Thursday, 24 September 2009



The good people at tell me that there are a few remaining tickets for the Grand Vintage Ball & Vintage Attire Pageant this Saturday. Why is this? Do you not want to shake your body like a horny little pony to tunes from the 20's to the 80's?Do you not want to have a vintage makeover by Nina's Hair Parlour or enter the pageant? Or is it that you're not sure about seeing the fantabulous Bourgeois & Maurice, the She Set or Julian J Smith (pictured), who'll be hot footing it across town to do a set after showing at London Fashion Week? I'm confused? Edith, put the kettle on…

Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Hello darlings,

Just a little reminder that the Grand Vintage Ball & Vintage Attire Pageant is fast approaching.It's going to be amazing. We've got fantabulous alternative cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice, The She Set spinning tunes from the 20's to the 80's, designer and DJ extraordinaire Julian J Smith, vintage makeovers, cheap booze and of course the pageant which starts at 9.47 sharp. The categories are:
Best outfit from the 20’s to the 80’s
Dictators wife
Best afro
Best moustache
Most dapper gentleman

Tickets are selling fast at
You can pay on the door but why risk it? Buy your ticket right now, there's a dear.
For more information email or call 08453 708 078 or 07956 850 661

Saturday, 5 September 2009


Win a vintage makeover for the first ever Grand Vintage Ball at London’s Rivoli Ballroom on 26 September.
Are you worried that you would dearly love to come and join the vintage festivities and frivolities but simply don’t have a stitch to wear?
Then allow us to turn Cinders into the belle of the ball. In collaboration Nina’s Vintage Beauty Parlour, Ooh La La! Vintage and vintage lifestyle photographer Carole Evans, one very, very lucky reader will be offered an amazing VIP vintage makeover.
The VIP vintage treatment for the night, includes: four VIP tickets to the ball, a darling up-do or magical make-up by Leila from Nina’s Vintage Salon and use of a frocktastic gown by Ooh La La! Vintage and UMI & Co Vintage.
Who knows you may even win the pageant itself.

To win this amazing price answer the following question: Which grand dame de la mode gave us the following fabulous quotes?

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty”

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

To win, email the answer to Don’t forget to include your favourite era, dress size, measurements and style wishes. The winners will be notified by 15 September 2009.

There is no cash alternative and the usual terms and conditions apply.

Good luck!