Last week I posted about being invited to represent TVS at ELECTRO SWING TO Sweethearts & Singles Valentine’s Event, where I was asked to judge their FASHION CONTEST of vintage 1920-50s style.
I got to unveil one of my dresses from my mini-haul from Damzel’s 50% off sale and my lindy-hop-inspired flats from my recent mini-shoe haul for this event as the winter weather seemed to be cooperating that evening in Toronto….weee!
Went with the black & white shoes + the red houndstooth collared dress – the collar can be worn open or buttoned up to create a lovely diamond-shaped peekaboo, like I wore it. The 3/4 length sleeves and a full skirt with super-convenient pockets for my iPhone for photo-taking, this dress was perfect pick for the vintage swing vibe for the night!
I brought along my handsome eligible bachelor friend, George – by far the daper-est man I know, as my +1 so that I wouldn’t be lonely on the dance floor like last time. Plus, he was kind enough to be my paparazzi whilst I was on stage being Vanna and awarding best dressed awards 🙂
Richard aka MedicineMan, Revival Bar’s event organizer, met us at the door at 9pm where we pow-wowed quickly about how the event would roll out, how the contest and prizing would work. And then the fun began — Lindy Hop lessons, fantastic live music from The Denielle Bassels Band , plus mingling and schmoozing around the room with the fabulous attendees to chat up what Toronto Vintage Society was all about and how they could join/get involved AND of course, tapping those who were on my short-list of BEST DRESSED for the night!
The Fashion Contest categories and winners were the following:
The top three from left to right were: Lauren Dixon, Rebecca Lee McDermid and Betty Quirk.
Winner of a fab LCBO g/c for “Dashing Doll” of the night was — Betty Quirk!
The top three from left to right were: Alex Hunter, Jack Check and Matt Szulczewski
Winner of a fab LCBO g/c for “Daper Dude” of the night was — Alex Hunter!
The Winners of a fab Loveless shopping g/c for “Classy Couple” of the night was Leelando Mitchel & Sevvy Skellington!
Overall, it was a fantastic way to spend Valentine’s Day dancing to eletro swing tunes, chatting with vintage inspired peeps while representing the Toronto Vintage Society.
UPDATE: The lovely and talented Rebecca Northcott took a few professional shots of my outfit after the event…so I’m including them now, as they totally trump my sad iPhone ones. Thank you Bexx!
How I got The Look:
Red houndstooth collared dress by CherryVelvet, from Doll Factory by Damzels (Roncesvalles/Dundas W Sts.)
Black n’ white lindy-hop flats by Restricted, from Winners (ScotiaPlaza)
White & gold bib from Aldo Accessories
Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott, Rebecca Northcott Photography