Monday, 1 August 2011

Out and about....classic vintage

From Fashionistable
It has been an amazing weekend for me one of my sisters and brother-in-laws were with me. It was my husbands birthday and as if that wasn't good enough the sun shone brightly on us and on the amazing vintage festival that happened on the Southbank in London this weekend. I met some wonderful people over the weekend and will spend this week bring you my shots from around the festival. Kicking of the week are Anne and Nick Robinson. They are from Ormskirk and the 1940's is their favourite era. Their love of vintage dressing grew from Anne's initial love of corsetry. Their beautiful suits were bought from a lady called Betty who runs The 1940's Room in Stafford, whom they had met at another vintage event. Nicks suit is an original 40's demob suit. The sole of his shoes still bore the original demob stamp. In their daily lives Anne is a Civil Servant and Nick works as a Military Consultant. Their surprises for me were that Anne keeps tarantulas’ and Nick has lived in the Arctic for a total of
9 months. This was spread over 3 years, first a 4 month and then a 5 month stint. The coldest temperature he has ever experienced was minus 73.

24 comments:

adele said...

Seen some more snaps of this Festival, it looks amazing!]http://www.intotheblonde.com/

the nyanzi report said...

Sweet! It was lovely of you to alert me about this wonderful event. There were many lovely people dressed to fit the bill such as the couple you got here today.

Beautycountry said...

they look so perfect :)

My Styleadvisor said...

How wonderful! I love people who have a true passion and I like how you captured them in front of that old ice cream van! xx

Leia said...

A stunning look!

Leia

www.timetochange.over-blog.com said...

This picture is amazing!!! So elegant!

Lee Oliveira said...

It looks like a great event to be.
They are both very stylish
lee x

NRC♥ said...

Very classy vintage!
I like her bag.

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fashion and frank said...

What a top post - i love the history of vintage clothing - they have such a strong sense of style and my fave auntie is from near Ormskirk so this is a really good one all round x

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FashionJazz said...

They look so classic and chic :) Hope you have a lovely Monday xx

Tea For Two said...

I really appreciate the back story to go with the portrait. Very intriguing :)

Stevia said...

oh my
the couple looks amazing!
Anne doesn't look like someone who would have a tarantula pet!!!
they for sure are a quaint couple :)

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The Foolish Aesthete said...

Wonderful event! I especially like the gentleman's dapper suit and love how you delve into their interesting lives.

I need to check out if there is a vintage event in our neck of the woods. I routinely see vintage cars ('20s to '40s era) in the summers on the main road and wonder if they are also dressed for the times. xxx

The Girl Next Door said...

Wow! cant wait to see the rest of your photos! sounds like a lot of fun! I love their personal little quirks! you would never pick it! :)

Marielleheart said...

Love the look of this couple!

That's Not My Age said...

Oh I saw this couple walking around - love the colour of her suit, and the old ice cream van!

Tanvi said...

Classy & Dapper! :)

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The PvdH Journal said...

I loved seeing pictures of this event today! I'm sad I missed it!

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Sada said...

What an amazing and interesting event! I cannot wait to see more of your photos. I'm blown away too by the tarantulas and...wow!!....living in the Arctic!! Yikes!
Lovely post!!
xo
Sada
Dressology HQ

Dale said...

I'm glad you had a good time out with your hubby for his bday and I think the 40's is such a cool classic era and I don't see much from it because it's so much about the 60's and 70's now.

Great post

xoDale

Old Cow said...

OH HELLO!!! Super stylish couple x

BeLighter said...

At first glance, I thought it was an original vintage photo! WOW! They look absolutely impressive, just out of some 40's film!
Love the story!

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