Back to the Blitz, 1940s pleated dress and bag

To the sound of air raid sirens, I marched down the steps of Aldywch tube station with 50 other people, to the safety of the train platforms deep under London.  Once there, we were treated to a bit of am-dram on a 1938 tube train (my favourite year at the moment since I am writing a … Continue reading

Red Hot 1940s Dress

I took this little red 1940s dress for a spin at All Star Lanes bowling alley, where we looked flash despite being a bit dated – ASB is a ‘50s themed establishment playing ‘80s music (nope, we didn’t get it either!). I teamed it with a pair of pearlescent Mary Janes, which of course I … Continue reading

1950s Apricot Prom Dress

I wafted into dinner at chef Nuno Mendes’ home in this beautiful apricot prom confection on the weekend.Nuno is trialling menus for his new Bethnal Green restaurant which is due to open later this year – for now, guests can sample a taster menu of about 15 courses, all of which Nuno prepares in front … Continue reading