Thursday, 31 January 2013

Vintage London: Valentines Bowling & Dating

This morning I got to play in a retro bowling alley for a last-minute modelling job.


It was before it had opened, so it was a bit strange. Especially the weird noises coming from behind the pins...

Spooky goings-on aside, the shoot was to help out a friend who goes by the name of Cliff Gloom, best known as one half of Feeling Gloomy - a favourite club night of mine which I haven't been to in too long (since it moved to a Friday, in fact).

They are putting on a special 1950s Valentines-themed bowling and dating night in a week and a bit, and needed some promotional photos. I was only too pleased to oblige!

Bowl Me Over is on Monday February 11th from 7pm-11pm at the retro Rowan's Ten Pin bowling alley in Finsbury Park and looks like it'll be a must for any lovelorn singletons who are also into rock'n'roll or vintage (or both)!


These aren't the official photos of course - they are ones I persuaded the nice photographer chap to take on my own camera. Look out for the real ones, which also star Cliff Gloom himself, in an events-listing publication near you soon.


And by the way, the dress I'm wearing is a new (vintage) one, and is to be the subject of a near-future post about my love of Vanish Oxi Action. An Ode to Oxi, if you will. Bet you can't wait for that one, eh readers?

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

13 comments:

  1. Sounds exciting! And believe it or not I actually am looking forward to that post about Vanish Oxi Action...Really very much!

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice shoot.. like play bowling.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love playing too, what a great night out for Valentine's. Will you attending Fleur?

    ReplyDelete
  4. How fun is that?! Great idea for a bowling night out!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cuteness! Love the colours of the pics x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Delightfully fun photos! I've always wanted to chance upon a vintage bowling alley to do a shoot in, too. Our town has a bowling alley, but it's somewhat rundown and painfully 80s/early 90s inside (and out!). Fun in "reminds me of my childhood" kind of way, but not overly fitting for a 40s or 50s appropriate backdrop.

    ♥ Jessica

    ReplyDelete
  7. You look adorable, that colour blue is perfect on you and a dress with pockets always warms a girls heart! xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. That dress is sweet! Its such a shame to see bowling alleys going the way of the drive-in movie aka extinct.

    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  9. You're so pretty! And the dress is fresh and attractive. I'll check out Vanish Oxy Action...:-) Have a beautiful week Fleur and fellow commenters!

    ReplyDelete
  10. my hands are still wet from hand washing a couple of 50s and 60s dresses ... i really can't wait to hear about your experiences with vanish oxi action!!! for sure there are some stain-fights i lost in the future ... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  11. That dress is gorgeous! I don't think I've ever managed to look so elegant while bowling :)

    Cherry x
    http://mrsstonesthrupennybits.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow you look amazing, I think I have been to this bowling alley on a Lovestruck dating event. This would have been amazing to have a vintage evening at these classic bowling alleys.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Now that is a great look! Those vintage clothes just look amazing and really fit that setting well. Looks like a true peek into yesteryear

    ReplyDelete

I welcome all comments, praise and constructive criticism alike! Please note, though, that I don't respond to anonymous comments. If you want to offer a criticism then have the conviction to do so publicly. I thank you!

Take a look!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin