Vintage Fashion at the Festival of Vintage

The Festival of Vintage is back next weekend at York Racecourse and I am so excited to share that I will be there on the Saturday. And not selling or just shopping (although I bet I will be definitely doing the latter!) but helping to write an article for Vintage Life magazine. I will be keeping an eye out for the well dressed among you for a Street Style feature. So best get yourself glammed up folks! Then I will also be on the lookout for people and their vintage purchases for a different feature, so keep your eyes peeled for me! Come and say hi!

1940s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

And the best bit is that I am GIVING AWAY 5 sets of tickets so you too can come along for the whole weekend! To enter simply share this blog on any social site, tagging me so that I see it, and I will choose 5 winners on Monday. Simples!

1950s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

1950s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

So why would you want to come to this fab festival? Er, because it has so much to see and do and is so much more than a vintage fair! For me the best bit is the fashion. Focusing on the 1930s through to the 1960s, there are so many fab sellers in the Vintage Arcade with genuine, quality vintage and vintage reproduction. Think House of Foxy, Freddies of Pinewood, Rocket Originals and more!

1960s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

1960s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

Talking of fashion, there are fashion shows throughout the two days plus the York Castle Museum are showcasing some of their new exhibition called Shaping The Body. Plus the Marks and Spencer Company Archive will be there with their original vintage clothing and will be holding talks too.

1930s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

1930s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

On top of this there are bands all weekend, hula hooping lessons (yes you heard right!), classic cars, hair stylists and dance classes. Another activity that is exciting me is their craft workshops hosted by The Button Tin. These include making vintage hair fascinators, learning hand embroidery,creating jewellery from vintage textiles and a taster session on quilting. These need to be pre booked so best be quick!

1950s vintage style fashion by House of Foxy as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

1960s vintage style fashion by House of Foxy as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

Finally, there is the Best Dressed Competition which is held on both days and judged by Vintage Life magazine and on the Saturday…me! You do need to enter in advance though so get those forms in quick as the prizes are £100 in cash and 6 months subscription to the magazine!

1940s vintage style fashion by House of Foxy as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

See you there and don’t forget my GIVEAWAY!! Get sharing and tagging folks. For a full list of what’s on click HERE. You can still buy advance tickets or pay on the door.

Kate x

1940s vintage style fashion by House of Foxy as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

All photos taken for a recent shoot for Vintage Life mag.

Credits:

Photographer: Mark Newton

Models: Nicole Wilson, Dream Morris, Flick Rackstraw, Karen Harvey

Hair: Bethany Jane Davies from “The Vintage Beauty Parlour

Makeup: Ewa Baberska from “The Vintage Beauty Parlour”

Location: Home of Helen Maguire from Mrs M Vintage in Manchester

Vintage Inspired Clothing: House of Foxy

Vintage Inspired Shoes: Ruby Shoo

1930 Vintage: Dress: Cock-a-Doodle Vintage, Online, Shoes and Hat: models own

1940s: Suit: Apple Tree Vintage, Normanton, West Yorkshire

1950s: Dress, Hat, Shoes: Stylists own

1960s: Dress: Space Retro & Vintage, Harrogate

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