All I Want For Christmas

battersea barge christmas singing showcase battersea barge christmas singing showcase dressing room battersea barge christmas singing showcase amazing vintage headdress sheen holland beads pearls As mentioned before, I am usually a bit of a Scrooge this time of year but for 2013 I’ve decided to throw myself into Christmas. Unfortunately my kidney infection has meant I missed out on most of my planned Christmas parties/days out, but I was able to attend my singing teachers Christmas showcase on Sunday. My singing teacher always organises these events beautifully and the concert took place at The Battersea Barge which had been beautifully decked out for Christmas. The ceilings and beams were literally festooned with fir garlands and fairy lights.

I sang two songs; All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey and the duet Baby, It’s Cold Outside with my good friend Justin. Justin was fantastic but I was really underprepared; due to my kidney infection I’d barely sung a note for the last week and my top register felt very thin and weak. Normally I would cancel but I was so eager to get back to feeling normal, and given that it was a fun event with mostly friends in the audience I thought I’d attempt anyway. You can listen here – all feedback appreciated!

I first fell in love with this headdress in Sheena Hollands amazing shop whilst on tour in Derby. I made friends with Sheena whilst I was there and she later messaged me about her shop moving due to a very unsupportive council and telling me she was selling off many items. I leapt at the chance to finally own this beautiful piece. Coupled with my travelling cloak we decided I looked like an elf queen. I’m also wearing my lace “cardigan” which is the oldest vintage piece I own – it’s actually a Victorian boys blouse but I wear it backwards as this little top thing. Big thank you Justin for being an amazing duet partner and taking all these photos!

friends at battersea bargedressing room table at battersea bargebattersea barge decked out for christmaself queen red clock vintage headdresself queen battersea power stationCloak – charity shop, £10. Headdress – vintage, via Sheena Holland, £25. Dress – charity shop (Topshop label), £9. Lace boys shirt – charity shop, £22.Twitter/Bloglovin/LookBook/Pinterest 🙂

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  • Reply Blythe M

    I love your headdress, It’s so pretty :). I listened to your Wuthering Heights performance, it was really good. I hope you recover soon!

    December 25, 2013 at 2:51 am
    • Reply tapeparade

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it! X

      December 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply christina

    you are simply gorgeous! love the red cape too! All i want for Christmas is in my top two Christmas songs, just makes me beeeeeam! lovely voice you have, I’m sending you an email tonight 😀

    December 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • Reply tapeparade

      Awwwww thanks lovely, that’s so sweet! Hope you’ve had a fantastic Christmas xxxx

      December 27, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Caitlin

    Oh my goodness you’re so beautiful! You look like a fairy queen x

    December 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply tapeparade

      Oh thank you!!! That’s so kind 🙂

      December 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Pauline

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up
    and also the rest of the website is also really good.

    May 22, 2015 at 7:06 am
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