Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Vintage at Southbank

After the huge success of Vintage at Goodwood last year, it returned for a second year, but this time at the Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank. Vitamin Water (my favourite) hooked me up with tickets to this years festival and we had so much fun!
As soon as you entered the general area, it really did feel like you'dd been transformed into another era, with people dressing up in all sorts of outfits, remininscent of the 1920's all the way to the 1960's.

I took Susie along as my +1 and we really enjoyed ourselves looking at all the vintage outfits and decorations. We went in and were immediately treated to free Ice Cream (score) and had a lovely look round for a good few hours. There was so much to see and do that it was impossible to do everything, but we made sure to have a look at as much as possible.

There were a lot of vintage pieces for sale, and you could even dress up in the vintage clothes and have your picture taken. There were vintage hair and make up artists on hand on every floor, so you really could go as vintage as you wanted.


The props and activities in and around the Royal Festival Hall were amazing as well. They had live music, with dance lessons, sewing and crochet activities and even old school computer games and juke boxes.

This was awesome. It was an oversized record, and we were able to write the answer on it to the above question.

The highlight of my day was getting to pick a song from a wide range of LP's (I chose Yesterday by The Beatles), then getting a vintage style picture taken with the record's case.




Although you had to pay to get into the Royal Festival Hall, there was still a lot of free things going on outside the Hall and on the Southbank. Again, there was a lot of live music and vintage stalls going on.


The Vintage Festival usually spans over 3 days and it's definitely worth going for at least one of the days. It's a lot of fun and it really is like being transformed into another era. Thank you Vitamin Water for letting me go this year!

You can check out more pictures on my Facebook Page.

Sherin xx


LilyLipstick said...

Looks like you had a great day. I love that vintage Coke machine, so much nicer than the modern ones! x

Rachel said...

I love that Coke machine.

Though, may just be niggly, but that copy they have of Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber' is brand new, and thats the jacket design from the last few years, not the vintage one... Just felt like pointing that out!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! The dresses look so gorgeous! The vintage hair and make-up artists sounds amazing, they do something similar in the Topshop in London, it's really cute!

Lily at Red Brick Lipstick

Susie said...

Such a fun day, Sherin! Although, I never want to see polka-dots paired with red lips again! xx

the nyanzi report said...

it truly was an amazing event.

B.Inspired said...

What an exciting event! I am also impressed by how well certain Vintage Pieces are kept! Absolutely love the green floral dress as pictured up above! How amazing to see all those records from long ago!

Audrey Allure said...

Looks like a great event; I love the whole vintage vibe!

Hazel said...

This sounds amazing. One for the diary :)

Lee Oliveira said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time..
How cool is that coke machine.
Lee x

Carolyn said...

aw sounds like such a fun festival! wish i could go

Mila said...

Great photos!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Sherin you look so cute! I just love everything about this post - especially those vintage handbags! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post!
Love those vintage dresses!


FashionJazz said...

U look divine hun! Loooove the vintage dresses so much! : ) xx

fashionapp said...

lovely post!
I love your blog!


Natasha said...

I really like the vintage cases, they're gorgeous. Vitamin Water is delicious, I'm a recent convert. SoBe Water is quite nice though too. Looks like a brilliant festival. xxx

PinkBow said...

this looks amazing! i would love to have gone to this!

Tasha said...

I love vintage dresses! How fun that you can try some on and get your hair and makeup done as well as a photo! Looks like it was a fun event!

Isabel said...

looks like a fun day!

Anonymous said...

The festival looks great, I'd love a jukebox like that!

Bhav x

She's Dressing Up said...

This sounds amazing! I love the vintage coca-cola machine! :)

I'm hosting a Shopbop giveaway at my blog at the moment, come along and enter :D!

Clare said...

Oh my word. That first of image of those dresses totally spellbound me. I want those!

Sandra said...

I totally want those dresses. :)

Mrs. April said...

Oh lord, I would be SWOONING left and right!!

rothco said...

Thanks for this post............ i agree with your views for vintage clothing .It's very good and natural color for vintage clothing. Vintage military clothing

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