Polyglamorous and Alright Darling are coming together to bring you a late night shopping event celebrating sustainable fashion and everything green in our Brighton store!
Join them on Thursday 18th April for DJs, vintage shopping, NYX makeup booth, competitions and free beers from Two Tribes Brewery. For more info on this FREE event, check out the facebook page.
We spoke to the people behind Polyglamourous to chat queer pop, vintage and all things drag.
Tell us about Polyglamorous
Polyglamorous is a Brighton based poly-chromatic club night. We’re a monthly queer dance party that aims to create a fun and safe environment for Brighton’s lovely queer people. Expect a different colour theme every month, a chance to dress up and let your hair down, all whilst dancing the night away to queer pop and gay anthems.
What inspired you to create the collective?
We're a creative collective that has all worked in different areas of Brighton nightlife. We have DJs, drag queens, makeup artists, photographers, you name it. We wanted to combine our talents to create something for the Brighton queer community. We sometimes felt like we'd be all dressed up with nowhere to go, so we wanted to create a space and throw a party for people to who felt the same.
How would you describe the contemporary drag scene? Why do you think the drag scene is so important in modern culture?
Drag is considered to be the new punk. If you look through the Polyglamorous Instagram and Facebook, you'll see how diverse, talented and unique our guests are. We think this reflects on why the drag scene is so important in modern culture because unfortunately there aren't always welcoming spaces for this kind of diversity. It's been so incredible to see new and returning faces let their creativity and self-expression thrive.
Why do you think vintage clothes are such a big part of the drag scene?Drag empowers you to be creative and draw inspiration from your surroundings, fashion movements of decades past and cultural icons from all across the ages. One day you can be a 20s flapper girl and the next day Dolly Parton! Drag is a celebration of the fabulous things in life, it’s history and politics. Drag is about making a statement but it can also be expensive making or buying new outfits! Buying vintage is often much more affordable and you can find some unique items that nobody else will be wearing!
What are your favourite vintage pieces in your wardrobe?
Alfie Ordinary: I recently bought a gorgeous black rhinestone hat from Beyond Retro. It's like a crushed top hat with a huge silk bow. It's simultaneously the ugliest and most incredible thing I've ever seen. It makes me feel like a gay Mr Man. Currently, sourcing trousers to match!
Cat Atomic: A black jumpsuit with art deco style lapels. It's also from Beyond Retro! It's powerful and from the '80s, which is definitely my favourite era. They weren't afraid to blur the lines of gender.
Emily Meow: Mine has to be a baby pink bishop sleeved, a high necked dress that's very 60s/70s. It's fascinated at the back with a cute pink chiffon bow. It was such a gorgeous Beyond Retro find, I'd never be able to find something like it on the high street!
Lydia L'Scabies: It's definitely a gold lamé prom dress from Beyond Retro. It's served me well over the years!
What are your plans for the future of Polyglamorous?
We're continuing with our monthly parties that have a different colour theme each time. On Saturday 11th May we're taking over the Spiegeltent at Brighton Fringe to present a fabulous gold ball. Tickets are on sale now! Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming colours, exciting things are on the horizon!