My mum and Dad bought me two tickets to a Wartime party at the town hall, so I needed to find Mike some clothes for it. I ended up doing much better for him charity shop wise than I did myself. Being such a regular in Oxfam meant I was allowed to ask out the back for any woolly jumpers (I was going to cut the arms off and turn it into a tank top) - but - that went out the window when I spotted the perfect jacket in the back room...
sorry for the photo quality - I forgot to take this phone so had to wait til we got back to Mikes!
Yes it's a Crombie jacket! Made by Alkit, who were based where that Pizza Hut is now in Cambridge Circus in London. They closed down in 1989 and we think this jacket dates from the 60s. Shame it wasn't a Mod night. Very swish. I picked up the pleated trousers with turn ups for £3.99 (Coat was £9.99)
I looked extremely frumpy, though I didn't care too much. At least I wasn't in a stupid pseudo 50s dress like the girls on the next table and looking at my phone every 5 seconds. The food was very nice, the entertainment was an Andrews Sisters style group. Who were good - although in the second half they lapsed into covers of contemporary tracks, which was fun but broke the atmosphere somewhat. Plus the old people hated it. They promised we'll meet again, but due to the lack lustre response at their departure they didn't come back! Lazy bitches. I guess you can't blame them, but hey - we all came for the wartime stuff, not a cover of Creep by Radiohead, although that was highly entertaining.
We did get to have a romantic slow dance to As Time Goes By.
On Saturday I met Lisa for brunch and she took me into Five Star Nails which used to be Wycombe's only sex shop
Now it's a bustling nail salon. I got a manicure and Hello Kitty nails!!
wooo! I was so impressed, it only cost £13. I'm terrible with nails, I bite and break them really quickly so I wasn't going to get acrylics or shellac, but I did badly need a good sort out.
In the afternoon, Mike and I went to the book cottage seen here a veritable Aladdin's cave of second hand books. I came back with 5 thin volumes on art and fashion and a whole bunch of assorted a bizarre emphemera
I can't wait to scan this lot, I'll share it all on My Darling Little Sunbeam - have a look at the rest of my collection.
one for Karen there, Ayds anyone? Strange German Birthday card
terrible 70s gossip mag and a handy guide to types of Jews...
I still haven't done any art!!