Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Edwardian Ball 2012

As promised, here are a couple of photos from the Edwardian Ball, which was fabulous as always. My friend Fawn had never attended the ball before, so I fitted her out for the occasion by loaning her my ruffled top from Sequoia and Gita and one of my self-made hats.

All year long I had been intending to create an elaborate costume involving my Marie Antoinette wig, but somehow it just never came together. Instead I recycled this outfit, which is what I wore to our friends' Victorian/steampunk style wedding at the Bohemian Grove back in October. It was pretty good, but not nearly as over the top as it might have been. One would be hard pressed to come up with an outfit that's too elaborate for the Edwardian Ball. In fact I'm certain it would be impossible.

The highlight for me this year was the upstairs level, which hadn't been opened up in past years. Turns out there's a whole other ballroom on top of the main ballroom at the Regency, and it had a bizarre, mysterious vibe like something straight out of a David Lynch film. Any minute I expected to see Isabella Rossellini come out and start singing Blue Velvet.

For more info about this year's ball, click to read what SF Weekly had to say about it, or take a look at this slideshow.

Vest: Lumme Designs (formerly Attila Design)
Dress: from a shop in Copenhagen
Hat: made by me
Boots: John Fluevog


Marie said...

What a fabulous outfit to wear to a wedding, I so want to be invited to something so inspiring!
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

Susan B said...

You both look amazing!

Shybiker said...

Wow! I love events like this: they give us an excuse to reach for the stars. You both look fabulous.

Sheila said...

How fun! I would love to go to something like that - I love over-the-top outfits.

Ha, I am including my Fluevogs Libby Smiths in my wardrobe challenge. I like the neutral palette of those ones.

Jean said...

Great outfits, although I'm still waiting to see the powdered wig!

Megan said...

Gorgeous as always. I really love your hat - are you still selling them on etsy>

Now I want to wear my Libby Smiths.

Braxton and Yancey said...

I feel as if I've been waiting forever for this post - and you certainly don't disappoint! You both look fantastic. Thanks for keeping us east coasters up to date on the SF lifestyle. I am so envious!

Fawn said...

I owe my fabulousness to you!

Elizabeth_Bethezda said...

Beautiful. love love and love... everything!!!! I've seen pics all over the interwebz of peoples clothes from the ball. jealous!! want to go!! ;)
ps- having a giveaway on mah blog for some sparklies.