Thursday had been a day I’d been looking forward to for a very, very long time! I couldn’t believe how calm I felt about it all as I was performing at Coco de Mer! In Covent Garden for an hour 6 – 7.
Hannah met me at Euston at 3:30 and we went and had lunch together before heading to Covent Garden.
On arrival, which we had to make a quick stop to pick up champagne, we met the Coco de Mer staff who all looked immaculate and were so welcoming. I was shown in to one of the dressing rooms with Hannah and as she began to blow balloons I began to change! The staff were wonderful and offered us refreshments and a choice of music. I’d never been to the Covent Garden store before and it was total fetish luxury, it was heaven to say the least.
My favourite were the group of tourists who came in and asked my friend to take a picture of me with them, but the back of me with my fans up, it made my day! Along with the lovely couples who shouted inside and the staff in the stores across waving and smiling!
My performance went down so well the Coco de Mer staff let me stay on for an extra 40 minutes fan dancing, which I really enjoyed.
Leaving the window the manager took some photographs of me in the changing rooms and then I changed and came back out to find Hannah buying books and bits and pieces which gave me a bit of time to take a proper look round. Everything was magnificent, the underwear, cutlery, books .... Wonderful! I purchased a set of tassels and the manager, such a doll, gave me 50% off and the opportunity to come back to perform again!
I can’t wait, I can’t explain how wonderful the whole experience was and I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it.
Hopefully I'll get the images from Coco de Mer soon and I shall post them to my blog.
Candid shot from London via the Blackberry ... oh and me getting dressed!
The entertainment was fabulous too with a live singer who looked like Buddy Holly singing all the Buddy Holly hits while the vintage guys and dolls danced along! I was happily surprised to see Kitty Ribbons who I’d had the pleasure of meeting in Bristol at the Cats Meow a few weeks back.
I was pleased to see it was Kitty performing as I’d also asked to perform at the event but apparently just missed out.
I felt super nervous though for the first time properly in two years as the lovelies from university were coming and most the people I work with, so to say I was panicking a bit would be an understatement. Luckily Tom was there to blow balloons and calm me down! And Sam managed to fix the pearls on my pants as I snapped them before going on!
As soon as I got out there I felt fine, my corset clip got stuck which threw me a little but other than that I was very pleased! Especially with the pink champagne going everywhere [apologies if I got anyone, I didn’t mean to]
Everyone seemed to really enjoy it, Hayley who makes the most awesome dolls was there watching and made a lovely comment about my bum and it seems the university lovelies had a good time too! Even Min soo who I’m not sure knew what she was getting herself in to until after.
After drying off from the champagne pour I had some time to look around at the art: if it’s on next year is defiantly work the trip if not for the amazing art, fantastic cupcakes or awesome dolls but for the sheer amount of attractive men and women! Wonderful!
I'm looking forward to recieving the photographs from Forever and Coco de Mer and getting them up on the blog!
All in all one amazing week, roll on next week!
Burly love Miss. VV