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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
Afterwards we congregated back in the Vintage Village to have some group photo’s before getting changed into our own clothing.
As we were then finished for the day, we were able to wander around to our hearts content.
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!
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,