Judy’s Fashion Police – Our top picks from the Grammy’s, BAFTA’s and Elle Style Awards 2016

Awards season is in full swing! We don’t think we’re alone when we say that we’ve been tuned into E! news on constant rotation, catching up with all the winners, losers and of course, the frocks that everyone is talking about.

It’s not really our style to critique the looks we didn’t like so much (RIP the silver tongue of Fashion Police’s warden Joan Rivers), but we are all for championing the best looks from the red carpet. This season is all about colour, glitter and flowing full-lengths…let’s get into it!

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THE GRAMMY’S 2016
The musical event of the year, the Grammy’s always sees it’s fair share of controversial and creative outfits. No huge dramas to be had this year unfortunately, but it’s fair to say that everybody was talking about Lady Gaga’s stunning homage to David Bowie, complete with flame-red locks. We love the fashion-forward retro shades of Florence Welch and Lianne La Havas gowns, but we have to say that our fave look was presenter Kaley Cuoco – the ‘Big Bang Theory’ star looked fun and effortless in a quirky playsuit that we’re coveting for our own wardrobe (if only our abs looked that good)

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THE BAFTAS 2016
For timeless glamour and classy hemlines, the BAFTA’s a ceremony to rely on. Stars often look chic but as lovers of the one-off, we’re sometimes left feeling a little uninspired. Not this year – stars like Isla Fisher and Gemma Chan managed to subvert the classic shades of black, white and silver with a hint of Hollywood screen siren. Kudos also to Cate Blanchett in a stunning Alexander McQueen, but it was breakout star Bel Powley  who really caught our eye – the glitzy Gucci rainbow gown with gold platforms was super-70s and totally befitting of her role in 2015’s excellent ‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’.
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ELLE STYLE AWARDS 2016
Oh Elle, an awards ceremony after our own heart! Dedicated to inspirational women, we’d certainly love to gatecrash this party and get some serious girlcrush vibes underway. The informal sense of fun is reflected on the red carpet – models Suki Waterhouse and Karlie Kloss both went for traditional styles with a hint of youthfullness in the neckline. We love Paloma’s fluffy jumper, but we’re also pretty obsessed with Kate Moss’s younger sister Lottie and her barely-there tinfoil number that brings back some amazing 90s memories. We hope there was a big fur coat just out of shot…

All of those outfits and we still have the Brits and the Oscars to go! Tweet us @judysvintagefair to tell us your fave, our even show us your own red-carpet look…we’d love to share our favourites!

The Vintage Kilo Sale Refashion Challenge – The Winners Unveiled!

Happy February vintage lovers! It’s been a busy few months at Kilo HQ – and the eagled-eyed social media followers amongst you will know why.

At the end of 2015 we ran an exclusive competition with fashion students all over the country to design a new garment from upcycled kilo items, designed to raise awareness of how shopping independent and getting creative can save you a fortune on high street trends.

We were blown away by the effort put into our entries, with designs varying from the conservative-smart to the wacky-colourful. With £200 of sponsorship money and a year’s free entry to the kilo sale up for grabs, we shared the pictures on social media and had a big summit at kilo HQ to decide our winners. Drum roll please…

3rd Place: Auguste Greiciute, Edinburgh College of Arts
Auguste’s entry bagged third prize due to it’s elegant simplicity – this is a look anybody can nail with a needle & thread and a free afternoon.Turning our vibrant kilo blouse into a cute skirt, we think this would look ace with a bardot black top and some killer espadrilles. Congratulations Auguste!

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2nd Place: Emilia Elizabeth Erland, Northumbria Uni
Turning a pink midi dress and silk scarf into this gorgeous jumpsuit, we were suitable impressed by the fashion-forward nature of Auguste’s entry. Depicting her finished product from all angles, we can imagine donning this Hareem number with plenty of bangles and some pretty sandals in time for festival season. Good work Emilia!

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1st Place: James Reeves, Edinburgh College Of Arts 
Our undisputed winner was Edinburgh’s James Reeves. It’s hard to believe that those trousers and matching-collared shirt were once a maxi dress – upcycling at it’s very best! With a strong finish and well-styled shoot, this ensemble is perfectly in keeping with the retro florals covering our catwalks. Having won both the prize money and a coveted position as our new upcycling expert, expect to see lots more of James’s work soon!

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Feeling inspired? Check out our next few dates to bag yourself some great items to DIY!

6th Feb – Sheffield Kilo Sale
7th Feb – Glasgow Kilo Sale
13th Feb – Oxford Kilo Sale 
14th Feb – Clapham South London Kilo Sale 
21st Feb – Edinburgh Kilo Sale 
27th Feb – Birmingham Kilo Sale
28th Feb – Newcastle Kilo Sale