Monday, 28 September 2015

Border Crossing - Kinky Takes A Trip


Saturday took us to Wales' fine capital city, Cardiff and, due to last weekend's camera cock-up, I was able to get away with wearing the same dress for work twice in a row. From the house of high-end designer Ricci Michaels of Mayfair, I bought it from Vintage Relics, our neighbours at the End of the Road festival. It got loads of love on each outing.


The British Heart Foundation* bag Jon was carrying in Friday's blog photo contained the Savile Row shirt (with cuff-links still attached) he's wearing. 

*We're not environmentally irresponsible, we'd already filled the two cloth bags we'd taken with us and had no choice!


Em was visiting her lovely mum and popped into Cardiff's magnificent Portland House to see us. Check out the she gave me. Does she remind you of anyone? She took pride of place on the Kinky pitch all day. I think she brought us luck.


As she came from Wales she's staying close to Sir Tom (this was his second album, A-Tom-Ic Jones, released in 1966).


Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair in Cardiff was phenomenal. Customers turned up in their thousands and business was brilliant. As we discovered at Kaya, the Welsh really appreciate their true vintage. 


Portland House is Grade II listed building, a former bank built in 1927 and recently restored (full history and great photos HERE). Belinda, one of the team who work there, took me on a tour of the amazingly atmospheric underground vaults which play host to a nightclub.


Clockwise from top left: Three x 1960s duffel bags; Crimplene jacquard blazer; Denim cropped jacket; psychedelic chiffon maxi;1970s wool cape; 1970s buttercup yellow midi; Cropped puppy tooth jacket; 1970s STAX midi; Green print maxi; psychedelic midi; Tissavel fake fur; Geo-print maxi skirt; Crochet waistcoat; Psychedelic maxi skirt (now Em's!); 1960s scooter dress; 1970s floral midi; Astraka fake fur; Psychedelic penny collar 1960s tunic, Purple maxi dress

We'd had a bumper week of vintage finds and sold a lot of them on Saturday. The orange chiffon maxi is a keeper! 

Clockwise from top left: Cuban Guayabera shirt; Suede belted coat; Leather brogues; 1950s fedora; 1960s tweed suit; Camel overcoat; Slip-on platform loafers; Campri 1970s windcheater; Cashmere & wool car coat; Green leather blazer; Campri 1970s windcheater; 1950s fedora; Cue by Austin Reed belted raincoat, 1980s leopard print leisure shirt.
As most of South Wales seemed to be in the buying mood it rubbed off on us, too. 


I treated myself to this 1970s Pippa Dee beach dress (quick drying nylon with padded boobs) and fringed & studded 1960s suede waistcoat from the fabulous Make Do and Vintage.


Jon harnessed his inner Starsky and snapped up this Icelandic knit cardi.


We're joining Judy's again this weekend, trading at Bethnal Green in London on Sunday. I'd better go shopping, those gaps on our rails need filling.

See you soon!

Linking to Patti's Visible Monday.

53 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a get time, the doll is precious and your dad ringer :) I love the knitted cradigan think I think a chunky cardigan like that soon. Looking great in your lovely dress

    Hayley
    http://Hayleythrifts.blogspot.com
    XOXO

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  2. the most psychodelic of the psychodelic dresses!!! and they made a doll after you!!! :-)
    jon looks very dapper too in his sharp british attire! and is´t the beach maxi very time-y for the next india trip? so gorgeous that you had a good time and sale in wales - i´m in love with the turquoise sundress! (i´m sure its teeny tiny)
    good luck at the fill-the-rails-shopping! xxxxx

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  3. Dammit, why are your London trips always on a Sunday so I can't go? Hope it's a good one for you though :)

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  4. Oh my God! I can;t take my eyes off that gorgeous psychedelic maxi!!! <3

    And the Kinky Melon stock looks rad!!

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  5. It looks like a great day of trading! I should get my butt over the border and do some shopping in Wales...

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  6. That maxi is fantastic, the colours are perfect for now. I love the doll. Very stylish. That's great you had such a good day. They have the "Judy's" fairs up here too but I have never been to one yet. Pippa Dee, wasn't that a sort of event like a Tupperware party? I think I remember going with my Mum to one of them when I was tiny. Anyway, your dress and waistcoat combo is great. Jon's cardi looks really toasty an I lichees tweed trousers. Hope that London is a sell-out. Xx

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  7. You have a mini-Vix!! Surely she has to accompany you everywhere now? What an array of goodies too - both sold and bought.

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  8. Rosalind took the words right out of my mouth - Mini Vix! Love that she's cuddling up to Tom Jones too :)

    Loving your dress (though that canary yellow one is proving most distracting at work).

    Hoping to get down to the Clapham Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair - hopefully I can come and say hi! xxx

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  9. Or - Jon has affirmed his inner Marilyn? https://fancy.com/things/127733614682048537/Marilyn-Monroe-%7B-by-George-Barris,-1962,-Santa-Monica-beach

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  10. Wow you always seem to have the most wonderful outings at this fairs and events, Wales sounds like it was gangbusters for you and Jon. I love the haul you showed off, off course I'm pining over the maxi skirts, can never get enough! Loving your frock and the fringed waistcoat, I've got one on hold for a the next week to two to check over at an upcoming event. I'm rather keen to add a fringed suede one to my wardrobe! I hope you and Jon are both well!

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  11. Glad you did so well! And you found a beautiful dress too! That doll is so lovely, just like you. :)

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  12. Oh the treasures! Look how gorgeous you both are - I love your fringed vest. At the Sir Tom album - bringing me back to a screaming 11 year old girl! xox

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  13. I'm so glad the weekend went so well! It's interesting how some communities appreciate vintage more than others.

    What a gorgeous building. The whole thing must have been so much fun. You guys have enviable jobs, although I don't loose sight of how much work you put in to make it go as well as you do. You certainly make it look effortless and really fun, in spite of all the work though, and always both look so well put together.

    I love the new pieces both of you found -- funny that each of you shopped for opposite seasons. And, of course, the Vix doll is excellent!

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  14. The venue is glorious! And that doll - could it be any more perfect?
    xox

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  15. Fabulous venue. Leeds town hall were we went was amazing. I did pick up off a few traders that the main audience was students so maybe not one for the Kinky gang ??
    Your Pippa Dee dress has great colours and pattern to it.
    When I was 21 I wore Pippa Dee knickers & bra as a bikini on my first holiday abroad without the parents. I've got a pic somewhere. Xxx

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  16. Glad you had another successful day. Gotta love Jon in the cardi!

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  17. Keep it up! Sounds exciting...

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  18. Love Cardiff, one of my best pals lives there with my two (now grown-up) godsons. Great purchases, you both look very cool.

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  19. You're both looking great...Jon is looking especially dapper.

    That is brilliant you have a look alike doll : )

    So happy to hear it was such a successful show.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  20. Oh that looks like so much fun! I love the blue polka dot dress!!

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  21. Oh Pippa Dee parties in the 70's.. Remember them well. Cheese cubes and Pineapple cubes on cocktail sticks ,ha ha. Very "Abigail's Party ". Their stuff was a bit pricey but really well made. You felt like you had to buy something as you were in a friends house and what she got as a present depended on how many sales she made.

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  22. You got a great haul this week, how could I have forgotten all about Pippa Dee?....and that frock I had, very similar to your purple maxi.
    The frock you wore in Wales is bloody fabulous and look at you in the garden.... bare arms and thrups on display while Jon's wrapped up in his cardy. I think it's highly likely that I will have a hangover this Sunday, if not, you might see me at Bethnal Green. xxx

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  23. "Bare arms and thrups on display" - Fiona makes me laugh!
    Oh that psychedelic maxi is divine, wear it as often as you like - I would! Jon's got his City Gent on with his Savile Row shirt and velvet jacket - such a dude! Lovely to see darling Em rocking the Docs, and the doll she gave you bears an uncanny resemblance - Tom definitely would, the randy old bugger!
    So pleased you had a stonking day's trading - your stock is so fab, I'm not surprised. The maxi skirt Em bought is a beauty, and that yellow midi is simply gorgeous. Basically, I love all your stuff, if it would fit me, I'd have the bloody lot.
    Your Pippa Dee frock is lovely, and Jon-as-Starsky made me smile - that makes you Hutch, love, I'm sorry to say...
    Will you be back from London in time for our X Factor text fest on Sunday? Hope so - love you! xxxxx

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  24. Loving the dress and just like Curtise I love the yellow midi too.

    Em's got her Docs on - lush. x

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  25. Your colourful maxi dress is amazing! so bright and cheery, all those colours suit you. Love the golden outfit too especially with the fringe waistcoat. I really laughed out loud when you mentioned Jon's Starksy cardi!

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  26. Ooh, I wish I could pop over and have a close look at those 1960's dufflebags,
    They're gorgeous, as are your outfits and the rest of your finds!!

    Happy thrifting :)

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  27. Suas fotos são maravilhosas e você é muito bonita .. adoro esses encontros onde podemos mostrar peças de roupa e conhecer novas pessoas ...

    http://jessicavenenoofficial.blogspot.com.br/

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  28. I knew it would happen eventually. They've made a Vix Fashion Doll. Movie over Barbie. All the cool girls will want one. Gorgeous orange maxi. Perfect for Fall. And an amazing Starsky cardie. That takes me back!

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  29. Wheee! A Vix doll! How cute.
    You look about 12 in your padded bra dress!
    Jon goes from sooo cool in his Saville Row shirt, to huggable in his cardy ;-)
    Great buying! Xo Jazzy Jack

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  30. How cool - you now have a "Mini-Me" (well, mini-you)! You look like a time-traveller from the early 70's in that padded cup maxi and fringed vest. Jon is just killer in the Starsky sweater - is there anything he doesn't look good wearing?

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  31. Fuck yeah, dazzling the Welsh like no ones business! Love the frock, and I am obsessing over that necklace with the second frock!
    Love HelgaXXXXXXXXXXX

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  32. Looking gorgeous, and Jon is as dapper as always! Your stock is so fabulous, and I'm glad you treated yourself to something. After all, you have to enjoy the spoils too. :-)

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  33. Jon's cardi look SO SNUGGLY! I want one too!! Also both your frocks are FABULOUS!! I love the amazing colour of that first one, seriously, why are modern clothes so lacking in colour? I love the second frock too....such a great 70s frock. I feel like now its daylight savings I should go back to trying to take regular outfit photos, its been a while....also your wee doll is amazing and glad to hear you had a great days trading xo

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  34. I so very nearly went to Judy's fair but decided I had too much cleaning and tidying to do around the house, I wish I'd gone now as we could have met in person!! Oh well, there will be more vintage fairs (and to be honest I'm penny pinching a bit after the wedding and honeymoon extravaganza!!). Love your buys, it would have been rude not to xx

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  35. ADORE jon's big lebowski sweater!!!! you look stunning! x

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  36. Well that was a lovely fair and I all I heard was how fab Kinky is from passing punters and from the people we chatted with. You were starting to get very busy there. The Welsh loves Kinky.

    Glad Yvonne is behaving and if she did meet Tom in real life, she would be off like a greased whippet. You'll have to watch that one!
    I love my maxi THIS much. My mum picked that out for me...who'da thunk it? Love your Pippa Dee number too and Jon's cardi...proper old skool.
    Proper fab to see you both and glad it went so well. How could it not though?
    See you in a bit!
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxxx

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  37. Look at that doll! Yes, she does remind me of someone. An English Vixen Bombshell!
    Love Jon's sweater. Those were so popular here in the 70's. We skipped school to ride the bus into down town to buy one at the public market. I still remember the cozy smell they have. I'm sad that I gave mine away years ago. I've wanted another one lately too.

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  38. Fabulous cardi..... where in Bethnal Green??x

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  39. Ohhhh Vix. You are glorious in the Ricci Michaels maxi. The colors, along with your smile, are perfect with my morning coffee. And Jon is so handsome in his Savile Row shirt. The two of you must turn heads wherever you go! Best of luck in London this weekend!

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  40. that doll does resemble you!!!!
    That was a great event, so much to see, wow,
    you look amazing in that dress with the beach dress with padded boobs ( lol ), the color is so different for you and the vest looks beautiful with it,, you do shine in gold,
    Jon's sweater is so cosy, beautiful!! they are both a keeper!!

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  41. Ha ha that is so Starsky!! Love the beach dress and suede waistcoat! x

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  42. What a haul! I don't wear buttercup yellow; however, I'd consider trying on that yellow maxi. Jon's Icelandic sweater looks like the sort of "emergency gear" one should store in Gilbert in case the weather takes a turn. Very cosy!

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  43. I am happy when people appreciate and buy your treasures and you will have fun! This must be a really interesting and fun! The doll is adorable and the dress she wears in the last photo is fantastic!

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  44. Unbelievable, that doll looks so much as you! Great finds, those maxis are fabulous and I love John's cardigan, just wow!

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  45. I love your Pippa Dee dress and Jon's cardi.

    Judy's Affordable Vintage Fairs are always a success.

    I adore the Vix doll :)

    Enjoy your day xx

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  46. You have some excellent finds there, hope the rails are heaving for Bethnal Green as there's bound to be huge demand for your stuff!

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  47. Wow, you're selling up a storm, thanks to the good people who love vintage. I see visions of India dancing over your head. I just love that first photo of you in the psychedelic maxi dress. Gorgeous. And what a cool good luck doll. Yes, soon they'll be in all the stores.

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  48. Love your new beach dress, something to take to India perhaps?

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  49. I think you should put out your own range of Vix dolls ;0)
    I love Jon's cardigan … wouldn't mind one for myself.
    xx

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  50. They made a Vix doll! Sweet! Get you two, all posh with your Mayfair frock and Jon in his Savile row shirt. Quality all the way. It's lovely to see Em and her mum. You have friends wherever you go. Glad the good people of Wales are appreciative, makes the journey worthwhile. You look superglam in both your frocks and Jon is fab as Starsky. Xxxx

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  51. A-Tom-Ic Jones and a doll that looks just like you? perfect weekend it sounds!

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  52. A-Tom-Ic Jones and a doll that looks just like you? perfect weekend it sounds!

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