Well, wasn’t I thrilled to see my Swing Fashionista co-writer and friend, Sharon Davis, splashed across a subway billboard for Coke in New York! Spotted this on Facebook and thought I share it here. Putting a bit of vintage glamour in to everyone’s day as they catch the train. Go Shaz!
Well it’s far from historically accurate, but anyway I’ve been wearing an early 50’s tartan dress as a costume for my new Cakewalk number with Juan, so I thought I’d post up a photo. We do a lot of high kicks, so it was a nice opportunity to wear a frilly crinoline – again, completely historically inaccurate, but has a nice effect on stage. Yay, frills!
Congratulations to our very own Sharon Davis!! On November 9, 2009 Queens of Vintage – a daily global glossary for vintage lovers recognized Sharon as one of their Top 100 Queens of Vintage. Click here for the full article, but here’s an excerpt to tie you over until it loads in another window 🙂
“Our fabulous Vintage Queen no 45 is from Perth, Australia. She is a coveted swing and Charleston dancer, has her own burlesque company and works as a pin-up if sheâ€™s not out and about working as a jazz DJ. Phew!
Sharon Davis isÂ a famous swing dancer â€“ in the international swing dance scene sheâ€™s pretty much a celebrity. Sharon Â travels around the world with her partner -who has sneakily nominated her as a Vintage Queen â€“ teaching and performing Lindy Hop, Charleston, and a bunch of other swing dances at festivals and events.
SharonÂ isÂ one of the best Twenties Charleston dancers in the world, for which sheâ€™s won pretty much every competition title under the sun. You could say, sheâ€™s a professional flapper!”
Thanks to Toni Duguid for uploading about a million photos from this year’s International Lindy Hop Championships to Flickr. Check them all out, they’re beautiful photos! Here’s some of SwingFashionista’s favourite looks…