One of my lovely girlfriends, Mouse is having a special birthday soon. Seeing as we were classmates at school I imagine you can work out how old she will be but I would be so vulgar as to actually disclose this.
I have been enlisted as chief* birthday-maid. (I’ve never been a bridesmaid – she is kind! *And I decided upon that extra moniker.)
We have a cute bar and aspirations of decadence.
We are going for 1920s vibe rather than a costume party.Kate Moss ♠ Vogue US, May 2010 by David Sims ♠ Hair by Felix Lammers ♠ Party Girl ♠ Boardwalk Empire Party by Kirsten Mavric via Love My Dress Blog ♠ Eyes and Lips via Elle ♠ Headdress via 1st Dibs ♠ Trio – Chanel Resort 2010 ♠ The Follies circa 1920. Photograph by Édouard Boubat ♠ Bright Young Things still ♠ Vogue September 2007 by Steven Meisel ♠ Marlene Dietrich
Now I have to translate these fabulous images into something realistic. Sequins and feathers certainly don’t come cheap. Well especially if one has a modicum of taste.
Are you inspired by the 1920s? I would say our wedding was 1920s (ish) inspired. That old word, inspired, is wielded with disdain by the vintage fraternity and with dangerous ease by others.
Is it possible to walk the line of fabulous whilst not becoming too fancy dress?