Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vintage Nation at Brighton Racecourse

I'm trying to get my fledgling business of handmade record handbags off the ground, so I'm making more of an effort with promotion and 'getting out there'. This past weekend I decided to take a stall at Vintage Nation, a one-day event organised by the Judy's affordable vintage fair people.


I wore my Jubilee dress and was invited by photographer Emma Duggan to take part in a portrait project.

Perdita joined me for the day (and enjoyed some shopping success at the many fabulous vintage stalls), and we also ran into fellow bloggers Vintage Secret, Southern Retro and Lady Jardin as well as a couple more readers of Tuppence Ha'penny (hello!).


The event was small scale but rather fun. I spent most of my time in the shopping hall, but there were also dance lessons (jive, I think), a Crabbies ginger beer tent (love that stuff), an artificial beach (er, sandpit), and a few funfair attractions (including hula hoops to try out - so naturally I had a go!).




The view from the tea room, over Brighton seafront


Selling handmade record bags and fascinators on my stall

15 comments:

  1. Love the dress and the handbag!!

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  2. It was a lovely day and so nice to meet you again (Chichester). I bought a fab Gor-Ray type pleated skirt and little white jumper, so pleased I was that I got changed there and enjoyed wearing them.

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  3. Yes it was a super day, thanks for having me join you!

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  4. Oh gosh, the colour combination in that outfit is just perfect!!

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  5. The bags are fabulous, I hope you had a good day's trade!
    I just found your blog and it is so gorgeous and very inspiring, I love the vintage look it's something I'd like to achieve. Now following you!
    xx
    emsipop,blogspot.co.uk

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  6. You look goregous as ever bella! Love the dress and the bags xx

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  7. Your dress is gorgeous!! I hope you sold a lot of your purses, they're fantastic.

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  8. Wow, I'm not sure if the photo of you in front of the flag could look any more perfect, with your dress and outfit!

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  9. Your Jubilee dress outfit and record handbags are both thoroughly wonderful. I wish you nothing but success with your budding business, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Saw your record bags at the London Fashion and Textile Museum last week. They're great and I love your choice of fabrics. The wibbly wobbly record fascinators are such fun too!

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  11. I love your has they are gorgeous! Looks like a lovely day! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Looks like a great day, hope you sold lots!!

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  13. Your outfit is gorgeous--and it looks so festive against the Union Jack backdrop!

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  14. I love, love your dress and fabulous bag, ahhhhhhhhhhh
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