The weekend before Valentine’s Day we found ourselves back at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club– and boy, were we pleased to be back! It seemed everyone was in the mood for love as the club got busier and busier while we bopped away to a gentlemen played the organ onstage to get us in the mood for the burlesque that was to follow later in the afternoon. Thank you to our friends who paid us a visit it was great to see you all, especially Ian and Ellie with little Flo and our model Laura (you’ll find the beautiful brunette modelling our clothing and accessories on here).
Once we’d settled in we took a trip round the room to visit the other stalls and it was lovely to see Lady Luck Rules OK (and get our mitts on the last of their personalised jewellery!), Be-Bop-A-Lula, Tea, Cakes and 78s and the beautiful Elisabeth (aka Miss Rose Thorne), who we might add looked DIVINE in our Collectif red fur-trimmed jacket (which will soon be added to the website). We’d like to thank Garudio Studiage for our lovely little “flat pet” rabbit; he’s settled into the store wonderfully! Our stall was placed next to the lovely Seaside Sisters, who in keeping with nautical theme bought a pair of our sail boat hair clips and wore them all afternoon- they looked fab!
At four o’clock Elisabeth took to the stage to compere the burlesque and whip the crowd up into a frenzy, informing the uninitiated of the rules of burlesque: the louder you cheer, the more comes off! We particularly enjoyed Ginger Blush’s fast-paced traditional routine and Princess Angelique’s Indian inspired fan dance, and of course Emerald Fontaine’s Marie Antoinette style routine which included pulling a champagne fountain and bottle from beneath her dress and showering the audience with cash procured form a pouch attached to her bustle! After the show Princess Angelique made a beeline for our stall and stocked up on loads of our cake hair accessories and jewellery.
So, after a love-filled day we packed up and headed home for a well deserved rest before picking out Now, Voyager’s Spring/Summer range at LondonEdge the next day. We can’t wait to show the beautiful candy striped dresses and nautical playsuits we’ve handpicked for you- watch this space!
Love and Kisses
Lauren and Felicity
Now, Voyager x