Anne Hartnett

If you love vintage fashion, as much as Woman’s Weekly writer Anne Hartnett, then you will be truly inspired by the wonderful events at Goodwood. Read on to find out all about Anne’s passion for vintage fashion…

Get to Goodwood

I had an urgent call from my brother Peter recently! “Get down here now” he demanded in his usual charming tone, “You’re going to love this! Goodwood Revival – loads of women dressed up in vintage styles from the 40’s right through to the 60’s – it’s amazing and you’ve got to see it!”

Vintage queen

Vintage clothes, I’m afraid, are my Achilles heel. I’ve been smitten ever since I discovered my mum’s stash of gorgeous 40’s and 50’s fashion, aged 7. And of course, once I’d got my hands on those fabulous dresses and sexy tailored jackets, not to mention the cute kitten heels, silk scarves and matching bags, I was well and truly sold.

Glamour and elegance


Nothing, in my mind, could ever compare with the glamour and elegance of those bygone days. And 40 (and a bit) years on I still get the same thrill when I spot anything vintage or retro inspired. Unable to go straight there, I instructed my brother to take some photos, which I’d like to share with you below. I thought everyone not only looked amazing but they also seemed to be having a fantastic time and I particularly liked the look of the dance tent! I can’t wait for next year when I can indulge my passion for vintage and really go to town with a fab 1940’s style outfit.

Cars and clothes

Thinking about it – I’d better start looking now! Oh, and if you’re wondering what my brother was doing there, Goodwood Revival is actually a celebration of historic motoring (vintage cars, not clothes are his obsession) although I think the retro fashion fans have rather hijacked this event! According to our latest roving reporter there was a vintage high street (hurrah – shopping!) along with some great music and dancing. For the boys there’s glam vintage cars, planes, bikes, and racing. Sounds like a magical day out that your other half might also enjoy! Go to the website www.goodwoodrevival for more info about the event – and, I’ll see you there!