Enfield Pageant of Motoring

Last month you may recall that I did a little bit of modelling for a friend who has a Vintage Website – Hotties Vintage. The lovely Tricia invited me down for the day and I had a ball dressing up in lovely clothes whilst getting my photo taken! If you missed the post, you can see it here.

Tricia got back in touch with me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in modelling for her again, this time in a live catwalk at The Enfield Pageant of Motoring, a three day event over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Well of course it was another adventure that I could have, so I immediately said yes! Roping the husband in to drive, we planned to make a full day of it, as it was the Monday that she needed me for.

In the intervening weeks we had a little chat amongst a vintage group I am a part of, and a few ladies were interested in meeting up there.

We left home at around 8 am as it was an 80 minute journey. For ease and comfort I decided to wear an Alice and You Jumpsuit from Asos, paired up with a vintage bag, hat and fur stole. A pair of Primark brogues and I was all set.

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Outfit of the Day – Asos Jumpsuit, Primark Brogues, Original vintage bag and hat

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Adding a vintage fur

The Journey to Enfield was pretty straightforward and we arrived just after 9.30am. We had arranged to meet Tricia from Hotties Vintage at the entrance tent, and then go into the event.

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My Favourite Hat

At this point the sky was clouded over but it was pretty muggy. I knew that the modelling would be a trial with the heat that was threatening to descend on us.

Meeting Tricia we then went down to the Vintage Village where there were lots of stalls with the most wonderful items for sale.

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The Vintage Village

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Sellers Galore

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Pretty Petticoats

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Superb Stalls

My Favourite was Fairweather Headwear which had a range of the most stunning hats you could imagine. My eyes were drawn to a particular red and black number.

I tried it on and it looked amazing, I knew I wanted it without even asking a price for it. When I asked her the cost and she told me £30 I nearly snatched her hand off!

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My New Hat!! Isn’t it a beauty?

It literally is the most perfect hat and I can’t wait to take it to Twinwood this year.

We had a good old look around the event. There were vintage cars galore, Army vehicles, Mr Bean sat atop his little mini, stunt motorcycles and more.

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Flying Ryan does his stuff

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Army Vehicles on display

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I Need this is in my life!

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Vintage Vehicle

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American Customs

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Automobile Arena

A large old fashioned style funfair and lots of different food stalls including a cheese on toast stall I was very keen on trying out!

After walking around checking some of the stalls out, I had to go and see the wonderful Louise for my hair and make up. I had met her when doing the photo shoot for Hotties Vintage and she made me look amazing for it, so I knew I was in safe hands.

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Loula-Beau doing my ‘do

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All Poodled up

She arranged my hair into a lovely high poodle, before putting perfect pin up make up on me. My eyeliner was just stunning and I loved the overall effect – watch out for a seperate post coming soon!

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Beautiful Make-up by Louise

Then it was time to get dressed. The idea was to use products from all the different traders, so people could see just what was on offer.

Tricia had chosen a red and white love heart printed Lindybop Dress from Hotties Vintage, A rose and lily hair flower from Alice Browns Cupboard, a petticoat from Wicked Waists , an original vintage white and cream bag from Vintage Home and Fashion Shop and  vintage jewellery (also Hotties Vintage).

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The finished look

I absolutely love this dress. It is so cheerful and fits me like a dream. I wore my own Miss L Fire sandals and I was all set to go.

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Lindybop Love!

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Strutting my stuff on the catwalk

Also on the catwalk was Katie who wore a lovely cream dress, Shoes and Petticoat from The Vintage Home and Fashion Shop, A fascinator from Fairhead Headwear, Cardigan and Cardigan Clips from Hotties Vintage and Handbag from Vintage Lin.

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Katie

Treena looked wonderful in a 1940’s swing dance dress by Some Like It Holy, a hand crochet clam-shell clutch by Vintage Lin, and a stunning picture hat from Debbie Dunn’s personal collection (Debbie’s Vintage World)

Her delightful husband Chris was decked out in 1940’s Oxford Bags Trousers, spearpoint shirt and a V front double breasted waistcoat, all from Some Like it Holy

We paraded ourselves on the catwalk before going out as a group. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed helping Tricia out.

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Having fun out there

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A final look at the ensembles

Afterwards we congregated back in the Vintage Village to have some group photo’s before getting changed into our own clothing.

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The lovely Tricia and the models

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Tanya and Tricia Together

As we were then finished for the day, we were able to wander around to our hearts content.

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A perfect match to the outfit

I have to admit there were some amazing things on offer, and I may have come away with 2 headscarves, a red vanity case, a red and black hat, the red and white flower accessory and 2 hair snoods.

Not bad for a days work!

One of the highlights of the day was meeting a new friend and an old one. Ashleigh is in one of the vintage groups I belong to on Facebook and she drove all the way down for the event. Sadly, I was being a bad blogger and didn’t get a selfie of us together.

The old friend was the lovely Kathryn, or MoG as she is know to the plus size world. She popped along with her hubby and two children to say hi and show me some support. I DID get a photo this time though!

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MoG, Toby and Evie – a delight to see them all

Sadly it was over all too soon and we got back in the car to make our way home. It was a fantastic event and I hope to be invited back again next year!

Did you go to Enfield? What did you think?

Till next time,

Tx

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  • Gareth Torrance

    I’m a huge classic car fan! And that red Ford lowrider is beautiful!

    • Isn’t it just stunning? I hope to own a classic one day x

  • What a fun sounding day out and I love how you got to strut your stuff on the catwalk! Awesome.

  • Natasha Mairs

    You look so fab in that dress, Love the heart pockets. And I could just imagine you driving in that car with the wind blowing in your hair

  • Bex Smith

    Sounds like a great event and you look totally fabulous – love that dress on you!

    • It is a great little dress…. very tempted to buy it! x

  • Mellissa Williams

    You look fantastic! Sounds like a really interesting and fun event

  • You always look so fabulous. This car event looks amazing too. I’d love to go to this one day x

    • Thank you Ashleigh! It was a great day and I can really recommend
      it x

  • It was so good to see you! We need to stop leaving it so long between meeting up xxx

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Looks Brilliant! I love Vintage 😀 I also NEED that red car in my life haha 😀 There is a Vintage Car show at the end of the month, cant wait to go.

  • Mummy Times Two

    You look great in both the dress and jumpsuit. So much fun to be asked to model!

    • I was. I was really honoured and pleased to do it x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    You look great in those, it sounds like you had fun at the event. I didn’t know this was taking place in Enfield.

    • It was a great day and we were lucky with the weather too x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I love the vintage look here, looks like it was a really fab event

  • Fabulous vintage look, I like the dress! I have never been to Enfield before but it looks great

  • How amazing that you got to do some modelling and I love how you look in that cheerful red dress. You all looked great x

    • Thank you so much Ana, I was honoured to be asked xx

  • I always love your outfit combos, vintage clothing is just stunning. My husband was at a similar event at the weekend and he loved it x

    • Thank you so much Lynne. I just love putting outfits together now, and having fun with what I am wearing xx

  • Donna

    Your life looks like so much fun!! This red dress with the hearts is my favourite of all your outfits so far and that’s saying something because I love everything you wear!

    • Wow thank you so much Donna! Such a lovely comment xx

  • It looks like you took part in a very nice event! I went to a similar one in the New Forest a few years ago and I remember some of the cars from your photos. It’s great that you did some modelling as well and your hearts dress is simply adorable.

    • Thank you Joanna, it’s a great dress! I hope to go to more car events as I do love them x

  • Deborah Nicholas

    This looks like a fabulous event and something i would love! I adore your red dress!

    • It takes place every year over the may bank holiday weekend, Deborah. Isn’t it cute? x

  • this was actually made for you. that smile on your face on stage, can definitely tell you’ve enjoyed it.

  • Oh what an amazing day! your hair is phenomenal & that jumpsuit (I may be bias as I own it) ….. I also need to steal some of those vehicles as props. Thats cool, right?

    C x
    CurvyGirlThin.com

    • It was a great day and yes, isn’t the jumpsuit bloomin’ amazing!
      Of course it is ok, as long as you share them with me!!! xxx

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I would have loved to visit the vintage village! You look amazing in your Lindybop Dress 🙂

  • Melody Russell

    You look fabulous! I took my 2 year old son to the Pageant on the Sunday & he loved it…we will definately go again next year😊.

  • Can believe the hat was only £30! What a bargain.

    • I know! I need more hats like that in my life Jessica x

  • francesca

    Awwwh as always you look stunning in your outfits!! I love your hats pictured too! I’d have been so nervous to be on stage like that but you look so natural! Well done!

    • Thank you so much Francesca, I just love having fun, so even though I was nervous… I loved it! x

  • Jenni Grainger

    You look stunning and this looks like such a good festival!

    • It was a great day and I hope to go back next year x

  • Louise Smith

    Love, love, LOVE that ASOS Jumpsuit! It looks amazing on you 🙂

    Louise x

  • Hayley

    Your dress is amazing! You always look so good!