We were lucky enough to get tickets for Vintage at The Southbank Festival and headed down there in style. I was photographed three times by tourists on the tube ride down to the Southbank which kicked the day off nicely. We arrived and entered to the swingin’ sound of The Bombshellettes a group of gals that really knew how to jive.We ventured through the building, all 6 floors of fun looking at clothes, eating complimentary ice cream (bonus), watching the dance class and drinking cocktails. On the top floor we stood and looked over the river Thames and shook our tail feather to some classic 70’s tunes. In the basement was a museum dedicated to the 50’s and loads of educational history stuff, I was too high on sugar to learn anything by this point so just posed in the trad 50’s interior (as you can see)The vintage market place was incredible with huge stalls from Cath Kidston to Horrockses and loads of indie stall holders with great vintage gear, hook a duck stands, an old helter skelter, an abundance of candy floss which we couldn’t resist.. so wrong yet so incredibly right, like eating delicious sweet dissolvable roof insulation. I bought an amazing pink hand knitted jumper and got far too excited. The sun was beaming and the Southbank was lively.We headed inside for the British Airways runway show with models sporting the uniforms from the 1930’s to present day from the never before displayed British Airways archives. To top the day of all days off we headed to the Royal Festival Hall to see some real class live music, the final act we saw before heading home was Adam Ant, complete with leather trousers, eyeliner and the moves so hot he could make a girl melt, he sang his classic Stand & Deliver and his favourite Marc Bolan track ‘Get it on’.
Special thanks to Twin for such a memorable day.
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