Introducing a new feature to the blog... Aspinal of London's Creative Director, Mariya Dykalo, gives an insight into her busy life and inspiration. Today, discover the Goodwood Revival with Mariya's Diary.
The Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is one of the most quintessentially British events. This takes place annually in the beautiful West Sussex countryside at the Goodwood Estate, very close to Aspinal Headquarters. The event brings us back to the 40's and 50's where you can discover unique cars and vintage style.
On 9th September, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Rolls-Royce Enclosure, another neigbour. The hospitality started with a champagne reception. Before our delicious lunch, we took the opportunity to read the Goodwood Revival Dress Code and Etiquette Book.
What To Wear
The Goodwood Revival gives us a chance to embrace vintage-inspired fashion, which is one of my favourite aspects of the event. All attendees make a huge effort to dress up, which really adds to the atmosphere of the event. My outfit was planned around my Aspinal of London Mini Pearl Bowling Bag in Smooth Rose Dust, which is available to buy now. As part of the new AW16 collection, it is classically timeless and chic.
I wore a fitted pale pink dress from one of my favourite clothes brands, Beulah. I also accessorised with a Skinny Westbourne Belt in Smooth Rose Dust, and a pair of white leather gloves - both from Aspinal of London. My pink heels and sunglasses were by Dior. Vintage pearl earrings and a Kiki McDonough watch with pink leather strap completed my look. When I wear classic items, I like to give it a modern twist to keep it relevant to today.
A Second Option
I also brought along my Mini Pearl Bowling Bag in Chanterelle - being the Creative Director of a Handbag Brand, I do like to bring a second option with me!
There's Always Time for Ice Cream
I enjoyed looking around the whole event and seeing all the vintage installations! I especially loved this beautiful pink Beach Hut!
A Gentleman in Uniform
I spotted a gentleman in vintage Air Force uniform near this retro Buick car. The colours are devine!
Treat of the Day
The last treat of the day was to be driven around the race track in an open top retro Rolls-Royce.
What a fabulous day! Thank you to Rolls-Royce, Goodwood Revival, and thank goodness for the perfect British weather!