Crime fans attending Sisters in Crime’s 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were invited to come in sixties’ outfits as the awards’ presenter, Geraldine Hakewill, stars as Peregrine Fisher, Phryne Fisher’s niece, in Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries set in 1964.
Almost all of the 90 fans ‘Phrocked Up for Peregrine’ and it gave the occasion a tremendous buzz. The excitement was tangible as people ascended the stairs.
An amazing 23 fans entered the ‘Phrocked Up for Peregrine’ competition judged by the charming Maria Pattison, the series costume designer. (Click here to read Carmel Shute’s interview with Maria published before the ceremony.)
There was so much attention to detail from tip to toe– from the right hairdos, accessories and jewellery to sixties’ shoes and boots. (Anne-Marie Cooper picture left.)
These boots were made for walkin’, according to authors Natalie Conyer and Anne Buist. Anne’s boots were her mother’s!
First prize (the compete DVD set of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) went to prize-winning Sunshine Coast author Janette Ellis.
Second prize (second and third series of Wanted) to Hoppers Crossing couple, Andrew and Celia Jelbart.
Professor Anne Buist, creator of the Natalie King series, won third prize (Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears earrings and hand cream).
The prizes were kindly donated by Every Cloud Production, the creator Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the movie Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears (opening 27 February) and Matchbox Productions, the producers of Wanted, also starring Geraldine Hakewill.