Oh Ladies, thank you for all the fabulous comments. We loved them all! The competition entries were sent to our independent adjudicator for the final draw. In case you missed the Give Away, to win tickets for the Vintage Fair, London at Cecil House on the 8th July, readers were asked to tell us which vintage decade they loved the most and why.
Here are our five lucky winners (in no particular order):
1. Rachael- I love the 1920s for the fashion, architecture and jazz… but mainly for the sense of youthful rebellion with a generation of young people rejecting everything that went before them. We often associate the 1950s with the birth of the teenager, and although the flappers of the twenties were probably a bit older, they kickstarted that feeling of not having to follow in your parents’ footsteps. Interesting time, above all else! xo
2. Jessie Davey- For me it has to be the 1970′s. It has all for the radical fashionista. Far out psych prints or trad paisley. Disco flared sequined all-in-one’s. Punk rock rips. Blaxploitation blackleather booty. xx
3. Katherine L- I love the fabulous Fifties! It was a decade which celebrated and accentuated the woman’s body. Above all, the fabrics are of amazing quality and drape. The silhouette created by the clothing made such a strong statement, a lot of clothes lack that aspect nowadays!
4. Hannah- The 1950′s: I love this era because this is when teenagers got a voice, the music was great and we wouldn’t have the music we know and love today if it hadn’t have happened the way it did then, fashion was at its height everyone seemed more glamorous and took care of themselves more; women cared about their appearance and men did too
the world was picking up after the war and everyone was optimistic, this is also when some of the iconic pieces of furniture and electronics started showing up, while television had been invented many years previous, the 50s saw nearly every family buying a television set.
5. Coralie- I’m a massive fan of the 1930′s, the golden age of cinema and the introduction of the ‘talkies’. Due to the wall street crash at the end of the 20′s, poverty and the increased unemployment many women were drawn into the glamourous fairy-tale world of the screen sirens. Stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo became idealised, with Hollywood creating the fashion and department stores copying, women were spoilt for choice. I also love the love affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII in this era with the abdication and the marriage. how romantic.
Some wonderful answers and such a variety of vintage lovers. The Vintage Fashion Fair girls will be in touch with all winners via email regarding your tickets for the fair at Cecil House, Primrose Hill in London on the 8th July.
Have a wonderful time at the fair lovelies, we would love to hear about your day.
The Fabulous Times