I'm later than I thought I would be posting the rest of my thoughts from Vintage at Godwood... turns out I've been a busy girl.
Some were quick to criticise aspects of the festival, even before they'd stepped foot there. Apparently they didn't give out enough press passes to bloggers - well I would have thought that bloggers would be one of the most obvious types they were trying to market to. I'm guessing they wanted the bloggers to buy their tickets and bring their friends. Makes business sense to me, and festivals of that size do tend to be sponsor-heavy and commercial.
It was exactly what I was expecting and I did enjoy it, although I don't think I could have spent the whole weekend there. There were some great quirky music acts, but not enough to keep me occupied for 3 days.
Organiser Wayne Heminway did a Q&A for the Debenhams blog, take a read over here. One regret I had was that I didn't make more effort with my outfit. I wore a vintage dress but didn't choose an era to emulate from top-to-toe... next time, I'm gonna be a fifties fashionista all the way. I loved the pop-up high street, the vintage marketplace and I thought there were quite a few reasonably priced food options around too which is good.
I made one little purchase while I was there, a jewelled headband by Pearl & Ivy. They create gorgeous feathered and jewelled headbands which you can tuck your hair up into making them a quick and effortless way to create an up-do.The stalls were really good, some well known names were there like 'What Katie Did' but there were also some gems I'd yet to hear of. Even if you weren't there to shop it was certainly the place for inspiration.
The girls from Frills 'n' Spills looking glam on our vintage bus ride.
The best festival wristbands ever!
Lil and Emma get their skates on at the roller disco. Loved the '70s tunes they were playing!
Michelle gets a dance lesson at the Tea Dance. I just enjoyed a gin and watched everyone else who had much better dancing skills than I did.
Red, PVC, floor-length with fur. More is more it seems.