Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Roaring Twenties brings the Blue Mountains alive

Fashion Parade at the Roaring Twenties festival at the Hydro Majestic HotelThe Fifth annual Roaring Twenties/Charleston Challenge event took place high in the mountains 
The Fifth annual Roaring Twenties/Charleston Challenge event took place high in the mountains of NSW on (another) foggy day. We didn't beat the world record for the number of dancers, dressed in vintage, dancing the Charleston, but we certainly had a fabulous time trying.

Following the Challenge, 250 people adjourned to the Hydro Majestic marquee to spend the afternoon wining and dining on a locally produced five course meal. 

The Darnell Collection was featured in a mini catwalk parade of rare and stunning 1920s garments and accessories, co-hosted by the fabulous Damien Beaumont, presenter at ABC Classic FM radio.

What a great day. I'm still recovering! 
Congratulations to everyone who organised and brought this festival to fruition. Bring on 2018!
A misty moment dancing the Charleston
With my great friend and Patron of the Festival, Claudia Chan Shaw
Winners of the Best Dressed competitions
At the Long Lunch 20s fashion parade. Olivia wears an original 20s 'step-in' chemise (or 'onesie' as we call it today!)

Olivia wears a 20s silk 'teddy'
Eleni wears a silk tricot knit sweater, palazzo pants and hand printed silk chiffon blouse

Eleni's second outfit is a beautiful silk and glass bead embellished dress with an Egyptian motif

Kate wears a stunning silk 20s wedding dress

Anetta wears a delicate lace and silk crepe evening dress and a silk with silk moire shawl 

Posing on the terrace at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel, Mellow Bath, Blue Mountains
Parade's over. Time to relax!