It wasn’t really a little bit of glamour, it was lots of glamour, a whole vintage bus load of glamour in fact that filled Matt and Phreds a few Wednesday evenings ago. Of course this was for the Vintage Manchester, Best of Vintage Awards 2012. The evening is something that I have been chatting on about and coaxing for you to vote for me for a while now so here is a little write-up of the night. Thank you so so much for all your votes you lovely lot. It meant so so much to be a finalist with so many amazing Vintage businesses. I have to say a huge thank you to Helen over at Mancunian Vintage as I have shamelessly had to steal her photos from the night to illustrate just a little what we got up to.

So it all started with the choosing of the outfit. Vintage Hollywood glamour was the order of the evening so I delved through the wardrobe, there were a number of options but the winner was my 1980s outfit, however I like to think that the white dress has a little bit of a Marilyn inspiration to it. I added the very 80s hat as seen in a previous post. Theo bless him wanted to enter into the spirit of things so on the day of the event nipped out and found this fabulous velvet Dicky Bow:-) With the vintage hair we attempted to look like a true vintager pair, we both loved the dressing up side of things and have vowed to do it more often. Not worrying what people think,, that’s what vintage is all about, expressing yourselves 🙂

The night was a huge huge success 🙂 Sue, of Vintage Manchester did such an amazing job at organising. We had a reading from a revised and modern version of the Great Gatsby and brilliant entertainment with a fabulous Marilyn tribute act. Although Olive and Em did not win Best Vintage New Comer we had such a fabulous night and the winners were all so so worthy of their awards. Huge well done.

The evening was topped off by being surrounded by so much vintage loveliness and by people who appreciated true style. We had the pleasure of spending the evening with Helen of Mancunian Vintage and her boyfriend having met her half way through the evening. Theo was urging me to go up and say hello, which I finally did 🙂 Check out her fabulous outfit, she looked gorgeous in a fabulous and very hollywood styled outfit.