Thursday, 31 December 2009

International day of swishing

You know a trend has hit the big time when it gets its own international day. Wednesday 9th January is International Day of Swishing,  and the flagship event will be at the Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel in London. It's much more organised than the farragos I usually attend: kick off is at 3.00, with an hour and a half to drop off clothes and relax with a cocktail. The first swish is from 4.30 until 5.30 and then another cocktail break will be followed by more swishing and more cocktails. Free clothes AND cocktails? Wild horses could not stop me.

More details on (which, by the way, is an excellent place to find out about upcoming swaps near you). Alternatively, why not hold your own swish to mark the occasion? has a list of tips, although personally I favour the sharpen-your-elbows, free-for-all approach.

Here, to get you in the mood, is the kimono I positively seized from Mrs Loske-Page as she took it out of her bag at our last swish. Gorgeous, non?


  1. I'll come with you to the Liverpool Street Swish with you. Am loving the swish/cocktail combo, we must do that at our next one. Cosmopolitans - hoorah!

  2. Ooh lovely! We must remember to trademark the swishtini...