On Saturday night we went to our great friend Benedict Wong's Mad Men party to celebrate his 40th Birthday.
I was ready on time for a change. The Actor was late as he had to eat, iron his shirt and polish his shoes. I ended up having a sandwich and two glasses of chocolate milkshake (always good for stomach lining!). I was going to get him to take some pictures of me but it was 10.45pm when he arrived and we'd been told there was no entry at the club after 11pm. Lots of people asked me to post some pictures so I took a few of myself.
I put Carmen rollers in my hair and curled it under and tried to do a beehive at the back with backcombing... needless to say it didn't work and my hair flopped straight back into the usual Seventies style
I wore a gold sequin shift dress which that I bought on Ebay for £10
With a white marabou jacket, Ebay £40
Pearl, citrine and jet necklace, a present
and Dents satin gloves, Ebay £7
Giles for Gina patent shoes from his SS06 collection, a present from Giles.
Then I decided I was absolutely boiling in a heavy sequin dress so I put on this silk printed Betsey Johnson dress which I bought on Ebay ages ago for £15.
The party was at the Mildmay Working Man's club in Newington Green. I've been to lots of things here. The last thing was an Oasis party. It's Liam's favourite venue. He always said he'd marry Nicole Appleton here.
Here's a snap of the dancefloor. There was a giant screen playing Mad Men.
And the smoking pit which was constantly packed.
Everyone in the following pictures apart from me, Laura and Steven are actors... Here are some snaps of my friends and a few of me for a change
Birthday boy Benedict Wong. Happy Birthday darling!
Navin Chowdhry and Jake Maskall
Josephine Butler and Donna Grant
John Simm and his wife Kate Magowan
Daisy's fabulous diamante gloves
Laura Price Bates
Henry and I
Henry and Daisy Robertson
Daisy Beaumont, Adrian Bower and Kirsty-Loretta Mitchell
Steven Williams and Jake Maskall
Adrian Bower and I
Vix sent me a link to a site called Mad Men Yourself which is fun. It was really helpful for accessories. I had a bit of trouble choosing the right nose, the selection was dreadful. Here's what mine turned out like. My instinct would have been to pick the black cocktail dress but I was thinking gold and sparkly.
This was the closest I could get.
Here's me at 6am after quite a few JD and cokes. Not sure what I'm doing with my dress but there was a fair bit of dancing back at mine. I've added a pair of bunny ears to my outfit.
Needless to say I had a terrible hangover, one of those ones where you're frightened to open your eyes! I tried to talk The Actor into getting some food delivered for dinner but he was having none of it. He brought me a cup of tea and a pint of paracetamol and wheeled me off to his friend's new pub for a fantastic roast chicken and stuffing with tons of vegetables followed by an enormous plate of cheese, biscuits and grapes. I forgot my camera but we'll definitely go back and I shall blog about it.
I haven't switched on the laptop for two days so I'm off to catch up with everyone's blogs, I've missed you all! It's dull and rainy in London today. Tonight it's another night in front of the TV for me which I'm delighted about. Have a lovely evening xxx