Well, well, well, hasn’t Style Hunter been a busy bee this weekend? For the first ever Vintage at Goodwood festival Style Hunter hopped, skipped and slid through the mud to spend three glorious days soaking up the best retro style you’ll ever find on the face of this Earth. From 1940s ladies who went so far as to have matching husbands; Cadillacs and vintage prams with dressed-up babies; to sassy psychedelic 1970s foxes – every vintage look you could ever wish for was there, in one (rather beautifully-decorated) field. Style Hunter was in her element!
Friday was unofficially Fifties day; we noticed hundreds of the cutest girls frolicking in prom dresses, braving it in heels and comparing their perfectly coiffed and curled locks and finely-applied scarlet lipstick (Style Hunter felt rather drab and distinctly unglamorous at this point wearing a waterproof mac. Oh, the shame!).
As the weekend moved on, so did the style time machine and ladies looked like they were experiencing their very own summer of love in 1970s bohemian maxi-dresses, head-scarves, hippy suede coats and OTK boots. We didn’t travel quite as far as the Nineties (obvs not considered vintage amongst these retro-shopping gurus) and the 1980s weren’t a particularly popular decade, either. It’s interesting that both the 50’s and 70’s are this season’s biggest catwalk influencers, don’t you think?
Three days of hardcore Style Hunting resulted in over 120 marvellous girls, aged 14 to.... well, somewhere within the 70s (it was rude to ask), being stopped, photographed and grilled about their vintage loves, the purchases they’d made at Goodwood (plenty, plenty) and their top second hand haunts. But here’s a sneaky peek at ten of our favourites. You will, of course, have to check out next week’s mag for the full fashion low-down…
- Hannah Almassi
Images by Phill Taylor