Wednesday, 12 February 2014

3rd Annual Runaround Sue Vintage Charity Fashion Show

Runaround Sue Vintage will host its third annual charity vintage fashion show on Sunday, February 16,

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 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..­Foot­Floozies/185008648218551?fref=ts