| Uncategorised

The day I overdosed on cake

Thanks all so much for your wonderful comments on my last blog. I’m glad to know I am not alone in my radical vintage mixing opinions…!

So then – Royal Wedding day. An occasion I professed to be slightly ambivalent about (yes, rather than ambiguous as I wrote in my last blog, genuine thanks to the polite pedant), but I will confess I found myself glued to the screen to see Kate’s wedding dress. My viewing companion was rather less enthused by its Grace Kelly-esque lines, but I was enchanted, despite myself. So much so that I did arrive ever-so-slightly late for the street party in Vauxhall. I also got funny looks on the London Overground for being so patriotically dressed in my red, white and blue Fleur frock (with matching accessories of course), despite the ceremony taking place at that precise time and me not being able to watch it!

The street party itself was a marvel, with vintage-attired folks mingling with modern-clad residents, absolutely tons of food and drink provided for all to enjoy, including lashings of cake, champagne and Pimms.

I stroked a lamb called Willow.

Then I had the unpleasant task of judging the cake competition… looking at and tasting all these spectacular cakes. What a bind! That’s my plastic tumbler full of champagne in the foreground. I’m all class, me.

We awarded first prize to a sculptural battenburg creation (seen below in yellow icing), which turned out to have been single-handedly made by this young chap! He clearly has a stellar career in baking ahead of him!

My friends and I all wore patriotic colours or generally regal attire… Bethan wore an amazing Swirl with navy crowns embroidered on the pockets, Red Legs aka Minna wore red polka dots, and Tiffany the Vintage Poet wore a gorgeous 50s frock and hat.

Miss Yesterday Girl arrived from work looking divine in a splendid new Puttin on the Ritz frock design…

The Royal Wahhh-ding:

We want to be princesses!

And the prize for most rubbish souvenir of the day goes to…

My sincerest thanks go to Harry and Grace Iggulden, and Freddie Lancaster of the Tea House Theatre for organising everything. It was such a smashing day. And somehow, I don’t think we’re going to look back on it with sartorial horror as everyone did for the 1981 Royal wedding… let’s hope not anyway.

Hope you all had deliciously decadent weekends, darlings.

Fleur xx


Lady Cherry

I am very jealous of your lamb patting. We have lots in the fields here in Kent but his Lordship won't let me steal one. I mean, rescue one. Poor things are so happy in their ignorance. Lots of lovely frockery on show too.


Bwa ha ha ha– oh, the Tesco flag. The sneer is perfect.

Surprised myself and loved the wedding. Whether one likes the dress or not (personally I'm just hoping it will make shopping for one I can wear easier someday), at least it didn't appear to be eating her…


It looks like you had a grand time! I actually thought her dress was fairly attractive for a royal. I did finally watch the ceremony (here in Indiana) in the afternoon on bbc.com. But, my mom got up at FOUR AM to make breakfast and watch it live.


So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating. I stayed up till midnight here in Australia watching it. It was a really lovely wedding. I loved the trees in the church, Kate's dress was gorgeous, and it was a really lovely ceremony. Such a sweet couple- I wish them many years of happiness 🙂 xx


Everyone looks absolutely wonderful! I love that you travelled on the train in your outfit for the party – it must have made the other passengers look so plain. It's so much more fun to dress up than not.

Christina Simon

You look lovely and all your vintage friend do, too. Nice to see that you had a great party.
Just as a side note: I have to agree with your viewing companion: Kate's dress was very beautiful, but it lacked a bit the wow-factor, as it was too much reminiscent of Grace Kelly' s wedding dress. But hey, that will not ruin a party!

Marie Meier

wow i discover this incredible cake with the union jack inside !!! I'm stuck on my chair… How is it possible to do that !! Never i could imagine a so amazing inside cake. Okay, i'm a douchebag in kitchen that's right ! Thanks Fleur for sharing :)) I love read each of your blog.


I just wanted to de-lurk to thank you for your inspiring blog.
I went to an event at a local pub last week to commemorate the night it was bombed 70 years ago, and everyone attending was invited to dress in 1941 style. Thanks to your victory rolls tutorial and after absorbing your lovely outfit photos I was the best dressed guest and had a great night! As you said, haters gon' hate, but lots more of us love what you're doing.

Christina Simon

I am coming back to this site because i had forgotten to comment on these amazing cakes at your party. The Union Jack inside a cake? The Daleks? How cool and fun was that? So, congratulations for a fabulous party.

Retro Chick

Ah, you all look lovely!

I miss Royal Wedding day, all the parties were so fabulous. I think Harry should get married quick smart.


Looking gorgeous as ever! I am in LOVE with the tiny plastic Daleks on one of the cakes! xxx

Louise LeMans

Woah, woah, WOAH. Hold the phone.

Are you saying that people were drinking champagne with Pimms IN IT???

Like, a splash of Pimms, like one might do a splash of Chambord?

I've got a bottle of No. 2 at home, and some sparkling wine that was a wedding gift in the fridge…


Hey,You always look amazing, I really love your style and blog.BTW I think you look a bit like Michelle Dockery out of Downton Abbey


Leave a reply