Vintage Challenge @ VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs - Retro Sonja
November 23, 2015

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Hi dears!

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!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs

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!

VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Hoeden

One of the many cute hats at the hat stand, where both Lana and Rowan found a hat for their challenge outfits!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs

VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs hoeden

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs
When all outfits were finished, we had to get this on film of course!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs
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 Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Kelly

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Kelly

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Kelly

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 Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Lana

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Lana

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!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Rowan

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Rowan

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!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs

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!

Vintage Challenge Retro Sonja VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs Kelly Sue Winnaar

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!

Love,

Sonja

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16 comments on “Diary | Vintage Challenge @ VerzamelaarsJaarbeurs”
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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    I like winners outfit. I was on Vintage Market, I must say it was too big and made me so tired :). Prices were so high and that is on big minus.

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Thank you! And sorry to hear. I actually like that it’s so big, because that means more gems! It’s true that some stands have higher prices. In my experience, those stands sell unique vintage pieces in great condition. There are also quite some stands with more affordable items, like vintage hats for €20, and bags for €10 :-) I think those are reasonable prices for real vintage pieces in good condition. I hope you had a fun day anyway!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Waaauw zo onwijs gaaf! Jammer dat ik er niet bij kon zijn want oooh wat had mij dit gezellig geleken zeg!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Dankjewel Kim! Jammer, maar volgens mij heb jij ook een hele leuke dag gehad met Allen Puur! :D

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Super leuk! De outfits zijn echt heel leuk!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Dankjewel Janine! Ik vind de outfits ook heel leuk geworden!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Heel leuk gedaan, terechte winnaar.

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Dankjewel Anne-Sterre!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    ahh wat leuk!

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Thanks Alexa! :D

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Wat gaaf Son! :)

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

    Thanks meis! :D

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    Monday November 23rd, 2015

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    Tuesday November 24th, 2015

    I would love to attend this vintage market and even enter this competition, that would be so much fun. If I were coming to visit my Dutch friends during this time I’d ask them to take me there :P but that won’t be possible next year. I liked elements of all of their outfits

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    Tuesday November 24th, 2015

    Thanks Selina! That’s nice to hear! This fair is held every 6 months, so maybe you will make it one time! :D

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    Tuesday December 29th, 2015

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