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Goodwood Revival 2018


So Goodwood Revival was (yet again) epic. It isn’t just an amazing event because of the classic racing cars. Although in jaw-dropping outfits, the event isn’t even about the wonderful public for me personally. For those who have been to Revival, you would’ve seen the Glam Cab Girls, lindy hop dancers in the champagne marquee, the parading singing trios, the Goodwood Chars, Garland Girls on the Grid, Forge Formby, the meticulously themed areas, St. Trinians girls and sooooooooo many other roaming acts. Rain or shine they will be full of smiles, full of character and ready to entertain. It could be heatwave, it could be freezing, they are there (bar the child actors) from 7.30am until 5.30pm every day of the event. So now who looks after those entertainers? The Goodwood Actors Guild, hair and makeup artists (from beehives to fake moustaches and prosthetics), the costume department (mending, making, creating and organising). Most of these people are actually at the event from around 5am til very late, making sure everything is as good as they can, whilst preparing for the next day. Lets not forget the security teams, chaperones, first aiders and everyone else that helps make Goodwood run so beautifully. I was proud to be part of this hard working team…right until I got a crippling migraine on Sunday, which floored me for the rest of the show.

This year I was lucky enough to be a character host with Graeme (Forge Formby) at the Duke of Richmond’s Ball! It was a Steampunk themed affair, so I am being rather modest when I say I NEARLY FLIPPING WET MYSELF AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS. Dressed in my Mary Coggins outfit (huzzah! I remembered the rocket pack!), Graeme became my Burt and we welcomed the guests, along with a gaggle of exquisitely dressed actors that set the scene. Even the waiting staff were dressed in Steampunk outfits.

So here are a few photos of what I got up to. Apologies for the lack of racing cars, I had plans for Sunday but those were scuppered due to my eyeballs being kickboxed by my brain.

 

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Assisting a photographer, whilst he fished around in his bag for a photo he took of me a few years back!

 

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With the hilarious Dolly and Gracie

 

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Singing in The Mess after the champagne toast at 11.30am

 

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A quick cheeky selfie on the Saturday morning.

 

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Helping raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund by warbling a few 1940’s songs outside

 

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What Katie Did…Saving Kitten von Mew‘s bacon at Goodwood since 2009! Another ladder, another gorgeous pair of seamed tights. I’m loving the red contrast seams!

 

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Tractor totty! Who said pinups are just for aircraft!

 

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Chatting to Derek Bell outside the Driver’s Club

 

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The Driver’s Club theme this year was a farm. Complete with sheep, chickens and these gorgeous piggies! I could just eat them!

 

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Posing with the actual motorbike Steve McQueen rode in The Great Escape!

 

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Kitten von Mew and Forge Formby having a giggle in the Drivers Club

 

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My wonderful Saturday chaperones!

 

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Being interviewed for a European classic car magazine.

 

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Posing in front of a WWII Mustang aircraft. Absolutely amazing warbird!

 

 

 

 

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One of my steampunk hat creations being worn for the Goodwood Ball!

 

 

 

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Simon, the chap on the far right is also incredibly talented. He created his own costume AND made the Duke’s using Sue’s design!

 

 

 

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Mary Coggins and Sue, the amazing lady who runs the GAG department, designed the waiting staff costumes AND the Duke of Richmond’s Steampunk outfit. Insanely talented, plus she was kind enough to put me up when I had the migraine.

 

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Goodwood Revival 2012 Photos!


Here you go folks! A round up of photos taken mainly by Mr. Mew of the 3 days. I would have included more of him, but he was not happy with his outfit and hat mismatch, so have had to leave some out. Enjoy!

 

Kitten von Mew and Bill

Supposedly Bill and Ben, but more like Thompson and Thomson from TinTin or Mr Ben! Bill, his son and I in the back lot at Goodwood Revival

James Bond Baddies and Kitten von Mew at Goodwood 2012

James Bond Baddies and Kitten von Mew at Goodwood 2012

Goodwood Revival Camels

The camels outside the Driver’s Club VIP area!

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Inside the Driver’s Club, shmoozing with the peoples…

Kitten von Mew and The Garrison at Goodwood Revival

Kitten and The Garrison reenactment Group with a couple of members from the Goodwood team too!

Kitten von Mew and Ian

Kitten von Mew with ‘Daddy Tiger’ outside The Mess VIP area

Dan Gurney and Kitten von Mew, Goodwood 2012

Dan Gurney and Kitten in the Driver’s Club. What a guy!

Pinup Girls at Goodwood 2012

A couple of pinups from a magazine wanting photos!

Kitten von Mew in a Racing Car, Goodwood Revival 2012

Sitting in a classic F1 racing car…again… Thanks boys! You certainly need a corset to squeeze into that tight space!

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Derek Bell, Kitten von Mew and Tiff Needell in the Driver’s Club. Nice to be recognised!

Kitten in What Katie Did Corset at Goodwood Revival

Kitten von Mew posing on the WWII Swordfish at Goodwood Revival in What Katie Did’s Union Jack Corset

Kitten von Mew and Stirling Moss, Goodwood Revival 2012

Sterling Moss and I in the Driver’s Club. His wife recognised me immediately which was lovely. I proudly told her all about fitting a thermal vest under my corset. Stirling was more interested in my suspender belt 🙂

Kitten von Mew and Sue O Donoghue at Goodwood Revival 2012

Kitten von Mew and Sue O Donoghue in the backlot having a squidge. Didn’t get to see enough of my lovely lady this year!

Terry Elliot and Kitten von Mew, Goodwood 2012

Terry Elliot and I posing with the Daily Telegraph on Staurday which had a 2010 photo of me in there advertising Goodwood! Yeeehaw!

Kitten von Mew modelling What Katie Did Corset, Goodwood Revival 2012

Mid shoot on the Swordfish, posing with British Navy veterans, whilst wearing the gorgeous Union Jack WKD corset!

Kitten von Mew in Union Jack Corset at Goodwood Revival 2012

The best of British at Goodwood Revival 2012!