Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hep Cats Holiday - the season begins!

Being a vintage lover there are tons of events throughout the year that I love to go to, dress up, dance and see great bands.

This weekend the season kicks off with one of my favourite events of the year Hep Cats - hundreds of vintage guys and gals from all over the world take over a holiday camp to have a jolly time -    http://hepcatsholiday.com/page7.html.

It is fantastic place to meet up with friends, some that I see on a regular basis and others that I only manage to catch up with at events like this.

After settling into our chalet I took a wander around the campsite. Accidently (not really!!) I found the vintage shopping market and just had to take a little look - well it would be rude not to!!

Dress Circle and Shazam vintage stalls sell the most fabulous 40's and 50's clothes - I always manage to find a few things to part me from my cash and this time was no exception - expect new outfit posts when I wear my new purchases out and about soon!!

Friday night and the party started with bands and DJ's, cocktails and dancing. I wore one of my favourite dresses that my hubby bought me for my birthday a couple of years ago,

Saturday morning and I had to check out the market again and then it was a time to catch up with some friends and a few more bands.
I love this suit - vintage 40's suit bought on Ebay, blouse and shoes from Dress Circle Vintage (last year's purchases) and hat from 1940's for You.
In the evening we had a few friends over for cocktails in the chalet - I always travel with portable cocktail cabinet - a vintage suitcase, filled with glasses, and booze!!
The theme was Hollywood so I wore my latest purchase from Lulu Vintage - a long 1930's gown and the fascinator that I made myself and finished off with black gloves to add a bit of glamour.
Sunday's outfit was the Barbara dress from the collection - this is the best seller with very few left to buy so if you want to have your very own you can buy one here - www.fabulousmissk.co.uk.
Head scarf from Prim Vintage and the best way to look chic even when you have your curlers in or having a bad hair day!!

Sunday night was the night that I waiting for a chance to see one of the best swing bands around at the moment - Emanuele Urso    -   http://www.emanueleurso.it/  - playing swing in the style of Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa - if you get an opportunity to see this band do not miss it they will take your breath away!!
Back home it always feels a little strange to see people walking around in normal clothing when you have been used to "living" in the past for a weekend but there are so many more events to look forward to this year - you can check out where I will be and selling some of the collection to on my web site -    http://www.fabulousmissk.co.uk/#!events/cp4r - so see you out and about soon!!


  1. Love your outfits, especially the hat in the second picture that you bought from me at Holt 1940's event ;-) Thank you for the mention!

  2. Yes I did and I love it - one of my favourites and I have a few!! Hopefully see you at another event soon and I am sure you will tempt me with something??

  3. looks amazing, you look gorgeous,

    1. Thank you Betsy Jo - it is a fabulous event and always a good excuse to get dressed up!!