Happy June everyone! I’m looking forward to this month, and all the debauchery and shenanigans it holds. This time last year, I had no inkling of the epic fail that the rest of the year was to become for me, and this year has been one of much change so far. This time next month, I will have turned 30, partied with vintage people, metal kids and fellow birthday girls and boys; attended many important meetings, been on a film set, been an actress for the first time, presented something for the telly box, been to a Broadway show, run my first 10k race… it’s a busy month for sure. I am equal measures excited and apprehensive! I shall endeavour not to disappear for the duration, too!
The last few weeks have been pretty magical, too. I’ve been to comedy shows, worked for the Imperial War Museum, seen the utterly amazing Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A (and absolute MUST for anyone who is a fab of the the Pre-Raphaelite era…or indeed beautiful things of all kinds), and modelled for the Haslemere car show! I have some photos from the latter to show you, though the annoyingly rubbish and unpredictable British weather made this bank holiday event a chilly one, and ensured I looked less glamorous that I would have preferred. Well, at least as far as my hair went… it was blown into a rather bedraggled mess! The day itself was wonderful – cars galore from all eras, Edwardian steam machines to 1970s muscle cars. Plus a brilliant band and loads of stalls.
Lovely Jeni and Bethan came along to see what it was all about, looking as gorgeous as always. My escort for the afternoon was Victor – the rather dapper chap you can see here. He got his boating blazer out especially for the occasion.
Victor was the owner of one of the very smallest cars in the show. A teeny tiny Subaru from the 1960s. It wasn’t the smallest one there, though. As the tallest *girls* in the show, Bethan and I decided it was only right to get into the little Isetta bubble car! My granny had this exact car in the 50s… hehe!
Some good supporting of fabulous British repro brands here, with J and B both in Heyday trousers, and all three of us in Rocket Originals shoes. Bethy is also wearing a Tara Starlet blouse. The gals got some amazing bargains at the TS sale last Saturday… I just couldn’t afford to go – tiny violin! I’m in an early Swirl, and I’m sorry you can’t see due to the fur coat I had to borrow from the Haslemere Wardrobe stall for the day. I hope this doesn’t trigger a debate about fur… but for the record as a meat eater and leather wearer, I have no problem with fur, specifically vintage fur that’s been around for 50+ years; and I was absolutely blooming freezing that day – it saved me from catching a chill. I don’t usually wear it though… I will admit.
Anyway, hope you all had lovely holiday weekends and jolly weeks so far!