Nels was very proud of his ensemble and called it a “disguise”. Pheonix, though she adored the dress, said she did not want to smile for photos. With her looks, physicality, striking gaze, and postures of ennui I can often picture her as a fashion model.
As for the dress, I had a great deal of fun with it. The finished garment involves a wire “vine” that twists and turns as you like it, with flowers and leaves applied by hand. The dress itself has hand-applied leaves and roses on the bodice. I hope to take some more photos and describe some of the dress construction in detail, as it was a very fun and rewarding project, turning out exactly as I’d planned.
The Gala was a lovely event. I did not rest well yesterday and still have a cold, so I was not able to enjoy the show with as much vigor as I’d normally have. However, Ralph and I did manage to gift my mother with a wee website and business cards, which I’m hoping she will enjoy.
Time: to rest.
S-t-u-n-n-i-n-g outfits! (And would those be little Oxford saddle shoes Nels is wearing?)
Yes, those are saddle shoes. From the School Issue brand thru Zappos.
“With her looks, physicality, striking gaze, and postures of ennui I can often picture her as a fashion model.”
My thoughts exactly!
Awesome!!! I like the purple flowers against that dress fabric. Makes my mind kinda loopy. N’s hat is fabulous, as is the jacket. Much love on everything!