The Perfect Afternoon Tea at Blue Mountains Grammar


There is no better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon 
than to watch beautiful young women (all students at Grammar) model 
one hundred years of fashions worn by ladies to 'take tea'. 

We began with the 1900s and ended with 2016. 
A packed house helped us celebrate this wonderful tradition that raised $3000 for the
Blue Mountains Grammar Parents & Friends Organisation.

All the dresses and accessories were sourced from The Darnell Collection.
(Photos couresty of Brigitte Grant Photography and Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)

Cakes and tea sandwiches graced every table
A delicate lawn and hand embroidered lace tea gown from 1900 worn by Claudia
 
A stunning linen and cotton crocheted lace skirt and jacket from 1910 worn by Alex
(Photo credit: Anne Crana, Blue Mountains Grammar)
An unusual linen and cotton crocheted lace day dress from 1920 worn by Eleni
A cotton embroidered party dress from 1920 worn by Nikki
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
A beautiful cotton organdie tea gown from Holland from 1938 worn by Kate
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
 
A silk ribbon dress and sheared mouton cape from 1942 worn by Olivia
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)

A lovely polished cotton printed day dress by L'Aignon from 1955 worn by Anetta
A summery cotton party dress by Horrockses of London from 1955 worn by Emma
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
A rayon jumpsuit from the 1960s worn by Olivia
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
A silk knit long Pucci hostess gown (and Mary Quant sunglasses) from 1964 worn by Alex
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
An ethereal Mexican cotton party dress from the mid 1970s worn by Eleni
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)

A silk 'Buckingham Palace' tea party dress by Andrea Odicini from the 1980s worn by Olivia
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
A polyester and silk silk-screened mini dress by Joseph Ribkoff from the mid 1990s worn by Emma
A boucle wool Burberry dress from the late 1990s worn by Anetta
(Photo credit: Anne Cranna, Blue Mountains Grammar)
A pretty silk dress by TATA-NAKA from 2015 worn by Kate