Monday, 22 August 2011

Sales and Socials

Hello and a very glorious Monday to you. I do hope you're well!

This post will be part review and part preview, and if you don't want to know all the gory details about The Vintage Mafia's forthcoming Ric Rac Club, then look!

Firstly, a few pictures. We had our now monthly Sunday Sale & Social at the Love Shake in Shoreditch yesterday. This time, we were lucky enough to have had it promoted on Time Out as one of the top 5 things to do in London this weekend! So we were really busy, and it was excellent. We had positively tonnes of ladieswear, a not-insignificant amount of menswear (thanks to Torquil and Edward Marlowe), as well as some specially invited guest sellers. People came, bought, and stayed for burgers, milkshakes, nachos and beers. In other words, it was truly a sale and a social!

Bethan's amazing mum made this custom bunting for us!

The lovely Auntie Maureen had her shellac cranked up to the max.

Gemma posed with our friend Lena from the Vintage Guide to London, who popped along.

Our gorgeous friend Vanessa come to celebrate her birthday... what a hat!

 It's me... in a soon-to-be-released, limited edition frock!

 Red Legs sold some of her astounding collection of vintage and repro.

Earlier: heaving!

Later: slightly more sedate. Our customers were gorgeous and had lovely hair. We especially loved this 50s girl, who went away with a vintage blouse and jumper. We'll be back again on the 25th September - get it in your diaries!

But now onto even more pressing business. If you missed our sale, or you'd just like to come and hang out with us, dance, drink and generally misbehave... then please come to our inaugural club night!

Once again, I have taken over the Fox in Shoreditch to put on a spectacular party, but this time it's with the VM ladies. I've alluded to it in the last couple of weeks, but now it's really time to launch the event.

Basically, if you want to go out lindy-hopping, or to a vintage costume party, there are things like that on every single night in London. But what we wanted, was to create a vintage party that would work equally for those who wear vintage every day, those who dance, those who have two left feet, those just getting into the scene, those who are old hands, and those who adore the look but who haven't yet braved a vintage night out. This is truly meant to be a social occasion, where we promise you'll be included in everything and have a marvellous time with us and other like-minded folks. We want to bid goodbye to summer and welcome autumn in style!

The exciting things that will happen on the night go as follows.

Two rooms of vintage music to suit all tastes! Downstairs, the tunes will be being spun by none other than me! I'll be playing all my favourites from the 1930s and 1940s from my large collection. Come and make some requests!  
The delightful Miss Gemma will be doing a short set on her Ukelele at 8.30pm sharp, to serenade our guests as they arrive. 
Upstairs we have a super special guests DJ, All Fringe, No Knickers. She's a gorgeous Mod girl who will be playing Northern Soul and giving semi-impromptu solo dancing demonstrations along with her crew. Jeni is also going to do a 50s jive set to get you bopping and strolling.  
We'll be serving a FREE Ginger cocktail to every guest upon arrival - courtesy of our friends at The King's Ginger Liqueur, who've provided sponsorship in the form of boozy refreshment.  

We're going to dig out the croquet set to host outdoors on the smoking terrace! 
And, in an idea shamelessly nicked from The New Sheridan Club, we're going to have the first VM Variety Raffle, in which you will be able to win an amazing array of prizes. Foodstuffs, some rather lovely big bottles of No. 3 Gin, and Glenrothes Whisky, vintage and repro clothing and knick-knacks for the the ladies, chap-friendly items and much more. I'll be updating the list as the prizes are confirmed! Each guest will receive a raffle ticket for FREE entry!   

We have two more surprises to confirm on the entertainment and freebies front, so stay tuned. But do please come along on the night if you fancy it! We're going to open the doors at 8pm and will go until 1am... and the price for all this fabulousness?

It's a mere £8 if you buy in advance and £10 on the door. However, if you would like to reserve an £8 ticket but actually pay on the door, we'll be running a cheap ticket list too.

Buy your tickets now through our brand new (and very simple...for now) website!


email us at right now to put your name on the list.

It really will be so much fun and we really can't wait and hope to see some of the gorgeous ladies and gents I know read this blog there!

I leave you with a shot from one of my previous Fox parties!

Fleur xx

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  1. AHHHH! I so want to come to this, alas my chap is whisking me off on holiday...(well, not alas, you know what I mean). Hope it goes fabulously and I eagerly await part deux!
    J xx

  2. ooh I wish I could get down to London....or VM could come up to Brum! ;)

  3. Hah, I didn't realize I was being photographed, and with my serious shopping face on! I'm very happy with my purchases, thanks for having such a nice sale, it was all so reasonably priced, really top notch. Love the blog too :)

  4. Sounds like the Vintage Mafia has a blast. Alas, it's a little too far to travel from California to join in the fun. I'll have to live vicariously through your blog!

  5. That looks like so much fun, I wish I was able to go, instead of living somewhere where absolutely nothing of any amusement or interest ever happens, and I mean never, ever!

  6. Gosh I wished I lived over the other side of the world! You ladies have so much fun, sounds like it'll be a blast. xx Fran

  7. Sounds so much fun!! <3 Wishing America had more events like this. :-)

  8. I'm crying because I won't be in London--I'll be in Kansas. :-(

    Anyway, I watched your hot sticks tutorial on You Tube and found it very charming and helpful. Thanks!

    The Past on a Plate

  9. oh your blog is awesome, i'm mexican and i really impressed :') Congratulations Good Day ;D !

    att soff ♥


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