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Crafty Mums

A beautiful gift shop located in Colchester Town Center, offering bespoke, handmade quality items at very affordable prices. As well as offering studio shoots for children you can often find Just Jaq product photography courses as part of the Crafty Mums workshops programme. Crafty Mums also offer parties and a space rental scheme for craftspeople.



Visual Merchandising

Jonathan Baker M.A. (UEL), M.A. (CSM) is Course Director at one of the world’s leading centres of Fashion, lecturing in Fashion Visual Merchandising & Branding and is former Chief World Expert in VM for WorldSkills.org. He produces visual research for global retailers and industry suppliers and is a freelance VM and Retail consultant with clients in China, Russia, USA, Middle East.

If you are interested in Visual Merchandising and getting ideas for displaying and photographing your products, keep up to date with what’s happening in and around London by following Jonathan’s blog at http://www.retailstorewindows.com

You can also check out About Visual Merchandising for Fashion, by Sarah Bailey and Jonathan Baker

When designing, producing or installing a visual merchandising concept, this book will encourage you to generate individual and self directed designs – this is the ultimate visual guide to merchandising for fashion.

This book is great if you are designing, producing or installing a visual merchandising concept, it will encourage you to generate individual and self directed designs – this is the ultimate visual guide to merchandising for fashion.



The Minories Galleries

A professional contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. The site is also home to the School’s Postgraduate programmes.

The Minories Galleries invited artist Jackie Mellor of Just Jaq Photography to install her Camera Obscura in the gardens at The Minories. A self-led experience, members of the public are able to visit this intriguing work for free.



Juniper Flowers

The Suffolk florist with a vintage twist.

Looking for a vintage wedding? Don’t know where to start? Give Anne a call at Juniper Flowers, she has lots of ideas! Take a peek at a selection of ideas that may be to your taste, lovely old fashioned vintage roses, super for that special vintage day!

Also watch out for the Just Jaq vintage photo studio at  ‘A Brief Vintage Encounter’ where you can purchase lots vintage delights, get inspired, have a vintage hair and make-up make-over and have a lot of fun having your photo taken.



Reloved Home -Furniture The Reloved Way

Reloved Home is a small independent company that started it’s journey in Halstead, Essex, UK. Since the early days the business has expanded to a larger workshop in the nearby town of Braintree.Working from their new location the small team, buy, sell and restore beautiful furniture, taking great pride in their work. If you are looking for a unique one off piece of furniture that is unique to your home check out:


You can also find pieces of Reloved Home furniture at Juniper Flowers in Sudbury where you will find home wares and furniture with pinch of vintage alongside amazing bouquets of flowers.

Just Jaq regularly photographs the beautiful furniture at Reloved Home to view examples see:



Hugo & Lullabelles’s Secret Vintage Fair

The finest purveyors come together to trade at The Secret Vintage Fair, blending quality vintage, retro and vintage inspired handmade goods. A veritable feast of vintage treasures!

Each fair is held in a secret location; details are only released to those on the Secret Vintage Fair mailing list, Facebook and Twitter followers- so sign up now to find out their vintage secrets first.

Watch out for this year’s charity calendar in aid of St Helena Hospice. The calendar is collaboration between Hugo & Lullabelles’s Secret Vintage Fair, Betty’s Rock and Rollers, Just Jaq Photography and Alphaprint, with support from local businesses and amazing models, which gave their time and resources for free.



Betty’s Rock & Rollers

If you are looking for someone talented and friendly with lots of vintage ideas for hair and make–up for your wedding or a special occasion check out Betty’s Rock & Rollers and give Jenny a call.



V&OAK  – Vintage & One of a Kind Magazine

V&OAK is devoted exclusively to Vintage & One of A Kind style. Fashion, homeware, and lifestyle based on the unique, the handmade, customised, and rediscovered. “We’re not about recreating looks from certain decades. We’re about mixing it up for timeless, individual style.”

To find out more about 2014: “A Vintage Year” Calendar see:



Days of Hedingham

Days of Hedingham is an established family business which has been trading since 1972. The company, now offer the specialist service of repair, restoration and sales of early E type Jaguars. If you are looking for someone to give a little TLC to your pride and joy, pop in for an inspirational chat with Owen Day. I was bowled over by his passion for E type Jaguars and his amazing, passionate and inspiring stories of salvage and restoration.

This is an amazing find in the heart of Hedingham!




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