One sugar lump or two? High Tea is pretty much one of the sweetest and most decadent things ever. Endless cups of goodness, delicate tasty treats and the cute factor of course! Drinking from a floral china teacup just feels so much fancier than a regular mug. Add in a passionate creative, a fashion show and a worthy charity and you have the ultimate girly afternoon.
The Bird On A Wire Vintage Fashion High Tea was held Sunday afternoon in support of anti-sex trafficking and child abuse. Heavy topic to discuss over tea, but creative lady Tricia Ray of Bird On A Wire was able to promote the important cause without bombarding the guests with facts and figures. It was sweet, simple and powerful in its own way. Tricia performed a number of her own tracks and read from her latest children’s book Kiko, “providing a voice for those who cannot speak”, she explained. It was thought provoking and a different way to get the message across, and who doesn’t enjoy an acoustic set over tea?
My friend L & I were very excited for this event. Firstly, being a vintage high tea it gave us the opportunity to dress up! And secondly we were assisting a charity that really deserves support and recognition. Fremantle’s beautiful Victoria Hall was decked out in a vintage glamour theme, including mismatched teapots and teacups, cupcake towers stuffed with treats from Kustom Cupcakes and Karmalicious Cakes and a lolly bar to feed the belly. Pinecones and mushrooms hung from the roof (very Fox Feet) and well dressed ladies and the odd gentleman enjoyed a lovely afternoon supporting such an important cause.
The fashion show featured pieces from Bird On A Wire’s latest range. If you’re a quirky print and detail fan then get excited. Fremantle label The Vintage Delhi as well as Mary Please Apparel and other vintage labels also contributed to the show. Stunning bridal gowns, flower crowns and sweet patterned mini’s made the afternoon. It was fabulous to kick back and relax with a cup of raspberry tea and watch the fashion go by. A beautiful end to a wonderful afternoon.
Big thanks to Colosoul Group, Bird On A Wire and the many other people involved. L & I had a wonderful afternoon and we were very happy to support such a worthy cause. And it’s not every day you get to dress up like a 1940’s doll.