Goodwoody Styling

Goodwoody Styling

>> My brain is currently haunted by a particularly nasty nightmare that I had in my four hour sleep time before I had to get up for my flight to Stockholm which means I seem to have nothing to write about Vintage at Goodwood that doesn't express fear or weird visions of a 50s lady hanging in a room.  I'm therefore going to split it all up as I wanted to get the streetstyle bits of the post up before I even talk about the festival itself.  Given that I only had a day and wasn't interested in acquiring clothes to add to my already packed-away wardrobe (new wardrobe coming on Friday!), the bulk of my day at Vintage at Goodwood was spent people watching and there were plenty of them in all manners of 'vintage' dress to be found.  On the whole, I found the 50s-60s decades were predominant in popularity though pretty much every decade billed on the festival was represented in some way – I still say Mad Men has something to do with it even if BBC4 aren't showing super high ratings.  I say 'vintage' in quotation marks because the outifts ranged from vintage-inspired to actual vintage to touches of vintage in accessories etc…

It was fascinating to see how different groups of people from hardcore vintage lovers to non-vintage-doers responded to the festival through their outfits, and the spirit of 'dressing up' definitely permeated the latter, with very few in their 'normal' clothes.  Some made a truly stellar effort, outfitting young children and really going to town with every minute detail.  Yet I suppose the element of 'dress up' was always there and I suppose I tried to snap the people who looked like they somehow 'lived' with their mode of dress as opposed to it being a one-off experience.  Still, with a festival that set itself up to try and please as many people as possible, I suppose the 'mix' in the crowd was to be expected and in someways contributed to the success (or what I perceived to be success in terms of the 'jolliness' of it all…).

More thoughts on the festival to come after I get rid of this nightmare hangover…

And yes, FULL CREDIT goes to Tommy of Jak and Jil here in photography style – I'm a SHIT photographer.  The pits.  I once made someone physically CRY because I was so crap at taking their photograph.  I did the best I could with these ones but there is a reason why this category with my own 'Bubble Snaps' is so empty.  I'll leave it to the maestros like Mr Ton save for this one occasion where he wasn't around to snap it all up…

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  1. Style Eyes Fashion Blog

    2010-08-16 at 7:06 AM

    So many amazing outfits. I am definitely going to be putting more thought into my outfit for next year.
    I loved all the headwear especially, almost everyone seemed to have a hat or fascinator (or just the most amazing vintage hair styles)

  2. melissa

    2010-08-16 at 8:01 AM

    amazing pics, especially that in which there is an old bathsuit! <3
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  3. Nolita

    2010-08-16 at 8:13 AM

    People look like they jumped out from a 60s movie, love people who love vintage!
    http://www.nolitavintage.com

  4. pronostic sportif

    2010-08-16 at 8:15 AM

    Nice picture.

  5. My name is Giacobba

    2010-08-16 at 9:14 AM

    this is so amazing, looks like so much fun! wish i could have gone

  6. Homecoming Dresses

    2010-08-16 at 9:16 AM

    Some wild looks. I love the vintage genre.

  7. Miss b

    2010-08-16 at 10:07 AM

    I think Dita Von Teese & Burlesque has more to do with the promotion of the 40/50’s look than Joan from Mad Men.
    And it’s also more suited to curvy woman – I’ve primarily worn it since I was 16 because it suits my body shape and it’s a very glamorous look.
    60’s and 70’s are harder looks to achieve and look good in (more suitable for thinner and boy shapes)

  8. dvestv

    2010-08-16 at 11:50 AM

    Nice collection of photos. I like some those photos.

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  10. Chuck

    2010-08-16 at 1:13 PM

    I like the crochet skirts shot – very sweet.
    Have you ever been to The Chap Olympiad before? Amazing, all out vintage audience and participants. Such style.

  11. JP

    2010-08-16 at 2:05 PM

    Hummm, anyone else see a resemblance between Cosplay and this festival?

  12. JP

    2010-08-16 at 2:07 PM

    Or should I say vintage is now a category of cosplay?

  13. FashionLifeCoach

    2010-08-16 at 3:29 PM

    Really inspiring images.My favorites are the creative accesories. Thy do look vintage, but still fresh and authentic.

  14. Kendall

    2010-08-16 at 3:55 PM

    SUSIE !
    this post kills me – your voyeurism is getting epic! Tell me you took all these lol.
    It is times like this I am devastated to live amongst the Western World …
    A) because, unfortunately, Toronto does not have enough enough vintage thrills from other counties, and
    B) because we don’t have enough heritage to hold our own [ vintage fashion sense anyway].
    I also love the orange side bag, very pretty … and of course, your sly photo taking skills!
    http://www.kendalldonaldson.wordpress.com/blog

  15. photo tyro

    2010-08-16 at 4:46 PM

    I adore the knitted dresses!

  16. Sarah Betty

    2010-08-16 at 5:19 PM

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s so good to be able to see what the fashion was like, because I couldn’t go.
    I had NO idea people would be putting so much effort in. It’s brilliant. Loved your outfit too 🙂
    Sarah Betty
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

  17. Becca

    2010-08-16 at 8:06 PM

    so many amazingly awesome outfits! Love it.

  18. renee nabam

    2010-08-16 at 9:40 PM

    omg!i’m soo excited…i feel sad now..that i can’t be there….i hate this bloody school…anyways…thumbs-up for the post!!!

  19. X Alex

    2010-08-17 at 3:31 AM

    Love the rich colours, the excessive accessorising, the relaxed atmosphere. Most of all, I love the juxtaposition of the vintage(looking)outifts in the foreground and the modern(looking)people in the background! ‘Dress up’ or ‘live in’ looks great anyway!

  20. dsquared

    2010-08-18 at 8:35 AM

    wow,it is a color party, every body show nice colorful matching themself.

  21. Olive

    2010-08-26 at 3:03 AM

    amazing people!and so inpiring pictures!

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