Goodwood Revival, 2018. Vintage all the way!

My second Goodwood Revival: this time the weather was perfect and I got to wear a bespoke vintage dress made for me by The Emperor’s Old Clothes, in my home town Brighton. So come with me and my friend Dalia to see more on the dress and what else we got up to during our glamorous day at Goodwood………

 Bespoke retro dress, made from vintage, reclaimed material.

Bespoke retro dress, made from vintage, reclaimed material.

I was especially pleased that I’d chosen a pretty blue and pink theme when I bumped into a chap at Chichester Station also sporting pink and blue for the special day. Brighton folk tend to be colourful! The trip to Goodwood by vintage bus reminded me and my friend Dalia of our school days.

Back story: first stop was to meet Sara Delaney of Notes from a Stylist because she was with me, along with her camera, from the birth of my hand made vintage dress and hadn’t seen the finished product. You can read all about the process of having a bespoke dress made for you (cheaper than many new high street dresses) along with Sarah’s fabulous photography, here.

What I especially loved about the fittings with Cecily was trying out different accessories and hair styles before the big day. The last thing you need in the morning of a big event is deciding the dress must have a beehive! I also tried various glasses and wish I could have worn the blue ones below on the big day but it was way too bright. Shoes-wise, I went for comfort in the end.

Next stop for me and Dalia was to have a cocktail or a coffee. Preferably both! The bar tender offered me the most brilliant solution: expresso, coffee liquor, vermouth & vodka, which set me up for the rest of the afternoon and avoided us having to queue up again. Sorted! (Dalia’s drinking something else.)

Neither of us are petrol heads, but we did enjoy the sight of men tinkering with their cars, and spotting our favourite stationary ones and posing next to them!

We were lucky enough to meet Colin Liddlle, professional photographer for the Daily Mail. So here are a couple of fantastic photos for you petrol heads to whet your appetite….and spot the legendary racing driver, Jackie Stewart, who even I recognised! Thank you Colin.

If you’re into zoom, zoom vintage races, this is The annual event for sure and you could just spend the entire day at the race track. Personally, neither Dalia nor I could stand the noise and the crowds, but there is way more to do if you’re not into cars. Get your hair done, drink, eat & be merry, people watch or hit the shops! There are vintage stalls galore and I’m glad to report that Dalia bought a 50’s petticoat and I bought a wonderful 50’s style cardigan from my friends at Revival Retro, which I’ll share soon. Job done.

Here are some more fab shots from Colin. (Think it’s time to upgrade my camera!)

My highlight at Goodwood Revival is always looking at and admiring the wide range of vintage outfits people get dressed up in. Everyone’s into posing during Goodwood Revival so you never find anyone getting grumpy because you’re pointing a camera at them.

So a perfect day for vintage, photography, cars and just ambling around. Glamorous Goodwood delivered once again. If you want to see how I fared at last year’s Goodwood, you can see more here. Meanwhile, here’s Dalia reluctantly posing, and I’ll see you soon!

 Vintage lady, vintage style, vintage car! Goodwood Revival.

Vintage lady, vintage style, vintage car! Goodwood Revival.