5 Favourite Vintage-Inspired Bloggers

Where better to seek out some retro-dressing inspiration than on the bloggersphere? Whether we’ve snapped up a new piece we’re desperate to style or are just stuck in a wardrobe rut, we love procrastinating  checking out our bloglovin account on our lunchbreaks for our favourite vintage inspired bloggers. Often blending retro items with high-street finds, here are some accounts from blogging babes very much after our own heart. Whether you’re a mid-century purist or a more modern throwback lover, thank us later for the inspo…

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50s Style – Nora Finds
Purveyor of swishy dresses and beautiful nipped-in jackets, Nora’s take on midcentury style will have you swooning. Established in 2011, Nora Finds is you one-stop shop for the best vintage haunts in London, outfit posts and straight-to-the-point advice on the best repro brands.

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60s – Larkspur Vintage
Although blogger Alexandra flits around the decades, it’s her soft sixties outfits that we admire the most. With a passion for pastels and kitschy prints, we’re pretty jealous of her Toronto lifestyle and her adorable fluffy puppy.

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70s – Pages By Megan
Mancunian Megan has been on our style radar for a very long time – she even popped into to one of our kilo sales! Whether she’s sporting high street or vintage, her looks always have a distinct vibe of 70s rock and roll – think leather biker jackets, band tees and statement boots. If you’re a vintage newbie, Pages By Megan should be in your bookmarks as the perfect example of how to introduce key vintage pieces into your life.

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80s – Helen Anderz
Helen’s blogs and vlogs always brighten our day – hard not to with such vibrant hair! Helen’s take on fashion is as fun as she is – expect 80s leopard print, neon brights and a touch of hair metal. Hers is a wardrobe we would love to have a rummage though!

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90s – My Rainbow Feeling
Mathilde has only recently started My Rainbow Feeling, but we’ve been obsessed with her instagram for months. Colourclashing, fun textures and wacky headgear – these looks have 90s all over them! for days where you feel like you need a little more fun in your life, this is the place to go for some sunshine.

Feeling inspired to refresh your wardrobe? Check out our upcoming dates here –

Introducing Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest Issue #8 – SS16

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 10.20.17It’s that wonderful time again! We proudly introduce issue #8 of our digital vintage magazine, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest – your one-stop-shop for all things Judy’s fair, vintage furniture flea and kilo sale.

With Spring finally sprung, this issue is dedicated to all things warm and sunny – think pretty pastels, summer wardrobes and fresh starts for your home. Whether you’re in need of a revision break or just treating yourself to a quiet moment in the new found sunshine, this issue of Judy’s Digest is a vintage magazine jam-packed full of inspiration. Get motivated to spring-clean that wardrobe by checking out our gallery of fabulously dressed customers, or break out the sewing machine like our new upcycling expert James Reeves. Not feeling quite so energetic? That’s fine by us too – we have the ultimate guide to in-season homeware that you can shop online, or kick back in front of one of our retro-approved movies.

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So what are you waiting for? Pull up a poufee, fix yourself a gin (or pot of tea) and get reading! Don’t forget to tell us what you think either – tweet us @judysvintagefair or pop us an email to magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk.

In the mood for some shopping? Why not pop along to one of our upcoming events?

 

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!

Emelia Elizabeth Erland, Northumbria Uni

 

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!

james reeves, edinburgh college of art

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