We may be living in the 21st century, but our fascination with all things 20th century seems to grow all the time. From vinyl records to old furniture, from swing dance to vintage clothing, it seems like we just can’t get enough of the century we left. And vintage clothing sales have become one of the most popular events around south London – we know that from the huge response to our social media posts!
Sarah Wolverson has been organising women’s vintage clothing sales in her own home in Crystal Palace for the last few years. If you’ve been to one of the Haven’t Stopped Dancing disco nights (more retro!) you’ll know Sarah as Lady Boo, the fabulous stage dancer in the sparkly dress.
Sarah got into vintage at a very young age and loved browsing at jumble sales, and that interest continues in her home sales events called ‘Boo to a Goose’ where she hand picks all the items. “Clothing should be fun and not saved for best”, explains Boo who regularly posts her own outfits on Instagram. “My Boo to a Goose events provide a lovely, welcoming atmosphere where women can hang out and have fun dressing up. Some people think that vintage won’t suit them which is why I encourage everyone to come along and try things on”, she adds. “They are more often than not pleasantly surprised – we have had people buy outfits for red carpet events and weddings and birthday parties and but also I see mums wearing things they have bought on the school run. “
It’s the 10th anniversary of Boo to a Goose, so to celebrate, Lady Boo is hosting a big birthday sale and party night which she calls her ‘Bootenanny’ and it’s taking place at The Old Library in Camberwell. As well as rails and rails of clothing to browse and try on, there’ll be a fashion show, a best outfit competition as well as a DJ playing party classics (vinyl, naturally!) “We’ll have everything from 50s dresses to 80s jumpsuits, but you not only get to shop, you get to party too”, explains Sarah.
So a fun-filled night of fashion and more is promised – here are the details:
Lady Boo’s Birthday Bootenanny Date: Saturday 9th June Time: 7.30pm – 1am
Venue: The Old Library, 39 Wells Way, Camberwell, London, SE5 0PX.
Tickets: £15 https://www.wegottickets.com/event/431519