I am surprised that these photos turned out OK as they were taken after only a few hours sleep. After staying out late to see The Royal Rhythmaires on Saturday night, I got up to go the Boot Sale at 10am (couldn't manage getting there for 9am!) The Boot sale itself was a bit disappointing because the prices were quite high for a lot of the items. I did buy a few things (including the hat you can see in these photos.)
Although the Sunday Boot Sale was disappointing, the shopping in general at the Riot certainly was not! Living in Southampton, where there are no vintage shops and the local fairs don't have a lot of pre-1960s, I felt somewhat overwhelmed at the amount of wonderful 1940s and 1950s vintage on offer. Everything was just amazing and so as a result, I found it hard to distinguish what I liked from what I really liked! I didn't have a huge budget either so I didn't go crazy but I did pick up some nice items including a 1940s rayon Carol Craig dress, a 1950s brown cashmere sweater, red ?Bakelite hoop earrings and a 1950s Anne Fogarty dress (which seemed as though it was destined to be mine as I was wearing the above AF dress at the time!) My guy also found some nice items too which he was pleased about because men's vintage is harder to find, at least where we live.
Of course, everyone there looked fantastic as well! It was really great being at an event where people appreciated the 1940s and 1950s lifestyle - from the clothes to the music to the cars. When I go to local vintage fairs, often, I am the only one in vintage clothes, so it was nice to see everyone in lovely outfits. I also got to meet some lovely people as well. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Rhythm Riot and I would definitely go back!
Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Gloves: Vintage from Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Hat: Vintage from a trader at Rhythm Riot boot sale
Brooch: Vintage from Tamara Watts at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fair