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Vintage glamour comes to the races
9:43pm Saturday 9th June 2012 in Community
Hundreds of people flocked to Brighton Racecourse today to enjoy the Vintage Nation Festival.
The event, which travels all over the country, offered a variety of fashion, beauty, food and music, which reflect the iconic decades of the last century.
The market had an array of stalls, crammed with timeless pieces of clothing, eccentric accessories and kitsch homeware.
Oliver Berkley, like many others, had dressed to reflect the occasion in a double breasted, pinstripe suit and trilby hat.
He said: “It is fantastic to see everyone celebrating a style that is so timeless.”
The blustery weather didn’t deter visitors sitting on the Games Green, where they indulged in the food, drink and activities.
Hairport, a pop up beauty lounge, offered hair and make up in the style of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and allowed visitors to fully embrace the event.
Lisa George, Events Coordinator of Hairport, said the festivals were a hit because the eras create glamorous and beautiful looks, from icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Bette Davis.
Music spanning across the decades made sure people were up and dancing, with tutorials for those who wanted to learn vintage dance techniques.
Visitors marveled at the vintage cars and furniture, while the circus made for alternative entertainment.
The music and entertainment will continue into the evening until revellers jive home at 11pm.
By Katie Smith
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