Goodwood was absolutely freezing today. Well, when one wears a cape (despite Edna Mode's advice), yes the same as yesterday, one cannot be surprised. Despite the gloomy weather, and a little bit of rain, the attendance was quite high and almost everybody did their homework on vintage fashion. Of course, 40s and 50s prevailed, but if you sieve through the post-war era you could spot some brilliant looks from 60s and 70s.
I took a few snaps of what I found the most creative and authentic from top to bottom. Attention to detail was a key in my decision-making here.
I met these ladies right at the beginning of my journey. They sat opposite to us and spoke a little bit about vintage fashion. Absolutely beautiful accessories. The lady on the right had an an elegant complete fishtail skirt suit and the lady on the right - a beautiful fascinator (for some reason, I always confuse the word with a pacifier:) )
This lady was one of my 5 absolute favourites. Reminding me a little bit a female Sherlock Holmes or a 50s librarian. In this era however, she's a vintage DJ who owns a vintage menswear shop. Auntie Maureen she is.
I wanted to take a headshot to capture the perfect cohesion of the red beret with this cute oversized antennae and round glasses. Oh, and ultimately cute hairstyle.
While my husband was engrossed with the shiny jaguars, austin martins and the roaring of war planes (he would now kill me for my ignorance and would correct me straight away on the names), I was fishing out vintage gems from the crowd. I spotted this lady, who let's be honest, was really hard to be missed thanks to her fluorescent yellow dress. I thought it was really refreshing to see the 60s popping out, especially because in their 2013 collections many designers reached to that decade for an inspiration (Louis Vuitton being the biggest hit this summer).
And here we've got another yellow, absolutely stunning 60s dress and Oh My God this straw hat. She must have been freezing but the look was worth it. I found the contrast of a frivolous warm, sunny look with the reserved, mature monochrome combination of a peplum top, fur boa, black coat and pearl touches rather interesting.
This look is another one from my top 5 Goodwood vintage masterpieces. I've seen loads of 50s style skirts and dresses with frothy petticoats, most of them very popular rose-patterned or polka-dots style. This skirt though was so authentic and elegant in it's simplicity. Also take note of the bag and the shoes. Stunning
A few steps away, 70s emerged. In this whole commotion I was drawn to this gentleman. I could not believe my eyes - each and every detail was taken with the utmost care. And since I'm a huge fan of this decade (even though I did not live through it... <sigh>...) this image brought a big smile on my face. Look at the glasses and the sneakers. Check out the shirt with a long collar and the perfect matching of patterns and colours. And yes, this is favourite too (so now we've got 3, 2 more to go)
Two absolute dolls. I asked about the story behind the dresses and the girl in pink replied that they are from her deceased aunt who used to actually wear them. This is a heritage recycling. I love it. I've got quite a few dresses, tops and skirts from my mum's and grandma's wardrobes from the times they wear girls like these two smiling here at us. I had to take a couple more closeups.
When I saw this lady strutting slowly and gracefully like a vintage movie diva I quickly came up to her asking if she would mind me taking a photo of her. She replied with the most lady-like voice I've ever heard (outside the TV/cinema): "Not at all" and she sent me her Hollywood smile. The epitome of elegance. Reminding me Claudia Cardinale from the years of her fame. Yes, she's 1 of Top 5, too.
And of course I have to give some credit to my stately husband. The whole outfit is from Camden Town and the suit fitted like a glove. The bow-tie completed the look and voila. Just to make it clear - San-Jay chose all by himself.
If my Top 5 could take 6 winners, this female - pilot would surely be in it. It was a tough choice and really a close shave. If you were at The Goodwood Revival you would admit that many aviators sneaked through the fields of the village. However, those were mostly either just bomber jackets or pilot overalls. Easy peasy. This Emilia Earhart here completed her whole look with the utmost attention. The boots, the scarf, the jacket and oh my god, the hat with goggles. Stun!
I actually chased these gentlemen after I together with my husband we were rushing to the exit. Unbelievably stylish 20s golfers and yes, they are in my Top 5. So vintage and yet there added a little bit of modern twist to it. I know absolutely nothing about golf but I can totally say, that these looks could takeover the runway.
I absolutely loved the experience of spotting the unique, the effort, the creativity. What do you think? Do you have your favourites? Do you like the photo of yourself?
Massive thank you to all of you who let me publish photos of you in my blog. You all looked amazing today and I hope you had a fun time in Goodwood.