Mar 25, 2012
Gemma being terribly awesome.
This is a very overdue post but an important one. It’s frankly taken me this long to get over it all. Yes, it’s time again to talk about my book launch, as some serious plaudits are due.
As you can see from my slightly babbling speech here (first thanks goes to the Vintage News Crew) my book is really a bit fat collaboration by some our the vintage community’s finest and I wanted to do something to say ‘thank you’ despite being slightly socially phobic (yes, really)
I spent the first 4 hours saying hello to everyone. I was petrified that I would miss someone and they would feel slighted so i’m afraid I can’t really regale you with any exciting anecdotes. By the time the midnight raffle rolled around I was starting to lose the plot. It was, however, probably the highlight of my life so far. 150 of the best dressed people in London – in your face London Fashion Week.
These are the people to whom I owe my first born child (you will just have to pass it around)
Salina for the loan of the cake stands
Homes and Antiques Magazine for the bags, mags and subscription and general unwavering support
Deborah and Andrew from Gecko Communication for not only supplying copious amounts of Freixenet fizz, but for also managing the door – how’s that for helpful!?
Victoria Lamb from Fairtrade
Felicity from Now Voyager who did a spectacular last minute sponsorship job and arrived with a whole box of hair birds and flowers
Hanson Leatherby who took the stunning pics below
Charlotte at Restoration Cake who supplied cupcakes adorned with edible broaches in the colours of the book.
Angel Adoree who sent over the cakes with the book cover on.
Lynnette from Lovely’s Vintage Emporium who arrived with a suitcase of lovely frocks for me to wear.
Kelly who tirelessly did hair and make up.
Laura, Claire (aka All Fringe, No Knickers)and Patrick for providing tunage.
The lovely folk at the Kings Ginger who helped give the drinks an extra punch and who also provided the minis many of you enjoyed on your way home.
The Wild Thexton for the pork pie cupckes that I didnt even great to try. Who ate them all?
Emily, Harri and everyone at Anova Books
Rebecca Winfield for looking after the bookzilla moments.
Of course, the girls who really made it happen The Vintage Mafia
And last but not least, to all of you who came. It really was a moment. I wanted to put more pic ups but bloody wordpress won’t let me. Grrr
Mara the Magnificent
Charlotte from Tuppence Ha’penny Vintage
Ian Johns and Mr Ian Bodenham from Hunky Dory Vintage
Laura and Patrick Lee
Gemma Seager (aka Retro Chick)
Dinkie (Harriet) and Amy AKA The Bright Young Twins