Tag Archives: fashion show

  • 'Through the Decades' fashion show for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

    May 15, 2015

    phyllis tuckwell fashion show

     We regularly receive invitations to take part in charity events and requests for contributions to good causes, both local and much further afield. The energy, enthusiasm and dedication of the organisers and fundraisers never fail to impress, but as a small business, we obviously can't commit to supporting many of them and simply have to wish them well.

    We recently received a lovely email from the events coordinator of the Psychology Society at the University of Surrey asking if we might participate in a 'Through the Decades' vintage fashion show in memory of a much loved lecturer to raise funds for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, Surrey. It will take place on Tuesday 19th May, at 7pm, in the Students' Union, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds will be donated to the hospice.

    "Lynne Millward was previously the Director of Undergraduate Studies. She very sadly passed away from cancer in 2012 in the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Lynne was an inspiration to students and staff alike - she was an excellent lecturer, was an excellent colleague for the staff, and she is very much missed by the department. The staff at the University have been very touched by the way in which a wish to fund raise for the hospice that cared for her has been passed from cohort to cohort, even now that the large majority of our students never had the opportunity to be taught by Lynne. Thus, it is for this reason we are hosting a charity show to raise money for the hospice that was so deeply kind to our very sadly missed lecturer."

    Now those who know the frockers well will already be aware of how committed we are to supporting hospice care, having seen the work of dedicated hospice staff at first hand ourselves in the not very distant past, and we have previously taken part in a fundraising fashion show for the Perth based Cornhill Macmillan Hospice. As big supporters of education charities, we also recognise the importance of inspirational teachers in bringing out students' full potential. Lynne Millward was obviously one such inspirational teacher and colleague.

    Given that it would be unrealistic for us to travel 500 miles ourselves, we are sending this vintage Furla designer silk scarf to auction or raffle on the day.

     furla silk scarf

    If any of our local customers or readers can make it along to support this worthy cause, you are unlikely to be disappointed. In addition to the fashion show,  there will be vintage stalls, a vintage inspired tea party and even a vintage pop up photo booth!

    We hope the event is a great success and look forward to posting an update on how it all went.

  • Kaleidoscopic CATWALK 2013

    February 1, 2013

    catwalk 201

    One upcoming event not to be missed on the scintillating St Andrews fashion scene is CATWALK 2013 , which is to be held at Venue 1 on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm. Sponsored by KPMG, all proceeds will go to charity as part of the university's gargantuan RAG week fundraising efforts.

    Along with other businesses from the local (and in our case not quite so local) area, The Frockery will be providing vintage pieces for the show in keeping with the event's 'kaleidoscope' theme. Not a lot of people know (we certainly didn't!) that the kaleidoscope was invented by  Sir David Brewster, a former principal of St Andrews University, and it's sure to be a colourful show.

    Tickets can be purchased here. Don't miss it!

  • LimeLight Charity Fashion Show, Perth, 24.06.12

    June 11, 2012

    The Frockery is delighted to be supporting the LimeLight Charity Fashion Show, to be held at the Station Hotel, Perth, on Sunday 24th June at 6pm.

    We will be showcasing some of our authentic vintage frockery from the 40s through to the 80s, hopefully demonstrating the sustainable, stylish and timeless nature of fashion from down the decades. Even better, it's all in aid of an excellent local cause: the Cornhill Macmillan Hospice.

    The show is being ably organised by photographer Robin Carrie, and other local businesses showing their clothing and accessories include Bijoux Bags, La Beck Bridal, Monkey Temple of Edinburgh, The Kilt Company, Shamanic and Natural Collection.

    Seven photographers will be capturing images of the event and an impressive line up of  local business sponsors have pledged their support, including BC Cupcakery, Highland Spring Water, Easy-Carpets Perth, Farquhar & Son Ltd Printers.  In addition, raffle prizes are being donated by Simon Howies, Brig Farm Shop, Tesco, St Johnstone FC, Indigo, Meow Studios Edinburgh and many more.

    Tickets are only £8 and available now from the Station Hotel, so get your glad rags on, grab a front row seat and enjoy a spot of the limelight! You'll not only be guaranteed a fun and fashion filled experience, but you'll be supporting an excellent local cause. What better way could there be to spend a summer Sunday evening?

    Limelight Charity Show

  • The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show

    February 3, 2008

    The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show 2008, 4th and 5th March @ The Vic, Glasgow School of Art. Tickets available from Tickets Scotland, £7.50/£5.50 (concession).

    An array of unique and exciting designs from 3rd year undergraduate textiles students (including The Frockery's very own Kirstin) will once again be showcased at this prestigious annual fashion event! For more information, visit the GSA Fashion Show's MySpace.