Sunday, January 25, 2015

Va Fashion doll club meeting & history of American Fashion show

Today I joined my buds with the Va. Fashion doll club for lunch at Roma's , our short club meeting and our big finale at the historic Henrico theater in Highland Springs, Va for the History of American Fashion show, a free presentation. Before I post pics of that, I will show a few at our club meeting at Roma's. The Italian food there is fab.

We were supposed to bring a doll from our favorite era. I decided to bring Boater silkstone Barbie. I had a suit and shoes that looked like this back in the 80's, Boater is very 60's I think.


Plus an array of dolls the other members brought-













The doll in the box was brought by Leslie, made by one of her friends. She was so stunning!
Janice brought a birthday present our club president, Debbie had made her. Debbie's hidden talent is creating doll giftsets. She did it with a St. Patrick's day flair. 




At our club meeting we also had a fun poll to see who could guess what the best selling two dolls were in our club membership. The top two it turns out were Cupid's Kisses and the blonde haired Skipper. One of the club members who guessed correctly received a gift.

Then it was onto the History of Fashion presentation at the theater! It was a wonderful stage presentation with different models and slides of fashion from other eras as well. The narrator was dressed in historic dress too. Here were some of the gowns on display. The Henrico theater is a landmark theater that was built in the art deco style in the late 20's or 30's and has been restored.
















There was a reception afterwards, and you could see the costumes on the models up closer. It was alot of fun, and the historic fashion show was free and tied in perfectly with our dolls and the club meeting!

5 comments:

Muff said...

This is so neat! I've tried to find doll clubs in my town to no avail. :(

Phyllis said...

Oh, I really love those vintage fashions and the dolls. You are lucky to be in such a nice doll club. Some real talented ladies there.

Lisa Neault said...

I found the barbie club a few years ago and it is fun. Most of the ladies are die hard vintage and mod barbie. There are a few of us in Fashion Royalty and Tonners and Sybarites, we call ourselves the fun four and meet together from time to time. But the vintage ladies are a wealth of knowledge- their collections are simply incredible, I have pics from previous meetings in my flicker albums. We take turns meeting in each other's homes. Our club president and vicepresident are really phenomenal and attend all of the conventions when they can.
It's pretty easy to find people- do a shout out on the message boards, and to start out you could meet in a library or church, or even a park with a picnic shelter in good weather, which is fun- the bjd people did that one year. I found this club on the barbie collector bulletin boards.

Lisa Neault said...

I found the barbie club a few years ago and it is fun. Most of the ladies are die hard vintage and mod barbie. There are a few of us in Fashion Royalty and Tonners and Sybarites, we call ourselves the fun four and meet together from time to time. But the vintage ladies are a wealth of knowledge- their collections are simply incredible, I have pics from previous meetings in my flicker albums. We take turns meeting in each other's homes. Our club president and vicepresident are really phenomenal and attend all of the conventions when they can.
It's pretty easy to find people- do a shout out on the message boards, and to start out you could meet in a library or church, or even a park with a picnic shelter in good weather, which is fun- the bjd people did that one year. I found this club on the barbie collector bulletin boards.

Night Owl said...

Great gathering, with lovely dolls :-). The unique giftset is awesome, it looks real! The old fashions are beautiful too, lots of inspiration for the mini clothes :-).