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Rock The Week

Fashion related (and totally non-fashion related) things that have made my world go round over the last seven days…

Private Vintage Club

  • Private Vintage Club. Glamour, excess, vintage clothes and underwear. If you couldn’t make it to this event then you can read all about it here.
  • Roast dinners. My mum used to cook a Sunday roast religiously, to the point where if we wouldn’t be home for dinner for whatever reason, she’d cook it on a Monday instead – sometimes that meant eating two roasts in seven days. I soon grew bored of this British Sunday staple, until I moved out to go to uni and only attempted to cook one once a year with my housemates. Needless to say, with ten hungover cooks they were often a bit of disaster! Now I love ‘em, and Mr Ship-Shape and I have been slaving over one for the best part of this afternoon, along with attempting to make some homemade soup, before our friends arrive. So. Excited.

Marks & Spencer Diamond Jubilee tin

  • Girl on girl smack-downs. The fact that women always seem to be so down on other women isn’t what rocks my world this week, but it is a question that Fleet Street Fox poses in her shiny new column for the Mirror.
  • Decorative tins. I wish I could explain my obsession with old tins, but I just can’t. In antique shops or at car boot sales, I’m like a moth to a flame if I spot a vintage tin or tea caddy – and I don’t even drink tea! Fortunately for me, Marks & Spencers have stepped up, and I’m now the proud owner of this Diamond Jubilee tin, above. It does actually contain shortbread biscuits, but for once, this isn’t the reason I bought it : )

What’s been rocking your world this week? Let me know by commenting below…

Something for The Weekend… Monthly Vintage Mondays

Bath Monday Vintage market

It’s the weekend! And not just any old weekend, it’s a bank holiday weekend, woohoo! If you haven’t made any plans yet for how you’re going to spend your extra day off, you’d do worse than trekking to Bath for a night of retro and vintage entertainment.

Monthly Vintage Mondays are back, offering a bank holiday portion of vintage clothes and homewares, along with an old fashioned cinema experience. The Little Theatre Cinema is hosting a night of films (new releases) complete with usherettes, old fashioned uniforms and intermissions, and there will also be a vintage/reto night market next door in the St Michael’s Centre.

I picked up this flyer while I was at Private Vintage Club last week, so it’s all I have to go on, but there’s a Facebook page too that should tell you all you need to know!

Vintage Monday, 7th May, 5-9pm at the Little Theatre Cinema and St Michael’s Centre, St Michael’s Place, BA1 1SF.

The first rule of Private Vintage Club is…

Princesse tam.tam swimsuit

…be prepared for a night of fun, glamour and one heck of a catwalk show. Last Thursday, S and I drove through the hideous wind and rain, navigating Bath’s roadworks and a minuscule car park to attend Private Vintage Club at OPA. As we entered the underground meze bar, we were unsure what to expect. What greeted us was an Aladdin’s cave of well dressed locals, glasses of champagne and the sweet smell of popcorn.

The event was an opportunity to promote local fashion talent, while bringing a healthy dash of glamour and excitement to the fasionistas of Bath – and us Bristol gatecrashers – too. Naturally I wore vintage, picking  the navy sailor-inspired dress from refoundreloved that I found at Vintage Sunday last month, plus an unruly hairdo that didn’t care very much for the wet weather!

After taking in the atmosphere and making a beeline for the champers, we took our seats by the bar with Amy of Annie by Amy and had a good gossip before the catwalk show started. Private Vintage Club began last year, put together by local vintage boutique Scarlet Vintage, and independent ligerie emporium, Hannah Dulcie along with Bath’s best make-up artists, hair stylists and models.

The catwalk show began with swimwear from Princesse tam.tam and IODUS, before moving on to day lingerie and day vintage looks. I’m a firm believer in the benefits of wearing fantastic underwear, and not just for your other half. I loved the vibrant pink and yellow Pina Colada set from Mimi Holliday, as well as fluoro yellow set by La Perla. The selection of vintage clothes was just as good, with some pretty cotton dresses, some of which you can see below.

The second half of the show was dedicated to vintage evening dresses and gorgeous, daring lingerie. The only way to describe the underwear (from La Perla, Lascivious and Princesse tam.tam) is decadent and sexy –  a parade of black lace and navy satin. The models looked stunning and walked with confidence, helped in part to their gravity-defying ‘dos from Artizan, and while most of the lingerie featured was out of my budget, if it came with a washboard stomach and curves in all the right places, I’d definitely be buying! : ) The vintage dresses included a mix of short 60s shift dresses and longer numbers, like the white 70s Grecian feather dress that floated down the catwalk.

The show closed with a cheeky sashay down the runway from a gorgeous burlesque dancer, and was followed by drinks, music and mini desserts served by retro usherettes. I wish we could have stayed longer as I had such a fun evening!

Did you make it to Private Vintage Club last week? What was your favourite look? Let me know by commenting below…

Princesse tam.tam swimsuit with wide stripe belt

Princesse tam.tam swimsuit with wide stripe belt

OPA bar

OPA provided a unique and opulent underground venue

Champers and popcorn

Champagne and popcorn

Mimi Holiday underwear

Underwear by Mimi Holiday

Princess tam.tam navy underwear

I love this gorgeous navy set from Princesse tam.tam – it would be even better if it came with a washboard stomach!

Gorgeous green dress from Scarlet Vintage

Dress from Scarlet Vintage, hair by Artizan

The grand finale...

Smiles as the show closes

Private Vintage Club

Private Vintage Club

Calling all vintage lovers! Get yourself down to OPA in Bath tomorrow night for an evening of decadence, lingerie and vintages clothes, as Private Vintage Club returns for a second round of stockings, champagne and everything else in between.

This exclusive event was launched last year, and is the brainchild of Scarlet Vintage and Hannah Dulcie, along with a collection of Bath’s best independent hairdressers, models and make-up artists, and promises to be an evening to remember.

Private Vintage Club kicks of at 7.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 26th April, and tickets cost £10. For more info or for details on where to buy tickets, click here.