Corset and Diamonds – we went, we saw, we had a very good time!

31 Jan

Last weekend, CCK’s own photographer Kiera went down to Corsets and Diamonds; here are her thoughts on the fun she had. Kiera will be out and about at lots of events over the coming months, sometimes with one of our writers, sometimes on her own. If you see her, say hello! And if you have an event you’d like us to cover, let us know. Here’s Kiera though.


I went down to Corsets and Diamonds’ event ‘Pearl Harbour’ on Saturday at Clerkenwell House, and had a lovely time soaking up the friendly company and 1940s costumes and music. It was a mixed crowd of queers and straights with a focus on creating a women-friendly space – men are welcome if they are accompanying a woman. The rule of ‘Respect,  Glamour  and Dignity‘ was present throughout the evening, from the inclusiveness of the event, to the vintage costumes and decor.

A man and a woman pose for the camera - she is wearing a fitted red dress, glasses, and is drinking from a glass of wine, one hand on her hip. He is wearing a naval officer's uniform and tipping his hat to the camera

photo by K. James

Two women. One is wearing a naval officer's jacket and hat, and is smiling at the camera. The other is wearing a military jacket and is holding a glass of wine

photo by K. James

Corsets and Diamonds have been organising themed burlesque evenings every two months for the last couple of years. What sets them apart from the many other burlesque evenings out there is how genuine and unpretentious they are – as the website states, the parties are for “Beautiful people inside and out” and it is rare to find an event that actually pulls that off!

Here are some more photos of the night – click on them to see a bigger image.

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