Tuesday, 30 August 2011


I visited Blitz a new epic vintage department store on Hanbury street just off Brick lane. Its pioneering! the immense space covering two floors has been laid out to entice and inspire every part of your vintage desires! It even has a vintage children's area, coffee lounge bar, bikes, furniture and of course loads of luscious clothes for both sexes! all displayed in the most stylish awe inspiring way.

You couldn't ask for anything more. If you love vintage you will love Blitz. I will be visiting again to shop my way through autumn!

Judy's affordable vintage fair

Yesterday we ventured out to Spitalfields market to explore the treats of Judy's affordable vintage fair. It was buzzing and filled with goodies. Vintage scarves, shoes, bags, blouses, sequenced dresses, tea cups, furniture they had it all! It was very reasonably priced, I brought myself a carpet pattern bag for ten pounds. Apparently it will be on for the next few bank holidays! It had a great atmosphere, it was laid back, no forceful selling and the displays that people had done were really cute.
There is a real love of crochet going on at the moment. I thought I was the only child that had a black and bright coloured square blanket made for them by the Grandma but apparently not!
There is also a new found love for the 60s, not that it faded, I think its my favourite era, it seems everything from the prints to the shift dresses are having quite a revival.
I can't wait for the next vintage fair at Spitalfields!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


There is a great vintage shop in Deptford, I feel the need to share it as every time I go there I always find an inspiring buy, yesterday I found a 60s floaty cape top! Its called Rag and Bone and is on Deptford high street. If you are in the area check it out and please share you finds.

Inspiring Embroidery

My neighbor Tony who likes to wear dresses popped into the studio and handed me an array of old embroidery cards from 50s. They were such a treat and very timely as I needed some refreshing images to start my summer 2012 ideas flowing. Thank you Tony!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Elliott's Food

We had a magical evening celebrating a birthday at a new chic ethically sound cafe in borough market called Elliott's.
It was their launch night on Monday, they locally source all there food and use the farmers from borough for almost all their produce. The highlight for me was the home made apple sorbet, it was amazing!
Birthday girl Ella and waitress Sarah

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Morocco Magic

We popped to Morocco last week to visit some suppliers, this is when I love my job! we flew into Tangier and then took a taxi to Larache, its a beautiful drive, it follows the coast line and luscious country. There is some cute pottery stalls on route selling large plant pots and plates, if only we could carry them all home! we had a lovely taxi driver called Ahmed Ben Amar apparently he has a face book page but i could not find it. In Larache We stayed in Hotel Espana, it was a really sweet hotel, simple and clean, our balcony looked out over the town square. Larache is completely surrounded by a beautiful sea so i made sure I watched the sunset which meant fasts could be broken as Ramadan is on.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Pure Spirit

We have just finished Pure Spirit which was on from Sunday 7 August through til Tuesday, we had a great show and are really excited to be selling to our wonderful boutiques but also some new ones! 
We enjoyed setting up and used flower brooches to decorate our walls and a ditsy navy floral fabric as wall paper. It was a good show, our neighbors were Foryoureyeslie we loved there collections and they were really friendly too. We also liked Tofu and Dahlia.
Our collection which was inspired by the 70s, with braids, tassels, flared sleeves and long skirts is easy to wear and stylish. I was wearing our new willow top, I have not wanted to take it off! Thank you to everyone that visited and has purchased our Autumn Winter collection.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Vintage festival week end

We had a great week end at the vintage festival on the South bank in London this week end. We had a pop up shop in the vintage village. The weather was amazing, the stalls were unique and beautiful, the people were stylish and we felt like as I heard a stylish shopper say "like we woke up in Vintage heaven"
Our By Jam pop up shop on the vintage high street last week end
A big THANK YOU to everyone that came to visit us!!
We saw some very stylish shoppers, we took some pictures when they came to visit us, we love there looks!
Our stylish shopper on the far right is a burlesque performer Beau Rocks 
We have taken some snaps of things we loved and wanted to shout about.
We could not resist these hand made dolls and cute animals from lands far away, Bea's Beastlies are created by Justine who is a pretty cool lady, a vintage queen if I may say so! These are not just dolls but fashion accessories. We also loved vintage scarf cushions and a rocking horse covered in floral print fabric by Olive may all made out of recycled fabrics and furniture by Billie, I purchased a particularly special scarf cushion!
We liked these candles in tea cups, and we shopped until we dropped, we brought some treats from Cows vintage pop up shop and Heaven Vintage . We loved the ladies from the Powder room who were doing make up and hair in the most stylish retro dos.  There were tea sets and beaded bags and sexy vintage inspired underwear by Hepburn and Leigh, silver dancing shoes and vintage style everywhere.
The festival highlights

Stylish shoppers
We also sited Daisy Lowe! we were to shy to say hello but we loved her dress, see if you can spot her in this picture!
It made us want it to be at vintage village everyday. I have already been experimenting with forties curls in my hair.