So, by this point I’ve got a fair few posts in draft and all of them are completely out of order, so now I’m going to take you back to late August when I went to a very special event…
I wonder if anyone’s guessed it? I’m of course talking about when B and I went along to Secret Cinema’s recreation of 50s Hill Valley from Back to the Future for a special screening of the film. It was amazing; we ate in the diner, we went to the Enchantment under the Sea dance, we almost got on a ferris wheel before I remembered I’m terrified of heights… Then we almost got on a chair ride, but I decided I was also terrified of their (pitiful) height (have I ever mentioned before I have horrendous vertigo?!)… They don’t let you take your fancy modern cameras onto the ‘set’ so we picked up disposables while we were there… and when I ever get round to developing those I’ll share any shots that came out ok (assuming some of them had to!).
And as I didn’t take many ‘outfit’ types while we were actually there, as I had more important things to do, like watch B be involved in a 20-minute long improv session including sing-a-long with some of the Peabody’s Farm actors (hilarious, as it’s not like he knew the words OR tune), I made sure I got some snaps before we went. It’s a rare occasion where I was trying to look head-to-toe 50s, rather than borrowing elements, but I also wanted to make sure everything I wore I would wear again – I don’t believe in wasting money on ‘costumes’ (rather, I don’t have the money to waste on costumes). Nor was it necessary in this case!
Basically, one of my biggest motivators for going along was the opportunity it presented to finally buy a petticoat 😉 I also took along a vintage handbag that my mum snapped up at a vintage car show from a little old lady selling off her entire life-long collection. For ridiculously low prices. This bag – £10 – and it was in mint condition right down to the light beige suede lining on the inside. And not a weird smell to be sniffed
(out of stock but is just a black ribbon!)
Cardigan: Oasis (old)
Shoes: Clarks (old)
But wait, I wasn’t the only one dressed up! Welcoming to the blog, for his outfit debut, B! So, another aspect of this whole thing was that you get given characters. I was just a high school student, so not a lot of special attire needed there, but someone got cast as a wrangler. Suddenly, I had a diva on my hands who insisted he wouldn’t go unless he got to wear dungarees… Fortunately for him, we found some that fitted perfectly from an online vintage shop (a bit of a fluke) – and the whole effect turned out relatively dashing, despite the fact he’s basically wearing what I wore when I was about 5 (minus the hat… and the axe).
Boots: stolen from his dad
Axe: also stolen from his dad
And in another outfit first for this blog… (slightly sickening) double outfit shots!
And these made the 3rd and 4th photos of ourselves together ever where one of us wasn’t gurning. Which certainly doesn’t include the c.15 I didn’t use here. (I’m not including the Valencia selfies
we painstakingly took here, as remember, that happened after 😉 )