Vintage at GoodWood

Sassi PR are serious advocates for the vintage cause so you can imagine our delight when we first heard about Vintage at Goodwood. This music and fashion festival had its launch last weekend and was the first of what will be an annual event that celebrates creative British cool spanning the 40’s to the 80’s. Created by Wayne Hemingway, designer and founder of Red or Dead, Vintage is set to change the face of British festivals and we love it.

Before the event Hemingway had said: “Vintage at Goodwood will bring something fresh and unique to a summer festival circuit that in many ways has become stale, homogenised and one dimensional.”

And boy did he deliver! There was music from international stars including a performance from Sophie Ellis Bextor with The Feeling during which she wore a fetching yellow jumpsuit that she had purchased that day from the Gently Worn Vintage stall. Fashion lovers of all ages were treated to an unparalleled shopping experience provided by the vast number of vintage stalls. There were also pop up shops from high-street names such as Barbour and John Lewis.

Now if you wanted to find that element that really set Vintage at Goodwood apart from other festivals look no further than the luxury accommodation. Generally when you think of festivals, visions of camping in the mud and rain flood into the mind, but of course Vintage at Goodwood did things a little differently. Their take on festival accommodation brought a splash of glamour to festival living. There was a real brick and mortar hotel, sophisticated camping in the secluded glades, vintage caravans and customized pod pads, what more could you ask for.

Thousands of people came to join in the celebration of all things vintage and there was a great atmosphere. Our friendly neighbour at the Print House, Dee Dee’s Vintage, had a stall at the event, so we caught up with them to find out how their weekend went. On the opening day they showcased an outfit, styled by Dee Dee, on the main catwalk in the Camden Palace 80s Remix fashion show. The outfit was comprised of an original early 80s The Damned T-shirt, 80s leather biker jacket, leopard print ra-ra skirt, and vintage Grenson boots. You go Dee Dee, we love your style!

Throughout the weekend they received a lot of visitors to the stall; among them was Pearl Lowe who bought a floral bridesmaid’s dress. The dress was for 4-year-old Betty Lowe who had been wearing a stunning black lace dress from Pearl’s new Peacocks range. Poor Miss Betty was too hot so changed into the fantastic floral number and paired with black Hunter wellington boots her fabulous festival chic look was complete.

Vintage at Goodwood was a grand affair and has earned a permanent place on the Sassi PR calendar.


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