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published on 17 August 2004

Meet the regulars at Matinee club, affectionately known as 'Glitterbugs'.

Meet the regulars at Matinee club, affectionately known as 'Glitterbugs'.

Paddy, 33, artist / Paddy wears: Suit by Paul Smith, facial corset is own work / Describe your look: Kiss Off / Hero: David Sedaris / Favourite record: Jesus Built My Hot Rod by Ministry / Best thing about Matinée: The creativity / What other clubs do you go to: Kashpoint / Describe yourself in five words: Bold, wise, cautious, daring, trustworthy / Favourite quote or work of art: 'Losing my libido was like being unchained from a lunatic.' - George Melly

Fancy Chance, 26, burlesque chanteuse / Fancy wears: t-shirt own design, stole by Moschino, skirt by Paul Smith, shoes by Prada / Describe your look: Cunt couture / Hero: My master / Favourite record: Anything by Kantankerous / Best thing about Matinée: The gentlemen / What other clubs do you go to: Siren Suite, Torture Garden / Describe yourself in five words: Sometimes dominant, sometimes submissive. Flexible. / Favourite quote or work of art: Gloriana by Liz Neal

Elsbeth, 22, researcher / Elsbeth wears: outfit from Moschino / Describe your look: Modern vamp / Hero: Marie Stopes / Favourite record: Anything by The Liberians / Best thing about Matinée: The care that people take over their shoes never fails to excite me  / What other clubs do you go to: Anywhere in Hoxton / Describe yourself in five words: One, two, three, four, five / Favourite quote or work of art: 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Get it out with Optrex.' - Spike Milligan

Rico, 22, actor / Rico wears: vest by Hennes, vintage trousers, hat by Stephen Jones / Describe your look: Puerto Rico Buffalo / Hero: My dad / Favourite record: Yum Yum, Eat 'em Up! By The Beat-box / Best thing about Matinée: The music / What other clubs do you go to: Lambada Splash / Describe yourself in five words: Energetic, mischievous, lots of stamina / Favourite quote or work of art: 'Houston. We have a problem.'

Alice B, 26, singer / Alice wears: outfit by Moschino, shoes by Prada / Describe your look: Cindy Ecstasy 2004 / Hero: Marquis de Sade / Favourite record: The Girl With The Patent Leather Face by Soft Cell / Best thing about Matinée: The sex and the discretion. I think the two feed off each other beautifully / What other clubs do you go to: Club Rub / Describe yourself in five words: Much kinkier than I look  / Favourite quote or work of art: Rodin's Kiss

Melissa, 27, Part-time accountant/full-time mother / Melissa wears: jacket by Moschino, skirt by Paul Smith, shoes by Terry de Havilland / Describe your look: Naughty but nice / Hero: Margaret Rutherford / Favourite record: Mister Soft by Cockney Rebel / Best thing about Matinée: People make an effort to dress well / What other clubs do you go to: I have two children, Sebastian and China, so going out past 9pm is virtually impossible for me. I sometimes go to the Bloomsbury Book Club on a Tuesday afternoon, does that count? / Describe yourself in five words: A mother and a lover / Favourite quote or work of art: Untitled Orange Bath by Rachel Whiteread

DJ Swing, 23, DJ/musician 'I play synth in The Liberians' / DJ Swing wears: vintage clothes from Portobello Market, sunglasses by Bless at Pineal Eye, scent by Kouros / Describe your look: The business / Hero: Jesse Owens / Favourite record: Let's Fuck Daddy by The Liberians / Best thing about Matinée: Crowd reaction / What other clubs do you go to: Hard On / Describe yourself in five words: Slick, smart, sexy mother fucker / Favourite quote or work of art: 'I have nothing to declare other than my penis.' [SIC] - Oscar Wilde

Yota, 34, Importer/exporter / Yota wears: straightjacket from Regulation, trousers from street market in Osaka, shoes from Size? / Describe your look: Secure / Hero: Houdini / Favourite record: None / Best thing about Matinée: The people / What other clubs do you go to: Torture Garden / Describe yourself in five words: I would prefer not to / Favourite quote or work of art: Box of Smiles by Yoko Ono

Bettina, 22, fashion student / Bettina wears: leopard skin mask by Victoria Grant at Coco de Mer, 'The rest of my outfit is second hand, please don't put vintage, it makes me sound like one of those idiots you see in fashion magazines.' / Describe your look: Purrr / Hero: Joan Crawford / Favourite record: String of Pearls by Glen Miller / Best thing about Matinée: It's light when you come out / What other clubs do you go to: Queen in Paris, Pascha in Ibiza / Describe yourself in five words: Feline, erotic, temptress, jealous, wild / Favourite quote or work of art: The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living by Damien Hirst

Tafari, age: 'Who Knows?', Guitarist with The Liberians / Tafari wears: home made t-shirt, vintage shorts, shoes by Buffalo / Describe your look: Psycho go-go / Hero: I've given up the concept of heroes / Favourite record: Mary by Scissor Sisters / Best thing about Matinée: The toilets / What other clubs do you go to: Radio Egypt, Streams of Pleasure / Describe yourself in five words: Black, yellow, brown, red, beige. / Favourite quote or work of art: There's less to this than meets the eye.' - Talluhla Bankhead

Bellingham Black, 28, lead singer with Self Harm / Belligham wears: suit by Yohji Yamamoto, trainers from Off Spring in Covent Garden / Describe your look: I'm just me / Hero: Robert de Niro / Favourite record: Finished Symphony by Hybrid / Best thing about Matinée: Alice B / What other clubs do you go to: Any club that invites Self Harm / Describe yourself in five words: Low self-esteem masquerading as coolness / Favourite quote or work of art: The nape of a woman's neck. That's art, innit?

Tallulha, 26, web designer / Tallulah wears: vintage clothes from Camden Market, shoes by Terry de Havviland / Describe your look: Dotty Delightful / Hero: My boyfriend / Favourite record: GBH by Death in Vegas / Best thing about Matinée: The free spirit / What other clubs do you go to: Modern Times, Siren Suite / Describe yourself in five words: Serious, sensual, sound and sometimes silly / Favourite quote or work of art: Man in the Red Turban by Jan van Eyck

Errol, 27, Occupation: 'My business' / Errol wears: everything by Yohji Yamamato / Describe your look: Sharp / Hero: Chris Eubank / Favourite record: Party People by Parliament / Best thing about Matinée: The girls / What other clubs do you go to: Modern Times / Describe yourself in five words: Generous, private, ambitious, proud, man / Favourite quote or work of art: 'Eat my shorts.' - Bart Simpson

'The Baron', 22, occupation: 'No thank you' / The Baron wears: 'Clothes mostly donated by my father.' / Describe your look: Matinée Idle [SIC] / Hero: It changes on a daily basis. Perhaps Evelyn Waugh or Pan. / Favourite record: Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile / Best thing about Matinée: I'm rather drawn to the teapots / What other clubs do you go to: The Pink Cadillac in Kent / Describe yourself in five words: A bit of a one / Favourite quote or work of art: 'It's no good running a pig farm for thirty years while saying, "I was meant to be a ballet dancer." By that time, pigs are your style.' - Quentin Crisp

Scarlet, 24, vintage clothing dealer / Scarlet wears: outfit by Clements Ribero, hat from Stephen Jones, shoes by Miu Miu / Describe your look: Sheer Glitterbug / Hero: Zandra Rhodes / Favourite record: Anything by Bryan Ferry / Best thing about Matinée: I honestly think it might be me / What other clubs do you go to: Modern Times / Describe yourself in five words: One hell of a lay / Favourite quote or work of art: Again, it's probably me

Research:
Photography:
Boss Tweed
Hair:
Asashi
Make-up:
Julie Jacobs, Gina
Research Assistance:
Hair Assistance:
Yutaka

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