When Paul and I were invited to the 40th birthday celebrations of Leanne Brown, star of the Real Housewives of Cheshire, we accepted without hesitation when we heard the theme was 1970’s Studio 54! The Glam Rock era of Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Diana Ross, Elton John and David Bowie were well documented as carefree partying infused with glitz, glamour and rock ‘n’ roll.
First things first, what the heck was I going to wear. Something with sequins and big hair! My next mission was how to turn my poker straight hair into a head full of curly locks. I watched a few You Tube videos and found out best way to get the tightest curls was to use a Chopstick curling wand. Lots of retailers sell these online, but I bought mine from Boot’s for £19.99.
I started off by spritzing my hair with a Treseme heat defence spray (£3.50) parting my hair down the middle and separating super small sections to wrap around the curling wand. After a couple of seconds, let go of the hair and you will have a tight ringlet curl. It took me about an hour to do my full head, and was tempered to leave it as it was, but to create the full afro look, I ran some hair serum through my hair with my fingers to separate all the curls, and used a fine tooth comb to gently back comb underneath to give it some body. I finished off with a small spritz of hairspray to keep the curls in place and I was ready to go!
I kept my make up shimmery, gold and dewy to match my backless gold sequinned dress from ASOS (£28.00) paired black leather ‘So Kate’ Christian Louboutins and a black YSL clutch bag. I left like a disco diva ready to rock and roll!
We arrived at The Oxford Club on Central Street in Manchester to a red carpet and champagne reception. The whole evening was filmed for the new series of the Real Housewives of Cheshire, so keep an eye out for my big barnet in the background! There are three new housewives débuting in the next series, so it was exciting to get an inside peak of the drama. After an evening of dancing and catching up with some of the cast and the birthday girl herself, it was time to hang up my dancing shoes, call it a night and hit the sack. I think waking up with a birds nest on my head and glitter still on my face was the sign of a great night.