The Art Of The Cocktail Hour

Mikey Enright and Pia Andersen at Art of the Cocktail Hour

Mikey Enright and Pia Andersen at Art of the Cocktail Hour

Vintage Allsorts Models Join me to Celebrate Cocktail Culture.

Vintage Allsorts Models Join me to Celebrate Cocktail Culture.

The Art of the Cocktail Hour, One Sip at a time. Photos Louise Whelan

The Art of the Cocktail Hour, One Sip at a time. Photos Louise Whelan

Last Friday Night an intimate selection of Sydney’s Cocktail Enthusiasts were treated to a wonderful night of drinking and decadence. The Ivy’s Den hosted the event as part of the World Cocktail Week Celebrations and with Head mixologist Mikey Enright and Tim Phillips (2009 UK Bartender of the Year ) creating unique twists on early evening cocktails there was plenty to celebrate.

During the Art of the Cocktail Hour guests were taken on a short stroll through the history of the fashion and etiquette inspired by a social phenomenon that has sparked new forms of expression and to this day continues to evolve.

Model: Meelah, Showcasing an Original 1920's Ensemble Photo Louise Whelan

Model: Meelah, Showcasing an Original 1920's Ensemble Photo Louise Whelan

Model : Amelia wears a 1930's inspired silk gown by local French Designer Luke Diaz.

Model : Amelia wears a 1930's inspired silk gown by local French Designer Luke Diaz.

I had such an amazing time sharing the social history and lavish style of the cocktail hour. Throughout the decades Cocktail Clothing and Culture has provided rich and varied ways for individuals to present themselves and the models looked truly sensational as they displayed the special attire that provides a charming insight into a daily ritual, a passage of time between work and leisure that is filled with glamour and elegance when having a drink wasn’t just about the beverage but the environment , atmosphere and the sophisticated conversation that followed.

The official event photos showcased in this blog are Courtesy of the amazing and very talented Louise Whelan. They are sure to make you want to adorn a fur and head to your nearest cocktail den for a Cointreau Blush, and for those of you wanting to know more about Cocktail Culture be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Cointreau’s new ‘ Art Of The Cocktail Hour Blog’ which will be a modern and useful guide to cocktails, early evening etiquette, fanciful food, sophisticated styling and all things necessary when gathering with friends for a cocktail party at home. http://artofthecocktailhour.com.au/ It’s due to launch Mid July!

Model: Anastasia wears a stunning original 1950's Sequinned Tulle Frock.

Model: Anastasia wears a stunning original 1950's Sequinned Tulle Frock.

Model : Kitty wears an Australian Designed 'Hot Couture' 60's style lame wiggle dress.

Model : Kitty wears an Australian Designed 'Hot Couture' 60's style lame wiggle dress.

Vintage Allsorts Models Display The Elegant Art of Cocktail Fashion

Vintage Allsorts Models Display The Elegant Art of Cocktail Fashion

Models : Amelia and Anastacia, embracing the glamour of cocktail culture.

Models : Amelia and Anastacia, embracing the glamour of cocktail culture.

 

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