Monday, August 30, 2010

V&A Friday Lates - Retro Hollywood Glamour

After the amazing time we had at the Science Museum Lates night a few weeks ago, the man and me decided to try out the V&A's version on Friday. This months theme was Retro Hollywood Glamour, so it was right up my street! From the moment we walked up the red carpeted entrance, to the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra, I just knew we were in for a treat! There was a feast of activities and events including silk screen scarf printing, a masterclass with Daisy de Villeneuve (the renowned illustrator) and the chance to dress up and be photographed in gorgeous vintage frocks. I loved that so many came dressed to the nines in fifties fashion, others with a modern twist. There was also a team on hand to create Hollywood makeovers, worthy of the silver screen. Just the thrill of walking around this beautiful museum after hours with the retro soundtrack was the stuff of movies!
One of my highlights - 'Whisky In The Jar!' by Fitzrovia Radio Hour - just brilliant!
One of the many suited and booted in the crowd...Don Draper eat your heart out!
A sit down cinema reel of fifties Hollywood film trailers
The John Madejski Garden was the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine as night fell.