Friday, 29 August 2014

Hill Valley - 'A Nice Place To Live'

Sunday was a very exciting day for me as I got to travel back in time to 1955! I am of course talking about Secret Cinema Presents Back To The Future. While most attendees were running around trying to find their 50's outfit for the event, I was left staring into my wardrobe with too much to choose from. Here is what I decided on.

 As I had been given the character of Barbara Toomber, a student at Hill Valley High School, and as there was going to be an 'Enchantment Under The Sea' school dance, I felt it only right to wear my prom dress. Yes, this is the dress I wore 8 years ago to my very own prom. I bought it (or rather my Nan bought me it) from a wee dress shop in Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland. We would always drive past the shop during our summer holidays and I'd always say that was where I was going to get my prom dress from when the time came. My orange cardigan is originally from Monsoon but I got it from a clothing swap. The orange cat eye glasses were a great find from Forever 21. The moment I spotted them instore was the moment I made up my mind to wear my green and orange gown. To complete my look I bought some green frilly socks from New Look to go with my white brogues from Matalan. Oh and who could forget my student satchel!!





Kev's outfit was slightly last minute, but with a quick run to Primark I think he looked fab!!


We had such an amazing evening and I'd even go as far as to say this may just be the best event in London I have been to this year...so far. The set was amazing, the actors were brilliant and the whole atmosphere was just delightful with plenty to see and do before the film screening. There are just 3 more sold-out nights left and I would highly recommend checking out the Facebook event page for people selling spare tickets.

As we were travelling back to 1955, phones and digital cameras were not permitted, so it was back to using old school disposables. It just made for even more authenticity. Here are a few of our shots from Hill Valley.


















I was so sad to have to leave Hill Valley but am very much excited to see what Secret Cinema have planned for their next event!!

Thanks for reading :)

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2 Comments:

At 8 September 2014 at 20:03 , Blogger Natalie Tamara said...

Aww these photos are amazing. I knew I was going to love your blog!

 
At 19 September 2014 at 23:23 , Blogger Charlotte Ellis said...

I wish I could go back. Aww that's so sweet, thank you :)

 

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Hill Valley - 'A Nice Place To Live'

Sunday was a very exciting day for me as I got to travel back in time to 1955! I am of course talking about Secret Cinema Presents Back To The Future. While most attendees were running around trying to find their 50's outfit for the event, I was left staring into my wardrobe with too much to choose from. Here is what I decided on.

 As I had been given the character of Barbara Toomber, a student at Hill Valley High School, and as there was going to be an 'Enchantment Under The Sea' school dance, I felt it only right to wear my prom dress. Yes, this is the dress I wore 8 years ago to my very own prom. I bought it (or rather my Nan bought me it) from a wee dress shop in Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland. We would always drive past the shop during our summer holidays and I'd always say that was where I was going to get my prom dress from when the time came. My orange cardigan is originally from Monsoon but I got it from a clothing swap. The orange cat eye glasses were a great find from Forever 21. The moment I spotted them instore was the moment I made up my mind to wear my green and orange gown. To complete my look I bought some green frilly socks from New Look to go with my white brogues from Matalan. Oh and who could forget my student satchel!!





Kev's outfit was slightly last minute, but with a quick run to Primark I think he looked fab!!


We had such an amazing evening and I'd even go as far as to say this may just be the best event in London I have been to this year...so far. The set was amazing, the actors were brilliant and the whole atmosphere was just delightful with plenty to see and do before the film screening. There are just 3 more sold-out nights left and I would highly recommend checking out the Facebook event page for people selling spare tickets.

As we were travelling back to 1955, phones and digital cameras were not permitted, so it was back to using old school disposables. It just made for even more authenticity. Here are a few of our shots from Hill Valley.


















I was so sad to have to leave Hill Valley but am very much excited to see what Secret Cinema have planned for their next event!!

Thanks for reading :)

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