What a magical, marvelous and utterly fabulous afternoon!
Fleurage was only too happy to host this incredible event idea from Elizabeth Lamb and the results were breathtaking. Read on to see the images.
Weeks of preparation produced a show worthy of the salons of Paris and an endless parade of gals straight out of Madmen.
Picture a different time, when women gathered in the luscious salons of the actual couturiers to witness the creations first hand by invitation. Where the models sashayed around amongst the crowd so fabrics could be felt, stitching admired, and every detail inspected and memorized to capture the look.
It began with gelati colors then moved from nautical to fun dots then sultry film noir and finished with bridal. You might see some of it in Femme Fatale Magazine, on Fashionising.com and other blogs but if you weren't there you won't really understand just how stylish and glamorous it was. Let us begin.
The lovely fresh faced Annie in a 50's prom dress
My gorgeous niece Caitlin in the most incredible millinery creation from Ann Shoebridge
Ilana not only modeled but accompanied part of the parade with her fabulous jazz – yes she's a singer too.
It was an afternoon of gorgeous vintage frocks and gowns, stunning hats, and all the trimmings including the all important fragrance choice. Anne Shoebridge was the Milliner of the day. Her pieces are both pretty and elegant, sophisticated and fun, without being too tizzy and never ridiculous. Her creations are a fabulous investment for the races and could be worn over and over to great effect.
Spots and dots! Such fun.
This particular ensemble drew gasps and sighs of "oh its Dior " and was modeled by the most beautiful and talented woman – Anna.
Anna played the harp for the crowd during two parts of the parade and then got up to model. So many wonderful women with so many skills. It was such a pleasure to be involved with this.
This is a genuine Oleg Cassini dress! To die for in its simple elegance and so 'Vogue Italia' from the 50's.
The bridal section was so pretty and high tea garden party.
This show was in the spirit of the old couturiers with the models mingling amongst the crowd as we sipped champagne to divine harp music and jazz singer. Each outfit was a complete ensemble of dress, hat, accessories, jewelry and a specially matched perfume from the Fleurage range.
Any event devoted to sartorial splendor and all of its glamorous trimmings with fragrances matched for style and elegance.
Please note that all of these images belong to Vivid Communications Pty Ltd and require the correct credit if they are used.