20 March, 2012


Saturday night Mz Vicki outdid herself hosting a charity dinner and dance to raise money for Beyond Blue. This fine affair had everything, from a delicious dinner and dessert to beautiful broads, dashing gents, a fashion parade, great music, fantastic prizes and a photobooth! Oh what fun we had!

I am SO proud of Vicki – not only was the night a huge success that went off without a hitch but she managed to raise a whopping $8,056!! A HUGE congratulations to her! We all had such a great time and all while helping a very worthy cause. You really can’t ask for more than that!

As part of the night’s entertainment, Lisa from Atomic Martini Vintage treated us all to a fashion parade for the ages. Taking us through the fashions of each decade from the ‘20s to the ‘80s, she reminded us how we’ve been cheering ourselves up for years by donning our glad rags and having ourselves a good ole time.

Beyond Blue is cause close to my own heart and I was happy to get behind it. And as we sat around at our tables, Vicki reminded us that at least one person at every table has, is or will experience some form of mental illness throughout the course of their lives. And it doesn’t just affect them, it also touches the lives of their friends, family, loved ones and those around them.

 Our hostess with the mostest

We were kept entertained throughout the night with some great music from West Texas Crude and 5 O’Clock Shadow Barber Shop had a pop up shop on the night auctioning off 3 haircuts to help raise money. The last hair cut raised $350 for one single hair cut to turn this guy’s emo fringe into a big quiff.

He wasn't keen but it was for a good cause so good on him!

All up it was a fabulous night and I dressed for the occasion.

Top: Boned Silk Rose Bodice – Rockmans (aaaages ago)
Skirt: Black Bengaline Full Circle Skirt – made for me by my Granny
Shoes: Black Low Heel Quilted Court with Bow – Payless Shoes (a while ago)
And a shiny black belt and red hair rose to finish it off!

But honestly, that’s how easy it is. These are all items straight out of my wardrobe that I’ve had for ages. It’s not hard to pull something like this together, you just have to get creative.

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