So here you are- full details of our latest venture!We’ve teamed up with some of our most stylish friends to bring you a truly glamorous new event.But be sure to book soon as places are very limited.
AN EXCLUSIVE NEW EVENT AT 40 WINKS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VINTAGE GURU NAOMI THOMPSON, PIN-UP QUEEN FLEUR DE GUERRE, AND THE DANDYESQUE DAVID CARTER.
SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER AND SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2-6PM (AND MONTHLY THROUGHOUT 2010!!).
SPEND A BLISSFUL SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN THE LUXURIOUS SETTING OF 40 WINKS, LONDON’S SEXIEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL, AND INDULGE IN AN ORGY OF FUN, FRIVOLITY AND FABULOUS FASHION….WHILE THE UNIFORMED WAITRESSES FROM VINTAGE PATISSERIE SERVE YOU CUCUMBER SANDWICHES, YUMMY CAKES AND CHOCOLATES, VINTAGE BEAUTY EXPERTS LIPSTICK AND CURLS AND MAKE-UP ARTIST TO THE STARS, BELLA CRUIKSHANK, WILL BE ON HAND TO TRANSFORM YOU
INTO YOUR INNER STARLET. TRY ONE OF OUR DELICIOUS COCKTAILS OR A GLASS OF
BUBBLY (SURREPTIOUSLY SERVED UP IN VINTAGE TEACUPS), AND SLIP ON A 50S EVENING GOWN FROM A SELECTION FROM VOGUE FAVOURITES, VINTAGE SECRET WITH EXPERT STYLE ADVICE PROVIDED BY NAOMI AND FLEUR. ‘TART’ WILL ALSO
PLAY HOST TO SOME OF LONDON’S BRIGHTEST AND COOLEST YOUNG DESIGNERS LIKE AWARD WINNING MILLINER KATHERINE ELIZABETH AND THE LIKES OF MINNA, WHOSE CREATIONS INCORPORATE LACE, BROOCHES AND BUTTONS FOUND AT ANTIQUE MARKETS. EXPECT JEWELS, LINGERIE AND LOTS OF LOVELY SHOES. IF ALL THIS PROVES A LITTLE TOO TAXING, RELAX WITH A MASSAGE FROM THE WELL TRAINED HANDS OF XHILARATE.
TO ENSURE THE ULTIMATE LUXURY EXPERIENCE, ONLY 25 PLACES ARE AVAILABLE AT £60 PER HEAD. ‘TART’ PROMISES TO BE BOTH THE PERFECT PRECURSOR TO A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT, OR SIMPLY AN IDEAL GIRLS’ AFTERNOON IN.
NB. NICE BOYS ARE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR
THIS EVENT, BUT ONLY GIRLS ARE ALLOWED TO COME…
EMAIL RESERVATIONS@40WINKS.ORG OR PHONE 020 7790 0259
On page 134 of November Vogue, under V for Vintage in the directory of More dash than Cash, you’ll find a familiar name!
‘ Naomi Thompson’s website naomithompson.co.uk’s stock of Frank Usher, Alice Pollock and Emilio Pucci vintage caused such a stir, she now offers bespoke tea and dinner parties for her fans’
Along with a pic of one of our lovely frocks, this coverage from Vogue writer Grace Timothy has made us very proud!
Antiques Roadshow expert Katherine Higgins also mentioned us in her piece about Goodwood for BBC Homes and Antiques, saying how ‘ Naomi at Vintage Secret was hugely helpful with the loan of key vintage fashion pieces’.
To see more wonderful VS press, have a look on our website.
Naomi has also been dishing out her style tips for Run- Riot readers, have a look to find out what you should be up to this Autumn.
What a lot of terribly talented people we come across at Vintage Secret!Models, burlesque artists, interior designers- you name it, but this post is a shout out to all our musician friends who seem to be particularly busy at the moment. The wonderful Gabby Young of Gabby Young and Other Animals sports a lovely lilac number from Vintage Secret in her new music video; watch it here.Gabby is about to embark on a musical tour with a difference; rather than play at dull, old, sticky-floored music venues, she will be traveling around the UK playing at gorgeous vintage shops like Beyond Retro. The album launch takes place at the fabulous Bush Hall on the 22nd October- not a vintage shop I hear you say?True!So Vintage Secret will be popping along with a stall to recreate the vintage vibe, along with over 20 other stalls selling all sorts of handmade gems- read about what will be on offer here.
Another friend of ours, Catherine AD, is currently giving away a track everyday. If you like what you hear, you can catch Catherine playing some support shows with Nerina Pallot in October, click here for more details.
Tallulah Rendall who we’ve also dressed in the past, has a new remix of one of her tracks, Lost in the Morning, out now on itunes.
And pioneering record label Pushing Pussy is celebrating the launch of its new EP, featuring The Palpitations and the Lovebirds- you can buy it now from Rough Trade. Vintage Secret will be styling Palpitations frontwoman Danielle Webb for a photoshoot in the near future, so watch this space. And if you want a taste of the action yourself, come down to the Blues Kitchen where Pushing Pussy will be putting on a night on October 20th, complete with Vintage Secret stall.
In the meantime, Happy Listening!