Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2012 by Rebecca Waller-Davies
Vintage attired guests danced the night away at Swing for Shelter NI's charity gala at the Stormont Hall Hotel. Kicking off the evening was Gullion Style Events' performance, charting the story of an Irish émigré couple seeking success in the US and showcasing styles from the daring twenties through to the glamorous fifties. Dressing all twenty models was a tall order but apparel from The Rusty Zip, After Sybil, Belvoir Players, Bangor Operatic Society and Jacob Street made for stylish times.
Guests feasted on hundreds of velvety cupcakes made by Mandy while sitting around flickering candelabras in a ballroom decorated by Grace & Saviour. The Burlesque Belles took over next, teasing and titillating with smouldering gazes and sultry moves. Hostess Victoria Garrett worked her magic introducing James Huish and his ten-piece jazz band; they performed a two-hour set while guests did the Foxtrot, the Charleston and generally had a ball.
Of course, the night could not have been a success without Shelter NI’s fabulous volunteers Aoife, Lauren, Jessica, Carla, Diane and Joe.
Amazing raffle prizes were provided by the very generous GBL Productions, Skandia Restaurants, Cayenne, Newforge House, Direct Wine Shipments, Conwell Dance, Lagan Boat Company, Scrabo Golf Club, Holistic Choices, John Barr Cars and Crabtree and Evelyn.