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 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!|
|READY FOR COCKTAIL TIME!|
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.
THEY ENDED UP RAISING $1700 !!!!
|My FAVOURITE outfit of the day. Beautiful blue & green Pendleton Cape Jacket|