Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blast From The Past & Fashion Divas

Sue & Joy Smithers
Following the success of her Fashion Divas of the 70s & 80s party night last week at Slide, former top model Sue Smithers is planning another nostalgia night.

Susie, who trod the catwalks of Paris, London and New York for legendary designers like Valentino and the Yves St Laurent, and her actress sister Joy Smithers organised the get together of top Australian names who were big in the 1970s and 80s and some who are still going strong today.

Agents like Peter Chadwick , Jane Cameron and Martin Walsh  (who looks after Elle McPherson), photographers, make-up artists, Deborah Thomas, an international star model in hey day-now editor in chief of the Woman's Weekly, Deborah Hutton , Terry Schwamberg and hairdressers Lloyd and Trish Lomas.

Martin & Michelle Walsh
Joy Smithers who has acted in a host of top films and TV shows like Bangkok Hilton and Home and Away and Susie now spend a lot of time on the speaker's circuit and the night at Slide was to aid a charity close to their hearts : Hope for Cambodian Children.

Terry Schwamberg
And Susie tells me she now has another top night lined up in Victoria Street, Kings Cross- an Arthur's re-union.

Arthur's was the Kings Cross club and restaurant run by Arthur Karvan  and was the coolest nightclub in Sydney for a decade. Every visiting star ended up in a booth at Arthur's gazing over it's balcony at the amazing views of the city skyline or sometimes took to the suspended dance floor that was so packed it shook and shuddered and many wondered how it remained standing-or suspended. It did and it's still there today.

And the little girl in pigtails who often stood shyly on the side on weekends as her parents, Arthur and Gabriel Karvan worked the room ? That was actress Claudia Karvan now starring in the TV series Spirited.
the ever so cool- Arthur Karvan of 'Arthur's'