A day in the life

Last weekend I was happy to be invited to style-hunt at Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair in Spitalfields market (thanks, Kieran and Jill).  Judy's is exactly what it says on the tin - affordable vintage clothing, they do fairs up and down the country and it's pretty much the best place to find high-quality bargains all under one roof.  The day of the Fair just so happened to coincide with the day that fashion journalism student Kate was following me around, doing a 'day in the life' story about little old me.  Now, given that I'd spent the first part of the day in my scruffs cleaning the house, I thought I'd better jazz up the afternoon somewhat, lest anyone get the impression that fashion bloggers are anything less than exciting and glamorous at all times.  So to Judy's Fair we went and what a perfect place for style spotting, the stallholders alone were flying the flag for true vintage glamour.  We topped off the day with a Japanese cherry tea at my favourite Brick Lane bar, Hookah Lounge, and shopping at Beyond Retro on Cheshire Street.  Here's a selection of the stylish ladies we met at Spitalfields:

First up, from Dandy Dolls, a lesson in casual glam, with a silk white maxi and Moschino belt mixed up with white Cons (and a great smile):

Next, one of our favourite style-spots of the day, the lovely Hannah from French Kiss Vintage.  We loved her rockabilly styling and her red shorts:

Credit for this one goes to Kate, who spotted Jessica from Smoking Gun Vintage's beautifully toned hair and outfit.  Catch Smoking Gun at Spitalfields on Thursdays and Brick Lane at the weekends:


  1. ah ace, i wish we had a more vintage culture up here but i guess it makes in better when i come down south. though i did pick up a vintage army camo jacket the other day which i'm looking forward to busting out.

    good selection of the peeps running the places, i have to say, the girls are much better looking the further you travel down the country, must be in the water. hope you got some more shots to share with us.

  2. Great photos, I'm so jealous of you, looks like you had an amazing time!

  3. Hey, now there's someone I recognise - Jessica. I know her through a friend she used to work with.

    I love the whole vintage scene around Spitalfields and Brick lane. Well captured.
    Great post!

  4. Great strinspo snaps. Oh I wish I was nearer to London and all its vintagey glory.

    Helen, X

  5. I love places where you can find affordable 2nd hand/vintage clothes. There are more and more places in London where vintage costs more than new season stuff... Lovely post with wicked ladies! xo

  6. This sounds like a great day. Love the white dress and Cons. xx

  7. Oh you did go! I forgot to ask. So glad you liked it and I love all three looks - but the middle, Hannah the rockabilly chic, is perhaps my favourite. It's funny what you said in the previous post - about being drawn to a certain sensibility no matter where you are, geographically: I think I'm the same way. I can be at the Truman Brewery and make a beeline for the most classic (read, plain) look going. (I'm so boring!)

    jill xx

  8. This looks like SUCH a brilliant event, with great photos to illustrate. I only wish I could have been there!

  9. OMG looooooove the white outfit, she looks great.

    Jen xx


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