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Our Blitz NYE

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Our Blitz NYE

I know it’s almost March but it’s been the most mental 2 months (being burgled, having to move, turning 25) so only just getting round to asking you all how your NYEs went!?

Blondie, the Boy and myself decided to run to the shelters and see the New Years Eve in style by hitting the Blitz Party!

RUN FOR SHELTER to the new 1940s night that’s just brimming with community spirit!

Ladies, don your lipstick and tea-dresses and draw on those stockings. Men dust off your medals and wave your Union Jack with pride. Blitz Party is set to be London’s hottest new night, where cocktails, dancing and neighbourly spirit are the order of the evening.

Spread under two arches, the rooms will host the UK’s finest live swing bands, performers and DJs. Big band tunes play for fun-loving party girls who long to share a Gin French with a handsome man in uniform. The Spitfire Bar serves good old Kentish Ale and hearty food to hungry soldiers, and another room will project original newsreels and wartime films, accompanied by live music.

It was just the occasion to wear my new red pleated C&A dress I picked up at Judy’s vintage fair

The Boy was a bit stuck with what to wear so we hit Camden stables the day before and stumbled upon the most amazing store filled with vintage uniforms! We managed to pick up a whole outfit that was easily long enough for him (normally pretty difficult for someone 6″6) and only for £55 for trousers, jacket, shirt, tie and a hat!

In the end I think we looked pretty dapper…

I teamed my dress with my cape I got from the boy for Xmas (see a proper photo of it here)

And Blondie rocked up looking very ladylike (as usual) …

The lovely Blitz people had outdone themselves! The venue was HUGE with loads of different rooms decked out just like a wartime East End air shelter, filled with sandbags, Union Jacks, searchlights, blackout curtains, oil lamps even old movies playing on the wall. Ration books replaced bar menus and they even had a room offering swing lessons!  Blondie and I particularly enjoyed the champagne cocktails! The live music was fantastic and everyone got in the spirit dancing up a storm.

Awesome night all round! The Blitz parties are held every month so if you ever fancy doing something different for a night out this is your solution!

But act fast as tickets sell out so quickly!

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My new favourite store!

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My new favourite store!

Wow I’ve been super busy with run up to Xmas clearly…. but not to busy to shop!!!

The boy bought me this navy blue 1950’s nurse’s cape from Birmingham as a pre-xmas gift… the only problem was it was missing a button!

So we went off to brick lane to see if we could find any replacements and stumbled across the most amazing shop…BLITZ

I had heard about it from the Vintage Guide to London a few months back so was very excited to stumble across it on our great button quest

The BLITZ folks describe the store …

BLITZ is a warehouse space with 5 rooms, 9,000sq. feet and more genuinely hand selected, on trend vintage clothing than any other in London.
Blitz has antique furniture, from early 20th century through modernist industrial and reclaimed eccentricities. Blitz has vintage books, records, jewellery, reading glasses and sunglasses. Alongside watches, pens, fragrances, bikes and luggage. What else could you want?
Blitz is the modern concept store selling yesterday’s best concepts.

Not only has it got rooms full of clothes that I spent hours rummaging through (I was so happy to find their selection of What Katie Did lingerie!!)  it also has a fab little cafe and book store for when you need to gather your strength again

I found the perfect set of buttons for my cape and LOADS more! I will definitely be going back