Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Vintage at Goodwood

As lovers of all things vintage here at Cellardoor, we were intrigued to find out what was in store at Vintage at Goodwood; Britain’s latest and best festival for retro music, fashion, art and culture. Highlights included the amazing array of vintage cars and caravans in pastel colours (literally, a dream mode of transport), music from The Faces and Sandie Shaw as the sun went down, and some people watching over a spot of tea and cake = must-have fashions included fifties tea dresses, forties uniforms, Biba-esque waistcoats, and an array of unusual hats and hairstyles.

Our very own vintage girl Laura Davies, gives us the low down of the newest, and most fashionable festival.

Wandering through the vintage stalls was a bargain hunters paradise and we were particularly taken with the teasets for sale at Mrs Stokes Vintage China, the perfect gift for any retro girl. Instead, due to the wet weather, purchase of the day had to be a Barbour jacket to keep out the afternoon chill (allegedly an essential item for autumn/winter, natch), even if all ideas on buying a gorgeous suede coat had to be abandoned due to the torrential downpour = the downside of the British summer.

he Tanqueray Torch Club offered the perfect shelter from the rain in which to catch a set of live classic forties and fifties music and watch the immaculate couples dancing in their amazing outfits over a glass of Pimms.

Even though the bad weather did put a downer on the day, and there are still some creases to iron out before next year,Vintage at Goodwood had a great atmosphere, and it was nice being around like-minded people, with the opportunity for a spot of shopping, of course. I’m even now planning on signing up for Lindy Hop classes in preparation for next year, when I plan to channel the 1940s look, at least it gives me a year to scour the shops for a suitable outfit.

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daniela kate morosini said...

thanks for the comment - love the mag and the donnie darko reference! wish i could have gone to this..

Kat said...

So sad I didn't go to this! Gonna go next year for sure.


Charly said...

So gutted I couldn't make this, looked amazing! And lovee the 40s family in the final pic :)


styleeast said...

Great shots. I wish I'd been able to go! x

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