Friday, 28 February 2014
I stumbled upon over 40 gorgeous 1960s clip-on ties in mint condition, and I'm excited to bring them to you this week! As featured in our recent fashion show, these lovelies look darling worn by ladies, too. Pair one with rolled-up shorts, tights, a plain blouse, and a vintage hat for a fun and feminine but androgynous look, or clip onto the front of a mod shift dress. Mix and match, clash patterns, and get playful with it. And of course, they're especially handsome on guys. Duh♥
Whether you want to relive the magic or experience it for the first time, lucky for you the generous Bob Ailstock captured it all on film. View it here, and stay tuned this weekend for lots of photos from the show, too♥
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
2013 at the Tin Roof, Charleston, SC. Proceeds will once again benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society. The lovely ladies of Lava Salon will style the models’ hair and makeup. Comedian Jeremy
McClellan will emcee the evening. Autobahn Food Truck will cater to appetites all night in the parking
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 Simply Becoming
Designs, Ambrosia Star Designs, Luck Puppy Truck, fkvintage, Consigning Women, and
Spacecraft Studios. Plus raffle prizes will be given away from local businesses including Al di La,
Masseuse Eden Fonvielle, The Flying Travelier, D’Allesandro’s Pizza, Elliotborough Mini Bar,
Roses and Ruins Tattoo Artist Betsy Gafgen, the Green Goat, Hello My Name is BBQ, and, of
course, Runaround Sue Vintage. There will also be a live auction for a oneweek stay at a Surfside, SC
beach house. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Candlefilled 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. Clothes modeled will be for sale onstage after the show.
Fashions modeled will range from 60s mod to retro country to 60s housecoats and lingerie and more. Look
to the runway for bow ties handmade from vintage fabrics by Jake Simpson, vintage jewels from Simply
Becoming Designs, and various inherited pieces from the models’ loved ones that will be incorporated
into the show as a reminder that the nostalgia, sentiment, and countless stories a vintage gem can summon
are the reasons that this type of clothing and jewelry are so special.
Following the fashion, the ukuleledriven vintage stylings of the VTones 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 Alleystyle
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 longtime
teachers of swing and lindy hop.
There is a $10 minimum charge at the door, although additional donations are welcome and encouraged.
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● Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique is an online Etsy shop selling clothes with stories to tell. It also
often organizes events celebrating vintage music, in addition to the annual vintage fashion show. It
is owned and operated by Kelly Rae Smith, a Charlestonbased freelance writer and vintage
obsessive. Contact Kelly Rae Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or images.
● The Tin Roof is a music venue and watering hole located at 1117 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC
● The VTones of Charleston is a local outfit that comprises ukulele, kazoo, whistle, violin, guitar,
and bass antics to produce a “vaudeville pop” kind of party. Stalk them a little more here:
● The Flat Foot Floozies plays oldtime 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, they received the Charleston City Paper’s Music Award for Jazz Band
of the Year.. https://www.facebook.com/pages/FlatFootFloozies/185008648218551?fref=ts