Something Pretty for Valentine’s Day…Vintage Nightwear & Lingerie

I really wanted to do something for Valentine’s Day this year; I didn’t exactly know what but just something as it really is the perfect occasion to celebrate & market vintage nightwear & lingerie!

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Trouble is, to do a proper shoot and/or promotion I really should have started planning it before Christmas, and my plans weren’t helped by going away for the first week in Feb in the knowledge that I had a LOT of work to do for Norwich Fashion Week when we got home…

However, all was not lost & at the last minute & after a fabulous meeting with my buddy Fran from Platform Twelve cocktail bar in Norwich, we had concocted a Romantic Mini-Market followed by a PJ & Cocktail Party!

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We quickly sweet-talked local businesses Thelma and Kate’s and Palm & Sole to join in with their stalls of pretty vintage things and lovely soapy, creamy things  and of course my part was to bring lots of pretty, frothy, frilly nightwear & lingerie.

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It was a chilly day outside, but we were soon toasty inside the lovely bar, looking out of the window and enticing customers in with our one-stop valentine shop!

DJ Simon Pritchard enhanced the atmosphere playing from original vinyl all day….

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Milk & Moss Coffee were on hand with incredible cakes (& sandwiches)…

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…and our wonderful hosts at Platform Twelve did all the rest with cocktails & refreshments.

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Lots of friends popped into browse & as always, nice to meet new customers too. We had a lovely day in a brilliant friendly atmosphere and what better place, or date, to showcase my pretties!

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These photos all by G. D. Yallop Photographer

Aside from a little incident with the DJ’s trousers & a brand new clothes rail that wouldn’t assemble properly, we had a fab day merging into an evening of live music & cocktails and I’m so glad I got to team up with the lovely people at Platform Twelve!

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I also got to achieve my dream of going to work in my pyjamas & drinking tea all day whilst listening to great music with friends, surrounded by pretty vintage things!

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Thanks to photographer Gary Yallop for capturing the day for us, and to my fellow stall holders!

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Let’s do it all again sometime!

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