It was fantastic! Being the first proper show Lady K Loves has done, apart from trade shows, it was kind of hard to know what to expect. Turns out it as a great one to start with, loads of lovely people, brilliant music and a pretty cheap bar! To keep my company the lovely Miss Betty Flowers, from You Make Me Blush, came with me. We’ve worked together before on fashion shoots and she is one of the most fun people I know and definitely made the weekend!
The sun shone all weekend and we our stand were extremely well positioned, on our right was the Salon bar, which took a little while for us to work out why it was so raucous. Lovely bar tenders, salon style doors which provided lots of entertainment, and strong cider for only £2.50 a pint. On the other side was The Vintage Tearooms, prefect for early morning coffee, a spot of lunch, or tea with cream scones. They looked after us so well all weekend, from coffee in the morning to pasties at dinner time. They were also accompanied by the owner’s son Danny, who was such as charmer and had a little holiday romance with Betty!
Thankfully, although I don’t really have an camping equipment, Mama K came to the rescue…and this is what our tent looked like with everything she provided!
We had inflatable beds, since I think my day’s of sleeping in just a sleeping bag are long gone, a stove, coffee makers, chairs, all mod cons. Plus we found a lovely little shoe rack on the side of the bedroom ‘door’. The tent is my sisters so I really do have to say massive thanks to both of them because with out all that it would have been hard work. We had plenty of room for a little kitchen too. Plus you can see at the bottom corner of the picture, a lovely stripy mat which Betty brought and we used as a rug.
We spent the weekend talking to lovely people, Maaike from Roundup Records, Verity & Gemma of Vanity Box, Jake Allan of, well Jake Allan, and Julie from Big Girls Blouse (who dose fantastic dresses, jeans and clothes for fuller figures, and I will now be pointing anyone who doesn’t fit Lady K Loves in her direction). We had a visit from a lovely chap who later turned out to be the bassist from The Polecats….which made watching them all the better that evening!
So here are some traditional ‘myspace’ style pictures of me at Betty at the show, our stand and a band which I can't remember the name of (just checked - The Humdingers), who were fantastic slightly swampy, Hillbilly, style....Every time I picked up a new flyer to see who was playing, it was one for next year so keep an eye on the the web site for details.
We’ve already booked for next year and can hardly wait!