Over the last year, I have developed a lovely network of online friends of the Vintage persuasion. I have read their blogs, implemented their haircare tips, purchased their frocks, and joined swap shops with them. But I had never actually met any of them - until last week!
|Miss Matilda from Able Grable (left) arranged our wonderful get-together|
The very lovely Miss Matilda from Able Grable announced on twitter that she was visiting London, and suggested a meet up, to be held at Katzenjammers restaurant, and to be German themed. Since it was several weeks til the event, and as I was full of bravado, I decided (and tweeted), that of course I would be attending. With the aid of my wonderful German-speaking Papa,I bought myself a lovely trachtenkleider dress from ebay Deutschland (from this store). With actual money spent on an outfit I was therefore fully committed to attending Miss M's Bierfest.
Come the day (last Thursday), I began to have a minor breakdown. What was I thinking? I wasn't Vintage enough for these people! One look at me and they would immediately know I was a fraud! My nails weren't long enough, the varnish was the wrong colour, and my hair wouldn't work properly. Additionally, I didn't know anything about dating garments by the type of zip they had. I went out and panic-bought new foundation in the hope that it would magically transform me into 'beautiful and fascinating vintage gal'.
My saving grace was that my wonderful husband was coming with me. He is fantastically funny, people love him, and he had agreed to wear Lederhosen. I decided I could just hang onto his arm and smile mysteriously while people admired his knees if I couldn't find anything fascinating to say.
|Phwoar! Check out those knees, Ladies!|
But....what a FANTASTIC time I had! It was so lovely to meet up with people I had only known on-line. As well as Miss Matilda, I met Landgirl 1980 , Margaret from Penny Dreadful Vintage , Lena from Style High Club, Colin from Vintage Style Surgery, Shona from Heyday! Clothing, Liz (@hokulele) Gemma aka. Retrochick, and more! Everyone was so friendly, and I've definately made some new friends. I can't wait to meet up with them again.
|The beautiful Charly - see her blog, Landgirl 1980 here|
|I am in love with my outfit here! Check out those puffy sleeves! Swoon!|
|I am SO wearing this outfit again!|