|I made it, hem and all!|
|on the palace stair|
I accessorized with bling, a fan, and a quick last-minute hair accessory made out of a scrap bow and some borrowed ostrich feathers. My shoes are American Duchess kensingtons, which I painted yellow and stenciled with flowers.
|shoe shot! all pictured shoes were made/decorated by their wearer|
|my fan is based on original mask fans like these, and was custom painted by Kate Dengra. She was great, you should check her out!|
|in the Hall of Mirrors. I swear I powdered my hair, but it's impossible to tell here!|
Of course, I ruined my karma by finishing my clothes on time, and it was pouring the day of the ball. We had a ten-minute walk from our lodging to the palace gates. Time for a creative solution! We scampered to the market, bought a roll of large trash bags, and went to work. We might have looked batty, but we were dry! I was quite pleased with my garbage bag calash--although if I look a bit rumpled in the pictures, that's why. (I'm pretty sure my panniers also slid down when I was pulling everything off, making my width a bit lower and rounder than it should have been otherwise.) So a bonus shot of us in our waterproof attire!
|many thanks to Peryn for capturing this insanity!|