Well-dressed crowd laps up vintage fashion
MORE than 110 people turned out to the Vintage High Tea in support of the Cancer Council at Camelot Motel in Gladstone on Saturday.
The crowd was stunningly attired in vintage outfits and enjoyed a fashion parade and speeches.
Items were modelled by enthusiastic participants and included fashion from the 1920s through to today.
Rosemary Fredriksen said she adored the opportunity to get out her best dress and enjoy a fun day with friends.
"The main thing is to be out with my friends and enjoy the fun of dressing up," she said.
Ms Fredriksen was wearing a dropped-waist dress from the early 1990s she bought in the 1990s for a special dinner but had rarely worn since.
Like many women at the event, she was loving the opportunity to wear her most spectacular garb.
Many youngsters also enjoyed the event.
Thirteen-year-old Shelby Colebrook said her first high tea was fantastic, and she would love to go again.
Her friend Abi Maeehan, 13, said she felt touched by the stories of cancer sufferers, and inspired to help make a difference.
Jimmy Harris was one of a handful of male guests.
His antique display of items in the motel foyer included a sewing machine made almost entirely of wood, and drew interest from men and women alike.
Guests heard from speakers including Dr Lola Kerr, who spoke about the risk of breast cancer, which occurs in one in seven women before the age of 85.