Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Vintage Festival is the return of Groovy

This year’s Vintage Festival looks set to blow all the others out of the water. 60’s Icon Twiggy will be hosting the festival and there is no-one who could embody vintage as well as Twiggy did. Twiggy was the androgynous model who took the fashion world by storm. She graced many fashion magazine covers, ran in jet set circles with Andy Warhol and was the face of several fashion houses that were at the top of their games in the swinging sixties.

The Vintage Festival
Started by fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, the Vintage Festival is the perfect vehicle to take all attendees back in time to an era that was all about fun, creativity and innovation on so many fronts. The sheer artistry of painting and creation of music will be brought back to life when musical legends such as Sergio Mendes, Soul Casino DJ’s and Aloe Blacc make an appearance.

The Vintage Festival in Northamptonshire held on the Boughton Estate, which will be transformed into a wonderland of venerable music and clothes for the ephemeral event which runs from Friday 13th July and through to Sunday 15th July. The festival features music, clothes, food, design, art and shows that were popular during the British 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s eras.

Twiggy in all her glorious 60 years of age will be the major draw card considering her background and her look which she pioneered in the sixties will be present in much of the vintage festivals art and fashion. The fashion not only includes awesome vintage clothes but also hair and beauty salons to bring out that original Twiggy style and catwalk styles. Art & Design will show off some seriously amazing vintage and classic cars that still take your breath away on public roads.

If you’re not in the mood for art movies featuring Ealing classics and some serious sixties horrors then enjoy some of the fun activities. Take a step back in time at the Vintage Festival’s groovy roller rink. Enjoy the wicked sixties music that will take you back to flyaway hair parted down the middle, stripped knee-high socks, hot pants, North Star shoes and bright red lipstick.

Now that the middle of the 20th century is making an appearance in London’s Northamptonshire, it is time to put away the stress of the early 21st century, relax and go camping the sixties and seventies way. Get down to the Vintage Festival for an education on the cool and retro side of life.

Vida Denning is a keen writer who loves the sixties and is a big fan of designer jersey dresses from the seventies.

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