Calling All Kilo Creatives!

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Holler at all our vintage kilo fans – we hope you’re well and enjoying your summer so far. We’re having a pretty giddy one ourselves – think festivals, trips abroad and of course, a whole heap of prep for our next season!
We’re always keen to improve what we do in kiloland, and we figured what better way than to get our fans involved? We’re always bowled over by the amount of creative people we meet at our events and all the kind emails we received from loyal customers looking to join our happy team.
So here is your chance! This is an open call to all creatives who think they have something to offer to make our events even more exciting – essentially, we’re opening up some fab vintage jobs! We want to hear from you all – DJ’s to Designers, Caterers to Craft Stall Owners, Accessories Aficionados and Savvy Seamstresses. We want to recruit Embroiderers, Vloggers, Hair Braiders, Upcyclers, Stylists …and much more besides. We want the hip, the innovative, the trend-savvy and the colourful. Whether you’re a student looking for some casual work or a more experienced stallholder in search of a new business opportunity, this is your chance to be part of something amazing.
So what do we need from you? Just pop on over to our handy little form and fill in your information – the more detail the better! We’re looking for people who love and understand our kilo sale, have a great eye for youth trends and are passionate and professional about what they do.
GOOGLE FORMS LINK HERE – http://goo.gl/forms/vCtkPc8icwMoBBj82
That’s all folks! To get yourself in the mood, check out our upcoming events below – and have a great summer break!
Until next time,
Lots of love,
Kilo HQ x
The Vintage Kilo Sale – Summer Events
 
9TH JULY – LONDON IRISH CENTRE, CLAPHAM (RSVP HERE)
7TH AUGUST – YORK HALL, BETHNAL GREEN (RSVP HERE)
14TH AUGUST – THE PAINTWORKS, BRISTOL (RSVP HERE)
20TH AUGUST – WASPS ARTISTS STUDIOS, GLASGOW (RSVP HERE)

Judy’s On Tour! Vintage Shopping in Amsterdam and France

Team Vintage have been well and truly making use of the quieter summer season with not one but two trips to see our EU cousins this month. With Kilo Manager Jenessa opting for Amsterdam and Fair Manager Emily whizzing to France, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying our summer holidays.

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Being the vintage obsessives we are, we can’t help but take a sneak peek at how our pals across the channel/north sea like to sell their retro. For Jenessa this meant checking out the kilo shops of Amsterdam. A wee bit on the pricier side that our own event (don’t say we’re not good to you!), she had great fun seeing how the other half live. Beautifully merchandised and staffed by a lovely team, it got us dreaming about the possibility of our very own bricks and mortar.

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 13.56.33Sorting through tons of clothing at the kilo but not quite finding the ‘one’, Jenessa then pottered on down to Episode Vintage, a more traditional ‘by price’ offering which proved to be a serious treasure trove of Sportswear. She snapped up a flawless Adidas Jacket, some stripy shorts and a perfect pair of 80s yellow jeans – all for just over 40 EUR! And of course it wouldn’t have been a trip to Amsterdam without a stop by Kitsch Kitchen – an emporium of all things twee, colourful and throwback-thursday-inducing, she’s been frantically adding pieces to her Pinterest board ever since. Want to read more about Jenessa’s trip? Check out her blog here.

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For our resident glamour queen Emily, only a summer sojourn to francais would do. Making great excuse of the world-famous Broncante market, her bespectacled eyes snapped up some bargains right away – a 70s fondue set for just 7 EUR, as well as these fabulous fruity finds – a pear terrarium and an apple-shaped basket. Yum!

The foody fun didn’t stop there – when in France, one simply must eat all the pastries, and our Em has been sampling (and making) some right corkers. We were dribbling back in the office over these macarons, eclairs and a towering strawberry and mint palova – here’s hoping she brings some back!

In that summer holiday mood? Why not stock up that suitcase with a trip to one of our summer events?

Forthcoming Vintage Events

Fashion On A Ration at Manchester’s Imperial War Museum

FOTR CreativeNothing beats a wee little work outing! Last Thursday we were absolutely delighted when a special invitation dropped into our inbox, welcoming our team to an exclusive opening of Manchester Imperial War Museum’s latest exhibit – Fashion On The Ration: 40s Street Style.

Having been in residence in London for the past year, it was a treat to see such a collection of immaculately kept fashion make it’s way to the north. But we aren’t just talking the big-skirted frocks and pearls one might attribute to the era – as the exhibits helpful guide explained, “From ‘onesies’ to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways.”

Loaded up on canapes and fizzy wine (it was a team night out after all), we made our way into the show itself. While it wouldn’t be fair to ruin the show for anyone (some of these outfits really do need to be seen to be believed), we couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of our favourite looks. From hard-wearing overalls to meticulously patterned dresses, it’s humbling to see just how much of a outlet fashion was in the 1940s – while the war raged on, imaginative dress was a form of escapism and comfort, proof that even at the darkest of times, fashion doesn’t have to be frivolous – it can be dynamic, expressive and a great means to make the most of your surroundings – our favourite was a beautiful garment fashioned from a silk map!

Fashion On A Ration: 1940s Street Style opens to the public this weekend – for more information and to book your tickets, visit the website here. A big thanks to the museum team for inviting us along – what a lovely mid-week treat!

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