Breakfast at Tiffany's a riot of colour

About 170 women attended Breakfast at Tiffany's, the annual Merimbula Special Events Committee fundraiser for the beautification of the town.

The function room at Merimbula RSL Club was a riot of colour as the women dressed to impress with matching fascinators, tiaras or hats.

Fashions off the Field

The recycled theme was very much in evidence with mayor Kristy McBain taking to the fashion runway wearing a Fogo sash and fashionistas happy to proclaim their recycled, green or op shop credentials.

There were a number of fashion shows from local businesses in Merimbula and Pambula interspersed with plenty of raffles, all expertly MCed by Jess Ryan.

There was great support for the Fashions off the Field parade, Best Hat, Best Handmade Fascinator at the table and the amazing creations of the Recycled Fashions.

There was tough competition in the handmade fascinator event with each table being given a bag of bits and pieces and a band from which to construct a fascinator.

Hanna Marshall talks about her recycled dress

But the competition got even tougher for the Recycled Fashion event which had some amazing outfits made from reclaimed or recycled materials.

It proved too difficult for the judges who elected to have two winners, Hanna Marshall from the News Weekly who had a dress made by her mum Janice Johnson, entirely of Merimbula News Weekly and Eden Magnet newspapers and Kathleen Brewster who made an incredible dress from silver coloured coffee bean bags, crocheted the edges and then sewed them together to make a slinky cocktail dress.

Check out the fabulous recycled fashions including the joint winner - a silver cocktail dress made from coffee bags by Kathleen Brewster and worn by Anneke Engemann in the video.

Recycled Fashions

The organisers were given a rousing cheer at the end of a very successful Breakfast at Tiffany's.