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).
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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!