Thursday, 2 June 2011

Fashion Event - Mission 65 Part 1

Last night Prahran Mission celebrated its 65th birthday in style, with the sold-out 40's themed Mission 65 event at Red Bennies in South Yarra. Attendees were taken back to the 1940's with live jazz by the Victorian Jazz Club who kindly sponsored a band for the evening. 

The night's stylish hosts, Philip Boon and Jenny Bannister entertained the crowd as they described the fantastic designs created especially to be auctioned off, by some of Melbourne's most talented designers including Dean Hewitt and JC Lloyd-Southwell d'Anvers from Madam Virtue, Anthony Capon, Kara Baker, Candice DeVille, Leopold and Clemente Talarico, as well as students from Whitehouse Institute of Design who helped put together this fantastic evening.

General Manager of the Prahran Mission, Erica Myers-Davis spoke about the work of the Prahran Mission, which supports the community through initiatives such as providing basic food and mental health rehabilitation and counselling to people in crisis. With all the proceeds from the night going to the valuable work of the Prahran Mission, Mission 65 was not only a great night of fun and fashion, but reminded the community to consider and support those less fortunate.

Check out some of the fantastic 40s fashion!

Lots of great 40's fashion

The beautiful Hitomi

A very stylish couple in fabulous 40s fashion!

Some very classy ladies!

A beautiful white dress and headpiece

Up-and-coming stylist Greg Dennis who came up
with the 1940s concept for Mission 65 looking very sharp

Great accessories worn by this well-dressed pair!
Talented and stylish Madam Virtue designers Dean Hewitt and JC Lloyd-Southwell d'Anvers with beautiful fashion
expert Sarah Gale 
A stylish mother and daughter pair
The always stylish JC looking sharp in his sequin pants
My boyfriend and photographer Saul and Chian,
husband of Cecylia Boutique co-owner Cecylia
 both looking smart with their great outfits!
Greg and JC with the glamourous Alison Waters from
the Waters Group
Hitomi and the beautiful Cecylia looking lovely
in vintage Dior

Click here for Part 2!

Images courtesy of Saul Klimas


  1. Just gorgeous girls! :D

  2. I love posts like this!! Can't wait for the next part.. Excited!

    Also I want to thank you for your lovely comments on IFB about my blog and for stopping by in general, I really appreciate it!

    Would you be interested in getting featured on my blog? If so, please let me know! I'd love that!

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  3. Thank you both for taking the time to comment:) It was a fantastic night with lots of great fashion for a very worthwhile cause:)


  4. Looks amazing, wish I'd gone... not getting to many fashion things lately!

  5. Wish you were there Leeyong! I'm sure you would have created a beautiful 1940s outfit!



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