So, as part of my weekend on Saturday I attended the Bonanafana Social Club Cold War Party at The Talk in Norwich.

I had a great evening with burlesque acts, swing dancing, wonderful costumes and general vintage lovliness, of which I pretty much failed to take a single picture (I must have been having a really good time)

I had very little time to get together a costume on a Cold War theme seeing as I only got back from Paris at 10pm the night before. But I thought maybe you’d like to see my efforts. The jacket amazingly turned up in a charity shop and the tights (they have back seams) were just 98p from Primark. Everything was trawled from own wardrobe with a bit of trial and error!

Jacket - Charity Shop * Belt - Vintage * Skirt - New Look about 10 years ago
Seamed Tights - Primark * Lace Up Shoes - New Look

Again, early lights and no natural daylight do not make for great photos. I really must work out all those complicated settings on my camera, is there a class for that?

Before you say anything, yes, I am aware I am saluting like a scout rather than any kind of military personnel.Β  I suspect military personnel also have to stand up straight not wiggle like a tart, so as far as I’m concerned that’s ok.

The only other decent snap I managed to take was of the stage with it’s fantastic map that lit up (representing nuclear strikes, see!)



Also, during the evening I picked up a flyer for Hep Cats Holiday. This appears to be a whole weekend of vintage and retro fun and frolics that happens twice a year in Weston Super Mare or, um, Lowestoft.

Not glamorous locations, but I REALLY want to go. I want to pretend I’m in Dirty Dancing for a weekend.

I may have to start saving up. After all, I’ll need vintage bathing suits and a whole new wardrobe…