Back to the 50′s Festival at St.Ives Showground 2015

Renee Van Kraanen Photo Daywear parade Back to the 50's Festival 2015

Daywear parade Back to the 50′s Festival 2015 Photo – Renee Van Kraanen

Last year I was contacted by Ku-Ring-Gai Council to help them with the development of a brand new 50′s inspired festival to be held at St.Ives Showground in August. I was delighted to be involved with the inaugural event.

Besides some behind the scenes, planning , programming and promotion, My main role was to produce and MC two 1950′s Fashion Shows for the day. Using the Vintage Allsorts collection of original frocks and accessories I complied a showcase of gorgeous daywear and show stopping cocktail & evening wear to Parade. Our evening wear collection included designer pieces by Norman Hartnell and Emma Domb.

Make up design for the parade was done by the talented Courtney Hudson and vintage hair stying specialist Adele Durno made sure everyones locks were coiffed to perfection.

It was a wonderful sunshine Saturday and a wonderful event to be involved with. Here’s hoping the council decides to re-visit the idea in coming years and bring back the 50′s to St.Ives Showground again soon.

Pia Andersen’s evening wear fashion parade – Back to the 50′s festival 2015 Featuring Norman Hartnell and Emma Domb Gowns. Photo Renee Van Kraanen

Vintage Allsorts Models Holly and Sam Back to the 50's Fair fashion parades

Vintage Allsorts Models. Vintage Bride Holly and Bridesmaid Sam Back to the 50′s Fair fashion parades. Photos Carlos Baron

Vintage Allsorts Models Katherine and NIcharla - Back to the 50's Fair fashion parades

Vintage Allsorts Models Katherine and NIcharla – Back to the 50′s Fair fashion parades

Model Kitty Van Horne - 50's evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen

Model Kitty Van Horne – 50′s evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen

Vintage Allsorts Models Ella Rose Corby and Nicharla- Back to the 50's Fair fashion parades

Vintage Allsorts Models Ella Rose Corby and Nicharla- Back to the 50′s Fair fashion parades. Photo – Carlos Baron

Model Samantha Darby- 50's evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen

Model Samantha Darby- 50′s evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen

Back to the 50′s evening wear parade Featuring Emma Domb and Norman Hartnell Gowns – photo Harry Raab

Model Katherine Spiers - 50's evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen
Model Katherine Spiers – 50′s evening wear fashion parade Photos: Renee Van Kraanen

Carlos Baron Vintage Portraits - Daywear fashion parade at the Back to the 50's Festival 2015
Carlos Baron Vintage Portraits – Daywear fashion parade at the Back to the 50′s Festival 2015

50's Vintage Bride and Bridesmaid Fashion Parade Back to the 50's 2015 Photo Renee Van Kraanen

50′s Vintage Bride and Bridesmaid Fashion Parade Back to the 50′s 2015 Photo Renee Van Kraanen

Pia Andersen’s evening wear fashion parade – Back to the 50′s festival 2015 Photo Renee Van Kraanen

Vintage Models - 50's fashion parade
Vintage Allsorts Models in action during Pia Andersen’s daywear fashion parade. Photos – Harry Raab

Photos from the 50's daywear fashion parade. Photos: Harry Raab Imagery
Photos from the 50′s daywear fashion parade. Photos: Harry Raab Imagery

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