Birthday Chick…..

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ah, Monday morning here you are again….

Only this time you are so much more cruel as you follow a fabulous week of parties in the Spiegeltent and a weekend of birthday celebrations and eurovision nonsense.

So, as I may have mentioned, Friday was my birthday! I share a birthday with Mr Chick, so technically it was “our” birthday, which is always an excuse for double celebrations. At the Bishops House Open Day the Sunday before I’d bought a 1950s Kitty Copeland dress from the Maddermarket Theatre costume department. It’s purple with a black flock design, a nipped waist and pleating at the hips. So flattering! It has a few issues with fading, but it only cost a miserly £5 and the pattern and dim evening lights mean it’s hardly noticeable.

❤ Dress & Belt - Vintage ❤ Hat - TK Maxx ❤
❤ Shoes - Salvador Sapena (via eBay!) ❤

I think I must also include the following terrifying pictures of me attempting to pout. I don’t think it should be my photographic look of choice….

As it was my birthday I’d spent the afternoon being pampered and preened, including a long overdue hair cut at Flint Hair and a relaxing essential oil facial. Unfortunately this also meant straight hair and covered in oil, so the perfect opportunity to try out my emergency hot rollers! I was quite pleased with the results. It wasn’t as good as a wet set, and I’m not sure I’d trust it to stay in place all day but it did give my hair enough bounce and shape to make my cheats finger waves work!

And the rest of the Birthday evening? It included dinner, cocktails and burlesque. We saw Brilliant Stupidity, including the fabulous Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey and an excellent burlesque routine from the incredibly tall Mr Gorgeous. If you’ve never seen a 6’6″ man doing stocking peels you don’t know what you’re missing.

I finished the night (well, technically started the day after, but who’s counting) wrapped in a hotel room bathrobe, listening to 20s jazz and finishing off a bottle of Ben Nevis malt whisky that was filled to cask on the 13th May 1994 (My 15th birthday!) it was a birthday present last year and I’d saved the last bit for a full year so I could enjoy it.


15 Responses
  • Andi B. Goode
    May 16, 2011

    Sounds like you had a great time. And that’s a stunning dress – what a bargain.
    Also, I like the pouty pics ;]
    -Andi x

  • Franca
    May 16, 2011

    Happy birthday! You looked lovely, what a great find on the dress! and please please do a tutorial on the cheaty finger waves!

  • Mim
    May 16, 2011

    What a fab birthday, and a beautiful bargain dress. Happy birthday!

  • Fiona - Straight Talking Mama
    May 16, 2011

    What a marvellous birthday!

  • Mr Chick
    May 16, 2011

    Mr Chick would like it known that he is NOT the man in the top hat and pants (that is the Evil Hate Monkey) and also that he is happy to talk about himself in the third person.

  • Old Fashioned Susie
    May 16, 2011

    I take my hat of to you!! What a bargain!! I want to go there!!! You look fab and obv had a smashing time! Happy belated birthday! x

  • Perdita
    May 16, 2011

    Super birthday. Your dress is FAB, can’t believe you snapped it up for a fiver, lucky lady!

    Your hair looks great, too.

  • Fashion Limbo
    May 16, 2011

    Looks like you had a fabulous time 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us, and yes, you look absolutely stunning xxx

  • Aimee
    May 16, 2011

    Happy Birthday darl, you look adorable. I have a kitty copeland dress which I found in charity shop its a very similar shape actually.xx

  • Penny Dreadful Vintage
    May 16, 2011

    Happy birthday to you and Mr Chick. Sounds like a top day/night out 🙂 xx

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix
    May 16, 2011

    You look wonderful in your (bargain) dress. That sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday. Many happy returns.

  • Ina
    May 17, 2011

    Happy belated birthday, you look lovely as usual!

  • Steph (@mrs_sock)
    May 17, 2011

    How flattering is that dress! I love the colour.

  • Miss Peelpants
    May 17, 2011

    Awww I missed your birthday! I see you had a lovely day, and that’s a beautiful dress! Happy belated Mr and Mrs Chick xx

  • Benita Wheeler
    June 20, 2011

    i love your black shoes. It is so great. If you add, a jewel hairpiece, you would have a great inexpensive wedding moment.