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How Bazaar! Our Vreeland-themed Salon

On Tuesday we returned to Drink, Shop & Do for the first of our series of summer salons. Our guest speaker was Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of a truly fascinating and insightful biography of the great Diana (Dee-ahna) Vreeland, editrix supreme and the force behind the Met’s famous fashion exhibitions.

Here’s a little excerpt from our introduction:

Amanda worked as a screenwriter for an independent film producer before writing her first biography, Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and Mother in the Gilded Age and her brilliant biography Diana Vreeland: Empress of Fashion was published by Thames and Hudson earlier this year… Diana Vreeland was made for a life in fashion – her entire philosophy corresponded perfectly with fashion’s – she essentially Photoshopped her own life, emphasising the good – her glamorous childhood in Paris – and erasing the bad – her husband’s love affairs, her deep-seated insecurities about her looks.


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The first in our series of summer salons takes place on Tuesday 2nd July with Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, author of Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland. Amanda will be talking to us about Diana’s life and work and how she came to write this comprehensive biography in an evening of bookchat and wine at our favourite venue, Drink, Shop & Do in Kings X.

We have long been fascinated by Mrs V, arch-editrix and tastemaker extraordinaire. She was the ultimate example of how clothing can be used to construct a better, truer version of yourself. Her influence can still be felt today – although no-one has ever come close to surpassing her vision, creative courage or pizzazz.

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Pretty Thing From Drink, Shop & Do

Last night I went to Drink, Shop & Do – the wonderful Kings Cross venue where we hold Pamflet salons – to meet friends for chats and WINE. The brilliant thing about DSD, apart from the free crafting events they put on there most evenings for anyone to join in – is the fact that everything – and I mean everything – is for sale. The vintage china you’re sipping tea from, the dainty plates, the chairs, the tables, the pictures on the walls, all of it.

And while we were steadily working our way through a couple of bottles of wine, I noticed the cloth covering a table in the corner – a jaunty red, white and green square with funny little people dancing around the edge and yellow and white daisies scattered across the centre. And I bought it!

Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX, 020 7278 4335,

PAMFLET PARTYTIME! The Heartbreaker Ball at DSD

After the fun, excitement and hangovers of our Christmas party (winter daiquiris! sequins! etc), Drink, Shop and Dance are letting us back in their basement for a pre-Valentine’s Day party on Friday 10 February. Because everyone pretends to HATE this February luv-fest and because some of the best songs ever are written in blood and tears after serious heartbreak, we’ll be playing records about getting dumped, single-ladies and D.I.V.O.R.C.E. all sung in riotous anger (and ok, the odd fuzzy love song too). More details soon, please be our date. Click here for the Facebook invite x x x

Coming Soon: The 2nd Pamflet Salon featuring Gizzi Erskine!

The first ever Pamflet Salon (featuring Luella Bartley) was such a success, we’re gearing up to do it aaaalll over again, this time with the theme FOOD FIGHT! And who better to lead us in our gastro-chat than London’s most fashionable foodie & author of Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic, GIZZI ERSKINE!

We’ll be back at the delightful DrinkShop&Do in Kings Cross on Wednesday, 1st June, from 8pm. Tickets are very limited and cost £10, so if you’d like one email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot. Your ticket will include cake, wine and goodness knows what else…


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"Pamflet is the photocopy-quality soapbox for two young, sarky post-feminists from London who want women’s rights and the right to wear pretty things, and want it, like, yesterday." Sunday Times Style

"They’re funny and honest and write about fashion with feminism so I’m obviously all over it." Tavi