Sunday, May 26, 2013

I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don't have to speak" - Linda Evangelista

On Saturday I had the pleasure of being a model in the above fashion parade fundraiser to raise money for cancer research.  I'm not one to shy away from being on stage in front of people and I relished the opportunity to be able to strut my stuff for charity in some fabulous vintage wear provided by Atomic Martini Vintage. 
It was also a good excuse for a bunch of us vintage-lovin' dames to get together again and have a few laughs.
The Che-Jazz Dance Centre quickly filled up with around 50 ladies whose average age was around 70. The change room upstairs resembled back stage of Milan Fashion Week darlings with hats & gloves flying all over the place! We even had our very own hair & makeup artist extraordinaire Megan Wardlaw there to make sure that we all looked fabulous.
Then it was time to shake our little tushes on the catwalk.
The lovely Lisa the Madam of Atomic Martini Vintage


Mz Chelsea aka Mz Stitch n Bitch

Mz Barbara

Mz Mae Em

Mrs Katrina & Miss Prudy

Mz Billie & Miss Sanja
We were met with gasps and oohs & ahhhs from the appreciative crowd of elderly sophisticates.
It was so lovely to see the smiles from the audience as I am sure that seeing us probably took them back to 'the good ole days' of dancing up at Cloudlands.
We all had a wonderful time mincing up & down the room.
The lovely Lisa then used me as a mannequin to demonstrate different ways to tie silk scarves and to wear beautiful hats. I LOVE hats so I was loving the opportunity to try on some lovely head wear.
I am very skilled at being a statue. Just look at that microphone grip!

After the parade had finished we were invited to join the ladies for afternoon tea. 
OMG Afternoon tea! What an understatement!
The table was practically bowing under the weight of a massive buffet of homemade cakes, slices, sandwiches, mini quiches & lamingtons!
We all agreed that would rude & impolite not to have a wee sample of everything.
I shudder to think how many points I consumed BUT it was lovely standing around chatting to the old ladies.  It was such a wonderful day spent with wonderful ladies.
My FAVOURITE outfit of the day. Beautiful blue & green Pendleton Cape Jacket



  1. ooohhhhh that cape!!!!! Is it for sale do you know? I WANT!

    Also you looked fabulous....but seriously....that cape!

  2. HHAHAHAHA Are you kidding? If that cape was for sale it would totally me MINE!! LOL
    Belongs to Mz Lisa unfortunately