A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL
This year we asked the beautiful and talented She Walks Tall to document her days at Goodwood Revival. We adore how she styles herself that is both classical and chic with a twist. The perfect partner for us here at Lovett & Co.
Read her diary here….
They say Disneyland is “the most magical place on earth”, but whoever coined that term had obviously never been to Goodwood Revival.
It’s been a week since I attended and I’m still on cloud nine… so let’s take a quick recap on my top 5 memories from one of the best weekends I’ve had in a while.
I'm a Barbie Girl in my Barbie World...
Thank goodness my fairy godmothers at Goodwood stepped in to save the day! I’d come on my own but luckily a few kind strangers were happy to snap some shots of me as I posed away, and (pun totally intended) I felt like a total doll. So much so that I returned to get some more shots on day 2 for double the fun!
Nautical Nostalgia Ahoy!
For my outfits, I’d gone for a bit of a theme colour-wise: blue, white and a pop of red. Naturally, this lent itself to a nautical theme, so when Regent Cruises offered me the chance to take some sailor-themed snaps, obviously I got on-board! My day 1 look consisted of a 50s polka dot dress with a deep red sash, which I’d paired with navy crochet gloves and red velvet Mary Janes. There were lots of fun props, including an inflatable ring and some champagne bottles, but I went for my personal favourite, the sailor hat!
I struck a pose, flashed my pearly whites and finished off the look with more pearls thanks to my Lovett and Co Audrey Hepburn choker and earrings… and voila, bon voyage!
Meeting more vintage dolls
If there’s one thing that stood out to me about Goodwood other than the wonderful atmosphere, it’s how amazingly friendly everyone was. I’d been a bit nervous about attending on my own, but everyone from other attendees to the staff was incredibly welcoming.
On day 1 I had the pleasure of meeting the Tiki girls who posed with me next to this gorgeous pink car. The lovely lady who took the photo even suggested the leg popping pose, which added the cutest vintage touch!
Day 2 came with even more excitement when I got to meet the gorgeous Glamcabs girlies! They were super sweet and given that I have a soft spot for primary colours, I absolutely loved their outfits – I felt like we were almost twinning style-wise as we even had our hair accessories on the same side!
Shoutout to all the Goodwood guys and dolls – including the policeman who snapped this shot – for making me feel right
Walking the red carpet
There’s something I adore about old Hollywood, and one of my favourite things is the glamour that starlets like Marilyn Monroe brought to the film industry. On my way into the Revival Cinema (more on that shortly), I got to step into their shoes with my very own red carpet moment, and I loved every minute of it!
For day 2, I wore a gorgeous 40s navy sailor dress, which I paired with a white petticoat for maximum poof. I accessorized with a wide belt, handbag and peep toe sandals, all in a patent finish for a bold pop of colour. To finish off the look, I added some flowers in my hair and another pretty pearl jewellery set from Lovett and Co because, to quote Jackie Kennedy, ‘pearls are always appropriate.’
Going to the pictures
I may have loved walking the red carpet, but there was a lot of walking in general so towards the end of day 2 I decided it was time for a rest… And what better place to take a little break than in the Revival Cinema?
After a quick pitstop for some free popcorn (yay!), I settled into a stripy deckchair for a showing of ‘Grease’.
There’s nothing I love more than an open-air cinema and although at some point there were some showers, nothing could rain on my parade! I ended an amazing weekend on such a high note as I took a moment to look back on some very special memories.
Goodwood Revival 2023, it’s been a fairytale, until next year.
What She Wore....