite celebrity Glasto looks that can be easily achieved with a bit of vintage!

Golden Girls

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Earth Child

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With it’s hippy connotations and blissed-out vibes, Glastonbury is the perfect place to get your free love on. Florence, Laura and Lana display just a few of the ways to channel 60s/70s folklore – the key is all in the pattern. Pick one bold minidress, kimono or shirt in a floaty cotton for easy wearability and light packing – you’ll thank us later when you have much more space for all those tinned gins!

Simply Does It

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if you don’t fancy going all out at Glastonbury, there are plenty of ways to dress simply while still making a nod to retro. Whether it’s a pretty 50s blouse like Emma’s, 70s leather ‘n’ breton combo like Alexa or 90s oversized tee and round sunnies like Ella, these looks are all maintenance but still make an impact. Just remember to add a pop of luxury – a gold chain, patterned belt or perhaps even a gorgeous vintage handbag like Alexa’s (a girl can dream…)

What outfits are you planning on rocking this festival season? Don’t forget to share your looks with us on instagram @judysvintagefair – we love sharing our favourites.

UPCOMING EVENTS

East London Vintage Furniture Flea, 5th July (click here for info)
Beat-Herder Festival, 17th July (click here for info)
East London Vintage Kilo Sale, 2nd August (click here for info)
Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair – The Fringe Festival Edition!, 8th August (click here for info)
Glasgow Vintage Kilo Sale – 8th August (click here for info)

 

INTERVIEW: Elizabeth Sankey talks ‘Beyond Clueless’

Ever wish your life was like a 90s teen movie? A celebration of everything great about the decade of cinema, Beyond Clueless is a documentary like no other. Getting to the heart of boys, bleachers and pep rallies, the 2015 movie has made waves across independent cinema and looks set to continue it’s success having hit Netflix very recently.  It’s crowning moment? The soundtrack. We caught up with Elizabeth Sankey of nostalgia-loving duo Summer Camp, a band whose score brings the film to life…

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Hi Elizabeth! Firstly, how did the job with Beyond Clueless come about? I understand you’ve been friends with director Charlie Lyne for quite some time…

Hey!  Yes we’ve known Charlie for years I used to try to get him to write for an online magazine I edited years ago, but he was already doing his own thing and being much better than anyone else.  Then we ended up living round the corner from each other and becoming proper real life friends. Jeremy (Elizabeth’s bandmate) and I both love him very much.

How have the 90s influenced your day-to-day music making in summer camp? What music were you listening to in the 90s?

In the 90s I think I was listening to whatever the bus driver chose to play on the school coach I had to ride for two hours a day.  There are a lot of pop songs from that period I hate but know all the lyrics too.  I loved Blur more than anything in the world, still do really.  As for influencing our music, I’m a very nostalgic person and I love looking at things from the past for inspiration.  Especially films and TV shows.  It’s the wonderful thing of those worlds looking like something you lived through and knew, but at the same time it’s total fantasy.  Also the fashion was so dope then.

If you could be any 90s character yourself, who would you be?

I think I would like to be a cross between Rayanne Graff and Angela Chase and Jeremy would be a cross between Jordan Catalano and Brian Krakow.

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Let’s talk fashion. You’ve created quite a name for yourself online for recreating famous outfits from decades past – who’s been the most fun to dress up as?

I loved every single dress up!  I always wanted to be an actress, and I’ve always been into clothes, so it’s kind of the perfect combination of that.  I liked dressing Jeremy up as Duckie from ‘Pretty In Pink’ as I think Duckie looked so incredible and I got to give Jeremy a quiff.  Dressing up as a character from ‘The Craft’ was also really fun, wearing black lipstick and a nose ring.  I like how different clothes make you feel different, I find it quite therapeutic to put something on and feel very much myself, but in a new way.  It’s deep.

What tips would you give people when looking to dress in full vintage, without ending up looking like they’re in fancy dress?

Oh man, in my 20s I only wore vintage, and it’s totally do-able but you have to commit.  I always find looking at photos of people, or characters in films and TV, really helpful.  Picking someone who looks a bit like you and is the same size and shape.  Then you can sort of piece together outfits based on that.  You won’t find exact copies obviously, but you can get the jist of it.  Also invest your money in good coats and jackets and get them dry cleaned.  You’ll wear them again the next year and they can just make the whole outfit feel special.  Also, pick fabrics like cotton, suede and denim that last longer, and look for details like embroidery. I’m so into embroidery at the moment. I also recommend getting good with a sewing machine. I used to buy loads of maxi dresses and turn them mini and so on.  And you can buy stuff that is too big for you and then take it in.

Where do you normally shop for your clothing?

I do all my shopping online these days.  I work from home so I’m always in and can get things delivered.  Plus I’m not a fan of changing rooms, I like to try stuff on in my own house.  However, when it comes to vintage I can spend hours in a shop rifling through everything, it’s always good on tour to look at the different shops and I have to say, Manchester is one of the best cities in the world for vintage.

So back to movie – why should people go watch it?

Beyond Clueless is smart, funny, beautiful and sexy – it’s the best teen film I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen them all. There are very exciting things planned for the film in the future but they’re all secret…

For more information on Beyond Clueless, check out their website here. To see what Elizabeth picked up when she came to our kilo sale, visit her blog here 

Leeds Vintage Fair…In Pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh Leeds, how we love you! The sun came out for our hometown fair at The Corn Exchange and we couldn’t have been happier to see it illuminate our 20+ stalls of fabulous vintage.

Shopping in your droves, the people of Leeds certainly didn’t let us down! We met plenty of fabulous regulars and new shoppers alike all clamouring for a bargain. Check out all the pictures from the fair below.

Fancy doing it all over again? Our sister event The Vintage Kilo Sale will be rolling into town this Saturday for all your thrifty retro needs. Join us here.

 

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Leeds Loving!

The first vintage season of 2015 is drawing to a close (sob!), and what better place to round things off than in Leeds? Cultural hub of the north, home to the best Spice Girl (Mel B) and the place where it all started for us at Judy HQ, Leeds holds a very dear place in our hearts. With a packed social calendar that has included Tour De Yorkshire, Leeds Food Festival and many many more over the past few months, it seems this northern city is the place to be – all great reasons to soak up the atmosphere and come and shop vintage with us!

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Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair – 6th June, Leeds Corn Exchange
Free Entry – 10am – 5pm

Within the gorgeous surrounds of the Corn Exchange – just look at that roof!- we’ll be bringing our best traders to you, selling everything from cocktail dressers to cocktail shakers, flowy 70s gowns to hipster handbags and everything in between. Spanning 1920s – 1990s clothing and accessories, it’s near-on impossible to leave without a bargain. Even better – it’s free entry! Join us here

Vintage Kilo Sale Queue

The Vintage Kilo Sale – 13th June, Leeds Holy Trinity Church
Earlybird 11am-12pm £3
General Entry 12pm-4pm £1.50

A week later just up the road, our little sister The Vintage Kilo Sale will be pitching up once more at Holy Trinity Church, bringing several tonnes of goodness from the 1960s-1990s. Expect the usual mens and womenswear on rails and in tubs, but as an extra little treat to lure you into summer, we’re all going to bringing along some fab shoes! Join us here