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Farewell to Damzels

What do you do if you're a successful fashion designer who wants to hang up your robe?

Most designers walk away and have one of their PR people send a statement to the press. Not Damzels In This Dress. Like everything they do, Rory Lindo and Kelly Freeman decided to end their tenure of designing fabulous frocks, with a party. Or more accurately, a funeral.

Last Saturday, Freeman and Lindo hosted an invite only "FUNeral" for all the various people who have known them during their wonderful twelve years of dressing sassy girls in the country. Live performances were given by Basement 11 and Kelly and the Kelly Girls. Guests were asked to wear party funeral attire and both girls looked gorgeously tragic in Damzels dresses, fishnet stockings and pillbox hats.

"Why a funeral?", I asked. They both felt that it was appropriate to put their beloved line to rest in the way it was born, among friends.

"It's interesting holding one's own funeral before one is actually dead," said Freeman laughingly. "You never know who is going to show up."

"I must admit, I got a little teary during Kelly's (Clipperton of Kelly and the Kelly Girls) performance. I am so touched by everyone who came. One girl was wearing something from our first show!! It boggles the mind!,"exclaimed Lindo.

Let me tell you, there was serious love in the room that night. You could barely move to lift your drink to your lips. Rest assured, this isn't the last you've seen of this seriously talented duo. Like all creative types, they've already been working on their next venture set to be released early next year. The girls are being very secretive right now but I am sure, they will celebrate its birth with a bang.


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