Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas...

This week's transmission of Silver Screen Sunday is interrupted to bring you a special presentation of last night's White Christmas Swing Ball.

A few weeks ago I showed you a sneak preview of a dress I bought for a very special occasion and, last night, I finally got to wear it. So that means you all get to see it in all of its glory!


Outfit details: hair flower - taken from a bunch of cheap fake flowers; necklace - Diva; 1950s flocked dress - Red Ruby Vintage; corsage - home-made; shoes - Payless.

I really love my dress so so much. It's beautiful and I got a lot of compliments on it, too. And was also asked by a drunk guy, standing with a group of other drunk guys in the street, if I had just got married. How witty of him - his friends thought it was hilarious. I was merely amused at how funny they found it to be but I wasn't bothered.


I love the 'v' shape of the back.

DIY Corsage.

A couple of close-ups of my hair...

I curled it a fair bit tighter than I usually do in hopes of getting a shorter, more 1950s, style.

I didn't get any other photos of anyone else at all, except for this one taken of Jacoba (who bought her awesome dress from Midwest Trader) and I before we left. At least it's some proof that I know other people! Enken (who has her own blog, which is pretty darn awesome) took a few photos that have me in them so hopefully I can provide a link to those at some point as proof that I was actually there! Actually, it was the first time Enken and I ever met, which was lovely. We mentioned how it's very strange to know someone online, who lives in the same city, and to not meet them!

Anway, despite the lack of photographic evidence (my camera doesn't work well at all in low light and I'm not fond of on-camera flash) the night was a blast! The hall was decked out with fabulous decorations, there were absolutely outstanding performances by the Swing Sesh student performance team as well as Peaches 'n' Gin Burlesque and the atmosphere was just great in general. I'm so glad I had the courage to start swing dance lessons when I did because I've had such a great time, so far, and look forward to continuing to have many more great times. Hopefully some others will upload photos of last night to various places and I can provide links...until then, you can, at least, see my dress!

Oh, I just remembered that I filmed myself twirling around because, well, it was fun! And I just love watching the way dresses swing out when you twirl around...it's not the most graceful footage of me but it's also the first footage of me on Ye Olde Internets. No talking yet, though!



Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

29 comments:

  1. That dress fits you beautifully! And the flowers look great!

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  2. Angel: Thanks! =D Glad you like the flowers.

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  3. Oh my gosh that is the prettiest dress EVER!!! You look wonderful in it. What a find! :-))

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  4. You look so amazingly beautiful. I bet the dress would have looked wonderful swishing about while you danced.

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  5. Oh! That dress was made for you!

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  6. Yes I have proof you were there!! And I have proof you looked amazing! It was a fun night, wasn't it? With a twirl like that you should be dancing more :)

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  7. The video of the twirl was a nice touch! You can appreciate a piece of clothing more when you can see how it moves.

    To answer your question: I was wearing socks! They end just below the ankle. You can get them in men's suit departments and even Urban Outfitters.

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  8. You both look beautiful - such different styles but I love both dresses! Sounds like a fun night!

    Can I make a request for a silver screen sunday? Thoroughly Modern Millie - it's such a fantastic musical with some amazing outfits! I think it would fit right in, and I'd love to see how you interpret the costumes :)

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  9. Ahh! I love the video! Whenever I wear floaty dresses I love spinning them too.

    Awesome post!

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  10. The word princess comes to mind.
    You look absolutely stunning in that dress, and I love the way you walk as well.

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  11. *froths at the mouth* That is an AMAZING dress. It looks at though it was made for you, it shows off your figure that well!

    My boyfriend and I are thinking of taking up swing dancing lessons next year, it sure does sound like a lot of fun.

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  12. wowza! that dress looks magical on you!

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  13. Awww your dress is so pretty, and you look gorgeous! I bet it looks even nicer in real life, and I love how it twirls about :)

    Rose

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  14. Wow ... movie star glamour. The dress fits you like a dream.

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  15. Wow, you look beautiful and that dress is amazing! so glamorous!
    very smart of that drunk guy to hit on you when he thinks you just got married:D

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  16. You look fabulous! What a perfect ensemble for a White Christmas Ball. I'm glad you showed us video of the dress in action! ;-)

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  17. Andi, this dress looks fabulous on you and is definitely one of my favourites from your wardrobe. I enjoyed your cute twirling vid too :-)

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  18. Wowee, that dress is absolutely beautiful, did you have to get it altered or were you able to fit into it wonderfully?
    I like your twirling vid, very sweet!

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  19. There's an award for you over at my blog! xoxo
    And you look adorable, btw.

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  20. How beautiful! You look so pretty and feminine. It's like a dream dress!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  21. that video was the cutest little thing i've ever seen

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  22. You are thoroughly adorable Andi! You look stunning!

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  23. Oh wow!!!! That dress is so, so pretty! How fun to be able to dress up and go to a lovely event--sounds like you had tons of fun! :)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  24. That dress is absolutely beauuuutiful! Wowie.

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  25. You are a vision of stunning elegance and holiday ball elegance. Seriously, you look like a million dollars and every bit as gorgeous as a million wintery snowflakes. This is by far one of my favourite outfits you've ever shared with us.

    Wishing you the merriest of Christmases, sweet friend!
    ♥ Jessica

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  26. Magical dress, actually I would get married in a dress like that. (Catching up on your older posts, don't mind me).

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