I was a busy bee the last weekend of May! I made my yearly emo pilgrimage to Slam Dunk Festival on the Sunday for music, sunburn and strongbow. But more exciting is that on the Saturday and Monday I got to experience The Vintage Village by Hotties Vintage at the Enfield Pageant of Motoring!
I know what you’re thinking – What IS the Enfield Pageant of Motoring? Yearly, The Whitewebbs Museum of Transport runs a huge autojumble (rusty bits of metal for cars/bikes) in Enfield, just on the outskirts of London. That’s alongside a funfair, classic cars and car shows and the odd stuntman – think the sort of local events in fields your dad would take you to in the 90s. But, you know, better. There’s also two music tents, and the most exciting part – The Vintage Village by Hotties Vintage.
So you might realise that I’m not the biggest fan of cars and bikes, but Hottie’s Vintage brings a group of vintage and vintage-inspired traders to their Vintage Village, which makes this event pretty amazing! And even better than that – they have a sit-down tea room and run DJ sets and dance classes. I finally learned to jive correctly on the Saturday! Now, although I have a problem being lead, I’d like to think I ain’t too bad!
Another exciting addition to the Vintage Village was The House of Drewvid, a wonderful duo of hair wizards! They had a full marquee set up with art deco styling, which was just gorgeous. David and Andrew are wonderful stylists, as evident from the wigs above. Plus a bonus shot of Hotties Vintage Boss Lady Tricia getting her poodle of dreams, too!
There is so much going on just in The Vintage Village that I didn’t even get to see the stuntmen or peruse the classic cars, but I promise you that I had the most fun! I was even lucky enough to be a part of the daily fashion shows, compromised of items you can buy from the traders. However, most of my outfit came home with me – oops!
The next Vintage Village at Enfield Pageant won’t be until next year, but you can follow The Vintage Village by Hotties Vintage on Facebook and Instagram. However, they hold events all around London throughout the year, so you don’t have to miss out! Check out The Vintage Village in Hitchin on June 23rd!