Style Me Vintage Accessories at Judy’s AVF – Bethnal Green 5 Oct 2014

Layout 1 *Drum roll exciting announcement*

I am very excited to announce that Naomi Thompson & I will be signing copies of Style Me Vintage: Accessories at Judy’s affordable vintage fair in Bethnal Green on the 5th October . We will be manning the stall and offering the chance for the lovely general public to come and buy a copy of our BRAND SPANKING NEW book at a special offer price of just £13!

When? Sunday 5th October  10.30am-4.30pm

Where? York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PJ

How do I get there?  Just a short walk from Cambridge heath and Bethnal Green stations- or a slightly longer walk from Shoreditch high street station.

 We have also teamed up with the our publishers Pavilion and the AVF to offer an AMAZING competition prize. One lucky entrant will win a copy of Style Me Vintage: Accessories, A copy of the SMV lookbook AND the amazing 1930s mint green sunnies that appear in our book (I can’t believe N is letting these go!)


Find out all about the competition HERE

A little bit about the fair

The original East-end vintage event, Bethnal Green’s Affordable Vintage Fair took shape in 2006, setting-up shop in the iconic York Hall. An answer to expensive vintage littering the city, our Bethnal fair was to be accessible, affordable [and totally stylish!] Throughout our time, some of the UK’s best vintage traders have graced our halls, alongside stylists and celebrities including Daisy Lowe and the Pierces to name but a few.

BLOGGER, PHOTOGRAPHER, JOURNALIST? Email: to talk about getting involved!

New autumn listings

I’ve this week been listing some SUPERB new stock to the Advantage-In-Vintage etsy shop.

New offerings this week include

This fabulous blue and white crisp cotton floral printed day dress- perfect for those of you, whom like me revel in wearing summer dresses all year round!

Size: 8 to 10

Price: £75

See the dress here


I’ve also listed this highly collectible little brooch- a souvenir from the festival of Britain in 1951- it is rare to come across these with all their stones still present, but this little one has them all!

Price: £18

See the brooch here


I absolutely love this 50s bag I’ve listed too. The perfect example of a large sized tapestry bag! This gorgeous piece features a floral design on the front, and can fit in all your vintage essentials (and more!!!)

Price: £22

See the bag here


And for lovers of novelty print I’ve listed a REALLY special piece- this is sure to go quickly, so get your hands on it whilst you can- it’s an amazing Egyptian print 1950s skirts in shades of black orange and blue with a rather unusual v shaped waistband.

Size: 8 to 10

Price: £75

See the skirt here


Sob a sad sale with this one! I’ve always wanted one of these for myself- but alas the one I am offering here is much too big for me! Incredible cashmere cardigan, lined in lace (with a chiffon overlay) and beautiful fur collar. This is a really show stopping item and perfect for autumn winter

Size: M (probably best suited to a 12/14)

Price: £72

See the cardigan here


Summery vintage

At the moment I have some great listings up on both ebay and etsy that will surely set you up for your summer holidays. First off Etsy

Advantage in vintage on Etsy

I’ve been selling off quite a few Horrockses from my collection lately, but this is what I call a classic Liz Horrockses- i.e. blue and white! This dress has totally stunning side contrast details. Size UK 8-10 £125.


Find it here

I also can’t resist a Sambo fashions dress. I often think these garments produced by manufacturer Samuel Sherman are some of the few that stand up to Horrockses. This lovely number features a bold pink rose print on crisp black cotton with a dropped waist. £75. A uk 10 to 12.


Find it here

Got the perfect outfit, but need the shoes? These are a litle bit dreamy. Late 1950s Lilley and Skinner pink stilettos in butter soft baby pink leather with bow detail. A UK4/ 4.5 just £32


Find them here

What’s better than a vintage dress? Only a dress and matching jacket… this 50s two piece by Melbray consists of a slim wiggle dress with matching jacket and huge shawl collar. Great all year round outfit! UK 10/12 £85


Find it here

Over on ebay there’s some pretty great pieces listed too, if you need your shoes, sunnies, jewellery, hat or that perfect dress- there’s something for you!


See all the listings here


I adore this little green trembling cat brooch- resembling the style of 1940s coro jewellery but a much more modern piece pin it to a vintage dress- the perfect accompaniment to any vintage outfit.


Find it here

I’ve got four (yes, four!!!) pairs of lovely deadstock sunglasses on offer too. All in delightful “jelly” colours. These original 1950s cats eyes are sure to make you stand out on the beach.


Find them here

In terms of dresses I have a simply lovely cotton frock on offer too. I jokingly refered to this as my ring a ring of roses dress (the print is roses and rings in a pretty sketchy style). Could be a great all year round dress as I think this would be fab teamed with tights too.


Find it here


This polka dot number is the perfect flamenco esque frock! Original 50s.


Find it here


Happy shopping everyone : D !