This time last week a group of 7 of us were in Pontins for Rhythm Riot. The whole weekend was amazing, I had such a great time from start to finish!
Sadie & myself caught the train to Rye which from Brighton which is about an hour & a half, it was a nice opportunity to ride along the coast past Eastbourne. (mental note at how far away it is for potential future visits)
I had been warned that the chalets were pretty cold, so I wasn’t sure what to pack knowing that I had to be practical and attempt to be stylish at the same time. Which as I am sure most of you know if tough sometime with vintage clothing. I had kept my eye out a few weeks previously and had managed to pick up two nice cardigans. One a lovely baby blue dead stock cashmere cardi & the other a ribbed knit cardi. Both came in very handy & the cashmere has become one of my favourite items at the moment!
I’d always wanted to go & this year I have made some great pals in London dwellers Bethan, Fleur, Katie & Jeni plus Hanson, so when the suggestion came up that we should try & book a chalet for the long running vintage weekender we were all up for it.
We booked a basic chalet which was about £30 each plus the weekend pass was about £100 and that’s for four days so not too expensive.
And then there was the packing! What to take?! Knowing that I was 110% going to have outfit envy for most of the 4 days, I tried my best to put together pieces that would work for day & evening. This being a massive challenge when most of my wardrobe are clashing colours & prints! I have realised I need to buy some plain staple items!
When we arrived we registered & headed to the chalet, which although basic was nice and well equipt and i found it pretty toasty all weekend.
I loved getting ready with everyone! It was so nice. Enough of my chatting though, let’s have some snaps!
Friday night: I am wearing my hand made wool pencil skirt that i hand stitched together! Took me hours but I have enough fabric left to make a matching top too but I will buy a sewing machine before attempting that! Plus my charity shop buy gold lurex top & one of favourite brooches.
Saturday: On Saturday we had a little look around the stalls with some of the nicest bags, dresses and accesories! I wasn’t really on the look out for anything but it’s always nice to widen your knowledge of different patterns, cuts and styles. There was an amazing vintage bus that was going to near by Rye, which is little bit like Lewes, with winding streets and little shops.
Saturday night I wore my 50’s cotton fleck dress that I bought a few months ago and have worn a few times. I really wanted to be able to have a danc without being restricted, which is something you notice when you start to jive. You gotta have arm room! Again in our chalet 171 we had a proper a laugh getting ready and drank several bottles of gin & rum.
Sunday: On Sunday after two nights of partying we were all alittle tired! The Sunday was the vintage car ride out during the day & we all got onto an amazing route master double decker bus! The cars were amazing, truly swoonworthy!
The Sunday night was Hawaiin themed and it being the last night most people make more effort to get dressed up! I had a turquiose and black felt tribal print skirt to wear and a black VoH gypsy top which I burrowed from Katie!
I will do a sperate post on the items I purchased as I bought some nice bits. I had such an amazing time at Rhythm Riot and we’re all already trying to plan going to Hep Cats Holiday next year. So look out for us!!
Please have a look through Hanson’s photographs from the weekend as there are some amazing shots!
Speak soon my dears!
Love VV xxx