Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two for Joy

Daddy and I attended the Goodwood Press Day. It was mainly about the upcoming Festival of Speed, but I was more interested in Goodwood's new event, Vintage at Goodwood. I picked up a press release about it and it looks like it's going to be amazing! It's aiming to offer something completely different from the usual summer music festivals, combined with a love of fashion and culture through the 20th century, spinning-off from the immensely successful Goodwood Revival. At Vintage they're going to have all different retro music venues, from a reconstructed 1940s nightclub to an 80s roller disco! Plus a "Vintage High Street, with the attention to detail of a film set", featuring high street shops (including a reconstruction of Oxfam's first shop from 1947), salons, and a vintage marketplace. And then restaurants inspired by various decades. Oh I can't wait!!

Goodwood House, with the same vintage Fiat Multipla I posed with at Revival last year.

Victory rolls again - after a fashion. I'm steadily improving. My advice for anyone wanting to try them out is this: you cannot underestimate the importance of hairspray.

Red & black and red & navy are my wardrobe staples, no doubt about it - they're just so easy to wear. On reflection I could do with more red and less black; I should have worn red shoes (except I don't have any - I did buy a super cute pair of 40s red heels on etsy, but sadly they're too small) and lighter or no tights. But there you are. (look out for a new and improved version of this outfit coming someday!). I love the red peplum top - check out the bow belt! It's actually part of a suit - yes, there's a matching scarlet skirt to go with it - and dates from the late 70s or early 80s, judging by the label. The satin pencil skirt is by Coast, and came as part of the consignment of stuff from my housemate's friend - I was so happy when I pulled it out, since I love my first Coast satin pencil skirt so much I've been searching for a second one!

Incidentally, the reason for my title is that we saw two magpies on the way there, which always makes me think of the nursery rhyme,

One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told

(I've never seen six for gold)

Also, the hospitality tent at the mini rally event was giving out bacon sarnies and danish pastries, which I'd merrily downed before remembering my diet, so we'll gloss over the diet plan for today.

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