Friday, March 23

Hi-Fallutin Rockabilly/Vintage/Swing Fundraiser Dinner Dance

With Lisa from Atomic Martini Vintage

Gowns! Tiaras! Vintage! Live music! Swing DJ! Food! Fabulousness!

What am I talking about??

The Hi-fallutin Rockabilly Fundraiser Dinner Dance, of course!!

The brainchild of the fabulous Vicki Martin, (you can read her blogs here and here), this was an awesome fundraising event for BeyondBlue, Australias national charity for depression, mental illness and anxiety disorders.

My fab pal Lisa, who owns Atomic Martini Vintage here in Brisbane, did a fab fashion parade, here she is 'backstage', playing with boys of course, LOL!

In her not-very-spare time, Lisa is also a professional vintage stylist and personal shopper, just the kind of gal any vintage enthusiast loves to have around. You can see her website Vintage Being here.

Lots of people donated their time, equipment, skills and raffle prizes, incuding local rockabilly band West Texas Crude. It was truly heartwarming to see so much generosity going on, and all for a cause that is so often overlooked, misunderstood, feared and ignored.

Lots of vintage finery was on show too! Over 350 people attended in all.

People really got into the dancing too, great to see them having fun no matter what their age.

The free photobooth went down a treat, there was a queue for it all night, and as you can see, I was well up for it. As I was *not* the designated driver, I was making the most of everything!

Over $8000 was raised in less than 5 hours for a truly wonderful cause...those of you who know me well know it's one that is close to my heart.

What a great reason for a fabulous night out.x.


Straight Talking Mama! said...

Love the picture of all the girls in their finery! You look like you had a great night

sacramento said...

What a fabulous event, and so much beauty, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I wis i would have been there.

polkadotpeticoat said...

That is wonderful you guys did well....Everyone is smiling and having a great looked wonderful!

Vix said...

What an incredible amount of money to raise! I love your tiara and the photo booth shot. xxx

delia hornbook said...

Wow you all gorgeous just look at all those vintage dresses and the colours. Sounds and looks like a event well done to you all. dee x

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fab night. You look fab.
I spot another fellow blogger in one of your pics, the gorgeous Sheribomb.

the old boathouse said...

Hot tootin you deserve a good night out xxx

Anonymous said...

How awesome all that vintage fun and for a worthy cause! You look gorgeous that dress is so fab!

pastcaring said...

Oh what a night! And you and your pals look so fabulous. Hi-falutin'? I think so!
Kitty, you are such a star! xxxxx

DearHelenHartman said...

Gasping over those gorgeous gowns. What a fun idea and so cool that so many people contributed and participated.

Helga! said...

How bloody fantabulous!! I'd love to have gone to this!You look scrumptious!!!So many pretty frocks,I'd be fingering sheilas all night!

La Dama said...

What a wonderful cause to raise money.
Such a fun night,you ladies look deliciously gorgeous.
Adore your tiara and photo booth pic.
What beautiful gowns !