If you’re coming to the summer’s chicest, funnest, floral-garlanded, cider-fuelled festival, please pay us a visit in the Sipsmith Tent in the Wardrobe Department this Saturday! Here’s our programme of afternoon salons around the theme of GREAT BRITISH PARTY STYLE (for obvious reasons):


If you didn’t come to party then why did you come here?

Yep we’re returning to the Wardrobe Department after invading Barbara Hulanicki’s tent with our cosy pink bedroom last year. Join us on the cushions in our gin den for an afternoon of salons about Great British Party style. Get inspired by stories around hostesses, nightowls and share your party memories. With the help of some very special guests, we’ll explore the importance of the special occasion in women’s wardrobes, histories and literature.

Anna-Marie + Phoebe

Pamflet Editors/Hostesses


Introduction to the salon


Take Me Out: Proms, house parties & coming-of-age in books & the movies with guest speaker Rose Gardner*, editor of young adult fiction at Penguin Books.

Having a Ball: hostesses, society dos and ‘the season’ >> with guest speaker the writer and filmmaker Hannah Rothschild*. She’ll be discussing her fascinating new book The Baroness.

Missbehaviour: bad girl icons from flappers to IT girls & the moral ups & downs of dressing up


The Great Outdoors: festivals, garden parties & flower shows>> how roofless entertaining has changed & challenged our wardrobes


Rose Gardner is a young adult fiction editor at Penguin Books, and a teen culture devotee. She moved into publishing by way of fashion, with stints as an Agent Provocateur girl, a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label girl, and a costume designer. She loves clothes and books equally. Other interests include heavy eyebrows, nail art and Judy Blume.

Hannah Rothschild is a writer and director. Her documentary features have appeared on the BBC, HBO and at film festivals including Telluride, the London Film Festival and Sheffield.

Working Title and Ridley Scott optioned her original screenplays. Her features and interviews appear in newspapers and magazines including W, Vanity Fair, the Telegraph, Times, New York Times, Spectator and British and American Vogue. The Baroness, her biography of her great-aunt, the notorious society gal Pannonica Rothschild, was published by Virago in May.

Book publicist Anna-Marie and freelance journalist Phoebe have been making Pamflet, a photocopied-zine and online magazine covering feminism, fashion and books since 2005. They also run the Pamflet salons in London, intimate literary nights with guest speakers, wine, cake and book chat.

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