Scrubs up alright, doesn't he?
Here comes Ellen and Sarah in our transport to last night's National Vintage Awards - the Black Country's answer to Thelma and Louise.
Off we go, Birmingham-bound (me holding on to my hair!)
|Al, Jon & Adrian|
Stopping off for a cheeky beer at the Old Oak in Digbeth.
|Me, Liz, Lynne and Liz|
|Ellen & Brendan|
Then off to the gorgeous Fazeley Street Studios for the Awards.
Seventies style in a sea of 1950s wannabes and pin-ups. It didn't win us any new friends - even the official photographer ignored us.
|Mrs Miniver & Fiona|
Luckily we had our fab friends and the wonderful Blighty Bazaar gang to play with.
|The crazy Angela & Natalie from Pearls and Petticoats.|
|With Kerry (House of Harrie Hattie) and Laura|
|Barbara (Hats by Maison De Cantern) and Simon|
|Brendan (The official Poet Laureate of Wednesbury) & Lynne|
Unlike a typical red carpet starlet I did my own hair, nails and make up and wore a frock that was already in my wardrobe - a psychedelic Californian-made maxi courtesy of dearest Jean from Dross Into Gold. The tan was from the back garden.
|Liz & me (Liz's maxi is from Kinky Melon and her bag is one of her Izzybird creations).|
Well done Blighty Bazaar - best Vintage shop in the Midlands & North! There's Amy getting her award.
I got to meet the lovely Helen from Mancunian Vintage.
So did I win? No! Despite your incredible support and leading the voting throughout the competition, the final decision was down to the judges and with criteria which included points for "representing vintage brands throughout their work" and "maintaining their public persona through social media" I didn't stand a cat in hell's chance.
Vintage brands? Does that mean Repro? Over my dead body! Public persona? I'm the same person 24 hours a day. I don't even know how to use my phone for Twittering.
I feel bad for letting you all down (and especially Curtise) but stuff it - I've still got a personality, just not one that conforms to the mainstream "vintage" one.
You'll find us here on Sunday - come and see us if you're around!