Monday, 16 August 2010

Whoever said Vintage was overrated...

...clearly hadn't been to Goodwood's vintage festival. Me and Maria were lucky enough to be invited along to this celebration of all things retro by the lovely ladies at Aussie and I have to say it only increased my love of vintage fashion, music and attitude. Maybe such a vast amount of vintageness isn't to everyone's taste, but I think I can speak for all of the group in saying we were all truly inspired by some of the wonderful outfits, hair, and confidence that went with them!

We were given a taste of the day to come when we hopped aboard a vintage [let's count how many times this word pops up in this post shall we?!] bus and made a delightfully rickety journey to the festival itself...

Hehee, bless the conductor in his dapper uniform! After getting a little over-excited about our super-cool wristbands [hologramic vintage watches dontchya know] we made our way through a fairy-lit forest to the entrance where, already having been set a task of spotting some fabulous hairstyles, we realised we'd have little problem finding some very glamorous hair-do's and outfits; there were afro's and bell-bottoms everywhere! See if you can spot the guy in matching red flares and jacket below... amazing!

This festival was great as it encompassed fashion, cars, music, food and whilst one minute you'd be rushing past an enviably stylish 8 year old, you'd quickly stumble upon a group of older ladies nattering away in their finest outfits- twas a truly eclectic mix.

After having a quick wander down the high street our stomachs decided it was lunch, and what better way to spend an hour than with Pimms, pasties and pictures! It was lovely to catch up with the Aussie girls, and have a good old chinwag with our fellow bloggers Lil and Jenny - check out their blogs for more on the day!
The sun even decided to show its face for a little while, and soon we were itching to get on with our hair-spotting task. There were literally tonnes of different hairstyles, from the classic to the downright wacky, but i'll keep those pics for a bumper hair post later on. Being the multi-taskers that we are [well, when it comes to shopping anyway] we managed to carry on hair-spotting whilst we had a mooch round the wonderful stalls and we both ended up buying a little something...oops! I grabbed this skirt and decided I was buying it whether it fit or not- the patterns just too nice! Lucky thing it did really :P
 Aaand it has pockets... for some reason, to me, this is an added bonus in skirts/dresses. Not that I use pockets...ever. But knowing they're there is somewhat reassuring; weird. Maria bought a beautiful pink coat which I'm sure she'll be posting about soon enough - they were both bargains! Sadly, we had to rush off after this to get our trains home, and we missed a visit to the torch club which was apparently fantastic - I vow to visit this place again next year and get the full experience.

I'm off for a BBQ now, and then it's childminding again tomorrow but i promise I'll be posting some yummy hair pictures up sometime this week; from the sleek and classy to weird and wacky so keep a look out!



daisymay aka Chantele said...

I would love to go to Goodwood, I'm sure I will get there one day! Daisy Dayz Home

Leia said...

This looks like such a fun day! I'd love to go to this festival!


Sherin said...

Aussie Yummy hair days are definitely a lot of fun! And I really love your skirt. Can't wait to see all the great hair.

Danni and Maria said...

Chantele - you definitely have to's worth it!

Leia - yep; all in all a fab day, maybe we should have a huge blogger gathering there next year?!

Sherin - thanks! Shall be posting those pics up as soon as i can :D


Helen said...

looks like such a fab day! i love skirts with pockets too, they're so handy. they also give your hands a place to go when you're feeling awkward!

Josh Healy said...
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Danni and Maria said...

Helen- yes! Pockets are a life saver in awkward situations.

Anonymous said...

Good point, though sometimes it's hard to arrive to definite conclusions

Anonymous said...

hello and merry xmas to every one - hope yous had a realy nice one - pity we didnt get snow was all prepared wi sledges kids loving it any ways , all the best for 2012 -
michael buely


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