Month: September 2009

Vintage at Goodwood launch at Goodwood Revival

The last year or so has been pretty quiet for me in terms of fancy dress/dressing up activities but the last month or so is a huge exception. I had a friends 21st (theme: Vintage Cruise), Bestival (theme: Space) and two weeks ago, http://www.goodwood.co.uk/site/content/revival/ (theme: 40′s,50′s and 60′s). A weekend of dressing up in the finest vintage clothing was something that excited me greatly and I was there representing Vintage at Goodwood, a new event featuring the best in popular culture from 1940-1089, which will take place on the Goodwood estate over the weekend of 13th,14th and 15th August 2010. Vintage were holding their taster event and had their own tent armed with waltzer chairs, a black and white checkered floor, a cocktail bar and a weird yet wonderful ‘mirrored shoe’ addition from Lost Vagueness. Over the course of the weekend, Revival punters could stop off to dance to 1950′s rock n roll, 1960s northern soul, marvel at the Vintage fashion show with popular pin up model Fleur De Geurre, a burlesque dancer, various DJs …

Her life in Paris – Julie&Julia screening

Firstly, sorry, no pictures. You’ll either have to imagine the greatness of what I’m about to tell you or go and watch the film yourselves (out 11th Sept). I received an email from Niamh (eat like a girl) on Thursday saying that there were 20 pairs of tickets up for grabs to a private screening of the new film starring Meryl Streep on Friday evening. This is one of the reasons that after 4 years of living in the capital, I still adore it. I jumped at the chance, partly because I love a good film and partly because events like this excite me. We turned up, were given our sticky labels and headed to the bar for a quick unwinding fresh glass of wine (it was Friday evening after all). A couple of hand fulls of communal crisps later and we were ushered into the small albeit cosy screening room. I hadn’t done my homework and was not entirely sure what stories were about to unravel before my eyes but all became clear as …