Well, we just got back from the event in London, and what can I say except THANK-YOU all. Thanks to the 85 people who attended, Thanks to the MANY suppliers and manufacturers who attended and supported the event and myself and Kenn, and Thanks once again to the very many of you who attend year after year, as well as thanks to the many first timers at the event, - hope you all enjoyed it!
Despite the crass actions of SHQ, the confusion regarding DBs initial deletion of the invitation to the event from his site, and the strange ending of the evening at 11:30 pm due to a "complaint to the council" the event went very well, with the room packed once again. Next year we will have to choose a different venue to ensure that there is more space available.
Prizes and gifts for attendees there were in plenty, with myself contributiong 60 pairs of nylons, David Morris (Bless you David), contributing 40 pairs of vintage nylons from his personal collection, and Kiss Me Deadly, (thank-you Catherine and Dave), arranging the VERY tall model Charlie to bring round to everyone a "lucky dip" box full to the brim with dozens of pairs of Nylons, Suspender belts, and other lingerie from their range. So multiple attendee gifts for all attendees.
The "Best Dressed" parade was as usual a high point of the evening, with 18 ladies doing the walk and showing us all briefly what they were wearing under their lovely dresses and skirts. Seams Sue was the first place, winning a beutiful Basque in lace from kiss Me Deadly, with That Jane in the second position, and Wendy coming in third. Both ladies received prizes of girdles or Suspender sets from Stockings Romance, (thank-you so much, especially as this was your first party). All ladies who took part, (as there can be NO losers at such an event, purely by taking part you become a winner), received additional stockings as participation gifts. (Thank-you FFnyl and Nylonz).
The spot prize for the best dressed couple went to Nylon-Cpl and was a pair of tickets to the Bulesque-esque show in Londons West End, donated by Kiss Me Deadly.
The staff were given suspender belts and stockings care of Nylonz and Nylon Dreams who donated them, (thanks a lot again guys!), with additional Elegtanti RHTs being supplied by FFnyl for the staff.
It makes SUCH a difference at a free event like mine when we are so well supported by genuine stocking and lingerie loving companies like the ones above, this makes a huge difference to the gifts given out to all attendees, and is in marked contrast to the struggles over the last years to get support from the previous single shop site, who were benefiting from sales for people attending the event.
Detailed special thanks go to;
http://www.kissmedeadly.co.uk/ - Excellent Retro Lingerie & Lovely people.
http://www.stockingsandromance.co.uk/ - Excellent Retro Lingerie and Gios stockings, as well as Cervins. Shoes also. Lovely people.
http://www.nylonz.net/ - Excellent Stockings and Lingierie
http://www.nylon-dreams.co.uk/ - full lingerie range, Manufacturers of multi drop belts, plus excellent inexpensive FF and RHT stockings.
http://www.sheernylons.co.uk/ - Excellent retro range, including GIO, sameor less priced than SHQ.
http://www.elaine-edwards.com/ - Superb suspender belts and lingerie,including the "exclusive" SHQ range at same or less price as this IS the manufacturer!.
http://ffnyl.com - Major supplier at low price of Eleganti range of FFs and custom lingerie.
http://www.touchable.couk.com - Excellent expensive and classy retro and custom made lingerie and stockings range.
Please visit them! - lol.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year, and maybe arranging something in England again before November, as well as During November. - Watch this space, as well as my main site for details of the events and the invitations.