VIP-tastic!

If you are a regular reader you may have seen my recent post about Londonedge 2017 (find it here)

Several blogger friends and I visited Londonedge on Sunday 12th February and had a whale of a time. We were also lucky enough to get an invite to the VIP launch party on that evening.

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Party Time!

Being held at the Metalworks in Angel, we walked the 10 minutes to the venue and were granted entry into a wonderland of colour, noise and spectacularness! And I am not even sure that is a real word!

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The Metalworks

We were given two tokens for drinks and a round metal washer that was for food at the barbecue actually inside the venue.

The party itself was being held in two rooms, one with a DJ and dancing space and another where the compere Virgin Xtravanganzah was hosting and introducing the various cabaret acts including burlesque with the fabul0us Talulah Blue.

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Tube Carriage bar and photo booth

We got a drink and then the tunes hit and we had to get onto the dance floor. The music was everything from heavy metal, to 80’s pop to a bit of rap. The place was absolutely heaving and the atmosphere was positively buzzing.

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DJ Time

Mingling with all the party crowd we chatted with the Collectif girls and some wonderful ladies who had travelled from Denmark just for the event. It was networking at it’s best.

Virgin Xtravaganzah announced Talulah Blue who performed a routine with around 12 hula hoops on a tiny stage. It was mesmerising to watch (and she had an amazing figure) and had the crown enthralled.

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Talulah Blue

Afterwards was the first annual Londonedge awards with winners including Extreme Largeness and Collectif.  Glass star shaped trophies were handed out and the winners were extremely vocal in their delight at winning.

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Collectif! Winners of one of the first LondonEdge Awards

We mingled a bit more, had another couple of drinks and chatted to our hearts content. Virgin Xtravaganza did songs from her Drag act which were both witty and bloody hilarious!

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Virgin Xtravaganzah at her best!

We were treated to another performance from Talulah Blue involving a costume bedecked in pearls and lace and two huge white ostrich fans. She was absolutely fabulous and made me so envious with her fantastic costume and talents.

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Simply Beautiful

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Stunning, Sensual and simply special!

We had chatted with a few of the photographers including Chris at the event earlier in the day and they were at the evening event taking lots of photographs. Somehow I managed to end up in quite a lot of them, which was a bit strange, but very lovely too.

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Blog Squad with Chris the photographer

Of course there were also lots of tipsy silly photos during the course of the evening…

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Even I don’t know what was going on here!

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Hope Nikee had underwear on!!

Sadly because we had eaten at Byron burger I was too full to even think about having food from the barbecue, however I have to say the chicken and burgers looked absolutely amazing. The aroma was just divine and I wish I had waited to have dinner there.

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Blogger Love!

A bit more dancing from the group and a little live-streaming on Facebook with Nikee and it was almost time for me to go to the train station. Before we left, we had to have a picture taken of this huge mosaic as it was perfect!

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We did what we loved!!

Thankfully several of us were all leaving at the same time and hopped on the tube to Kings Cross where I had around 20 minutes until my train arrived.

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Love is in the Air

Having a well earned glass of Rose on the train home, I arrived just after midnight, very tired but ecstatic after a fun filled day with fabulous friends.

Leave a comment

  • Donna

    You have SO MUCH FUN!! This looks like a fab night out, you girls make me smile, i want to come!

    • It was a great time! And the more the merrier!! x

  • This looks like so much fun, I really want to go to a burlesque show this year they look like a really great night!

    Emmie
    http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk

  • Em

    It looks like you had a really fun night! You look very pretty (love the dress) – great pictures, I especially love the one next to the ‘Do what you love’ wall!

    Em

    • Isn’t that a perfect photo opportunity? It’s a great quote x

  • Emma Oxley

    Love your hair and your dress! Awesome outfit. Looks like you all had an amazing night!!

  • Those photos with Nikee are so fantastic haha! You clearly all had so much fun, so lovely

    • Aren’t they just so silly? It was a great event again x

  • Looked like a fun event! Loving your outfit as well 🙂

  • Wow that looked like such fun. I’ve never heard of events like those thanks for sharing!
    K x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I’m pleased to hear you had such a lovely time Tanya. Love the pink dress it’s gorgeous. Shame you couldn’t try the food but the food at Byron Burger looked nice so it wasn’t too bad although the BBQ must have smelt amazing.

    • It was a great night, and I can’t wait to do it all over again soon! x

  • Looks like an amazing evening, love all of your outfits! xo

  • I wish I had gone to the evening event as it looked so much fun x

    • Me too! It would have been great to actually meet you x

  • Baby Isabella

    The metalworks looks like a great venue! So lucky that you went to Londonedge and love the VIP piccys x

  • i love the grunge exterior of metalworks. this sounds absolutely amazing. bloggers do what they do best in the hallway – strike a pose 😀

  • Sarah Louise

    Looks like you had an amazing time! I am totally head over heels in love with all the outfits.

  • Looks like a cracking event. Love all the blogger babes pictures. i feel like I haven’t seen anyone in so long xx

  • none

    Looks like a fun event! I love everyone’s outfits as well. x

  • Jenni Grainger

    Looks like you had an amazing night x

  • Annie Bean

    Wow this looks like you had such a fun night. I love meet ups like this

  • Teresa Bowen

    The photos really show what a good time was had by all. I love your dress. All those roses make it so cheerful

  • Bex Smith

    That sounds like a fab day! You really look as if you had a good time 🙂

  • It looks like you had such a great time. What a fun event!

    • It is such a different kind of event to go to, and always so different x

  • You always seem to having so much fun and dressed to impress! The event looks fab!! L x

    • I decided to have as many adventures as possible! x

  • This sounds like a fab fun place. Love your hair.