Saturday, 10 November 2012
Runaround Sue Vintage presents a charity event of vintage fashion and music
Runaround Sue Vintage will host its second annual charity vintage fashion show on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Tin Roof, Charleston, SC. Proceeds will once again benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Last year’s event was held in honor of a dear friend fighting lymphoma, and, sadly, this event will be in her memory. Despite the bravest fight possible, she lost her battle on September 27, 2012, and this will be an evening that celebrates both her love of life as well as her love of fashion and music.
Kicking off at 8 p.m., the first 50 early birds through the door will get a goody bag filled with gift cards and knickknacks from Charleston’s creative community and local businesses, including Buttermilk Bakeshop (formerly Carla Bakes), Kool Kat Designz, Lava Salon, and Spacecraft Studios.
Candle-filled mason jars will light the runway at 9 p.m. sharp, and the catwalk show will last for roughly ten minutes. Models will wear vintage fashions scanning several eras while loud retro dance tunes complement every step. Lava Salon’s Ashley Wagner and Spencer Barnhart will amp up their hair and makeup. Eight Four Three Magazine’s copyeditor Jessie Parks and local musician Rachel Kate Gillon (Charleston City Paper’s 2012 Best Rock ‘n’ roll Seamstress) are the style assistants. Jake Simp Photos will document the night with images. Clothes modeled will be for sale after the show.
Following the fashion, the ukulele-driven vintage stylings of the V-Tones of Charleston will keep you on your toes for a spell. And finally, the Flat Foot Floozies, voted Jazz Band of the Year in the Charleston City Paper Music Awards in November 2012, will wrap up the night with their 1930s, Tin Pan Alley-style jazz. All the while, look out for the Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club as they set the scene on the dance floor. Attendees, no matter how amateur, are encouraged to cut a rug right alongside these long-time teachers of swing and lindy hop. Judging from the 2012 shindig, this detail really does the trick in taking you back in time while making the evening extra memorable.
There is a $10 minimum charge at the door, although additional donations are welcome.
In the words of Hank Williams Sr, Runaround Sue Vintage encourages all to dress in style and go hog wild!
Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique is an online Etsy shop selling clothes with stories to tell. It is owned and operated by Kelly Rae Smith, also a Charleston-based freelance writer. Contact Kelly Rae Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org for a plethora of real fancy press images.
The Tin Roof is located at 1117 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC 29407
The V-Tones of Charleston is a local outfit comprised of ukulele, kazoo, whistle, violin, guitar, and bass antics to produce a “vaudeville pop” kind of party. Stalk them a little more here: https://www.facebook.com/TheVTonesofCharleston?sk=info
The Flat Foot Floozies plays old-time jazz, jug band, Tin Pan Alley, swing, blues, and country, and is comprised of ukulele, kazoo, harmonica, upright bass, guitar, tap dancing, and a little bit of humor, too. In November 2012, they received the Charleston City Paper’s Music Award for Jazz Band of the Year.
Contact: Kelly Rae Smith