I had come to know her over the past few visits to Londonedge and we have had many conversation about their plus size range and the development of it, so I was keen to go along and see what was on the agenda.
Sadly, prior to the event, she did let us know that there wasn’t a plus size range for this collection, however this was something that was in discussion and to watch this space.
Either way, I decided to go along and catch up with friends and acquaintances and have a jolly old evening.
I popped on my Pin Up Girl Tiki dress in blue and red, accessoried it with a blue flower and hopped on the train to London, first class of course.
I needed to pop to Oxford Street for a little retail therapy, before meeting up with some chums, Boo, Chereeka and Becky. We met at Liverpool Street station and got on the bus towards Dalston.
It was nearly 6pm and the bus was rammed. We had around 17 stops to go, so it gave us a chance to catch up.
Finally arriving at Fontaine’s, we were warmly welcomed inside with a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag. Ruby, the owner of Fontaine’s was milling about and gave me a big hug when she saw me.
We immediately spotted the lovely George from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust who models some of the Voodoo Vixen range. We stopped to have a chat, and then moved on to mingle with some beautiful ladies and gentleman.
Soon it was time for the entertainment, so we all went down to The Bamboo Lounge downstairs where we were treated to a medley of songs from Georgia Harrup.
We then adjourned back upstairs to have a good perusal of the new clothes. And I have to say they are divine!
For this range, as mentioned before there will only be one dress that goes up to a 4XL and that is the beautiful Tartan Lola Dress which I absolutely love!
This season Voodoo Vixen have created a collaboration with one of the most beautiful and gracious women out there, Miss Victory Violet. I have met her on many occassions and she literally is as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Oh and the clothes are phenomenal!
I also got to actually meet my editor at Vintage Life Magazine! We converse two to three times a week online, but had never actually come face to face. It was so wonderful to finally have a conversation, and to meet her in the flesh!
We then were invited back downstairs for a perfomance by the amazing Cherry Onfire, a stunning burlesque artist. To say she was fabulous was an understatement. A beautiful lady, she mesmerised the whole crowd, who I have to say were predominantly female.
The whole crowd was cheering and hollering for her, and I have to say the performance was stunning. After it finished we were offered more bubbly and some canapes and again we stood chatting to friends old and new, before heading upstairs again.
The final entertainers of the evening were Elle and the Pocket Belles, a five piece singing act that have that vintage look down to a T.
They performed several old time songs, a few of their own and one or two modern songs done in a vintage style – for example Bootylicious by Beyonce but with an Andrews Sisters flair. They were totally fantastic and I could have listened to them for hours!
Sadly it ended all too quickly, and it was time to get back on the bus to the train station.
I had to say goodbye to the ladies, as we were all departing from various stations. I was pretty fortunate when I arrived at mine, as although my train didn’t leave until 2315, it was actually already at the platform at 2240 which meant I could get straight on it.
Queue me sitting down in my lovely first class seat, with a final cocktail.
The perfect end to a perfect day!
My thanks go to the Voodoo Vixen team for an amazing night and to Lyle Crear – photographer extraordinare for some images used in this post.