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MEET THE VE COLLECTIVE
Karyn Sparks MANAGING EDITOR
Undeniably the driving force behind VE, having been writing about the trade since the year 2000. Karyn loves photography, vintage cars and being her own boss! When not on a deadline, she enjoys travelling around Europe on busman’s holidays sourcing stock, whilst adding to her rather eclectic office space!
Alan Ashby ART EDITOR
A man of 10,000 layouts! Alan has art directed the launch or re-design of at least 40 national and regional magazines. His passion for art and design and photography, combines in VE to give the magazine its own unique look. Alan also has a lifelong interest in natural history and recently began to collect, buy and sell taxidermy.
Woo Gilchrist SALES & WEBSITE
Woo is the person you’re most likely to encounter when contacting the VE office. Woo is also our webmaster and responsible for all our social media. Being a keen collector of vintage textiles and Scandinavian ceramics she loves nothing better than a good rummage at a flea market or fair.
Kieran Mathewson DEALER & EXPLORER
Kieran has spent his entire adult life dealing in antiques, hunting for pieces that tell a story and represent his personality. His online shop ‘River and Jones’ which he runs with his wife Amanda, is a well balanced mix of rustic furniture and decorative pieces, that in Kieran’s words: “Evoke a sense of adventure”.
Gemma is our vintage costume jewellery specialist and writer and founder of online boutique Gemma Redmond Vintage. She travels far and wide sourcing designer jewellery and accessories from the 1800s through to the 1990s. Gemma can be found selling at shows all over the UK.
Jez loves anything old and interesting. He’s primarily a restorer specialising in lighting, but also deals in design from the last century – everything from desks to motor cars. Selling his wares directly to the trade; through design shows across Europe, and through his website and design portals.
Based in Wales, Drew is a bit of an all-rounder; architectural antiques dealer, restorer and Quest’s very own Salvage Hunter. Drew has had a fascination for cars and motorbikes for as long as he can remember, with a particular penchant for air-cooled VW’s and Porsches.
Samaya Ling FASHION EXPERT
When it comes to top- end vintage fashion, Samaya really knows her stuff. Dealing in 1920s to 1970s, fashion and accessories from Gucci and Chanel, to Ossie Clark and Dior. You can find her at London fairs such as The Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair or Frock Me in Chelsea.
Paul has been wearing vintage clothes since his teens. Working at Brooklands by day, by night he can be found scouring the planet for Bakelite, tinkering with old wireless sets and drooling over classic cars and believes the ‘good old days’ are still here if you look hard enough.
Keeley Harris FAIRS ORGANISER
Keeley has taken an interest in vintage clothes, curios, cars and music since the age of 10 and visited many Antiques Fairs & Classic Car shows as a teenager! Today, she’s a vintage dealer and event organiser and loves every minute of it, having founded numerous fairs up and down the country.
Want to know anything about motoring? Then Matt is the man! He’s an automobilia expert, auctioneer and valuer, not to mention all round top chap. He writes regular columns for magazines and newspapers and has an appreciation of gentlemen’s vintage clothing.