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Dates for your own vintage diaries!


There are quite a few smashing vintage events coming up that I am either attending, or really wish I was attending. So I thought I’d talk about them here so others can partake in the fun!

First up, this Friday is Everything’s Jumpin at the Winning Posts in Twickenham. From 7.30 till 8.30, Jean and Janneke are teaching the Social Foxtrot, there’s a clothing stall and fantastic music all night. I’ll be there… check out the site for more information.

Then on Saturday night you had better run for cover because it’s the return of the infamous Blitz Party! This evening of 40s fashion, frolics and dancing gets better every time and this event promises to be simply spectacular with live music, fantastic wartime decor and great outfits. Sadly I have a prior engagement, but I will be there in spirit!

Then, on Sunday, I am jetting off to East Grinstead in Sussex to go to this marvellous event.

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It’s a charity tea dance, raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice. The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra are an absolute treat, it’s really going to be an absolutely wonderful affair. Brian has been working his posterior off promoting it, so if there is any chance you can make it down, then please do. There are concessionary rates available if you’re feeling a bit hard up (and aren’t we all), just drop him an email. Hope to see some of you there!

Last, but by no means whatsoever least, I am delighted to announce the details of my first ever vintage styling party! I’ve teamed up with David Carter of 40 Winks, “the most beautiful small hotel in the world” and Naomi of Vintage Secret, to bring you TART. Here is the press release, which explains it better than I can… I’m just too excited!

TART is an exclusive new event at 40 Winks brought to you by vintage guru Naomi Thompson, pin-up queen Fleur de Guerre, and the dandyesque David Carter. Saturday 14th November and Saturday 12th December 2-6pm (and monthly throughout 2010!!). Spend a blissful Saturday afternoon in the luxurious setting of 40 Winks, London’s sexiest boutique hotel, and indulge in an orgy of fun, frivolity and fabulous fashion….while the uniformed waitresses from Vintage Patisserie serve you cucumber sandwiches, yummy cakes and chocolates, vintage beauty experts Lipstick and Curls and make-up artist to the stars, Bella Cruikshank, will be on hand to transform you into your inner starlet. Try one of our delicious cocktails or a glass of bubbly (surreptitiously served up in vintage teacups), and slip on a 50s evening gown from a selection from Vogue favourites, Vintage Secret with expert style advice provided by Naomi and Fleur. ‘TART’ will also play host to some of London’s brightest and coolest young designers like award winning milliner Katherine Elizabeth and the likes of Minna, whose creations incorporate lace, brooches and buttons found at antique markets. Expect jewels, lingerie and lots of lovely shoes… and if all this proves a little too taxing, relax with a massage from the well trained hands of Xhilarate. To ensure the ultimate luxury experience, only 25 places are available at £60 per head. ‘TART’ promises to be both the perfect precursor to a girls’ night out, or simply an ideal girls’ afternoon in. NB. nice boys are allowed to purchase tickets for this event, but only girls are allowed to come… Key Facts Tickets: £60 per head (includes bubbly, cocktails and lots of lovely treats) Dates: Saturdays 14th November and 12th December Times: 2.00-6.00pm Booking: email reservations@40winks.org or phone 020 7790 0259 Where: 40 winks, 109 Mile End Road, London E1 www.40winks.org Nearest tube: Stepney Green

Now doesn’t that sound a treat? At those prices the 25 places are going to go like hotcakes, so do get in touch if you fancy it.

Talk to you all again soon!

Fleur xx

PS. Don’t forget my Hallowe’en party is creeping up fast! Tickets will be available on the door, but you’ll save money by booking in advance! I did the draw and notified the winners, Miss Librarian and Yesterday Girl of their good fortune. 🙂



Sadly, I can't attend Tart because I'm not in the UK.

It sounds like a fabulous girls' day!!!



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