The Goodwood Revival is a paradise for petrol heads with a passion for vintage motorbikes, cars and aircraft…

Ok, admittedly, this is not an a-typical opening statement for a fashion blog. But the Revival is also a haven for style lovers too. Particularly those who enthuse about vintage looks.

On September 13th and 14th, I visited the Revival for a second time. Accompanied by eight family members and friends, there was something there to entertain us all. The Goodwood Revival is an annual celebration and commemoration of all that was popular and taking place during the famed race circuit’s heyday from the early 1940s to late 1960s. Revivalists ( as they are affectionately termed) are encouraged to attend the event in period looks and this is what particularly made the event appeal to me. Any opportunity to show how Gemma Redmond Vintage pieces would have been worn at the time of their manufacture is very welcome!

For Saturday at the Revival, I opted for a 1950s look, which was based around a dress I sourced from a vintage fair in April this year. Indeed, dedicated revivalists like to begin prep early! I was really happy to find that my outfit was a great success – I got so many lovely comments from passers by, every Goodwood ‘street style’ photographer seemed to take my picture and I was selected by Men’s File magazine to be in the best dressed competition final for a second year running! The day certainly massaged my ego –  thoroughly!

Take a look at the images below and decide what you think about my 1950s look…

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Hat: Valerie Modes, 1950s, The Vintage Mistress  

Jacket: 1950s, Planet Claire Vintage  

Dress: 1950s, Vintage Fair  Gloves: 1950s, Vintage Fair  

Bag: Andrew Geller, 1950s, Incogneeto Vintage  

Umbrella: Aquachute, 1950s, Vintage Fair  

Shoes: Marks and Spencer, 1950s Style, Ebay  

Belt: Made from a reel of 1950s ribbon, Cloud Cuckoo Land Vintage

Parure – Brooch and Earrings: Robert, Hand Painted Enamel, Rhinestone and Glass Bead, 1950s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

Necklace: Pale Pink and Green Glass Bead, 1950s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

Bracelet: Miriam Haskell, Faux Pearl and Diamante, 1950s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

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Having my hair done fifties style at the Goodwood Revival vintage hair salon…

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A best dressed finalist…

For Sunday’s Revival, I wore a 1940s look. The outfit was again built around my dress and its beautiful colours. I found this piece at a local vintage fair for £15!

Take a look at my 1940s look in the images below…

Hope you’ve enjoyed this vintage post.

Gemma x

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Hat: Parmillo, 1940s, When Decades Collide  Jacket: 1940s, Denise Brain Vintage

Dress: 1940s, Vintage Fair  Gloves: 1940s, Vintage Fair  Bag: Freedex, 1940s, Ebay 

Tights: Pretty Polly  Shoes: Amalfi by Gordon Scott, 1940s Style, Ebay

Earrings: Handpainted Thermoset, 1940s, Gemma Redmond Vintage  

Necklace: Pink Faux Pearl with Sterling Silver Decorative Clasp, 1940s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

Bracelet: Miriam Haskell, Faux Pearl and Diamante, 1940s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

Brooch: Faux Opal and Diamante, 1940s, Gemma Redmond Vintage

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