Thursday, 23 May 2013

From wallflower to wildflower in a few easy steps

Yesterday was Wig Wednesday and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to create a magic wig wonderland in one of East London's coolest bars which incidentally is exactly what the amazing Samantha Barnes, director of Tangled Wigs decided to do. 
I was thrilled beyond words when Sam asked me if Frocktasia would like to pop along with a rail full of vintage & retro threads.
The event was a fundraiser for CLIC sargent a children's cancer charity and the fabulous theme of the evening was 'Barbie Glam' . I stocked my rail to the hilt with fancy frocks, blingy tops and pink jackets. I also brought a plethora of hats, specs and sunnies, stoles and feather boas so that anyone who didn't fancy a frock could still join in the dress-up fun and frolicks. Mark very kindly helped me cart all the gear down to Barrio East and even stuck around to help set my pitch up, what a diamond dude my hubby is. Mark would have stayed all night but unfortunately he starts work at a really ungodly hour. 
Sam had put together a wonderful team of people to make this a very special night. 
Gorgeous Emma who runs Purple Hearts Boutique had brought along a mouthwatering medley of fabulous jewellery and accessories. Check out her online store for trendy and affordable ladies fashion and awesome adornments.
 There was a lot of primping and preening going on with no less than two fabulous make-up professionals and Neil Curtis who is also Tangled Wigs head stylist.
 Here's wonderful Sam in action, making gorgeous girls look even more gorgeous in Tangled Wigs :)
 I was very tempted to snap up the blonde wig that I am wearing in the above picture.
Sam was doing a cracking deal, £30 for one or £50 for two with 10% going directly to CLIC sargent. I have a fair few wigs but none of them even come close to the softness and wearability of these. The wig that I started off in, was bought from my local wig emporium, it keeps slipping backwards so every now and again you have to yank it forward which can be a little disconcerting for who ever you may be in mid conversation with but the Tangled Wig that I tried on not only stayed put but it also felt really natural  & made me feel very sassy. These wigs are top notch quality for a very affordable price and I'm not just saying that cause I adore Sam, it's the truth.
 Every one was smiling, laughing and having a ball, even the guys in the band joined in the fun. Here they are playing their gig in wigs, all besides the cajón player who decided to go with a Frocktasia hat instead.
Barrio East was a perfect venue for this event, loads of funky peeps kicking about, an absolutely solid and fun-loving bar team and the venue itself looks the bees-knees. Colourful, quirky and altogether brilliant!
 The pink wigs were definitely the event favourite :)
 It was really nice to see the lads get in on the action look fabulous dahlings!
I didn't manage to get many photos of people actually dressing-up in Frocktasia's threads but the in-house photographer was there most of the evening snapping away and there were of course other people with cameras, so I'm hoping some of their pics will be of the two people that got dolled up in the wedding dress and the awesome dude that squeezed into a hot pink evening gown, yay!
It was brilliant evening, Sam really got it spot on! 
I met some fabulously  kind and inspiring people that I would love to hook up with again. I think the 'Tangled Wigs Wig Wednesday Party' was an absolutely ace idea and I'd be the first one to volunteer if there was to be another one like it. It would actually be tremendously cool to do this on a monthly basis cause once rumour spreads I recon it could grow to become a very popular night out. A magical wig wonderland that offers up a liberal helping of hair- & make-up expertise, dress-up mayhem and a fun fun fun photo booth, that is my idea of a perfect night out :)
Wouldn't you want to go to a party like that?
My Barbie inspired ensemble of the day...
Blonde wig,  70s mini dress, lurex tights, lace-up boots,  Frocktasia disco-ball earrings & beaded bib necklace.
I'll leave you with a song from the undisputed queen of wigs, enjoy ;)
Loads of love,


PinkCheetahVintage said...

Spectacular!!! Head to toe awesomeness! Such a great event!
Becky :)

Leslie Wilson-Rutterford said...

It sounded like a fab evening, Jennie, no doubt greatly enriched by your presence, your frocks and your sense of fun. And such a worth cause! Love your Barbie outfit, and the photobooth style photos, particularly, tho they're all great. What a neat looking venue, I love the decor, specially the stage. Some of the surfaces are curiously ad hoc, but colourful and even lurid in places! Now 'lurid' isn't an adjective gets to be used much these days. Finishing off with your little diddy of a song was a perfect send off. 'A Wildflower doesn't mind where it grows.' So sublime! xx

Bella Q said...

How incredibly fun this party looks- and you are beyond ravishing- better than Barbie and off the charts ccool hip and savvy!

Jet Kuhn said...

It looks like it was a fab night of fun & the bonus of giving to a worthy cause! I hope you do manage to make it a monthly event, I agree it could catch on and be a big hit! XXX
PS drooling over everything in this post!

Penny-Rose said...

Looks like lots of fun. I love your Barbie outfit - the dress is gorgeous. I think I want a wig now.... :-)

thorne garnet said...

Looks like a blast. We got another boxes of wigs today at work, but alas, I'd left my camera at home.

Panty Buns said...

I'm totally blown away by all of this. I've no idea where to begin, so please forgive my prattling and run-on sentence(s)? The photos are fabulous. I love your outfit, the wigs look amazing, Mark is obviously a real sweetheart, the makeup looks fabulous (I love the palette of colours, and the party looks like like fantastic fun. Everyone there looks like fun to be with and the wigs look great on everyone. I wonder if they carry wigs that look like my old Eva Gabor Halloween wig only silver gray (like my actual hair). Kudos to the lads getting in on the action. The gown being worn in the upper right corner looks fabulous and the hot pink evening gown sounds like fun to wear. I like everyone's outfits. Your outfit is gorgeous! I've seen photos/video of Dolly Parton without her wig. She's a pretty brunette, but a bit less noticeable without the wig. The Tangled Wigs look excellent. I've owned two. It's amazing how much quality matters and what a difference there can be between wigs. P.S.: There is a "Wig Day" here in the U.S. in Philadelphia but I've forgotten what date it's on. I should look it up.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Härligt initiativ! Behövs .
Gillar din rosa outfit och skulle vilja ha den rosa peruken!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Wig Wednesday - genialt! Hårprydnader och peruker i synnerhet gör att det är omöjligt att bibehålla ett risigt humör (om det nu skulle vara en aktuell sinnesstäming). Minns ett tillfälle då jag var arg ... kanske till och med rasande och svor över en situation då mina kollegor började skratta eftersom "det såg så fel ut när min vita hårprydnad vippade i takt med ilskan". Omöjligt att fortsätta vara arg då ju. Peruker - jag tror det är grejen!

diefahrradfrau said...

Haha, crazy pictures - I like them!
Wig wednesday seems to be very funny!

Krista Gassib said...

The first picture of you is amaze balls you look like your living in candy land. Your rail always looks so tempting and beautiful! What a fun event, and I had no doubt the pink wig was a hit, pink heads have more fun:)

Liz said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Love the pink wig!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Underemployed said...

That looks like more fun than should be legal. You look gorgeous as a blonde!

Louise McDonagh said...

That looks like such fun.

Reva Ford said...

I'd LOVE this party!!!
you all look great!
I must get out my big wig before it gets too hot!

Reva Ford said...

PS, is that Helga's man? long/blonde?
Looks dead on!

Lucys Lounge said...

what a great event. iam getting a longing for a trip to london now. you look fab as a blonde. lucy

Emalina said...

Don't you look cute in that wig! I love the pink mini dress, showing off your amazing bod. The event looks a lot of fun!