And to have them so soon- the parade was only held yesterday.
Yes- we had an absolute ball! ...we're already talking about how and when we can do another one.
Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School for Girls was our most excellent host and compere, ably assisted by her heavily-Manchester-accented comic offsider, 'Glenda', who apparently kept the sellout crowd in stitches.
Sue and I operated as dressing /spotter assistants (over in the rather distant dressing room) so we didn't see the parade at all, however I had plenty of strategically placed armed guards around the room (i.e., my mother was there) to assure me that all went well!
So, without further ado, the photos!!!
|Andrea in a 3 piece 1940s suit, from Sues and my joint collection|
|Ellie in a 1920s silk velvet flapper dress, as shown here|
|Desiree in 1930s silk velvet dress, from my personal collection|
|Yeah yeah I know my suit's cool, but FREAK ME! my handbags a REAL ARMADILLO! Mel in 1940s rayon suit (seen here), no prizes for guessing whose collection the handbag is from!!|
|Evening beauties, non? L-R, Evelyn in 1960s lurex, Ellie in 40s/50s brocade, Shannon in 1930s satin-back crepe|
|Ellie...can you tell she moonlights as burlesque dancer Columbina Silk??|
|Our lovely muse Evelyn in her personal favourite, 1940s wool suit|
|Beautiful Mandy in a stunning chiffon maxi|
|Close-up, just for Nelly|
|Mel in a 1940s rayon day dress|
|Desiree says it all with one look. SIGH!!!|
|Andrea had heaps of fun with her 60s lurex mini|
|Evelyn in her element!|
|Shannon in a 3 piece 1960s leopard lingerie set|
|Mel in a 1950s tulle ball gown|
|1950s Mandy. The '1930s gent' behind her is her real-life husband, and yes, he was modelling for us too!|
|Andrea says 'Joan Crawford eat your heart out, 'coz I'VE GOT YOUR ROBE!!!'|
|Unsurprisingly, Desiree draws all sorts of looks from the crowd-LOL!!!|
|Evelyns vintage lingerie, what a femme fatale she is!|
|Looks like Mandy drew gasps of admiration in Sues 1960s nightgown set|
|I'd have loved to have seen Ellie go around with this outfit. It was a last minute decision to send her out with the stuck hairbrush and can of hairspray, she's such a little ham when she's on show I'm sure she made the whole room laugh!|
|See what I mean? LOL!|
|Desiree was our 'parade finale', our 'fashions on the field winner'|
|Eagle eyes may have seen a preview pic of this dress on my or our facebook pages, but heres a proper look at this truly 40s/50s stunning taffeta gown|
|This is what I wore, a NOS 40s suit I've been hiding from you ;)|
|Miss Chrissy does Sues hair|
|the hilarious Glenda|
|Yes, I did a lot of 'fixing'|
|While it wasn't my day to be changing outfits, at least I could change hats halfway through, right? I'm sure Helga! would approve wholeheartedly!|
|Cast and crew...check out the grins from ear to ear.|
Massive thanks to our fabulous models Evelyn, Shannon, Ellie, Mel, Mandy, Andrea and Desiree, and to Miss Chrissy and Glenda for their wonderful work 'out front'. The pics of course were all down to Mike Hilburger, not only a supremely fab photographer but a super-nice guy too!
So come on prostis, tell me what you think!!!!!!