Vintage Londoner with retrocentric tastes. Interested in the uncommon,artistic,cultural and visual life of this old tart of a city and its tawdry glamour. Tinctured with cocktails, swear words and the odd rant. I'm friendly but bolshy and my opinions are honest and sponsor-free. P.R and marketing types please see 'About Me'.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Vintage shopping Event: Raise money for Save the Children.
For vintage lovers in the capital this shopping event is well worth a ganders. It is also a good 'entry-level' evening for those who want some friendly advice. 'Entry-level'? I can't believe I just used that term, makes it sound like learning Serbo-croat, or ballroom dancing....this event won't be like that at all! It is also entirely for charity and the perfect opportunity for those of you with a too small, too big vintage item that could be passed on to someone to love. Organised under the auspices of the tireless and rather omni-present Mary Portas (gotta love a woman with a ginger bob!) it is likely to have some good stuff available and to be well attended. In addition the lovely Naomi and Jenni will be wafting (or more likely bouncing) around to help those who need either reassurance or just a reliable second opinion. Blurb below. If not exhausted by my day I hope to trip along, if I do my donation will be an absolutely fantastic scarlet 1950's straw skull cap trimmed with berries
Living and Giving Shop Primrose Hill
'Love to put a fabulous retro look together but unsure where to start? Then come to Mary’s Living & Giving Shop at Primrose Hill onThursday 31 May 2012, 6pm-9pm, to hear Naomi Thompson, vintage stylist and shopping specialist talk about all things vintage.Naomi will be reading from her new book ‘Style Me Vintage’
which is packed full of fantastic tips. She will explain what to look
for when shopping vintage, when to part with your cash and most
importantly what to avoid.
In addition to signing copies of the book on the evening itself, Naomi
and her trusted cover girl, Jennifer Siggs, will be on hand to answer
your personal questions - anything from ‘How to buy and date vintage?’
through to ‘Is Fifties à la Mad Men or Sixties Le Chic best for my body
shape?’ No need to book an appointment for a one-to-one session with
Naomi or Jennifer, just come along on the evening and pop your name down
on the list (first come first served basis).
The sensational 1940s inspired trio The Three Belles will
provide live music whilst you shop pieces that have been donated by
some of the most coveted vintage stores in London as well as vintage
inspired pieces from an A to Z of designers, Allegra Hicks to Zandra Rhodes.
We are expecting a big turn out and are offering VIP QUEUE JUMP entry to anybody bringing a vintage donation.Any donations donated before the evening will also be hugely appreciated.
you want to buy a glamourous 50’s inspired dress, learn how to mix
modern and vintage together, or enter the raffle and be in with the
chance of winning several fabulous prizes, then this is the event not to
be missed. Rumour has it that Naomi will also be donating a few
personal pieces from her wardrobe, so you never know…you may even find
that special something you’ve always been searching for!