Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Chap Ball 2011

Hello all!
So we've been away a bit recently as we've both started new jobs, have university deadlines and tis the season to be stupidly busy. So, a little while ago we went to 'The Chap Ball' and had ourselves a fabulously drunken time. We were joined by our lovely new friend Sophie who we met at the sale and social a few months ago.

Excuse the kitchen photos - bah dark evenings. 


Harriett had a little outfit disaster with a pesky 30's gown. But what can't be saved by a 30's showgirl outfit?! Not much I say. Harriett found it in a charity shop maybe a year ago. It was also owned by one of Frank Zappa's backing singers in another life. Worn with vintage feathers and a lovely 30's headpiece she bought in Sweden. 


Sophie wore a gorgeous velvet 50's gown from eBay and gorgeous 30's shoes she bought from our recent trip to Lewes


I wore my new (to me) 30's 'Ginger Rogers' dress which I bought from American eBay. I think its an original theatre costume as it has a number in it and the date '1932' written inside. I love it so, it was so damaged when I bought it and I spent so long sewing sequins onto it!  



To the bar!
We tore up the dancefloor with Jenny and Fleur. 


And then done some more drinking, dancing and shameless flirting. 

Cheers to Hanson Leatherby (check out his amazing photography here) and Andrew for the photos and Andrea for looking after us. 
Bring on more parties I say.
Love Aimee xx 

29 comments:

  1. The showgirl outfit is fantastic - though I am equally entranced by the Ginger Rodgers dress! I'm going to make one similar to that for my final project at uni, good to know they came in such a great shade of red :)

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  2. your outfits make me green with envy!

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  3. So beautiful. I've never seen anyone who really could be mistaken for 1932. Aimee and Harriett, you two are the true vintage queens. You deserve crowns.

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  4. Amazing outfits, especially the showgirl one, I must be looking in the wrong charity shops! :)

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  5. SWOOOOON! AMAZING outfits, gals!!!!!

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  6. You both look stunning! That showgirl outfit is a once in a life time find...and your hairstyling is lovely. Aimee, you must post a tutorial on the hair MAGIC you have going on in these pictures: )

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  7. Total knockouts, the lot of you. I just adore your blog - so much fun!

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  8. LOVE the outfits ladies, especially Harriett's showgirl outfit.

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  9. You ladies certainly know how to dress up! :D I just love it--and wish there were more opportunities Stateside to dress up in fabulous gowns like these. :)

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  10. Such terrifically lovely outfits, you gals look awesome!

    Heartfelt thanks for your caring well wishes regarding my broken foot, I sincerely appreciate it.

    ♥ Jessica

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  11. Absolutely amazing outfits ladies!x

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  12. Wow you all look absolutely stunning! I especially love the red dress- you nice that you made it well again!

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  13. You girls truly find the most amazing vintage clothes......just gorgeous. You all look gorgeous, and I'm glad to hear you had such a great night. :)

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  14. Wowza both gorgeous as always! And aimz lovee your hair in the first pic! x

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  15. You're all looking so good. I wish I could have been there too.
    Have a colourful day!

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  16. the showgirl outfit is the coolest ever!

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  17. You look great! (As usual) :)

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  18. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sequin-vintage-1930s-wedding-dress-applique-embroidered-bridal-beyond-retro-/290643873898?pt=UK_Women_s_Vintage_Clothing&hash=item43abb9906a

    perhaps an addition to your collection?

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  19. One can never go wrong with a showgirl outfit at the ball ... oh my what a looker dear Harriet is in her finery!!! Isn't it wonderful to find a treasure on eBay that needs a bit of TLC? You look so beautiful and so lucky to have a glorious treasure that fits you perfectly:)) xo

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  20. Oh my gosh! You two are fabulous! I have just discovered your blog!!

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  21. You both look sensational! That dress was well worth the TLC...Ginger Rogers would certainly have done a turn in it!

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  22. stunning as usual ladies!

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  23. Such fantastic looks! Oh goodness, I wish I did more fun stuff like this.

    xoxo | rodellee
    vintage shop

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  24. Your outfits are absolutely gorgeous! Especially the 30's showgirl costume.

    xoxo,
    annie

    http://vintagediggs.com/blog/

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  25. Amazing outfits!Your dresses are so unique, a real treasure!I love your blog and I followed you in the moment since you first open the blog:D
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  26. You girls look adorable in your costumes and I love the fact that you even did your hair in accordance with your outfits, very nice! You girls have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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