Tuesday, 12 April 2011

EVENT - Playing Dress-Up With Rokit Vintage

Playing dress-up with Rokit Vintage

One of my fave finds was this DKNY jacket

On Sunday I had the pleasure of heading over to the Rokit Vintage HQ to have a good old rummage through their vintage wares. Myself, my sister Abbie and lots of other fabulous bloggers were there to get a behind-the-scenes look at Rokit and of course try on lots of the amazing vintage clothing and accessories.

I was drawn straight to the sunglasses and loved the retro styles. Hats were another favourite as they were passed from blogger to blogger for photographs. One of my fave looks of the day was Fiona (Save our Shoes) wearing the pleated sleeve, floral maxi from the seventies collection. A close second was Alize (blog de Tendances) wearing a gorgeous cream, '50s style dress - with roller skates I might add!

Serving up cakes and champagne and tea cocktails were the lovely ladies from the Vintage Patisserie. Deborah Meaden backed this business when the founder Angela appeared on Dragon's Den and we were lucky enough to meet her at the event too which was an added bonus. The food and drinks were lovely as was the gorgeous display of mis-matched tea cups, plates and spoons. If only I could always have a team on hand to throw me a vintage tea party.

The whole dressing-up thing reminded me of the movie montage sequence from The Sweetest Thing (a must-watch film if you haven't seen it). The Rokit clothes were much better though of course. The Rokit team carefully select the best product to go online or in their London stores. But other pieces are handed over to the Rokit Recycled designers who refashion pieces into something new and exciting. It's great because there's a handmade element to the items.

Anyway, you want to look at the pics right?

Along with the music from Drag Your Heels (garage inspired rock), Three Little Maids (close harmony group) and an awesome pop-tastic DJ set by Munroe Bergdorf we were treated to vintage hair styling from Belinda Hay of the Painted Lady salon and nails by The Illustrated Nail... it was one hell of a vintage treat. But enough of the shout-outs...

Get involved...
I have £30 to spend on the Rokit vintage website - let me know what you'd style me in from the website in a comment below... the best suggestion will be sent a little goodie bag. Get involved, what should I buy peeps?

Playing dress-up with Rokit Vintage

What I wore: Brogues from Primark (ribbons added for laces), vintage check print dress, skinny brown belt from Primark, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson jacket from Debenhams, Vintage hat from Camden Market, necklace by Swarovski.
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