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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
All photos taken for a recent shoot for Vintage Life mag.
Photographer: Mark Newton
Models: Nicole Wilson, Dream Morris, Flick Rackstraw, Karen Harvey
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