Expect glamour, roses, rabbits, headscarves, foxes, teapots, crows, parlour games, cake stands, hair and make-up tips and, not forgetting, humongous amounts of magical tea party food that is fit for the Queen of England..
Eat, Drink & Be Beautiful
One for the glamour girls xxxxxxx
If you’re planning a vintage hen party or you need some inspiration for a new vintage look, then we’ve got just the blog post for you! There are so many stylish celebrities rocking a vintage image- from Dannii Minogue’s Louise Brooks bob to the beautiful Nicola Roberts working a red lip and pale skin. Whatever you’re age, skin tone or style, Elizabeth Peat can help turn you into a beautiful vintage Belle.
To book with Elizabeth Peat for your Vintage Hen Party , give her a bell on 07846502749.
Great for Hen Parties!
Vintage Fascinator Making
At one of our classes you will learn how to make an elaborate party piece or a wedding accessory, the choice is yours. Whatever your decision you will be guaranteed to make a one off unique fashion creation. Make fascinators as gifts for your bridesmaids or for christenings, garden parties or proms, they emphasise the powerful ability for any woman to look stunning.
We have a large selection of materials for you to choose from, and always offer seasonal colours, vintage materials and the latest in millinery technique and fashion, to enable you to be as flamboyant as you like.
Our step by step classes will teach you all about the different materials used – feathers, flowers, beads, ribbons, crinoline, vintage bows etc you can even top off your creation with a touch of sparkle. Our favourites are 1930’s cocktail fascinators with ornate veils but choose your own vintage era and give it that modern day twist.
Treat yourself to a vintage tea party!
Our Vintage Tea Lady will bring a delightful party into your home or venue, transforming your dining table into a 1940’s haven.
We provide beautiful tea cups and saucers each complete with side plate, cake fork and tea spoon. You also receive two gorgeous cake stands, milk jug, sugar bowl, assorted platters for sandwiches and cakes, two tea pots and one cotton table cloth.
Our service includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, cup cakes, pastries, freshly brewed tea and either a traditional Victoria sponge or a thick, rich chocolate cake. All crockery is not in sets (depending on size of party) but all tea cups are complete with matching saucers and side plates. This all adds to the informal, vintage charm of morning or afternoon tea.
Our Vintage Tea Lady will be your waitresses for the whole event catering for you from the start and keeping you topped up with tea and cakes throughout your party. And we don’t forget the most important part either our Vintage Tea Lady will wash up everything and clean away afterwards.
Relax and enjoy your tea party as you catch up with friends and family at your celebration or, for the full party experience why not let our qualified stylists give you the ultimate vintage party makeover.
Speciality teas are available on request.
Attitudes towards fashion were greatly influenced by the effects of The First World War. Official figures put British deaths at 765,399 this created a surplus of women of adult age who’s prospects of marriage and traditional security had been greatly diminished.
This radical change in women’s lives meant freedom to choose lifestyle, increased job prospects and the knowledge of the need to be self supporting for the rest of their lives.
These changes effected all social classes whether a ”flapper” so called because of their short skirts, bobbed hair, love of imported American ”jazz” music and distain for traditional acceptable behaviour or, the upmarket ”bright young things” who’s wild parties and nightclubbing antics rocked the foundations of the establishment and found themselves the subject of many newspaper articles in the 1920’s.
This period between the two world wars is often considered as the foundation of modern design and the golden age of French fashion because of the abundance of quality French dress designers like Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin, Coco Channel and Paul Poiret.
The length of hem lines changed under their guidance, as did the style of hair and the wearing of makeup and hats (even in summer).
Apart from the designers, American film makers had ahuge influence on fashion with movie stars like Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and Louise Brooks all icons of the era. To look like their favourite film stars was the aim of many young women.