If you’ve read about the adventures of vintage girl Natty Smalls in Polka Dot Dreams - and if you haven’t, you’ll find the paperback in your local library now, while the e-edition will be coming out very soon - then you may be tempted to ditch your modern dudes and slip into some fabulous 50s fashions of your own.
But where would you go to find the right look?
The perfect place to start will be The Mid Century Christmas Market in London on December 14. It’s at the Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH and will be an Aladdin’s cave of reproduction mid-century clothes and life-style choices.
The organiser is Bettina Scarlett, pictured here in a sneak preview from a photo-shoot for a feature on her vintage events management company, Bettina Scarlett Presents, that I’ve written for a forthcoming issue of a leading magazine.