Monday, 25 July 2011

Prohibition Party - 1920s flamboyant fashion decadence

This stylish waitress at the Prohibition Party looked great in this black sequinned and beaded dress and her hair in authentic 1920s style was the perfect finishing touch....

Which cocktails shall we order? Gin Fizz please!

Black dresses were popular, these two glamourous journalists were here with a group of friends 
Cup cakes on offer with your Prohibition tea was a clever detail - 
Check out the amazing feather bolero, for a great selection of Vintage clothes check out

A stylish group ready to gamble on the already busy Roulette table

Geeves and Wooster look - very stylish on these boys

The band played as the acts performed....

On arrival we were given Monopoly money to gamble with on Roulette and backgammon tables, another authentic touch that all added to the fun on the night ....
The girl in fabulous red here was celebrating a stylish Hen Night with her imaginative Maid of Honour ( who organised it for her as a surprise) What a gal!
Here we have the manager of the Cafe de Paris London on the right enjoying the brilliant entertainment. 
Flappers having fun....

These two total fashionista's looked amazing and could have been extras from the movie 'Bright Young Things' - again the hair here is wonderful in it's attention to the styling detail of the period. I also love the on trend clutch bags they are holding.

More tea please we have the bootleg booze disguised in the natty Tea cup

The cabaret act and band were excellent. The dancers joined us on the dance floor and added to the glamour of the evening.
 I chose my red dress from 'Fancy dress Ball' check the website out on fancy dress The company has a great selection of outfits to suit any party theme and were very efficient getting my outfit to me at short notice.
We loved the top billing singer talented Tricity Vogue's performance (here on the left) See her at The Edinburgh Festival - she is there for two weeks. 

For those of you who love to dress up in vintage and be entertained in style we would highly recommend these extremely derigueur Bourne & Hollingsworth events in central London. We were transported back to the hedonistic antics of the 1920s. The atmosphere was electric in the Grand Hall on Saturday night as we sipped cocktails in teacups or danced within a crowd of about 300 other people. Waitresses attended to our refreshment needs very efficiently. The bar staff were uber slick and created the most delicious cocktails from an imaginative list of delights such as 'Honey Monkey', 'Screamin' Hudson', 'Re - Bourne' and 'The Gatsby' in china cups to disguise the liquor darling! Every detail was attended to. Food in the form of cheese and ham sandwiches individually made for you by a waiter positioned near the Backgammon table was there to revive you in the later hours as you got lost in the whirl of bet placing while the live music roared.  
This evening did not disappoint, we would certainly go again. Many of the guests I interviewed were here at the Prohibition party because they had enjoyed the Blitz party so much a few weeks previously.
The next Bourne and Hollingsworth events to place in your diary are
Photographs Schelay McCarter please credit...

1 comment:

  1. Truly nice photos. These photos inspired me. I too want to use the classic theme for my reception party. We will be marrying soon at one of the local wedding venues NYC. I need some décor ideas as per the theme. If you have any suggestions, please share here.