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The Wowcher Guide To Bonfire Night



Remember, remember, the fifth of November… To be honest, as much as we may remind ourselves to bear this date in mind, it’s easy to forget how downright bizarre a holiday it is. Back in 1605, a group of fourteen English Catholics who were tired of being persecuted by the monarch decided to take a stand. Renting a cellar under the House of Lords, these conspirators began stockpiling gunpowder barrels with the intention of blowing up Parliament and, with it, the most powerful men in Britain. An anonymous letter to the authorities, however, saw that these actions never took place, leading to the men involved being hanged, drawn and quartered, as well as enduring all number of unthinkable obscenities.


Which, when it comes down to it, is an awfully strange thing to celebrate every year. Thankfully, over time, the true nature of bonfire night has gradually been eclipsed by a something altogether more pleasant. Far from thinking about religious wars and disembowelments, we tend to picture friends and family gathered together, edible delights and flashes of brilliant colour. Events pop up all over the country, from glittering gatherings outside community centres to stunning showcases in public parks, drawing in droves of spectators who want to eat, drink and be merry.

Sometimes, though, this can all get to be a bit much. The sounds, the smells and the surging crowds are a nice idea in theory, but they can often make you long for something more personal. Luckily for you, we’re on hand to show you how you can host your own bonfire night from the comfort of your own home! All you have to do is follow these simple steps, and you’ll have a fifth of November that you will certainly remember, remember…


First and foremost, if you’re going to host a bonfire night, you’re going to need a bonfire. It’s just common sense. Building a fire is pretty straightforward: gather dry leaves, paper or wood shavings to use for tinder (no, not that Tinder), stack small pieces of wood on top to kindle (no, not that Kindle) and then gradually assemble larger bits of firewood in a tepee formation so that your spark can grow. Surround the fire with rocks or logs so that it remains controlled, or even start it in that fire pit that sits wedged at the back of your garage, and don’t forget to maintain plenty of distance. Oh, and don’t throw refuse or aerosol cans in there. That’s how headlines start, people.


Come on, let your colours burst. Make ‘em go, ‘aah, aah, aah.’ You’re gonna leave ‘em all in awe, awe, awe. This is not just an inspirational little pop ditty by Katy Perry but a promise of what will happen if you do this stage correctly. Give yourself plenty of space, designate one person at a time to be Chief Firework Setter-Offer and stand back in appreciation. Be sure you’ve practiced your ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ beforehand, too. Do all of this and, baby, you’ll be a firework.


As in all situations in life, food is of utmost importance. Whether you’re bonkers for burgers, jonesing for a jacket potato or a hound for a hot dog, make sure that you’re fully stocked and fully prepared for the culinary demands of the night. Make good use of that 12-piece kitchen pan set to knock up a batch of your famous chilli. Get your money’s worth out of that griddle pan and serve a scintillating sizzling steak. Or maybe prepare a bowl of fresh salad with those cutting edge knives that you have. Whatever you plump for, you’re going to have some very happy punters.


Aside from the burning effigy of a 17th century ‘terrorist’, the most enduring image of the fifth of November is the coveted toffee apple. Symbolising the decedent delights that the night has come to represent, the sugar-coated fruit is the perfect naughty-but-nice treat. But why stop there? Put that tin of black treacle to use and knock up a batch of bonfire toffee. Dust off that long-neglected fondue set, melt some chocolate and toast some marshmallows. Or, if the kids are cosy and tucked up in bed, slice up some apples, toss in some spices and mull yourself some cider. Delightfully devilish.


Finally, what would a night among friends be without what Shakespeare called ‘the food of love’? One of the main drawbacks of public firework events is that you’re completely at the mercy of the DJ. If, like us, you just don’t have it in you to sit through Kool & the Gang’s ‘Celebration’ or James Brown’s ‘I Feel Good’ for the umpteenth time, then this is your time to shine. Give those wireless Bluetooth speakers a good workout as you soundtrack a night of explosions, raging fires and searing sparklers. Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth!

If you don’t think you have what it takes to create a successful bonfire night (although with this guide, how could you go wrong?!), just head along to Harrow Fireworks Display for just £3 with Wowcher instead!

Happy bonfire night!

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Wowcher Gets Wet and Wild @ Hot Tub Cinema


When it comes to kicking back and unwinding, there are a couple of staple indulgences on which we can always rely: A powerful cinema experience, with its ability to transport us to faraway worlds and regale us with thrilling tales of derring-do, is perfect for momentarily distracting us from our daily worries; Soaking in a hot tub is also a sure-fire winner, what with the combination of soothing, heated water and massaging bubbles making us feel, just for a moment, like everything is going to be all right.

For eons, these two disparate relaxation methods could only be enjoyed individually. The thought of combining the two was unthinkable, radical, akin to Columbus saying that the world was round. But now, in 2015, the pioneering folks at Hot Tub Cinema have done just that. They have taken an historic step in a brave new direction and, with it, revolutionised the movie watching experience.

The other week, I had the immense fortune of being able to catch Back to the Future when the Hot Tub Cinema came to Hackney. Given my blinding adoration for this movie (it’s really, probably, quite unhealthy), I’ve seen it something approaching a hundred times and in every way possible – or so I thought. As I arrived at the venue – a vast studio space lined with inflatable palm trees and underwear bunting – I could tell that this was going to be something new and wonderful.

hot tub 2

Once you’ve collected your tickets and donned your bathing suit, you are directed to your own personal tub. Walking into the arena is like venturing into the compound in Mad Max 2: You enter a sub-society, complete with its own laws, rules and regulations. You trade in money for chips that can be redeemed for beer, cocktails, soft drinks and snacks, enjoy waiter service direct to your watery domain and, most importantly, experience the film in a way unlike any other.

Challenging the attitude of people who loudly tut when others talk or giggle in the cinema (ahem, myself included), the governing ethos here is that of not just watching films but celebrating them. Far from being annoying, it actually unites the whole venue: You laugh louder when Biff tells Marty to ‘make like a tree and get out of here,’ cheer with more conviction when George lands that punch, and take part in a choral reciting of the film’s iconic final line.

As soon as the final credits roll, the venue transforms again. Before you can utter ‘Great Scott’, the tubs have been filled with bubble bath, the rave lights are on and the music has been turned all the way up to eleven. It’s the most hip and happening party to end a hubbly-bubbly movie-going experience, and one that we heartily recommend snapping up if you ever get the chance.

In fact, from 29th October until 7th November 2015, Bristolians will have just that. The Paintworks Event Space on Central Road will, for seven one-off nights, become home to the Hot Tub Cinema, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in your favourite movies in a way you won’t forget. So whether you want to not use the ‘z’ word, talk about scary movies, be moved by the circle of life, partake in some a-capella, sing along, come what may, reboot an old programme from the ‘80s or are just ready to paaartaaay, simply head over to Wowcher to see how you can become part of something amazing.

Cinema seats? Where we’re going, we don’t need cinema seats…

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Who’s The PumpKing or Queen of Wowcher?



With Halloween creeping in, we’ve got so many frightfully wonderful things to look forward to that it’s hard to contain our excitement. Fancy dress, tonnes of sweets, the black bun Halloween Whopper at Burger King… and pumpkin carving, of course!

Back in the day, pumpkin carving was simple. You cut the top off, scooped out the insides, cut three triangles on the front (two eyes and a nose) and crafted a zig-zag evil type smile – and hey presto, your pumpkin was complete.

But this doesn’t work now, folks – oh no it does not! The pumpkin carving game is at an all-time high, with some so artistic it’s almost like Michelangelo himself carved them. From Obama, Harry Potter, T-Swift, Kanye, Oprah and even the Queen, it seems that anything is carvable, which means your three-triangle pumpkin simply isn’t quite cutting it anymore.

After you’ve hunted down the perfect plump pumpkin, it’s time to let your creative juices flow. But first things first, you will need a good selection of tools to create your masterpiece. We’re not talking about a blunt knife and a bent spoon – we’re talking about a proper pumpkin carving kit, which we’re sure all the professional pumpkin carvers use!

Carving set

In the spirit of fairness, we decided to set a pumpkin carving challenge ourselves for five Wowcher workers. With the same rules of no three-triangle pumpkins and no blunt knife and bent spoon tools, the five competitors were set free to create a frightfully good (or bad) pumpkin.

Howlever, we have put the voting down to you, our Wowcher customers. You will decide who is the PumpKing or Queen of Wowcher. Who comes out on top and who is a Halloween flop is in your hands. Who will put the ass in embarrassment or the boo in bootiful? Whose pumpkin will be a ghastly mess or a gruesome success? YOU DECIDE!


Anna’s Minion Pumpkin

First up we have Anna’s Minion pumpkin. A carving that would make Pharrell Williams happy, you can bet your bottom dollar she worked hard on this bad boy. Hehe. Bottom.

Anna pumpkin 2


Hannah’s Batman Pumpkin

Next up is Hannah, the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Are you a Batfan of her creation? Or is she Arkham up the wrong tree?

Hannah pumpkin


Josh’s Ghostbusters Pumpkin

Josh kept with the traditional ghostly theme that we all know and love. So altogether now: if there’s somethin’ strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!



Dominique’s Wolf of Wowcher Pumpkin

Dominique dished up the ‘Wolf of Wowcher’, but is it a deserving winner? Will it scoop the crown or be left out in the cold like Leo at the Oscars? Did Dom do the Wolf of Wowcher chest beat? Do we have the answers to any of these questions? In the words of the Wolf himself, absolutely f*/!?@£ not!



Emily’s Vomiting Pumpkin

Emily’s pumpkin channelled how most of us look on a Friday night after a drink or six. Will the sick do the trick? Is it a Halloween treat or does she need to take a backseat? And will we ever stop asking questions we don’t know the answers to?

Emily pumpkin

Good luck to all our carvers! The winner will be announced after Halloween, so get voting for your favourite pumpkin – but just remember one thing, all’s fair in love and pumpkin carving. Happy Halloween!

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Wowcher at the Theatre: The Railway Children

“Try to imagine it as an adventure, all sorts of things might happen.”

E.E. Nesbitt, The Railway Children


That The Railway Children should be brought to life anywhere other than King’s Cross seems unimaginable, but even more unimaginable is how well the space at the King’s Cross Theatre plays host to the story, over a century after its initial publication. A staple of family Christmases and sick days, the charm and nostalgia of the story come together in a truly poignant production, adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny and directed by Damian Cruden.


The stage is set from the first moment you enter the theatre, right next to King’s Cross station itself, with the foyer transported back in time to the 1900s complete with platform signs and a Victorian-style sweet shop. The audience is directed to their seats on either Platform One or Two, either side of the incredible moving stage that lines the centre of the space. From the beginning it’s a truly immersive experience, with characters in the fabulous suits, top hats and smart dresses of the period wandering the space, greeting the excited audience. The exposed workings of a functional station, as well as the dangling lightbulbs casting a dusty orange glow, make you feel you’re really part of the story – somehow it even smells like smoke and oil. King’s Cross nowadays might be all cross commuters, but the magic of the railway is very much alive here.


For those unfamiliar with the story, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis are three siblings transposed into poverty when their father disappears. At their new home in the North, Three Chimneys, they meet all sorts of new characters and predictably get up to all sorts of hijinks, mostly centred around the railway itself. Brought energetically to life by Serena Manteghi, Jack Hardwick and Louise Calf – all adult actors playing children – their naivety and innocence mean the darker elements of the story never dull the mood. The moving parts of the stage and the actual steam engine that appears, almost a character itself, keep the thrills up even when things aren’t looking so good for the family.


Complete with engaging supporting characters and some laugh-out-loud moments, this is as impressive a way to spend an afternoon as you’ll find in London. Its underlying values of kindness to strangers could melt the heart of even the most cynical person, and, well, we all know how it ends. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

For the chance to see top shows such as Memphis starring Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle, Dusty, the new multi-media ‘fusion musical’ based on Dusty Springfield’s life, and the spine-chilling Woman in Black for a fraction of the price, make sure you keep checking!

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Wowcher Gets Weird @ Ripley’s Believe It or Not!



Here at Wowcher, we’re fans of the wonderfully weird, the beautifully bizarre and the just plain peculiar. We can’t wait to head down to Somerset to wander through Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’, we’re desperate to try KFC’s new pink burger buns, and hell, we were even on board with green ketchup. So, as a special end of summer treat, I was sent off to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (courtesy of Buyagift), the world’s largest Ripley’s museum, to marvel at the very best of the world’s wackiest artefacts and interactive exhibits.

Ripley’s Warehouse complete with a life size woolen Ferrari, because what warehouse is complete without a car made out of your jumper?

Ripley’s Warehouse complete with a life size woolen Ferrari. What warehouse is complete without a car made out of your jumper?

You start on the fifth floor (because starting on the first floor is for losers) where you stroll through Ripley’s Warehouse, a cluttered room filled with everything you can possibly imagine. There’s a suit made out of duct tape, a giant wooden chair, a mechanical dinosaur, a life-size woollen Ferrari, and even (what I hope was a replica of) an eight-legged Siamese calf. One thing’s for sure, if Robert Ripley was born half a century later, he’d definitely be featured on an episode of Hoarders.

Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO, and on that farm he had a roaring mechanical dinosaur and an eight-legged Siamese calf…EIEIO.

Old McDonald had a farm EIEIO, and on that farm he had a roaring mechanical dinosaur and an eight-legged Siamese calf…EIEIO.

As well as being a cartoonist, an entrepreneur and quite possibly a hoarder, Robert Ripley was also an amateur anthropologist, and this is pretty evident when you enter the Hall of Exotica. Other than your run-of-the-mill mummified Egyptian hand and a self-deformed Peruvian skull, you can also find some Amazonian shrunken heads and decorated cannibal skulls…

Would you believe me if I told you this was a really tiny person sitting on a normal sized chair?

Would you believe me if I told you this was a really tiny person sitting on a normal sized chair?

Art is also a big feature, but you won’t find any oil paintings or water colour portraits here! What you can find is a portrait of Michael Jackson made entirely out of candy, and one of Whitney Houston made out of the inside of a cassette tape, because, why not? This was something I found myself saying a lot. ‘What’s this? A coffin shaped like a giant eagle? Yeah, why not?’

Giant eagle coffin. Please note, this is how I want to be buried…

Giant eagle coffin. Please note, this is how I want to be buried…

You don’t merely stare at the artefacts at Ripley’s, there’s plenty for you to touch and get involved with, too. Pop your head and torso through a special table that makes it look like you’ve got no legs, enter into a room that makes it look as though you’ve doubled in size and see if you can make it through the Hall of Mirrors without face-planting your mirror image. The visit ends with a laser race, where you’ve got to get through a room of lasers in the fastest time possible, without touching them and setting off the alarm. I dominated this section. I don’t like to brag, but have you ever seen Entrapment? I was basically Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Getting absolutely legless…

Getting absolutely legless…

If I were to list every single thing I saw, we’d be here for a while, and I’ve got to go catch up on Bake Off, so I’ll leave you with this sentiment: the exhibits at Ripley’s were so extraordinary that, at times, I wasn’t sure if Ripley’s was playing fast and loose with the word ‘genuine’, causing me to suffer a bit of an existential crisis mid-way through my visit (‘Is this a real shrunken head? What is real? Am I real?’). But whether I was looking at the real thing or a replica, the story behind it was true, and this reminded me of one thing that no one can dispute: the world we live in is wonderfully weird and filled with extraordinarily exceptional people, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Wowcher gets high with Virgin at Bristol International Balloon Festival!


Friday AM Flight - View

Nestled in the rolling Somerset countryside, every year the picturesque Ashton Court plays host to The Bristol International Balloon Festival – Europe’s largest hot air balloon event. And this year, a few Wowcher elves were lucky enough to be among the visitors!

This year’s festival, the 37th annual event, proved to be a record-breaking spectacular, with around 500,000 turning out across four days to see seven mass ascents up into the sun-kissed skyline. We’re told that thanks to the glorious weather, it was in fact the first time in the festival’s history that all seven scheduled flights were able to go ahead. Just goes to show you can always count on the great British summertime – perfect weather conditions at just the 37th time of asking…

But these brave Wowcher elves weren’t just spectators – oh no, this year we got the chance to slip the surly bonds of earth and take to the skies for real! After all, what better way to drink in the breathtaking British countryside than in a hot air balloon?

At first, the thought of being suspended hundreds of feet above the earth in a basket, was, well, a wee bit unnerving. But speaking to our pilot, Virgin Balloon Flights’ very-own Mark Simmons, our, shall we say, anxieties were quickly allayed. A veteran of the skies, having flown all over the world (once with Richard Branson himself), Mark said the event was one of his favourite places to fly. And if he can be trusted to ferry around one of the world’s most beloved billionaires, we knew we must be in pretty good hands.


With typical Virgin panache, our balloon was of course among the most spectacular sights at the fiesta. Ascending alongside other balloons of all shapes and sizes, the iconic red balloon you’ve likely seen a hundred times gliding across the skyline must have looked pretty cool from down below. Other balloons at the fiesta included none other than a giant Minion (those things are everywhere nowadays) and even the event’s famous Power Ranger balloons. As much as children at the event may have been thrilled to see the Despicable Me franchise’s favourite sidekick ascend, it’s nothing compared to our thrill at seeing some genuine Mighty Morphin’ heroes take to the skies. Naturally, the theme song was stuck in our head for the rest of the day. Not quite the soundtrack to stunning aerial views of the countryside we had in mind at the beginning of the day, but never mind, eh?

View of Bristol

Speaking of children, the fiesta also featured a very special guest – Peppa Pig! Joining the team at the Virgin Balloons exhibitors stand, everybody’s favourite cheeky piggy was on hand for photo opportunities and was even handing out hot air balloon goodie bags to her fans. Speaking to Peppa herself, we enquired if she’d be getting up in an air balloon on the day. She replied “When pigs fly!” much to our confusion. Only kidding, although she did say, “it’s snout my style”. Kidding again. Peppa in fact used to have a fear of flying, she’s cured now though…

Peppa pig

Nothing less than an unforgettable day of high-flying fun and spectacular views, a flight with Virgin Balloons is really something you have to experience first-hand to believe. If you haven’t booked with Wowcher yet, now’s a good time – you don’t want this experience to fly straight over your head!

Rock n’ Roll Cricket: The NatWest T20 Blast

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either” – Harold Pinter

When it comes to the UK’s favourite summer sport, we all have our preconceptions. For you, cricket might conjure up images of neatly creased and ironed white kit, dappled sunlight on freshly cut grass, a rosy red ball to match the ruddy cheeks of the players, and the familiar thud of leather on willow. You might think of a gentle summer’s day enjoyed in leisurely style, as spectators and players alike break for tea to tuck into cucumber sandwiches and real ale. Well, prepare to have your notions of sleepy, boring cricket smashed. The grand old sport has entered the 21st century with an explosive short-form game known as Twenty20. And what with Wowcher offering tickets to see the Birmingham Bears in action, we thought we’d help you swot up on just what you’re missing!

Fun for all the family
As with everything, cricket moved with the times to appeal to younger audiences. Twenty20 cricket offers an evening or afternoon (of manageable length – no three-to-five day marathons here!) that is exciting and fun for everyone aged 1-101. Certainly no longer the preserve of foppish posh boys with bouncy hair, Twenty20 matches showcase just how fun the sport can be, offering great quality entertainment for all the family at an affordable price.

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Wowcher Does a Cocktail Making Class @ Dice Bar

We sent Emily to Dice Bar for a marvellous cocktail making class, where she learnt how to mix, shake and stir like a master…

Though I thoroughly (and I mean thoroughly) enjoy drinking them, the klutz in me has ensured I steer clear of actually making cocktails at all costs. Tragically, I lack the coordination and flair needed to successfully create such tasty, beautiful beverages – or so I thought!

Off I trotted to Dice Bar in central Croydon to try my hand at cocktail making. I was impressed the moment I stepped inside the modern and stylish bar, but things were only going to get better. Within seconds of sitting down, I was given a shot of Apple Sourz and presented with a dish of curly fries, nachos, deep fried chicken balls and more. This was my sort of evening. I was then handed the drinks menu to peruse so I could pick which two cocktails I wanted to make. Porn Star Martini? Long Island Iced Tea? Bahama Mama? Piña Colada? The choice was almost enough to send someone as indecisive as me over the edge, but I eventually plumped for the Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri, whilst my guest for the evening opted for the Mai Tai and Amaretto Sour. After a chat with the friendly mixologist it was time to get down to business, so I tentatively ventured around the other side of the bar and hoped for the best.

I needn’t have worried as the mixologist had the patience of a saint, taking me through the process step by step. So with a little lime juice, a lot of rum, some soda water, sprigs of mint and a hell of a lot of shaking, my Mojito was ready! I became further acquainted with the cocktail shaker when making my Strawberry Daiquiri (topped off with an orange lolly pop), and then it was time to sit back and enjoy my creations as I watched my companion attempt an Amaretto Sour. Whilst slurping down our cocktails (which were delicious, if I do say so myself), we played a game of ‘guess the vodka flavour’ with our mixologist. The flavours ranged from honey and jalapeño to chocolate raspberry and coconut. Delish! After we ensured there wasn’t a drop left in our glasses, it was sadly time to head home. I’d learned two things that evening at Dice Bar. Firstly, it’s a fantastic bar with even better drinks and staff, and secondly, I am, as it turns out, a cocktail-making extraordinaire.

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Wowcher Does On The List!

Fancy hitting the hottest show in town without having to worry about whether or not your name’s on the list? We know we do. So, we decided to check out OTL (On the List, darling) and have a peek at their exclusive online subscription – the service where for the price of an annual fee you can help yourself to tickets to some of London’s biggest and brightest events at the best locations. Theatre, comedy clubs, gigs, you name it baby! Having donned our shades, put our purses away and perfected our best ‘I’m on the list’ drawl, we decided to give the celeb lifestyle a go…

Fan of funny? Course you are. Well, except when you’re stood outside a Soho club without a ticket and are forced to a) accept defeat and trudge home dejected or b) accept defeat and check out the dodgy pub round the corner. Well, that’s where OTL had us covered. We headed down, grabbed ourselves a couple of tickets with no fuss and plonked our bums down for a night of laugh out loud entertainment!

The fanciest of all things to do in London town, we figured we’d have to up our game if we were going to blend in with our next fancy crowd of culture vultures. So, with our best tea-drinking pinkies flexed and our tiny posh binocular things hand-bagged we decided to go West with a board-treading thespian extravaganza. In amongst the dancing, prancing and stunning mise-en-scène in the third act, we felt we felt a profound cultural awakening wash over us, imbuing our very souls with an insatiable and mystical wonder for the arts. Shame they didn’t sell popcorn, though.

Perhaps a sweat-drenched, raucous gig is more our cup of tea (three sugars, love), so we figured why not? Thanks to OTL, we rocked up in the rider (or took the tube, whatever), resisted the temptation to nonchalantly purr ‘we’re with the band’ and strolled in. It was an experience euphoric enough to stop us from wondering: ‘is that warm beer that’s just been chucked at the back of my head or something else?’ To put it simply, it was great. You know how Kate Moss probably feels when she strides casually into a music venue like the biggest superstar this end of the catwalk? Well, we’d have to say it was the closest to that feeling we could get. Except better – we didn’t have to go in on Pete Doherty’s pasty, unwashed arm, for one.

Where and what were these exclusive events you ask? Well if you knew that, you’d be as big an A-lister as we are. You’ll just have to check out OTL’s exclusive membership for yourself…

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Wowcher Does a Vintage Photoshoot @ Belgravia Studios, Victoria

In search of a quirky new look, my friend and I ditched our usual work attire in favour of 1950s glamour and a whole load of scarlet lippie! On arrival at Belgravia Studios in Victoria, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect – would we suit our retro makeover? How would we take to life in front of the camera? Luckily we had no reason to worry, as we were greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival (the best way to be greeted, in our opinion!) and introduced to our hair and makeup stylist for the day. We were given the opportunity to request a specific look or style, but we decided to let our stylists take creative control – a short while (and lashings of eyeliner) later, we were rocking a look Marilyn Monroe herself would have been proud of! With glossy red lips, smoky black eyes, victory rolls and curly locks, we were feeling fabulous and beginning to wish we’d been born fifty years before our time! Read more