Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fabulous Fashionistas out on DVD

The Fabulous Fashionistas cake

Since the screening of the Fabulous Fashionistas film back in September, the show's subjects have become superstars. They appear in fashion shoots, talk at conferences, receive fan mail from around the world and have cakes dedicated them. To celebrate the launch of the Fabulous Fashionistas DVD this week, I was invited to a special viewing. And yes, I blubbed again. It's the bit where Jean talks about her husband that is so incredibly moving. Actually, this was more than just a special viewing, it was an extravaganza. Organised by Fabulous Sue Kreitzman, there was a Q&A session with director Sue Bourne and the Fashionistas, an exhibition of outsider art, and cake.

The lovely Jean.
Fabulous Sue Kreitzman

The audience was pretty fabulous too:




And Baroness Trumpington was in the house. Discussing the huge reaction to the show the 91-year-old peer and catalogue shopping addict said, ' You should see my morning post now!' When asked if she'd ever considered packing work in, the Baroness replied,  'I've been going to the same hairdresser for 30 years, my worry is that he might retire before I do. And anyway, when you're a politician, life is one long retirement.'

Flicking the Vs: Baroness Trumpington


I've  been lucky enough to hear the Fabulous Fashionistas (apart from Gillian, who sadly is unwell) in conversation a couple of times now and admire their resilience and don't-give-a-damn attitude. On Botox, Sue Kreitzman commented, ' Once you start it's like the Forth Bridge, you just have to keep on going, lower and lower, and then start all over again.' And Daphne Selfe added, ' I don't want a young face on a wrinkly body. What a waste of money, I'd rather go to the theatre.'


Bridget and Daphne


According to director Sue Bourne, the show isn't going to be repeated by Channel 4. So if you missed it the first time round or are looking for a Fabulous Christmas gift, the DVD is available to buy online from Wellpark Productions



11 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Thank you for the DVD info...I really want to see it!

Patti said...

The cake! how awesome. I would like to own this film, too.

sue kreitzman said...

Cake by Cake Follies. She is a cake genius. You should have seen my birthday cake - VaVaVoom!

Fashionistable said...

I saw the film on the telly. They are indeed a lovely bunch of inspiring women. What a good thing to be. Xxxx

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

That cake is darling... this DVD sounds brilliant , thanks for sharing it . I will definitely look for it. xo

The Style Crone said...

When I saw the film I was very touched. Tears and laughter. I must own the DVD.

That's Not My Age said...

Thanks Sue - she is indeed cake genius.

pastcaring said...

Loved the documentary, and the fabulous women involved. Wonder how they feel about fuchsia?! xxx

Kate Battrick said...

Can't wait to view x

Sheepskins Fairylights said...

The documentary was great, I was so glad I watched on catch up. They really are fabulous! X

maree hartley said...

Has screened twice in New Zealand. A must see for women of all ages