Dressing & Stressing

What a weekend! A brilliant night out and a purchase to die for from one of my favourite vintage fairs!

The Whim Wham Cafe was our choice of venue on Saturday evening, a recently opened Gin Saloon, owned and managed by the people behind monthly Manchester night The Whim Wham Club– a excellent club night I’ve talked about in previous posts. I was having a wardrobe crisis though- we’ve all been there- its not that I’ve not got brilliant dresses and potential outfit combinations, but for whatever reason- nothing felt right.

In the end I went a bit androgynous and did the 1920’s/YSL tux look I also did fairly recently at the Era of Experience press evening.

Self portrait taken in the loo at The Whim Wham Cafe.

  • Shirt- Next via eBay
  • Cufflinks- borrowed of the Mr
  • Trousers- Reiss a couple of years ago
  • Sparkly Bag- The now sadly closed Steinberg & Tolkein, London
  • Hair flowers- Boots in the sale
  • Sequined scarf- Accessorize ages ago!

I’ve reviewed the Whim Wham Cafe for VintageManchester.com go read and visit especially if you are Manchester based.

On the Sunday, despite all the gin goodness of the previous evening I did manage a visit with the family to Vintage Village in Stockport. Literally on the very first stall, the consistently fab Garbo Antiques, I saw a stunning dress, pictured below along with my smug face, I tried it on and its like it was made for me! And was £40! I was so happy about this, I’ve been after something for a special event I’m organising for October! Keep the 17th free!

The Fair was a Yanks themed special- which I’ll write more about soon, but I stupidly didn’t take a pictures of my outfit- I was working a snood and 40’s style blouse with brogues. Personally I blame the brilliant gin concoctions from the night before!



  1. July 10, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Oooh I love that look, you looked amazing at Era of Experience! I am visiting The Whim Wham Cafe for my birthday in a couple of weeks, I am really looking forward to it x

    • Susie
      July 10, 2012 / 4:16 pm

      Oooh Bethany- you’ll love it! Thanks- hope you enjoyed the fair too!

  2. July 10, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    What a fabby outfit – love the androgynous look with a girly accent here and there. Sounds like you had a great time – and I’m loving the new dress!