4.9.11

Vintage Festival 2011

It's taken me yonks to get these pictures from my day at The Vintage Festival at South Bank blogged, but looking out the window at the truly miserable conditions, I felt like reminiscing on my day of style-snapping in the sunshine.

The outdoor component of the Vintage Festival was free-entry and consisted of a loads of outdoor tents and stalls selling vintage, retro and handmade bits. For ticket holders, there was a indoor element to the event in The Royal Festival Hall where there were retro bands playing, dancers dancing, makeovers, museums and catwalk shows. 

Here are some of the sights and style from the day...





Dog in a bag! Awwww!

Shoe designer, Natacha Marro on the left and her shoe-maker, Isabella.

I was stood behind this incredibly 40's older couple in the queue to get my tickets into the hall! It was a proper fur stole... 

Missed Pearl Lowe's catwalk by a whisker but caught a (blurry) moment of the photo frenzy afterwards!!
Waaaa, my cam couldn't handle the pressure! One day I'll get a proper photo of Daisy. 
Some of the amazing swing dancers









Loved this!! Someone was actually getting a tat done as I took this!


I spied Betsey Johnson casually trying on some Natacha Marro shoes! I promptly declared my love for her and asked for a photo of her. She must've thought I worked for Natacha Marro as she reached straight for the shoes and this was the shot I got - haha!!




These gorgeous ladies were in the tea room. 

Hottie in creepers. 





This awesome lady was wearing her mum's authentic vintage boots! They are intense! Or as my boyfriend calls them, 'what the fuck are they?'. Tsk. 


On the way out of the event, I asked for an outfit snap of this fetching fellow manning the Vitaminwater 'memory maker' (a photobooth in a car). He insisted I be in the photo too so someone else took the picture...

He then thrust his feather duster in my hand and whisked me up in the air without warning! Haha! I died of cringe at the time, but love the photo now! 
And that was that! A fab day and a fun chance to get some photos of the eclectic mix of high street and very-vintage personal style on show.

Thanks, Vitaminwater, for my ticket to the event!

Any favourite outfits?? I think the girl in the straw hat (before crazy-boots girl) completely worked it!

♥

52 comments:

  1. Wow, love all these pictures! I also love the girl in the straw hat, but I also love the girl in the spotty playsuit before her! Been looking for a playsuit like that for ages! You look lovely in the picture with you and the vitaminwater guy. amzing how you can still look stylish when holding a feather duster and being whisked into the air by a man wearing a head scarf!

    Pip x

    http://strawberrypipfashion.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hahah I love that last photo, I wish I had known about this fesival, it looks amazing!

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  3. Aww wow it looks like so much fun, wish I'd been in London when it was on! So many great outfits and amazing shot of you and the vitaminwater guy!! x

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  4. This looks like so much fun, I love all of the outfits! xxx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gahd, this wee day out looks AMAZING! Loving the tiny tattoo parlour and that photo of Mr and Mrs 40s.

    Awesome photog skillz as per xxx

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  6. Looks like you had an amazing time !!
    That tattoo studio looks amazing !!
    Love that 40's couple aswell :)

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  7. I actually have that straw hat


    www.converseandchords.blogspot.com

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  8. god, it looked amazing!
    looked like so much fun!
    Krissy xoxo

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  9. wow, i love south bank on a sunny day; this looks awesome i wish i had gone. it is on my mind for next year!

    great pictures
    Daisy
    http://invisableone.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  10. It looks an amazing day! Love the photos.
    And those vintage boots the girl's wearing are bloody amazing!!

    xx

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  11. This festival looks awesome!! I love all the outfits everyone is wearing!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  12. Awesome pics, love the people you've photographed! Mm loving the hottie with the creepers.. x

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  13. Oh it all looks fantastic!
    So gutted I didn't get to go :(
    Betty
    x

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  14. Ah this looks fantastic! Love all of the outfits and LOVE that last photo! Brilliant x

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  15. These photos are amazing! I've never even heard of this event but it looks like great fun. Can't believe you snapped Betsey Johnson! That's so cool!
    x

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  16. Gem, these photos are amazing :) I love the look of the whole event, I've seen a few other photos are it looks so so great.
    The different girls you saw their, and there outfits all look fab
    Glad you had a good day, and thanks for sharing
    xx

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  17. Ahhhhh everyone looks fabulous! I don't think I'll ever stop loving vintage fashion; it's just so quirky and fun :)

    Claire xx

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  18. You got some great pics. The 2 ladies in the top pics are my favourite dressers.

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  19. oh wow!
    love wonderingwolves.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm so jealous you got to go to the vintage event! I'd have given my right arm to go - but I did get to go to Belfast's equivalent;
    http://talesofalittlehazzelnut.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-was-born-in-wrong-era.html

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  21. My favourite has got to be all the lovely outfits from the ladies on stage, wonderfully vintage. It looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing so we can all be jealous! :P xx

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  22. Awwwesome post... this place looks like heaven. I couldn't stop marvelling at the girl with victory rolls AND butterflies in her hair. Gorgeous. And my new obsession with vintage look underwear is being teased...
    x

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  23. Oh how I would have love to have been there! You took some great photos and I love the mix of stylish people! That picture of Betsey Johnson is awesome! My fave outfit is the girl with the straw hat and polka dot dress too :) xx

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  24. Wow, it looks like it was such a great time! Wish I could've been there, the photos you took are amazing. Love that last one, hahaha.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  25. Awww this looks like an amazing day, thankyou for sharing all these photos! So inspired by how amazing all these people look, in love with the 40's couple. Those boots were amazing, boyfriends just don't get it do they haha

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm so sad I missed this event but your post is excellent!

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  27. absolutely adore this post! Gorgeous photos and looks like a fab day xxx

    half the world away.

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  28. Looks like heaps of fun! Awesome photos!

    http://juffiesplace-lovestyles.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh my goodness, BETSEY JOHNSON!!! Ahhhhh, dying of jealousy right now! Lily said something about you seeing her at Vintage festival. Ahhhhh, I actually can't believe she was in London and I didn't see her! Needless to say how lucky you are ;).

    xoxo

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  30. Wow it looks brilliant, I'd love to go there! I have to say, the blonde woman in the red 50's dress is my favourite! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  31. Love all these outfits..they are so vintagey and trendy at the same time..LOL apart from the feather duster man!! =D =D

    www.flowergypsy.blogspot.com
    xx

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  32. I loved this post, it was really love to 'live the experience' through all your pictures. I was so excited to go but in the end I was struck down with evil ailments.All is well now though as you've given me my vintage hit! :) xxx

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  33. wow Gem this looks SO much fun!
    I have just done a blogpost inspired by your nude leopard nails, if you get a second have a nose!
    I love that photo of you being picked up, got to love the eccentric Brits!
    Fi

    http://fifisstyle.blogspot.com

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  34. Literally kicking myself that I missed this, I absolutely love the girl with the butterflies in her hair. x

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  35. I love all of these so much. So many amazing outfits! & amazing hair! x

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  36. Cool blog, I'm now following you :) The day as a whole looks like so much fun from the photo's!

    http://ohchaarr.blogspot.com

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  37. This day looks amazing! Some of the people have got it going onnnn.

    Rosie x

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  38. i love the girl on the right hand side of the tea room photo.. gorgeous colour.

    http://goldielondon.blogspot.com/2011/09/theres-just-so-many-lovely-things-im.html

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  39. It looks like such an amazing day! All the photos are fantastic. I particularly love the girls crazy white boots & I cannot believe you met Betsey! I love her!
    I'll have to go next year...
    Rachelle xxx
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com/

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  40. That's it, I'm learning to swing dance.

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  41. Looks like you had a great day, so many lovely outfits! I personally have a soft spot for the girl with the playsuit. I'd love to be able to pull off an outfit like that but i have spindly chicken legs!

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  42. What an amazing looking day out! Makes me feel slightly depressed though, given the weather today!!

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  43. I would have loved to have gone to this event, it looks so amazing!! I do love my vintage. Love your choices of street style pics - especially the girl in the hat.

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  44. I knew I should have gone! ;P
    AHKFDKASDLJFKFJ! So jealous - I love Betsey Johnson <3
    That photo with the Vitaminwater man is hilarious! Ahhh :) xx

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  45. OMG I adore Betsey you are so lucky she is a utter legend I want to go to her shop in the U.S one day :) loving these photos Gem you looked like you had a blast :) xxx

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  46. These pictures are so inspiring! I love all of these outfits! I wish we had something like this where I live!

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  47. wawwww!! I want apples on my head! :D

    Annest X

    http://jumperjungle.blogspot.com/

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  48. Looks amazing! Wish I could've gone. The last photo is my absolute favourite xxx

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  49. So want to go to this next year! Looks fab.

    Gem xxx

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