We kicked off the festive season with not one but two events to celebrate the end of our pop-up shop at Ladbroke Grove's Pichi Cafe, and ring in an exciting new chapter for Chillie London in 2022, but more details on that coming very soon. We've rounded up the highlights from our Pichi Nights and Mums that Rave events for our readers to look back on, and to get you stoked for all of our future events.
Saying farewell to our space at Pichi Café where the Chillie team have been working, vibing and selling IRL since October, Pichi nights brought together two of our favourite things... shopping for pre-loved goodies and dancing the night away.
Joined by menswear seller Oh Gosh! Archive, the night kicked off with Vintage shopping (of course) with a percentage of all profits from the night donated to Crisis UK. We were also joined by bespoke style-lead restoration aficionados Make Nu who were offering bespoke repairs to add a new lease of life to our partygoers pre-loved denim.
Set to the seriously groovy stylings of DJ Nikki Beatnik on the decks, we were treated with food & drinks courtesy of Pichi Café and had a visual feast of artwork by Karen Thomas on display, part of female lead art collective Tart Gallery. There were uber cool Hand-poked tatts by @crightfime on offer, and Tinsel Hair extensions by Amy Ceest, something we never knew you needed until we saw them.
Mums That Rave
Founded by award-winning and Chillie London's favourite DJ Nikki Beatnik, Mums that Rave (MTR) is an Online and IRL community with over 10k followers. Mums That Rave are dedicated to smashing stereotypes surrounding motherhood & women in the music industry, whilst throwing some seriously legendary parties, panel discussions, and events where women can network in a judgement free zone, meet likeminded mums and most importantly have a great time.
Chillie London were truly blessed to be a part of MTR's Xmas Extravaganza. Our founders Natalie & Lydia - who are themselves both Kick-Ass parents, hosted their own styling workshop alongside a panel discussion with other seriously amazing mums. Our workshop was perfectly paired with vintage shopping whilst guests sipped on tasty cocktails and got glammed up with glitter lips & brows courtesy of Lipcote. To finish the night we then raved with Dj Nikki and Mums That Rave's resident MC the super fly MC Tino.
Missed out on their Xmas rave? Sign up to MTR's mailing list, so you can get first dibs on tickets to their future events, we'll see you on the dance floor...
So when's the next Chillie London event?
Although we've sadly had to bid farewell to our Pichi Pop-up, don't worry we will be back in the new year with an even more banging lineup of events, and will be announcing details very very soon... In the meantime you can still shop our fresh selection of pre-loved pieces via our online boutique and follow us on Instagram to stay updated with all things Chillie London! xoxo