Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Charity Vintage Fashion Show

Runaround Sue Vintage presents a charity event of vintage fashion and music. 

Polka dots recommended but not required!

Runaround Sue Vintage is hosting a charity vintage fashion show with live music at Tin Roof on the evening of Sunday, February 19, 2012. The occasion will mark the first anniversary of the online boutique as well as celebrate a great friend of mine who will win a battle she’s fighting right now against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The event will kick off at 8 p.m., and goodie bags will be given to the first 40 hepcats and kittens through the door, so early bird activity is encouraged. The catwalk will light up at 9 p.m. sharp and the fashion show will commence soon after. Live music from the V-Tones of Charleston will keep everything swinging after the models have done their thing!

A minimum of $10 will be charged at the door, but more donations are welcome. All door sales will go to benefit the Charleston chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Expect 50s sex kittens, 60s mod, 70s grunge, retro secretaries, indie Western, and more. Expect loud vintage tunes to complement every step.

Vintage threads provided by Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique. Vintage jewels by Gypsy Lady Antiques. Goodie bag contents provided by the Charleston creative community and independent local businesses, including Social Wine Bar and Kool Kat Designz.

Have a complimentary sweet, dress in style, and go hog wild!

More event updates will be made often on our Facebook event page,  here:

The Tin Roof is located at 1117 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC 29407

The V-Tones of Charleston is a local outfit comprised of ukulele, kazoo, whistle, violin, guitar, and bass antics to produce a “vaudeville pop” kind of party. Stalk them a little more here.

About Runaround Sue Vintage: Although the idea and name of Runaround Sue Vintage was conceived in an Edinburgh, Scotland flat over three years ago, the dream didn’t come into fruition until January, 2011. Sourcing much of the stock from her own overflowing vintage wardrobe, Kelly Rae Smith (that’s me!) returned to her South Carolina home (and all of her favorite thrift stores), and soon decided that the time was finally right for to be born. The online shop is now stocked with nearly 500 unique items from all over Europe and the US east coast; any of their known stories are told in the item descriptions.

Smith moved back from Scotland last year after a five-year stint where she was a food & drink magazine editor and cultural journalist. She is now living in the Avondale neighborhood of Charleston, SC running the Runaround Sue Vintage headquarters, freelance editing, and occasionally having late night impromptu fashion shows with fellow vintage lovers/cocktail drinkers.

Runaround Sue holds secret sales for Facebook and Twitter fans and sends out a free compilation CD with every online order, full of rare vintage tunes. Search for Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique on Facebook, or @runaroundsuevtg on Twitter, and stay updated on vintage fairs, events, sales, and other retro news.

Contact Kelly Rae Smith on for a plethora of real fancy press images.

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