October is here already and party season is soon to begin, so we’ve teamed up with events specialists, DesignMyNight.com to find out the hottest places and the coolest parties around the country you just can’t miss…
As autumn approaches and daylight hours diminish, it’s time to bid adieu to those balmy evenings spent supping sweet beverages upon the UK’s swankiest rooftop bar and relocate to the warmer spots on offer. No need to frown though – Design My Night have lined up a selection of the most glamorous parties and events across the UK, to ease you into autumn and keep you strutting your way through the best that the UK’s naughty nightlife scene has to offer.
Alice in Wonderland Pop Up, London
Join The Mad Hatter on a fabulous four course dining experience, as you begin your hedonistic foray into the wonders of delectable cuisine, fanciful theatre and creativity in its abundance. Bring only your friends and your imagination – after all, anything can happen in Wonderland. Join Alice down the rabbit hole and watch the spectacle unfold at this secret London location.
When: Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th October. Where: a secret location in London. Price: £75 for a 4 course dinner, theatre and experience. Find out more here.
What to wear…
Opt for an Alice inspired dress with the Hedonia Flo Dress in Navy, £85; the perfect tea-party number, ideal for an elegant night in wonderland. The blue and white floral pattern mirrors Alice’s iconic dress, and a statement white heel and coordinating handbag adds that all important style and finesse. A cute brooch completes your look with a vintage touch.
Shop the outfit: Hedonia Flo Dress in Navy, £85, Johnny Loves Rosie Opaque Gem & Rhinestone Jewelled Brooch Clip, £18, Zandra Rhodes Ellie 01 Bag in Blue, £95, Mifani Ibiza Shoe in White, was £174, now £89.50.
Scream and Rye, London
October can only mean one thing: a spooky selection of Halloween events to get your freakin’ freak on. The ever exclusive Steam & Rye invite you and your ghoul-friends to encounter your very own American Horror Story bash: expect a scary soundtrack from a live band, a whole menu of creepy cocktails, devilishly delicious chow and a troupe of demented dancers. The one rule? Dress to kill.
When: Friday 31st October of course. Where: Steam and Rye. Price: £15. Get your tickets here.
What to wear…
Halloween costumes aren’t all pumpkins and witches, so channel a stylish alternative with Gothic-glamour and the Body Frock Isabella Dress, £180. Featuring a lace overlay, bell sleeves and a figure-hugging silhouette, this dress makes for a truly bewitching look. Keep accessories all black with statement earrings, a subtle clutch and stand-out killer heels. Finally, remember to rock a big, back-combed hairstyle!
Shop the outfit: Body Frock Isabella Dress, £180, Fiorelli Rectangular Drop Earrings in Black, £22, Aftershock London Jamie Clutch Bag in Black, £39, Aftershock London Sophie Black Lace Heel, £79.
Uff Tea Shanghai Party, London
Embark on the most spectacular journey through time and space, as you immerse yourself in a world of 1930’s splendour in Shanghai. The wonderfully eccentric Mr Cecil Russell George Uff esq. invites you and your guests to wine and dine in the courtyard of his ever so spectacular art deco residence, as he delivers an evening of live jazz, swingin’ DJs and a heady menu of masterfully crafted cocktails.
When: every Saturday in October. Where: Cecil’s. Price: £15. Get your tickets here.
What to wear…
A glamorous and eclectic night such as this calls for a stand-out, show stopping look, so look no further than the Forever Unique Penelope Dress in Blue, £300. With intricate neck embellishment and bandage style fit, this cobalt number is just the number for sipping cocktails, and for getting up on the dancefloor. Use your accessories to bring out the embellished detail and pair with rose gold heels and matching earrings. Add a fuss-free clutch for an ultra glamorous finish.
Shop the outfit: Forever Unique Penelope Dress in Blue, £300, Johnny Loves Rosie Leaf Drop Earrings in Rose Gold, was £16, now £8, Aftershock London Layla Grey Hard Case Clutch, £103, Aftershock London Josephine Shoe in Gold, £75.
Vintage Night, Birmingham
Dust off your dancing shoes, don your flapper dress and reclaim that trilby from the depths of the wardrobe: you’re about to hit the tiles for a night of devilish dance and retro dining. Back due to popular demand, Le Truc’s Vintage Night returns to deliver a spectacular spread of live jazz, after show dancing and a three-course meal of classic 1920’s delicacies. Whether it’s that all important date night or a night out with the ladies, Le Truc is the ideal suitor.
When: Friday 31st. Where: The Arcadian, Birmingham. Price: £32. Get your tickets here.
What to wear…
Vintage glamour is an endlessly chic and timeless style, and the Honor Gold Adrianna Midi Dress in Coral, £100 provides an elegant yet sexy look. Team with long dropped earrings and a glittering clutch and pair with some gorgeous heels to complete the look.
Shop the outfit: Honor Gold Adrianna Midi Dress in bordeaux, £100, Fiorelli Crystal and Chain Drop Earrings, £12, Zandra Rhodes Bella Bag in Silver Glitter, £45, Aftershock London Debbie Peep Toe Heel, £74.
Le Chat Noir, Brighton
About as decadent as they come, Proud Cabaret welcomes the good looking folk of Brighton to indulge the senses in a night of vintage entertainment and 1920’s themed debauchery. Settle yourselves for a three-course meal, as you tuck into an evening of glitter, glamour and a raucous roster of live performance, burlesque and other such delights.
When: Every Saturday in October. Where: Brighton. Price: £49. Get your tickets here.
What to wear…
1920’s glamour demands a flapper-style dress, and the Ruby Ray Beaded Dress with Mesh Back, £230, is the ideal LBD for achieving this. Beaded embellishment and a thigh-skimming length will ensure you fit right in at this captivating venue. Team this gorgeous dress with a 1920’s inspired headband, elegant clutch, and a pair of gold heels to add some extra glitz to your outfit.
Shop the outfit: Ruby Ray Beaded Dress with Mesh Back, £230, Johnny Loves Rosie Ailish Headband, £28, Reiss Clasby Clutch in Black, £113.50, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Beige, £64.
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