Sunday, 1 September 2013

Twinwood Festival with Vintage Life Magazine

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I think last Sunday has stolen the title for the best Sunday of 2013, so far! I was honoured to be invited to Twinwood Vintage Festival for the day to blog and street style snap for Vintage Life magazine. There is so much about that sentence to be gleeful about - a free festival, a vintage day out, a chance to blog for one of my favourite magazines in the UK? Check check check!

Be warned - this blog post is photo heavy!

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From vintage cars to reworked millinery, there was so much to see I think next year I'll need a 3 day pass just to get around the place! I happened across three very dapper young chaps (steady, ladies), and took so many candid shots of tattooed ladies I don't think my camera knew what hit it.

Twinwood is unlike any festival I've been to before. Demographic aside (we were definitely the youngest, by a far few decades), the whole atmosphere was relaxed, upbeat, and decidedly 1940s. Highlight of the day was definitely the retro girl band, the Tootsie Rollers. If you haven't seen them perform live before, you are missing a treat! They did a modern, family-friendly version of Blurred Lines, Pussycat Dolls (dontcha wish your girlfriend could bake like me?), and golly, if it didn't make me want to deck my hair out in victory rolls, I don't know what could!

Thank you to Rosie, Mel, and everyone at Vintage Life magazine for inviting me along to see such a spectacular show. It was the highlight of my summer and I'm already planning my weekend next year!


  1. It looks amazing - loving the outfits and what a great opportunity to attend it! :)

  2. That looks so cute! I would kill to go!

    - Natalie

  3. Oh wow this looks so incredible. You lucky thing!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  4. This look ace Claire, and looks like it's similar to size in the one I went to a couple of weeks ago. Small festivals rock right? I'd love to go to this one, cars, hot tattooed women and proper dancing, I need no more than that!

    Great post, share your magazine content if you're allowed too.

  5. those chaps are looking pretty dapper. This looks right up my street although I finds the look hard to pull off, I'm way too lazy to set my hair and I look pants in red lippy... Rosie is super fun to hang out with isn't she? xx

  6. This looks like so much fun, I love how everyone made so much effort! (And yep, I'm a Uniqlo fan but I'm biased because I work there haha) xxx

  7. Wow this looks like so much fun and right up my street!

  8. Wow your pictures are awesome, souds like you had a incredible time it sounds like such fun! And the tootsie rollers just look so cute I love that era and those cars are gorgeous Loovely post darl xo

  9. Love the photos! I've heard all about this event, my friends play there with our school band!xx

  10. this sounds amazing, and such a nice chilled atmosphere compared to a smelly old normal festival ;) xx


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