Just a quick post really, as so many others have or are writing their own experience of the evening and to be quite honest my memory is somewhat hazy...
So, Saturday night was the second Grand Anarcho Dandyist ball, as run by The Chap magazine. I went to the first bash and wasn't going to miss the second, this year held in the beautiful surroundings of the Bloomsbury Ballrooms.
I was the guest of the ever stunning Fleur de Guerre and so thought it worth making a little extra effort, and luckily, just the week before, I had bought the perfect dress from Gem of Bake do and Mend.
My badly taken pic:
I also set and styled my hair in a waved pageboy, using my wonderful Mervin clips and perm rods and then brushing the curls under.
I arrived just before 9pm after a very glamorous bus ride through London and quickly found my chums - Gem, Fleur, Bethan (the blogless), Jeni of Yesterday Girl (who was running the Vintage Dating service typing out the love letters) and the wonderful Miss Penny Dreadful herself, whose blog also features a review of the night.
The night was wonderful - fantastic acts including my very favourite, Mr B. the Gentleman Rhymer, entertained us. We danced and drank until the am. Unfortunately though, I didn't realise quite how strong the gins were.
Very, if this posey photo and my illness the next day are anything to go by (I have been assured they were LARGE doubles and I am not a complete wuss).
Photo courtesy of Miss Penny Dreadful, arrogance courtesy of booze.
I haven't included pics of the other gals partly because I didn't take any and don't want to steal from chums and partly because I'm vain. Hah.
The best pic of us all together was taken by Jeni and I'm sure she will post it up soon enough so keep visiting her blog for her second Chap Ball post.
For loads of other pics of the night please click HERE.