October 5, 2015

Judging and providing prizes for Emily's awesome fall vintage fashion contest


This autumn I have the great honour and pleasure of being involved with my good friend Emily - from the stellar vintage + historical sewing blog, Emily's Vintage Visions - first ever vintage fall fashion contest.

This past spring Emily held a similar fashion contest using vintage write ups from mid-century newspapers as the jumping off point for contests to garner inspiration for their looks from and it was a roaring success, so she decided to hold the same sort of contest again this season, just with a fall touch to it.

Emily very kindly tapped both myself and Lauren from Wearing History to help her judge the entries and to provide prizes for the winner and a second place runner up as well. I thrilled to be involved on each count and can hardly wait to see all of the entries that folks submit. This contest is open to participants worldwide and you can find out all of the details regarding how to enter in this official contest announcement post on Emily's blog.



The first place winner will receive the following prizes:

-Vintage Related Goodies Bag Plus $30 in Store Credit from Emily's Vintage Visions

-Beautiful Collection of Autumn Themed Accessories from Chronically Vintage (see below)

-Vintage Sewing Goodies Bag Plus $30 in Store Credit from Wearing History



The runner up will receive the following prizes:

-Vintage Related Goodies Bag Plus $25 in Store Credit from Emily's Vintage Visions

-$20 in Store Credit from Wearing History

-$30 in Store Credit from Chronically Vintage



The first place prize pack that I'm providing includes the following items:



-1950s/60s peach and brown polka dot scarf with rolled hem

-C. 1950s brown net triangle shaped head scarf (great for keeping the wind from ruining your hair or for wrapping over curlers)

-C. 1950s white and yellow millinery flower "crown" (one would attach it with bobby pins)

-Original early 1930s photo of a man and two women in winter coats (on the back it says Niagara Falls, NY, Feb 1931)

-Vintage (probably 70s) Cooking with Kellogg's recipe booklet

-3 different autumn hued mid-century "fakelite" plastic bangle bracelets

-Mid-century thick copper chain bracelet


-Fairly long c. 1930s black Czech glass bead and gold/brass toned metal spacer bead necklace

-1950s/1960s green and gold hued plastic beaded necklace

-1950s/60s silvery-gold hued metal and orange rhinestone bow brooch

-1950s gold tone metal maple leaf sweater guard (chain)

-C. 1940s green plastic leaf/feather screw back earrings

-1950s (signed) Coro silvery-gold metal and orange rhinestone leaf clip-on earrings

-Plus, not pictured, a pair of vintage gloves if I have one in the winner's size, or if not, they can choice from either either another scarf or a piece of jewelry that I'll pick out myself (and try to keep fall-ish, too).





I strongly encourage you to check out this fabulously cool vintage fall fashion contest and to enter (entries can be submitted up to, and including on, October 18, 2015 - with the winner being selected and announced shortly thereafter).

This is such a creative, fresh idea in the vintage blogging community and one that can land you some seriously great prizes! Way to go, Emily, on coming up with these exciting vintage fashion contests!

22 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea - I love that the vintage community is always coming up with great things like this! What a creative lot :) Shame you can't enter yourself, I'm assuming, Jessica - I'd still love to see what you would have entered though! x

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    1. Hi sweet CiCi...actually... :D While I can't enter (that really wouldn't be fair after all), Emily did suggest that all three of us try our hand at modeling outfits based on the newspaper write-ups and I'll be sharing mine here this week on Wednesday.

      I adore that two and think that we need even more such things in general that bring a lot of us together. So many of us are vintage lone wolves in our respective towns, and even if we're not, it's still important to feel a sense of kinship and involvement with the online vintage world. I really commend Emily for launching these fashion contests and and would love it if she hosted more down the line as well.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  2. Thank you Jessica!! I'm so excited to have you and Lauren helping me with the photo contest. And thank you for spreading the word about the contest too! This is such a fantastic prize package!! (Makes me wish I could enter the contest.) The winner is going to look smashing in these delightful vintage goodies!!
    -Emily
    Emily's Vintage Visions

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    1. Aww, you are beyond welcome, sweet Emily. Thank you again so much for tapping me to take part. It has been on of the highlights not only of this budding fall, but of the whole year for me. I am such a staunch supporter of things/events that brings our community together and adore that your fabulous fashion contests do just that. Thank you for organizing them and for all the hard work you're putting into this fall edition.

      Huge hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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    2. I'm absolutely thrilled that so many people are excited about my photo contests! (Two ladies have sent in photos which I added to the FB album today.) I'm been reading through all the wonderful comments here, on my blog and on FB. And yes! I want to do another contest and am already brainstorming ideas!
      -Emily

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    3. Yay!!! That's a great start for sure! It will be really interesting to see how many folks we get in the end. I love that you provided such a generous amount of time for people to enter. Hopefully that will enable even more participants to submit their entries.

      Ooohh, how exciting! I'm always here if you need someone to bounce ideas off of. :)

      Have a beautiful Tuesday,
      ♥ Jessica

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  3. Oh my!!! Such gorgeous vintage goodies!!! :) I can't wait to see the results of the contest!

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    1. Same here! :) I think that you would be an ideal participant, if you have a desire to submit a look, given your passion for styles from that era, dear Esther.

      Many hugs & joyful October wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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    2. Yes Esther! You must enter!
      -Emily

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  4. Lovely contest and awsome prize you have put together, dear. I just don't have anything suitable thirties/forties style, but I will look forward to seeing the winner and all the other runner ups. Wishing you a lovely day, dear. :)

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Sanne. I think that you would rock a look from that era so well, but fully understand how hard it can be to dress in the styles of certain era, if you own little to nothing from it (I'd be hard pressed to put together much in the way of a 1920s look right now, for example). I'm really excited to see all the entrants, too, and to be so heavily involved with this stellar idea of Emily's. She's really onto something fantastic with this fun fashion contests!

      Big hugs & joyful Tuesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  5. Such lovely prizes - thank you so much! I will go and check them out now!

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    1. You're very welcome!!! It would be fabulous if you entered, dear Holly. One doesn't have to wear vintage all the time to do so and the contest is open to participants worldwide.

      Big hugs & many thanks for your lovely comment,
      ♥ Jessica

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  6. OMG, it's amazing! I loved all the things that you showed! I really loved everything, so I want to check the rules to see whether I am entitled to join it! It would be so lovely to win, but as I said, I am realistic, and if I can't take part, I wish everybody lots of luck!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. So long as you can put together an outfit that is in keeping with the general spirit/theme of the contest, you can definitely enter, dear Denise. It would be awesome to have you take part!!!

      Big hugs & many thanks for your wonderful enthusiasm about this great contest!
      ♥ Jessica

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  7. Very exciting! I'll definitely check this out.

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    1. Awesome!!! It would be a blast to have you take part, if you'd like, lovely Sabrina.

      Have a terrific Tuesday!
      ♥ Jessica

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  8. Wow, now THIS sounds like fun! Good luck to everyone that enters!! :)

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  9. you´r such a generous gal jessica!!!
    what fabulous things you put in the box!!! the winner will be a very happy one!!
    xxxxxx

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say, dear Beate. Thank you very much. I sincerely hope that they will be. It was an absolute blast to put this prize pack together and to be involved with this delightful fall fashion contest that Emily is hosting.

      Wishing you a beautiful week!
      ♥ Jessica

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  10. This is a wonderful contest and you contributed some really nice fall appropriate pieces! I can never get a good picture of my outfits but am very much looking forward to what others put together:)

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet Daphne. I loved putting together this vintage fall accessory capsule collection of sorts and am thinking that I should do something similar every now and then as a giveaway here on CV, too. :)

      Big hugs & happy Tuesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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