Monday, January 31, 2011

Edwardian Ball

 Hat: Audra Jean..... Top: Sequoia and Gita....  Skirt: Fanplusfriend Garden....  
Jewelry: gifts....  Velvet blazer: a gift from Sal....  Boots: John Fluevog

Last weekend we attended the Edwardian Ball again, which is interesting because it certainly doesn't seem like it's been a year since the last one. Anyhow, here's what I wore. Mark and I went with my friend Laura and her husband, who had never been before and were duly impressed. The ball was amazing as always; the costumes were wonderfully creative and elegant, and the entertainment was great. There were musical acts, acrobats and trapeze artists, Can-Can girls, and of course, the ever-popular absinthe bar. The wonderful Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were there, looking gorgeous and exotic and... tall. Really, really tall. Where do they find those platform heels? 

And for Sal: Your former roommate was performing. I gave her a long, evil glare, but I don't think she saw me.

Mark and I both wore my handmade hats.

24 comments:

Fashion Flirt said...

I officially have a blogger-girl crush on you. You look fantastic!

Cynthia said...

Augh, I wish I was just a wee bit smaller so I could wear those fab Sequoia and Gita clothes. You look marvelous.

Rad in BK said...

Wow, you and Mark look amazing. The top alone is making me drool a bit.

WendyB said...

Fabulous look. This sounds like so much fun.

The Nightmare Child said...

Best. Outfit. EVER.

Fawn said...

I love that top! What's the fabric?

Turophile said...

Stunning!

Audi said...

Fawn: It's a 50/50 cotton/poly blend. It has some stretch to it, which gives it a comfy fit.

ashe mischief said...

Oh GAWD you look amazing.
Crush crush crush.

GlamaRuth said...

I love the re-use of the top from last year! You'll just need to come up with ever more extravagant iterations year by year. Maybe a full on bustle next year? And I wish I'd known of your hats before I got married!

JC said...

Oh so hot!! I've been drooling of costume pics from the ball. Jealous!

Sheila said...

How fun! You look amazing, as always, Audi! I love your steampunk/Edwardian/vintage/costumey looks the most, I think.

poet said...

You look so great! Where did you get that skirt? I just have a pair of very full pants of exactly that color lying around waiting to be made into a skirt, but unfortunately they don't provide that much fabric... So pretty!

Cheers,
poet

PS: And I should probably admit that I'm a regular reader who doesn't comment very often... Your daring color combinations have definitely influenced my style over the past year or so. :)

Sal said...

HAHAHAHAHA. Still getting gigs, is she? Well, she sucked as a roomie, but she was a pretty good performer, from what I remember.

And, um, you look STUNNING.

Ariana said...

Oh my gosh, you look amazing! I always love what you are wearing but this just blew me away!

Linda said...

HOLY MOLY.

Speaking of Edwardian, have you been watching Downton Abbey? I have never loved any costumes so much in my life.

Prefecta said...

Hi there gorgeous!
I've got an award for you in my blog, hope you accept it.

xo, Prefecta

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Sarah Lorraine said...

I don't know if I have ever commented on your blog, but I've been following you for about a year and enjoy seeing your quirky outfits mixing all the fun parts of my favorite costume eras!

Someday, at some Bay Area costume event, a short dark haired woman will mob you and tell you how fabulous you are, and that will be me. ;)

Secret Squirrel said...

Ah, you look beautiful, Audi!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

My first thought was WOW! My second thought was is that not a dress? You look wonderful and the top and skirt belong together. Great job.

laniza said...

What an awesome outfit!

Eyeliah said...

You look truly incredible - wow!

Anonymous said...

I love it when you and Mark get all dolled up for parties!!! I am so happy to see you are still blogging Audi! I miss you! Karen/ Of A Certain Age

bmore hon said...

I'm so in love with this outfit and your style! I too wish I were just a little thinner to fit some of the things you wear
If you ever decide to purge and have a yard sale, I'll be the first in line!!