Old Hollywood conjures up images of luxury and glamour. Though the era is far behind us due to our pop culture obsessions of celebrities’ every move, the style of Old Hollywood has withstood the test of time. Starlets such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Clara Bow, and James Dean still dress the walls of our bedrooms and serve as muses to the largest of fashion houses. Old Hollywood stays relevant in our society’ s norm of new.
Taking cue from an ageless point in time, SYNERGY Events held an “ Old Hollywood” theme New Years Eve Boston Gala, the perfect way to welcome a new year in style. About 350 guests were treated to fashion, beauty, music, and spirits at The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Globally-respected designer Karen Sabang, a guru of dramatic couture, displayed glamorous gowns inspired by Old Hollywood starlets. Sabang’ s garments utilized the fabrics and colors of the era, like candy apple red, draped velvet, plum, feathers, floating chiffon, and sequin-embellished materials.
The designs were the perfect balance of Old Hollywood glamour and contemporary couture.
Models were transformed into Old Hollywood beauty queens by Girly Junk, a cosmetics service based out of Norwell, MA. The girls were donned in tasteful metallics, sultry red lips, and effortlessly sexy updos: the ideal touch to complete their flapper fashions.
Guests got to dance the year away thanks to Reup, a jazz/hip-hop fused band, and rising star Renee Marcou, a pint-sized spunky blonde whose voice is compared to that of Christina Aguilera. DJ ILMATI provided music for the fashion show.
There was not a tired soul in the building as energy-drink company Red Bull kept guests amped. Canadian export, Pearl Vodka, flowed through glasses as the event’ s vodka of choice. And to satisfy those who had New Year’ s Resolutions dedicated to weight loss, diet and health beverage Fuze was offered.
Though we live in a “ New Hollywood” society, Old Hollywood still reigns supreme.
SYNERGY Event’ s Timeless New Years Eve celebration was anything but typical. By blending high fashion, modern beauty, and contemporary music with the ambiance of a sophisticated speakeasy during the rebellion of prohibition, the event welcomed a new year by honoring a past era.