I was booked to photograph a fabulous 23rd birthday party on 18th January 2014 at The Gore Hotel, Kensington.
From around 4pm I was working in Room 211 (The Judy Garland Suite) alongside Ruraid the videographer, to document the birthday girl and her sister having their hair and makeup done by Maurice Flynn and Nikki Wolf, respectively.
The Gore Hotel is gorgeous both inside and out, located just around the corner from The Albert Hall and with fabulous, quirky decor. Just before the arrival of the party guests, I ventured down to the Tapestry Room where Fancyatreat had their chocolate fountain, vintage ice cream tricycle and glazed caramel popcorn cart already in place and filling the room with wonderful aromas. But the centre of attention (apart from the Birthday Girl!) was the luxury designer cake made by Ceri Olofson.
The official host was Veronica Blacklace who sang and introduced the two acts - Millicent Binks performing her 'Enchanted Harp' routine complete with gold body paint and a 1930s gown, and burlesque dancing by Bettsie Bon Bon.
When I left at the end of the evening the dancefloor was in full swing thanks to DJ Jay Picasso. This was a great event to photograph; high quality throughout and so much attention to detail.
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