Every girl loves a bit of vintage and Lily Allen is no exception. As we have heard time and time again, she has decided to say so long, farewell to music and is turning her attention to fashion.
She has teamed up with her sister to launch their new shop ‘Lucy in Disguise’, which will stock vintage clothing. There’s a part of me that can’t wait to see it and another part of me that can see an atomic bomb landing on poor Lily’s dreams, cruel but true for a lot of celebs who dared to go retail. Remember NPG? Well me nether and not just because it opened in 1994 and I was only 9 but because it was a doomed venture by Prince who thought that he could sell everything including £2,000 guitars but alas it wasn’t meant to be and it closed down after 2 years.
Lily does have some mighty stiff competition; there are a lot of good vintage shops out there like Beyond Retro, Rokit or the 2008 award winning Absolute Vintage. Loyal customers may stray to check it out but if Lily doesn’t cut the mustard then they’ll take their vintage Chanel purse elsewhere.
She will be making her fashion debut at the new Vintage at Goodwood festival this summer. The 3 day festival mixes music with fashion and is the brain child of fashion designers Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway. This festival promises to be more glamourous than the likes of Glastonbury which is in their words ‘just about getting mucky’. The location is nestled in a secluded valley overlooking the Sussex coast, so instead of cheap beers and wine in a box it seems like the guests will be sipping Champaign.
Tickets are on sale right now so go to www.vintageatgoodwood.com to make sure you don’t miss out.