The Deco Ball
decoball

from the producers of

The Original Great Gatsby Gala

THE DECO BALL

Presented by Kusek Financial Group

Hosted by Jess James

 

Thursday October 13, 2016
VIP: 6pm-7pm
Event: 7pm-10pm

@ Wrightsville Manor
1952 Allens Lane
(behind Lumina Station)

TICKETS – Click HERE!

TICKETS:
$60 (7pm arrival)

VIP TICKETS:
$100 (6-7pm pre-event party

* Only 40 VIP tickets available / reserved seating
* Romantic elegant picnic dining in secluded garden during “The Magic Hour”
* Complimentary Method + Standard cocktails by Astral Craft Cocktails& bubbly
* Live Entertainment – Jazz Singer Nnenne Terzian + Burlesque Dancer performance

From the producers of the original Great Gatsby Gala (6th annual), Jess James along with Kusek Financial Group present The Deco Ball at the beautiful Wrightsville Manor.

Don your deco cocktail party finest and join us for Prohibition era cocktails, food, friends & frivolity as we travel back to the 1920’s at Wilmington’s glamorous new venue. And, don’t forget your dancing shoes!

This enchanted event, inspired by the joie de vivre, design & decadence of the Jazz Age era, will feature delicious food by Eaton at Home, Prohibition era Method + Standard cocktails by Astral Craft Cocktails. Live music from the Ryan Mulder Jazz Band & Singer Nnenne Terzian, Jazz Age dancers & Paper Moon photo booth hand-crafted by A Ribbon Runs Through It, and captured by Bella Rose Photography. Twenties inspired shopping with Elizabeth’s Tres Chic , Style Girl Vintage, A Vintage Vagabond (formerly A Second Time Around), Front Street Optometric Care and Ziabird and “best dressed” contest. Silent Auction to raise funds & awareness for Animal Avengers of NC.

Event Planning by Gather Events, Event Decor by Relic Vintage Rentals, Seaglass Salvage Market, Blossom Bay Botanicals. Event lighting by Illuminating Events. Vintage 1929 Model A Fords from Bluewater Transport Limousine & Yacht Charter

AFTER-PARTY —
The Roaring 20’s reverie will continue at Grand Cru Food & Wine next door at Lumina Station!
Live entertainment and bar menu will be available.

SPONSORS:
Kusek Financial Group
Wilmington Oral Surgery
Bella Rose Photography
A Ribbon Runs Through It
Style Girl Vintage
Elizabeth’s Tres Chic

A Vintage Vagabond
 Ziabird
 Front Street Optometric Care
Seaglass Salvage Market
Grand Cru Food & Wine
Gather Events NC
Blossom Bay Botanicals
Illuminating Events
Relic Vintage Rentals

 Bluewater Transport Limo & Yacht Charter

 

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October 13
The Deco Ball / 6th Annual Great Gatsby Gala
Presented by Kusek Financial Group

Introducing the gorgeous new venue,
Wrightsville Manor
(located behind Lumina Station)

 

 

 

This event would not be possible without the continued support & encouragement from one of my mentors, Patricia Kusek of Kusek Financial Group.

As a financial planner, a politician and as a friend – she is just the bee’s knees!
Thank you, Pat xo

Thank you so much to Dr. Michael Hasson of Wilmington Oral Surgery for supporting this event & Wilmington’s greater creative community.

 

From the producers of the original Great Gatsby Gala (6th annual), Jess James along with Kusek Financial Group present The Deco Ball at the beautiful Wrightsville Manor.

Don your deco cocktail party finest and join us for Prohibition era cocktails, food, friends & frivolity as we travel back to the 1920’s at Wilmington’s glamorous new venue. And, don’t forget your dancing shoes!

This enchanted event, inspired by the joie de vivre, design & decadence of the Jazz Age era, will feature:

* Delicious presented by Eaton At Home Personal Chef Services

* Prohibition era Method+Standard cocktails by Astral Craft Cocktails

* Live music from the Ryan Mulder Jazz Band + Singer Nnenne Terzian

* Jazz Age dancers (including Cape Fear Swing Society)
led by Rachael Crawford Goolsby +
NEW Durham based burlesque dancer Meka La Creme

* Paper Moon photo booth hand-crafted by Legare Simpson of A Ribbon Runs Through It

* 1920’s inspired shopping with Elizabeth’s Tres Chic, Style Girl Vintage, A Vintage Vagabond (formerly A Second Time Around), Ziabird At Lumina and Front Street Optometric Care.

* “Best Dressed” contest and Roaring Twenties reverie captured by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography.

* Silent auction to raise funds & awareness for Animal Avengers of NC

Event Planning by Gather Events NC
Event Decor by RELIC
Handmade upcycled Edison light fixtures from Seaglass Salvage Market
Floral displays from Blossom Bay Botanicals
Event lighting by Illuminating Events
Vintage Cars provided by Bluewater Transport Limousine & Yacht Charters

 

AFTER-PARTY
The Roaring 20’s reverie will continue at Grand Cru Food & Wine
next door at Lumina Station!
* Live entertainment and bar menu will be available. *

The incredibly talented Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography
(photographed last year at the Gatsby Lawn Party) returns
as our official Deco Ball photographer. Photos
from our Deco Ball photo shoot will be revealed in next week’s
FASHION FIX – see behind the scenes below.

 

Creative visionary Legare Simpson of A Ribbon Runs Through It who created the amazing Gucci inspired backdrop for That 70’s (FASHION) Show returns to craft a magical Paper Moon backdrop for photos along with Event Decor

 

Live music from the Ryan Mulder Jazz Band

 

Our gorgeous & talented
Jazz Singer Nnenne Terzian
will perform during the VIP Cocktail Party (6-7pm)
and later in the evening with the band

 

I’ve got some exciting news to liven up your Thursday afternoon!

We have a new burlesque beauty – Meka la Creme from Durham
And the best news – EVERYONE will see her dance!
Private performance during the VIP Cocktail Hour + later, at the main event.

 

Event lighting by Illuminating Events

 

Prohibition era Method + Standard cocktails by Astral Craft Cocktails

 

Food elegantly prepared by Chef Lori Eaton of Eaton at Home

 

Vintage 1929 Model A Fords from Bluewater Transport Limousine & Yacht Charter

 

L: The gorgeous Wrightsville Manor (located behind Lumina Station)
R: “Moon building” by our Jack-of-all-trades main man Tymoteusz Dvorak for A Ribbon Runs Through It’s magical Paper Moon photo booth display for The Deco Ball

 

Dreamy, romantic frocks from Elizabeth’s Tres Chic featured in last year’s Gatsby Lawn Party shoot and Bella Rose’s “most pinned” photo on Pinterest

 

SHOP IT: Embroidered velvet & sparkly headpieces at Ziabird

 

Tess Wheatley of Meraki Beauty is taking appointments now for the day of The Deco Ball. Wait till you see the model’s makeup in next week’s FIX!

 

Beauty Bar has the perfect “look” on their Twist & Pin Style Bar Menu for The Deco Ball – “Oh, Darling!”

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

Lots of action happening at our Deco Ball photo shoot at Wrightsville Manor. Photos by Bella Rose Photography will be revealed in next week’s FIX!
Chirs from Relic Vintage Rentals.

 

Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography shooting Lauren in a vintage inspired dress from Style Girl Vintage with fringed kimono from Ziabird

 

Upcycled Edison light fixtures by Seaglass Salvage Market Decor by A Ribbon Runs Through It

 

Gracie is hair (Beauty Bar) + makeup (Meraki Beauty ) ready for the DECO BALL
Dress, fur collar, brooches from Style Girl Vintage / Gold necklace from Ziabir

 

Are you ready to arrive in style?! Check out this amazing vintage ride from Michael Scott Hamby Jr. of Bluewater Transport Limousine & Yacht Charters!

Behind the scenes iPhone pic of Gracie wearing vintage 1960’s brocade vest & sequin crop top from A Second Time Around (A Vintage Vagabond) with silk pants from Ziabird At Lumina, vintage beaded deco belt and gold round sunnies from Style Girl Vintage at the Deco Ball photo shoot.

 

Fun iphone behind the scenes edit of Lauren wearing a lace dress from Elizabeth’s, vintage fur stole from Style Girl Vintage and statement necklace from Ziabird. Event decor by Relic Vintage Rentals & A Ribbon Runs Through It

Styled by Jess James / Hair: Beauty Bar Boutique / Makeup: Meraki Beauty)

 

 

 

Friday September 30th
@ Style Girl Vintage
(21 Market Street, 2nd floor)
6-9pm

Deco Attire Sip + Shop

Stylist Jess James will help you get ready for The Deco Ball (6th Annual Great Gatsby Gala) in her jewel box of a showroom downtown at 21 Market Street 2nd floor (directly across from Kilwin’s Ice Cream). If you have yet to visit the Style Girl Vintage showroom, you won’t want to miss this since it will be one of the last parties at 21 Market. Moving details coming soon!

Come see Jess’s dazzling collection of 1920’s inspired drop waist frocks, cocktail dresses and gowns adorned with beading, sequins and fringe. Authentic 1920’s purses, deco jewelry, separates & more to ensure that you are the BEE’S KNEES at The Deco Ball (Thursday October 13th at Wrightsville Manor).

Jess will be offering 20% off everything in her showroom (including new vintage arrivals from Chicago and Raleigh). Also, do some treasure hunting on a new rack of 50% off summer items.

Mixologist Joel Finsel of Astral Craft Cocktails will serve a new Method + Standard cocktail

 

This gorgeous deco fringe dress
(modeled by the beautiful Carly Brooke Forman)
will be 20% off at Friday’s Deco Attire Sip + Shop!

 

 

 

Introducing A Vintage Vagabond
(formerly A Second Time Around)

Monday, October 10
@ A Vintage Vagabond
3518 Wrightsville Avenue
6-9pm

A Second Time Around is giving you a SNEAK PEEK at their new location and announcing their name (A Vintage Vagabond!) in conjunction with The Deco Ball. Mark your calendars for Monday October 10th 6-9pm at 3518 Wrightsville Avenue for a chance to shop curated last-minute Deco Ball essentials. And, you’ll get to shop even more of their fabulous vintage finds at The Deco Ball October 13th! Their store won’t officially open till late October but so EXCITED Meredith & friends will be joining us as always as we travel back in time to the 1920’s!

 

Upcycled Edison light fixtures by Seaglass Salvage Market

 

Picking up 1920’s inspired sunglasses at Front Street Optometric Care

 

 

 

AFTER-PARTY!

The Roaring 20’s reverie will continue at Grand Cru Food & Wine next door at Lumina Station.
* Live entertainment and bar menu will be available. *

SPONSORS:
Kusek Financial Group
Wilmington Oral Surgery
Bella Rose Photography
A Ribbon Runs Through It
Grand Cru Food & Wine
Style Girl Vintage
Elizabeth’s Tres Chic
A Second Time Around (A Vintage Vagabond)
Ziabird At Lumina
Front Street Optometric Care
Seaglass Salvage Market
Eaton at Home
Gather Events NC
Blossom Bay Botanicals
Illuminating Events
Relic Vintage Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO PREMIERE: Solving the Mystery –
Who is Jess James & What does she do?

 

FOR HIRE: ON-CALL STYLING

SPECIAL
1 hour, 20 outfits (styled from your closet) for $100

Make an appointment:
jessjames7@gmail.com

 

FOR HIRE: CRAFT COCKTAILS BAR MAN

Want to have Playboy’s Top 10 Mixologist
slinging drinks at your house party or creating
a signature cocktail at your wedding or special event?
Book Mixologist Joel Finsel of Astral Cocktails now!
joelfinsel@gmail.com

* Mention seeing this in the FASHION FIX,
and receive 10% off!

Photo: Leslie Koehn

 



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