This week marks a pretty momentous event in my calendar, for it is now precisely one year since the formation of that most fabulous, most glamorous, most dangerous and most wonderful of the London-based, six-strong, vintage-wearing girl gangs there is. The Vintage Mafia is now one year old! Happy Birthday to La Maf!
I’ve posted on here before about our origins, and it’s been detailed on the site in our Meet the Mafia section, but if you’re too laid back to click (and who would blame you), then the story is quite simple. It was the first time we’d all got together, and we went to the Candlelight Club (which was newly launched back then), drank some cocktails and some dreadful cheap wine, kidnapped a dapper chap, and sang Kate Bush songs into the night. You know, as you do. The rest is history.
I met those gals at a time when I needed distraction, entertainment and laughter. Thankfully, and thanks, in fact, to the gals, that time is long behind me, but the friendship and partnership just grows with every passing week.
Friends are great, aren’t they? I mean, I have other friends that I love dearly, but to have some that share almost ALL your obsessions (vintage, gin, shoes, Beyonce) is truly special. And if Bethan, whom I’d met only once before, and who had never met the others, hadn’t plucked up the courage to come out, then who knows what she would be doing now! Much the same as she is doing… but without us 😉
But seriously, you guys. We’ve had some mega highs and some mega lows within the group, but we all rally round to support each other. And we’ve met some amazing new family members along the way. The whole aim of our events Company, if it can so be called, is to bring a new level of social interactions to the vintage-loving, music-digging, silly-fun-having scene of London and beyond. This is why we created our Sunday Sale & Social, with people travelling from miles around to come and hang out. And be photographed by the immensely awesome Hanson Leatherby.