fashion, lifestyle, style, vintage

Bletchley Park, Pimm’s and the best flowery vintage stall at the fair

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The slight improvement in temperature over the past few days has got me yearning for summer, which reminds me that I have lots of pics knocking about of last summer’s 1940s festival at Bletchley Park.

I ran a vintage stall for the whole weekend selling clothes, 1930s and 1940s records, jewellery and home accessories. The stall was a great success and went down very well with most visitors but the Cath Kidston tent I borrowed from my friend Ruby Retro caused some unexpected controversy among the more anal re-enactors who claimed it was “not in keeping” with the rest of the park. Well, I didn’t happen to think the clothes worn by half the visitors were very 1940s and didn’t seen them getting hassle but I was too drunk on Pimm’s by lunchtime to give it much thought.

I got my hairdo on both days from Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos, a beautiful 1940s and 1950s enthusiast, hairstylist and vintage clothing retailer who has a lovely mini salon based at Rose-tinted Vintage in Bedford.

Bletchley Park runs this fantastic event every May so you should definitely come down for it this year!

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Most of these pics are by my gorgeous friend Auriol.

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