Hello there!I'm Sonja, a fashion loving Dutchie living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge fashion lover, and I'm also a vegetarian, a crazy cat lady, an interior and pancake junkie, and I'm all about living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
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November 23, 2015
Last Saturday was a super busy and amazing day! I was the host of the Vintage Fashion Challenge at the International Collectors Fair. I’ve been working on the planning of this event in collaboration with the fair for the past couple of months. And now the day was finally there! A few weeks ago, we opened the application for the challenge. And from those applications, we invited three lovely ladies to come to the fair and shop an entire vintage outfit on a budget of €75. The participants were Lana, Rowan and Kelly Sue. The entire day was so much fun! All three outfits turned out wonderful! Afterwards, visitors of the fair could vote for their favorite outfit, and online! The winner took home a vintage cheque worth of €200! In this post, I’m telling you all about our day, I’m showing a video which videographer Simone made, I’m sharing the final outfits, and of course the winner!
To film the challenge, they arranged a very film crew with videographer Simone. I got to wear a sound transmitter, and she and her sound guy followed me and the participants around all day to film the challenge. The video turned out so great, and it gives a nice idea of what our day was like!
One of the many cute hats at the hat stand, where both Lana and Rowan found a hat for their challenge outfits!
When all outfits were finished, we had to get this on film of course!
My fabulous vintage squat looking for visitors willing to vote! I honestly had so much fun with these ladies! They all managed to shop great outfits, and they were also all super sweet. Amazing!
You could already see the end results in the video, but I’m also showing them to you through photos!
Vintage Challenge Outfit 1: Kelly-Sue
Kelly Sue is a gorgeous lady who’s wearing a lovely 40s style outfit. She loves vintage and she also runs a vintage blog!
Vintage Challenge Outfit 2: Lana
Lana is a real 50s housewife, and is rocking a suede coat, silk scarf, a gorgeous maroon-brown-ish hat, and a big clutch!
Vintage Challenge Outfit 2: Rowan
Rowan describes her style as retromantic. Dreamy brown, pink and red tones; that is Rowan in a nutshell! And you can also see this in her challenge outfit!
After the challenge, all the outfits were put on mannequins. Such that the fair visitors on Sunday were also able to admire their results. By the way, HOW awesome that I had my very own stand? Even with my name on it and a huge banner with myself on it! It was so unreal and amazing!
Voting stopped on Sunday at 4 PM, and afterwards the winner of the vintage cheque worth of €200 was announced!
And the winner is…
Kelly Sue, congratulations!
Kelly, Lana and Rowan; I want to thank you all for participating! I hope you are all super happy with your new outfit, and that you had a great day! But I think you did, because you were all so much fun! I really had an amazing day with all of you!
Which of the outfits was your favorite?
And if you would like to visit the next edition of the fair. It will be held on April 16 and 17 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands! I sure know I will be there!
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