jeudi 17 juillet 2014

The 10th Chap Olympiad 2014

Here is the game where you have to grab your opponent cake, without dropping yours from your cake spoon.

Last Saturday I attended for the first time The renowned Chap Olympiad. I've known about it for a couple of years, but I never got the chance to go. So I joined my friend Alison, who is a regular of this event. I was so thrilled to enter the gates of Bedford Square, where the games took place. The ground was full of tables, picnic clothes and a mix of people wearing the most exquisite vintage attires, head pieces, hats, and explorer outfits ! All what I like. 
To begin with I had a stroll among the participants, to fill my self with inspirations, details, 
the atmosphere of this party. 
As it was my first time, I couldn't take my eyes of the stage. I had to watch every game.
I missed a few, indeed you have to arrive early if you want to grab a table, or to actually get a number and be able to be one of the players of any of those bizarre challenges.
To show your creative skills, strength you have the " Dressage", or the "Jousting", or the more curious " Not playing Tennis", and many more. There is new games every year, this time one involved catching a Ferrero Rocher, thrown in the air with a glass.

I had a great time there. Laughing about all the crazy idea that came in the head's players, as not to obey the rules of the games. For example, during the Dressage, when one of the participant used his horse stick as a paddle, and start rowing on the stage.
The observer, who was commenting the event, and every game, was brilliant. He knew what to say, at the right moment, especially when none of the actions were actually planned ! 

The cake game, and lovely outfits.

A cute little girl.

Preparing for the "Rowler Bowler"

Probably my favorite outfit of the day. 

 The "Dressage", where this alert knight (with many red lisp kisses on his chicks) decide to drop his horse and course the lady. 

The lovely trio of The Vintage Mafia, who each year wear a matching outfit, design this time by Collectif.
The Jousting. Some of the participants end up chasing each other on their bikes, or start a duel to death. 

Alison, with the most beautiful hair and dress, and I.

One of the highlight of the day, was the performance of Mr Muscle, who can reduce your sainsbury's frying pan the shape of a banana, in the most elegant fashion.

The pull the mustache game. - If the mustache breaks in the middle, you measure which team has the most mustache.
the winners of this 10th Chap Olympiad, I really liked the presence of the lady in red, named Fanny.

What I wore.
Dress: lend from Emma
Bag: from a market in France
Belt : H&M
Salomé shoes: TKMaxx

Here is a few picture I manage to take with my broken vintage camera.

In pink, the lovely Sadie Doherty,  from The Vintage News , always here to cover any vintage event.

dimanche 29 juin 2014

Hermès Silk Ball

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to attempt the Hermès Silk Ball, organized by Susie Lau from Style Bubble. 
The dress code was extremely inviting. Silk, mask, sequins, extravagance, beauty, beast, magic,... 
So I based my outfit on a blue silk kimono, and work around it to create a 20s look. I wanted to wear my purple lipstick, so I used some purple shade of eye shadow to create a smokey eye. I'm not really good at make up, or really experienced, but after watching a numerous of different kind of tutorial, it's not hard to manage something (my eye brush is from Muji, not a brand someone would normally recommend, but hé, I'm not a professional and it works!).

The hair, as well, end quite the way I wanted it, without knowing how I will do it. I just braid my hair, and wore them on top of my head all day, so the waves will stay in all evening. I did a tiny bun, held by hair pin at the back.

Rudy, the king of ingenious extranvaganza !!

The Koko is such an amazing venue ! A group of dancer were "voguing" on stage with Hermès silk scarves.

A beautiful outfit.

The dancers striking a pose.

The dancefloor (the DJ was awesome !!!!!).

You had the privilège of taking a picture with a Hermès silk scarf.
That girl looked like Frida Kahlo.

More Vogue battles.

I'm wearing:
Kimono: charity in France
Vest top: H&M
Trousers: Charity shop in Clapham Junction
Necklace: Topshop
Earrings: Urban Outfitters
Salomé: TKMaxx
Bag: Vintage from my Mom

jeudi 19 juin 2014

That 70s Party

Last Saturday, my friend Emma and I had a little 70s Party !!! I did my hair and make up out of the blue, just trying to make volume !

I'm wearing:
Blouse, bangles : H&M
Skirt : second-hand from a yard sale in the Netil House.
Belt : from Pakistan but bought at Princess May Car Boot Sale
Earrings: Urban Outffiters

Some Inspi :

Miss Pandora as Loulou de la falaise and others.

Jane Forth 

Biba style

Potiche de François Ozon (2010)

Passe Ton Bac d'abord de Maurice Pialat (1979)

Pictures from my book The Beatles, pictures from the Daily Mail.