Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Slippery Belle Burlesque and Chesterfield

This weekend, I slithered into my genuine 1950's wiggle dress and tottered over to the Slippery Belle Burlesque in Manchester for their 5th Birthday Party.
Dexi - A 1950's wiggle dress and The Slippery Belle Burlesque

A brilliant night, with some wonderful acts.  I especially loved the performances of the beautiful Millie Dollar and my favourite, Abigail Collins - talented and fantastically funny.  I've been attending the Slippery Belle events since it started all those years ago, and looking forward to seeing many more.

I also popped over to Chesterfield Museum for a 1940's display of memorabilia and a vintage market - one of my favourite places for picking up gorgeous knick-knacks.  The market was held in The Winding Wheel, which had a lovely little ballroom (stop sniggering at the back!), whose staircase demanded a little picture be taken.
Dexi - adjusting stockings and suspenders at The Winding Wheel

I decided to wear my 'Goodwood Revial' outfit (as I have named it now) due to the chilly but sunny weather, and must have looked a little over-dressed amongst the tracksuits and jeans of Chesterfield as I walked from the car to the event!  However, it did make me think of Vivienne Westwood's recent observation of the general populace that “Everyone looks the same and the clothes are ugly” - I still think style (not fashion - two very different things) does not have to be expensive - my 'Goodwood Revival' outfit cost the princely sum of £55, and the hat just £40.  A pair of jeans could cost much more than that.  Those shoe-fans out there may recognise, in one of those odd quirks, that I am actually wearing one of my pairs of Vivienne Westwood shoes, too, which ties it all up quite nicely... just as I do to some of those lovely gentlemen I meet.

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