7 Jun 2011

All Aboard

On Saturday night I was lucky enough to attend the Swing for Skin event in aid of DebRA aboard the HMS Belfast in London. DebRA is a national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) 

So on went the glad rags, the red lippy and off we trotted into London excited to board the famous ship that's now docked permanently on the River Thames in the heart of London.

The HMS Belfast
The main part of the event was held out on the deck, it had been covered with a pretty white canopy, lights and balloons which created the perfect space for dancers to jive the night away. There was also two large areas inside where tea and cake was being served and you could rest your weary dancing legs. 

Here's what I wore

My colleague at work very kindly lent me this clutch, it was her mother's from the late 40's. Inside there was still a 1954 calender. 

If you are a regular to my blog you will know that I have rather short hair, I managed with much might to get some rolls into the front and sides of my hair. I don't think from the front you would know I have a long crop.  

Lipstick and Curls were there to give the ladies a helping hand with vintage hair and makeup. 

Lisa's outfit
The mood out on the main deck was light and jolly with many couples jiving to the live singers and DJ that belted out timeless classics.

Some outfit's and lovely people we met aboard.

On the left is Little Miss B who designed and made her own hat. It was so beautiful, how talented! Visit her site at http://www.littlemissbdesign.etsy.com/

Singers on deck

Dancers on deck
On our way home strolling up the Embankment
Lisa and I on board the HMS Belfast

I entered the silent auction and won 6 issues of the Vintage Guide to London.

We had such a brilliant night, thank you to Melissa; who had a dream and made it come true. x


  1. I remember you! You looked lovely in your pink frock!! :)

  2. You seriously look like Dita Von Teese! Very pretty! X

    P.S. Don’t forget about my giveaway!


  3. Ooh, two of the girls in your pics are coming with me to Las Vegas!


  4. You look so pretty! Really suits you :)

  5. Thanks for the mention, you looked amazing, was such a fab night I met so many lovely people.

  6. You look absolutely stunning, what a little forties girly you are! Super lush xxx

  7. Looks like a great do, and i love your dress and style :)


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