I got to be a Judge this weekend.
I had a sash and a clipboard and everything.
My fellow judge for the category was Frock n Roll Vintage. Here we are looking all official thanks to Old Spitalfields for the photo.
We were looking for our favourite stall, one that represented the best of vintage, with good branding, good customer service, and great stock.
It was pretty much torture wandering round a vintage fair, looking at every stall in such detail, and not being able to afford to just buy EVERYTHING. I did end up buying some Babycham glasses on a stall, it’s a style I’ve never seen before, so I just couldn’t leave them!
Here are some photos from our wanderings.
Over a yummy lunch at Crepe Affaire we discussed our favourites and drew up a shortlist, before deciding on our winner. The prize wasn’t to be sniffed at, £50 of market vouchers and 2 free stalls to use at Old Spitalfields over the next year, so we wanted to make sure we chose carefully!
Our short list included:
Our final decision, we felt, had made really good use of the small stall space she had, she also had some wonderful stock, with a preference for earlier vintage items. Her branding was also spot on a lovely duck egg blue sign with details of her website, that also carried through to the stock labelling and even the owners outfit!
So who was the winner? We chose Rebecca Jade’s Vintage a trader from Leeds who had come down to her first London fair this month.
Thanks again to Old Spitalfields for this photo of us and Judy with our winner!
I wore my Heyday! Twizzle dress again for the day, this time with a belt. It’s rapidly become a pretty indispensable part of my wardrobe!
The other awards were voted for by the markets customers using this snazzy polling station.
I don’t have a list of the final winners at the moment, but these were the other categories, and the 2 winners I do know! I’ll come back and fill them in if I find out the other 3!
– ‘The Audrey Award’ for most fashionable stall – Harper & Lee
– ‘The Eames Award’ for furniture stall worth applauding – Pink Elephant
– ‘The Make-do-and-Mend Award’ for best use of craft and up-cycling – Vintage Bits and Bobs
– ‘The Quant Award’ for best vintage brand – And in with the old
– ‘The People’s Choice Award’ for overall favourite stall – Auntie Aviator