It’s getting to that time of year when the party invitations start piling up. I believe I currently have an invitation to something fabulous every weekend from now until January! Of course, I can’t make all of them, which makes me rather sad, but my loss is your gain and I thought I’d let you all know my pick of the vintage events in London to be seen at this season.
Firstly, the Chap Magazine’s Grand Anarcho Dandyist Ball:
The Chap has now achieved an incredible ten years in print and is throwing this splendid bash to celebrate. It’s featuring acts like Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Atters’ Chaporgasmic Terrors, The Zen Hussies and the irrespresible Mr. Flay, escapologist and bullet-catcher. Mr B. is a particular favourite of mine, and I have not yet seen him life so I am really looking forward to it!
The dress code is anarcho-dandyists; tweed revolutionaries; immaculately-trousered philanthropists; foppish maoists; and debonair dissidents. One can, of course, wear black or white tie, and ladies can wear pretty much whatever they please. I will be in a special long frock that will be unveiled very soon!
It takes place on the 5th of December and tickets can be purchased from Ticketweb.
The New Sheridan Club Christmas Party is on the 21st November, and is one I am devastated not to be able to attend as I will be at Rhythm Riot. They’ve called it ‘Yes we Can-Can’ and costs a paltry £5 to get in. As the site says, “Come and relive the giddy splendour of the Moulin Rouge of Toulouse-Lautrec, an absinthe and Champagne-fuelled orgy of high kicks and low moral standards, and all things French—from the noble resistance fighters of the Second World War to the belligerent port-blockading farmers of today. Vive l’Entente Cordiale!”
Dress: Fin de siecle decadence, absintheurs and absintheuses, Jacobins and sans-culottes, resistance fighters, vignerons and onion sellers, Foreign Legionnaires… The NSC always have an absolutely amazing array of prizes and a brilliant night is guaranteed.
There is of course, my own forthcoming next event, which is taking place on the 28th November. It’s a 40s/50s Hawaiian party, which we’ve called (continuing the dreadful pun theme) ‘The Fox Presents… Chocks Hawaii‘!
The dress code includes anything from hula girls and beachwear to WWII (Allied please!) sailors or airmen (because the event takes place only a week before the anniversary of the awful events at Pearl Harbour) but anything stylish and vintage will do nicely. We’ll have decked the pub out like a tropical beach this time, with swaying palms, sand and fruity cocktails! The Sax Pastilles, our house bad, will be returning, and we’ll have several more beautiful burlesque girls to entertain you. More information on this very soon, but do buy in advance if you want to come, because we sold out our Halloween do and were turning people away in droves!
Last but definitely not least, the November Tart event has completely sold out, and the January one is getting close to full. But the good news is that there are still places available on our 12th December event, and it promises to be the ideal precursor to a Christmas night on the tiles… or perhaps a well-earned break from all that partying!
Have a look at the article on Queens of Vintage to find out more!
That’s me done again… for now!