Vintage evening of fashion and fun

23:00, Dec 06 2013
Chelsea Dawson
TAKE A BOW: Chelsea Dawson models a dress from Vintage Heaven at the Classy Crooner Cabaret at Fairfield House last night.

Cabaret goers were transported back to the gentler age of the 1950s at a fundraiser at Fairfield house.

The historic house held a Classy Crooners Cabaret event last night.

Organiser Jo Say said the event was stunning and "a really beautiful mix" of ages attended.

"It felt really special. It was very much a Nelson event really, creative and fun and everyone had a good time and really got involved with it."

People were asked to come dressed in 1950s style with a prize for best dressed.

Ms Say said it was hard for judge Nelson Mail fashion columnist Justine Jamieson to pick winners as so many people had got dressed up in vintage or vintage themed clothes.


The evening started with a jazz band in the courtyard, followed by a fashion show of clothes from Nelson store Vintage Heaven.

Local models showed the fashion, helped by Chelsea Dawson who models in Los Angeles, Ms Say said.

Following the fashion show The Lusties performed, making use of the Fairfield tower.

Body in Space crooners Mike O'Malley and Laura Irish then showed off their vocal talents singing some of the hits of the 1950s.

Blinc Catering supplied food for the evening and people could also get snaps taken at the Lucky Booth.

Ms Say said money raised from the evening would be put towards the ongoing maintenance costs of Fairfield.

She did not know yet how much had been raised.

The Nelson Mail