I get asked quite a lot by guys what they should wear to my events. Girls tend to get all the attention - shops trying to sell them stuff, lots of fashions blogs, magazines, runway images, and vintage photos. For the guys it can take a little more research.
I have worked in fashion for 9 years, and been part of the vintage scene for roughly 8 years - There is nothing better than spotting a chap who has got his vintage attire down to a T!
My recent advice to a friend was if all else fails, grab a cardigan from a vintage shop, throw on a white tee and slick back your hair for a 1950's look.!
The below images are taken from Autumn/Winter vogue.com catwalk shows.
Tuesday 30th December Talulah Blue presents...Spectacle Burlesque feat. Talulah Blue, Havana Hurricane, Lady Wildflower and live music from The Moonlights Tickets £8 adv
A burlesque night with live music, hosted by resident fire eating follie Talulah who has had residencies in Dubai, Geneva and is just back from performing in Rome.
An energetic night of talented musicians, bump and grind burlesque and dazzling showgirls.
When researching fashion vogue.com has all of the latest runway shows from all around the world. The big designers always take inspiration from vintage clothing to create classic, saleable pieces. Of course they sometimes go a bit metal on colour and prints - so use their ideas and maybe tone it down a notch.
If you don't want to wear outlandish prints (which if you mix and match contrast of tonal colours, and sizes of prints, you can blow peoples mind in a good way) Then for you Sir ..... it will be about layering. Layering textures, tonal colours, and types of fabric. Take a look in the gallery.
Don't take catwalk latterly if you don't want to - you don't have to wear ankle bashing trousers if they make you feel like an idiot. And for the risk takers, own it! Trial and error has to happen in order to learn, and who cares what others think ... I clearly don't!
Have fun and keep it dapper!
Featuring the vocals of David Wyatt, The Moonlights’ catalogue of classic tunes will delight everyone. From the cool soul of Sam Cook and Bill Withers to the classic sounds of The Stones and Hendrix, and with everything from Jeff Buckley to Gogol Bordello in between.
As always, there will be a burlesque stall at the front of house and the optional dress code is 1930's - 1950's!