Monday, 18 July 2011

The Blitz Party in fashionable Shoreditch- a 1940s Style fest!

wow! great hair and make up right on trend...!



If you were not an expert in creating the perfect up do ‘The Beauty Queens’ (www.thebeautyqueens.co.uk) were on hand until midnight to fix hair and makeup. 


Check out this party goers fab vintage belt

These guys look excellent in their uniforms....
The flowers in her hair look great - reminds me of Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbour.

Menus disguised as ration books here

Swing band -
authentic Blitz lighting

Many thanks to Alice and Pippa Cullen, fashiontent's roving reporters for the evening ....

The Blitz Party’ has been taking London back to the forties for the last five years with great success. With the revival of the forties look on the catwalk, the night proved a popular concept and is understandably a sell out event. 

Arriving at the Village Underground in fashionable Shoreditch we found a bank of sandbags, stepping down into the old warehouse felt a bit like we could have been going into an underground bunker. Inside Union Jack bunting, long tressel tables and grainy gramophone record style music gave the feeling of being at a local village hall dance. 
Champagne glasses and elegant cocktails hinted at the glamour of the forties era, the menus were cleverly hidden inside a ration book.
Later an air raid siren and search lights announced the arrival onstage of a swing style band, performing modern favourites in a forties flavour.

The atmosphere was great and everyone made a huge effort to look authentic, uniforms were a popular choice for the gents as well as plain shirts worn with braces and open at the collar.
The ladies wore a mix of vintage and high street, many sourcing items from nearby Brick Lane, accessorised with vintage furs, gloves and hats to complete the look. 
Victory rolls and pin curls were sported not only by glamorous forties ladies but also land girls, and if you were not an expert in creating the perfect up do ‘The Beauty Queens’ (www.thebeautyqueens.co.uk) were on hand until midnight to fix hair and makeup.
The next Blitz party is on the 17th of September, but if you can’t wait that long twenties themed ‘Prohibition’ is on Saturday 23rd July.

Words and photos for fashiontent by Alice and Pippa Cullen please credit

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