Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Roll up to the Ric Rac Club!

A couple of weeks ago, the other two Vintage Mafia girls and I put on another Ric Rac Club. This time, not to be outdone by our previous efforts, it had a circus theme! We left our costumes to the very last possible minute as we were all too busy organising to think about them... but we managed to pull something out of the bag at the last minute.

It was brilliant, if I do say so myself.

Let me show you some pictorial evidence of the awesomeness of the evening. It took place, as usual, in the best pub in London - the Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker.

My outfit:
Playsuit - Big Beautiful Barbara Brown, a very long time ago
Flower headpiece - GG's Pinup Couture 
Swedish Hasbeens - available from Spartoo Shoes

Our outfits for the evening were a gypsy fortune teller, a showgirl and a ring-mistress. Jeni's costume came almost entirely from Dalston market that morning, and Bethan's was lent by a friend. Mine was cobbled together from my wardrobe! Any excuse to wear a giant flower headpiece and my high-heeled clogs.

We are friendly door bitches.

We placed bags of popcorn and other treats around the place, as well as pictures to set the scene!

Fairground-themed goodies!

Our entertainment for the evening was Miss Stefanie Valentine, a contortionist and model who is as beautiful as she is bendy. 

She was fabulous. Book her!

Bethan's boyfriend Laurence, aka the Potato Merchant (you must go), was a very creepy clown. 

Gorgeous Brightonians Hayley from the Cotton Tail Club and Sadie from Vintage News

And just for gratuitous vanity, one more of us gals.

Ignore the strange art installation behind us! 

Our usual photographer for the evening, the one and only Hanson Leatherby came right at the very end as he had a job, but still had time to snap a few mementos.

Sad Katie Clown

The Ric Rac Raffle! 

Crisp time!

Ella and Oliver from the London Vintage Kitchen, as seen in my last blog! 

More guests!

Last but not least, a better view of my strange eye-makeup! 

Go and visit Hanson on Facebook to see the full set!

As always, I'm immensely grateful to all who graced the Ric Rac with their glamorous, costumed presence. Stay tuned for details of the next one! It'll be big (but not a big top).

Fleur xx


  1. Well don't you all look fabulous!!

    Love the playsuit and floral crown combo, not so keen on the clown outfits.... they're so good they're a tad freaky :P


  2. The camera loves you. Looking fabulous and beautiful and your pals are too.

  3. what a fun party!
    i love costume themed partys and you outfit is gorgeous! pink suits you!

  4. It was another success! More! More!

  5. You look different. But I feel that new look has changed you in a good way. I am bit jealous, because it seems a very fun party.

  6. That is indeed vintage. Love the costumes and they look fabulous!!

  7. Looks awesome... suits for a Halloween party as well.


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