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There’s something quite wonderful about the fashions of the 20’s. Admittedly most of those gorgeous flappers were slim and svelte and could wear a frock festooned with fringing, shimmering with sequins and perfectly skimming their bodies with not a sign of muffin tops and tuckshop arms. But the low heeled shoes, easy care hairstyles that only required the basic care and ladylike lengths of those beaded frocks completed a perfect picture.
For the JDRF, the choice of theme for this year’s fundraising gala ball at the National Press Club was a trip back in time to glamour and style from the 20’s with just about all the guests finding treasures in their wardrobes to make for an evening of feathers furbelows, slinky silks and stunning hair accessories. And the blokes made the effort too though all were completely upstaged by guest of honour Rob Palmer who struck a pose in his 20’s swimsuit ensemble that would like just right amongst the coloured change sheds of Brighton Beach in Melbourne. To complete his 20’s look his usually curly locks were pasted with product into a slick and appropriate style. A lot of product was needed to achieve it but in his usual good humour he happily slapped it on.
Now Rob is still our preferred tradie and that he’s no longer on the telly is a shame but his efforts for the JDRF are sincere and he’s intent on making a difference raising money for research. As a diabetic he knows the disciplines required to deal with it and uses every opportunity to raise awareness and money. His current television commercials are slick and simple with the hope of funds raised for JDRF turning “Type 1 into Type none” which for so many would be lifesaving.
He charmed the guests, showed off his dancing skills and a fine set of calf muscles and caught up with his many local friends made during last year’s fundraiser. They invited him back with no hesitation as the preferred guest of honour.
Legs Dance Company had set the scene with a flapper frolic around the tables and guests then perused the auction items on offer and settled in for a great night.