On Saturday I mooched along to Throwback at Bloomsbury Bowls, which was a marvellous event organised by the lovely peeps from "The Vintage Guide to London" It was a truly splendid event. I only planned on staying till ten, but didn't end up rocking out of the joint until midnight! (Fortunately I didn't turn into a pumpkin!)
I met my lovely new pal Bethan, who looked wonderful, with her flowing red locks and in a late 1930s dress that had a sweet little print of squirrels all over it...
We walked to the venue together down some wonderful streets in the Bloomsbury area,and saw some lovely shops. Including a privately run supermarket called "The People's Supermarket" they had a vast array of gorgeous looking home make cakes, jams and sweets. So Bethan and I bought some rather grand looking Chelsea Buns to scoff on, see below
As you can see from my pic, whilst filling my face, I was really lucky to have my hair styled for FREE! I went for a bit of a change and moved away from my usual '30s garb to a more '40s look. so popped on my Burgundy swing dress and a Hungarian 40s embroidered velvet jacket., which I think may be a tourist jacket. Because of the '40s garb, victory rolls were a must. I had tried them myself but they wouldn't go and I ended up making my scalp hurt! It was a releif to be welcomed with my own personal hair stylist who did a grand job! I rather like the look, but think they make my face look completely different. Still reckon I'm more of a 30s girl though. What do you think?
|Posing in the powder room... what a tart!|
|Feeling swell in Naomi's dressing up corner,|
We met up with Miss Jeni from Yesterday Girl, who was as glam as everin a fabulous 1950s turquoise dress, she always looks spot on. here are the three of us looking smiley...
And I was introduced to Naomi of Vintage Secret, who's an absolute sweetie. She provided reems of rails of wonderful frocks for guests try on, and was kind enough to let me lace up into a fab corset and some other Edwardian garments. After Jeni tightened me up Naomi and I pottered about looking Snooty...
|Sucking in as much as I can!|
|We are not amused|
I also met a lovely lady called Julie and a topping Chap called Rhys. Julie was selling some wonderful vintage frocks (no of course I didn't buy anything "cough cough"!) and Rhys made some amazing fudge which was very much enjoyed on the night bus home.
My vintage neighbour, the lovely Claire, was there too... and looked amazing, just like Marylin Monroe. We caught the night bus home together, it was lovely to be chaperoned by such a stylish lady.
|I love those lapels|
Last but by no means least here's the lovely Lena, who organised the event. All 60s and sexy, and her hair was an amazing looped high bun... she told me it "only took 3 hours, a bottle of hair spray and several gin cocktails!"
|Lena and me in our coats ready to go!|
This event was so much fun. Next time it rolls along I would highly recommend going, with free hair styling, dressing up, shopping, fudge, cakes, live music and lovely guests... what's not to like? Sooper dooper!
Hope you all had fab weekends