Every year, The British Belles put on a little meet in London of pin ups and vintage style lovers. It was named Pin Up Picnic In The Park – since there was pin ups… in a park. But we’re British and rain moved the event from Hyde Park to cocktails at Barrio Shoreditch. And so it was a Pin Up Picnic.. In A Bar!!
I always have big ideas about making special themed outfits for events like these, since they’re a great excuse for real dressing up. The problem with that idea, though, is I’m too lazy and busy to do that, and I end up picking out whatever is clean on the morning of.
I ended up picking up my Check, Please! dress, because in my world, gingham is a neutral. I made this dress in 2013 and it’s the only one from my early sewing that I still wear!
It’s been so long since I went to any sort of event that I feel like I’ve forgotten how to socialise! I spent a lot of my time with my housemate Ellie outside sheltering from the rain. But don’t think that I didn’t have fun! Barrio Shoreditch was a great, colourful venue that was the perfect backdrop for cocktails and meeting friends old and new. Plus, there was a lot of tips about hair being thrown around – and I love hair tips!
I’ve mentioned my anxiety before, but I was wondering if you guys deal with it and any tips and tricks? I need to push myself to go to more events, but that pesky anxiety really gets in the way!
I know I’ve posted about The George bag before, but it’s still my absolute favourite designs we do. I’d suggest grabbing a George item now if you’ve wanted one! We do have a new pub design on pre-order, if you do miss out.