Vintage Runway + Afternoon Tea with A touch of Etiquette with Miss Chrissy at Rippon Lea Estate

Professional Picture Credits: Elizabeth Gao

I feel like a Time Traveller at times.  Although Gold Coast based these days, Melbourne frequently calls me to her to play.  Whether it is holding my own Vintage Styling Workshops or collaborating with other like minded creatives to come up with new and fancy ways to share our passion for all things vintage or maybe it is just Hosting High Tea in Historical ballrooms!   I travel between the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s almost daily but these events I get to do at Rippon Lea Estate are up there on my list of my most favourite things to do.  I often step back in time but harking back to the 1920’s fashion and fun is definitely a glamorous treat.  The last month has been golden for the richness of colour, fashion and fun…Beautiful Ballroom, Hosting Afternoon Tea with a Touch of Etiquette and Emceeing one of the most magnificent fashion Salon Parades I have seen put together by Tessa and Vanessa from THE VINTAGE EMPORIUM, Josephine from VINTAGE CAF and Jo from ONCE MORE WITH FEELING…  Exquisite… These images were captured by Elizabeth Gao who contacted me out of the blue and asked if she could come along and take some snaps for us.. just because!… Oh My goodness how fabulously talented this photographer is..  We weren’t expecting this generosity but were over the moon as Elizabeth captured the spirit of the day perfectly.  THANK YOU…

We were  transported to a time where stars, sophistication and city lights influenced the fashion worn by the well-dressed.  The Night Life exhibition was drawn from the fashion collection of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). It also includes the work of contemporary Melbourne stylists and photographers who see this era through modern eyes. The exhibition featured over 50 gowns as well as accessories, which reveal embellished surfaces, ornamentation and pattern, with many made locally in Victoria.

I was privileged to host this very special Afternoon Tea with a Touch of Etiquette, sharing my knowledge on the history as well as going through the importance of postures, poise & posing with the guests, It was all about how you held yourself in society in the past and today these messages are equally as important.  Interested to learn more?  CONTACT ME


Want me to Emcee/Host or Curate a Fashion Parade, High Tea or Soiree’ for you?  Contact me... Happy to also collaborate…

The Lindy Charm School is one of the rare establishments opening the wardrobes of the past to the public. Boasting significant fashion forward pieces from the 1920s-1970s, professionally executed vintage fashion shows and specialised parades are offered – charmingly unlocking the secrets of fashion throughout time with an entertaining touch.

In celebration of our foremothers and by reigniting education about fashion throughout the eras, Lindy Charm School allows informative, entertaining and colourful insight in the culture of fashionable creations that came before us.

Through demonstrating the importance, elegance and historical richness of vintage fashion in the form of presentations of bespoke collections, original pieces and historical artefacts, The Lindy Charm School also provides informed and expertly executed parades, perfect for any event in seek of an informative and invigorating touch.

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1930’s – 1950’s Vintage Styling Workshops coming up

GOLD COAST – Saturday 17 February 2024 – 10am – Gold Coast Salon (Address given out at time of booking) Step into the glamour of the past at the Vintage Styling Workshop! Join us on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, from 10 am to 1 pm, at My Gold Coast Studio, where you’ll discover the secrets…


“I like Joy, I want to be joyous, I like to have fun! – Doris Day” – A Lindy Charm School Newsletter

This picture above is me doing makeup for one of our lovely cancer patients that come to our Charity “Beauties Feeling Fabulous”  – More on this below.. Hello Charming People who follow us..  Hope you are all well. In this newsletter: Workshops coming up Cooly Rocks On A Very Fabulous Affair, Supper Dance for Charity…


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Welcome to The Lindy Charm School where we offer a wide range of styling, costuming, workshopping and corporate services. Headed by the ever-vivacious Mistress Chrissy, The Lindy Charm School is a multi-disciplinary creative events and vintage styling business driven by a rich affinity with a time before now.

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