1950s vintage clothing exhibition to celebrate the Queens Birthday.
In our part of the world that celebration takes place in winter in June. I realise this article is well overdue!
On this particular long weekend we decided to host a 1950s vintage clothing exhibition at our local vineyard Maygars Hill. The owner of the local vineyard Jenny Houghton very generously granted us the use of her cellar door to house all of our garments. It was a very busy, frantic time leading up to the event to ensure everything was absolutely perfect.
Luckily for me, my cousin Bill Lowe is an event manager and graciously assisted us in how to arrange the space and build the lighting to get the best out of what we were doing. We can’t thank him enough for his assistance and if anyone needs his expertise he can be contacted via his Facebook page Bill Lowe Events.
The event consisted of no less than eleven beautiful garments from day dresses to ball gowns.
It turned out to be a fabulous weekend, with a steady stream of people popping in and out. Entry into the exhibition was free because we really just wanted to give to our local community. People could also enjoy tasting some award winning wines in the process.
It started with our opening night, champagne flowed, speeches were made and the event was officially opened by our Mayor Amanda McClaren. The venue was awash with an amber glow, reminiscent of the golden age of hollywood. Even thought it was a fifties exhibition I actually wore a stunning thirties silk organza deco gown.
Leading up to the event we received lots of publicity from our local area and I was delighted to find my picture in the paper on more than one occasion.
Mostly, however I want to thank my beautiful supportive partner for all his hard work and his belief in making this happen.
It was so successful we have decided to host another event in November to celebrate Melbourne Cup.
We took lots of photos of the event so please enjoy and we hope to see you in November.