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Friday, May 18, 2012

Giving Back

Ive always felt like I was born in the wrong era.  But not because I love vintage clothing so much.  Mostly because I relate more with the people of the past.  Their hardworking, no fuss attitudes - The independent nature of the way they lived.  Not to mention, the absolute glamour the people from say, the 1920s and 1930s had.  I bet they didnt know how amazingly glamorous they really were.

I was contacted a few weeks ago by the HR department from Warde Heath Center in Windham NH.  I was asked if I would like to participate in a vintage fashion show - for their residents.  They have roughly 28 people that are residents of this Catholic home.  Its on beautiful grounds, with a famous castle, too.

Of course, I accepted the offer to do the show.  It would be an honor!  -  What other way to give back, than to put on a show for the people who wore and loved the fashions I sell and collect?!   I asked a handful of ladies to participate - and of course I got a great response.  We booked it.

Here are some photos from the show - I cant show too many that have any of the residents faces, otherwise Ill need a photo release.  But here are the highlights...


Jane, wearing a 50s black lace party dress - like it was made for her!


Janell and Lauryn - looking perfect!


In the waiting room - getting ready to head out!


All of us (L to R: Jane, Janell, Myself, Lauryn, Nermina, Ashley, Alexa)


Jane and I after the show..


A close up of the neckline of my dress..

My outfit:
40s Dress - Brimfield Antique Show a few years ago
50s Pearls - No idea, but theyre vintage
30s Topper Hat - Borrowed from the shop
Modern T-Strap Heels - Macys, on clearance a few years ago

Lauryn's Outfit:
1960s Blush Organza wedding dress - borrowed from the shop!

Jane's Outfit:
1950s Black Lace Party Dress - borrowed from the shop!
1960s Black Leather Shoes - passed down from her grandmother!
1950s Beret - borrowed from the shop!

Janell's Outfit:
1940s Striped Taffeta Party Dress - Borrowed from Lauryn! ;)
Snood - she made it herself.

Alexa's Outfit:
1960s Wiggle Dress - Purchased from the shop!
Hat - her own
shoes - her own

Nermina's Outfit:
1970s Bright Maxi Dress - Purchased from the shop!
Shoes - her own
Hat - borrowed from the shop!

Ashley's Outfit:
1960s Silk Sheath Dress - purchased from the shop!
Shoes - her own
Hat - borrowed from the shop!


1 comment:

  1. Dana,
    Thank you for sharing! What a lovely gesture...you all look gorgeous and for the ladies living there what a wonderful treat!!!Reminds me of special movie,Pay It Forward, and Linda Commito's book,Love Is the New Currency.If you have not read her book...check it out.Life changing!Nice seeing you today!
    peace,
    Maureen

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