News > Review: Runaround Sue Vintage Charity Fashion Show

There’s nothing like a good cause, and everyone in Charleston knows it.

Last night’s Runaround Sue Vintage Charity Fashion Show was held at the Tin Roof, a favorite music venue/dive bar in West Ashley, and the parking lot was already overflowing when I arrived shortly after 8 pm.

Kelly Rae Smith, owner of Runaround Sue Vintage, was described by our friend Noel Richardson from Lava Salon as “morning, noon, and night vintage,” quite a compliment and a feat. Lava Salon’s talented artists provided the hair and makeup for Smith’s show. There was one updo that was so fetching I stalked the gal afterwards to hear how the stylist had accomplished the style.

This was Smith’s third annual benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where models swathed in true vintage garments strutted down a catwalk lined with votive candles in Mason jars. The sassy ladies had just a short walk before striking a pose at the end of the runway, and my one sadness was that some moved too quickly to get both a good look AND a good photo! The models had tons of personality, a refreshing change from the stone-faced models one often sees on catwalks, and they clearly had support in the house–the crowd was cheering for them wholeheartedly.

words + images: Stacy Huggins

Posted on February 17, 2014 by admin.

Categories: Review, Wearable Art

Tags: Charity Fashion Show, Runaround Sue Vintage, Tin Roof

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