Sunday, 14 September 2008

A Shuffle and a Whoopee.

This weekend I headed over to Cordy house for the Shoreditch Shuffle. Apart from the really utterly Great Cake Escape at Kemistry (see my review for Amelia’s magazine here:
the rest of the shuffle was a bit shit. Pearl Lowe was supposed to be showing her new collection of vintage inspired lace dresses, but was a no-show- apparently due to illness-must be that mystery bug that always seems to swipe celebrities scheduled to appear at low key events. (Karma please note: I take all my bitter cynicism back if anyone was actually sick)Anyway, there was still 'I lust Brick Lane'; a catwalk show of outfits from the various vintage shops in the East London hot spot. All outfits painfully cool and pretty unwearable, likewise all the art on display in Cordy house was heavily reliant on shock tactics-Dave Hilliard’s glittery cocaine, piss and puke being just a tad tasteless but oh so Hoxton.
The Whoopee Carnivale at The Scoop was refreshing after the pretences of the Shoreditch crowd. With Johnny Woo hosting the event and managing to keep nearly all the sexual innuendos flying over the heads of 2 year olds in the crowd. There was some great acts like the So and So circus and some decidedly dodgy acts involving stuffed swans on wheels and, well, we’ll say no more about that. Miss Lily White performed a sparkling burlesque piece as the finale, before DJ Hitman Hearn spun some tunes to get everyone dancing. This is the kind of free London event that makes the price tag of Shoreditch Shuffle seem pretty unjustified.
On a final note-If you’re around Selfridges anytime today, head to the Wonder room where Vivienne Westwood is launching her fashion soundtrack to mark the beginning of London Fashion Week.

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