Eldest child and her partner came to stay for a few days. They arrived last Thursday and went home again on Sunday. They live in Norwich, so we don't get to see them as often as we would like. Not that Norwich is the other side of the world but jobs and life tend to get in the way of visiting each other very often. During their stay they went to London on Saturday, this was to attend The Chap Olympiad it is organized by The Chap magazine. Everyone who attends goes dressed in vintage clothes. Eldest child is a collector of vintage dresses ( should that be frocks? ), shoes and handbags, so this was the perfect chance to get dressed up. Her partner was also properly attired ( he does as he is told!).
She spent Friday evening doing her hair and nails.
It took her 2 hours to get all the curlers in! Then she spent another hour doing her nails
if you look closely you can see that she hasn't painted the moons. Apparently this is how they did it in the Forties.
Saturday morning was spent making their picnic and adding the final touches to their outfits.
The front view ( she wouldn't let me take a photo with her face on to put on the blog, which is such a shame as she looked beautiful ) . Her clothes are all original 1940's, dress, bag and shoes. Her partners' are modern versions.
The back view, you can just make out her hair, which looked lovely. You can also see G's cloth cap.
They had a really good day, drinking gin and tonic and people watching! They are hoping to go again next year and they are trying to persuade us to go with them. Watch this space.
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