This weekend we are back, thanks to weather and the Easter break, to cheap/free days out. Next week, I'll be reviewing The Cult of Beauty at the V&A, which is ticketed, but I thought I would wander down and see one of their free exhibitions this weekend.
Prior to getting a sensible, normal job, I trained and worked in theatre for a while, so was intrigued by the V&A's collections (some of which came from the demise of The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden). These relatively new galleries are tucked away behind several other galleries (notably the DeBeers room, which is well worth a visit - unfortunately due to the burly security men discouraging photography of the obscene quantities of diamond tiaras, it makes a lousy blog post topic) but do seek them out.
|Posing mirror & barre- |
note the Pavlovian adoption of 3rd position!
|Costume from 'The Producers' infamous 'Springtime For Hitler' routine.|
|Kylie's dressing room from the 'Showgirl' tour.|
|'The Lion King' costumes- fantastic show for anyone|
who loves dance and puppetry.
|Costumes from a strong-woman with a tiny little 25 inch waist!|
His Lordship noted they look like what The Muskerbeers wear on a night out!
|The first rule of V&A Club: nobody talks about V&A club.|
The second rule of V&A club "please keep clothes on."
|See - it works! No-one's naked!|
|The tiles say 'V&A'!|
|Yep it's wonky- but it's the only shot without the Tampax machine in it!|
After that, we had a lovely evening at Rockabetty Studios first birthday bash! It was fantastic - everyone there was a joy, enthusiastic and friendly in equal measure. The venue, Bluu Hoxton, was just the perfect setting for a pinup themed party, wallpapered as it is with pretty foxy ladies. I also met Naomi Thompson of 'Vintage Secret' - I love her site and blog for vintage advice, and she is as lovely in 'real life' as online. The only downside was I burned a hole in my neck with my hair tongs before I left, and now look like I have a giant hicky- yet another reason to be more prepared and style overnight sans heat!
What did you do at the weekend? Hope we're all making the best of the good weather, too! :)