If you are a follower of my blog you will know I love vintage fashion. I think it's the nostalgic glamour of the 1940s / 50s that attracts me the most and the opportunity to wear a hat as an everyday accessory.
Rather than focus on the Goodwood Revival racing, I thought it would be fun to share an insiders view of the fashion and fun.
My outfit for Goodwood Revival this year consisted of a burgundy wiggle dress which Victoria at Retroesque has recently designed, some matching navy and burgundy Ruby Shoos and one of my hats. Completely modern and reproduction but 'in the style of' revival. My friend opted for lovely swing style dress and one of our cherry headwraps.
My favourite place to head is the Earls Court area as they have amazing themes for the venue - this year it was based on the film Grease. Sky Cinema worked with Collaborate Global to theme a multi-set design with scenes from the race track, dance floor and sports benches to name but a few.
The actors who help to create the mood are part of the Goodwood actors guild and are great fun with their theatrical flourishes. A photographer friend, Andrew of AJM photos, also headed for Goodwood Revival and with camera in hand was able to capture some of the day's events.
A Sunday vintage style car boot sale was new to Goodwood Revival for 2021, something that will hopefully be repeated as it adds an extra dimension to the retail venues and an opportunity for smaller businesses to 'dip their toes' in the water.
The Butlins tent 'on the other side of the road' had its regular roller skating opportunity but has also spruced things up with a photo booth, balloon art and a sneak peek of one of their acts 'The Roller Boys'.
As you can probably guess from the last photo, I was on the look-out for some of my lovely clients wearing their hats - it was such a pleasure to see them enjoying their days dressed up in their complete outfits. Here are just a couple of pics.
If you would like to see more of our vintage inspired headwear just hop over to the Retro section of our website.