Thursday, March 4, 2010

Circle Skirts and Elvis

The title of this post isn't entirely misleading as last night I went to see A Burlesque Tribute to Elvis: Elvisarama, which is A Wink and a Smile Burlesque's Fringe show for this year. (I also wore a dress with a circle skirt.) It was an absolutely wonderful show! I always enjoy A Wink and a Smile's shows - the highlights of last night were Maxi Mae as the human milkshake maker (which, among other things, involved a vibrating belt machine*) and Miss Cherry Valens' fan dance to Are You Lonesome Tonight? The first was hilarious, the second was incredibly beautiful.

I decided to wear a dress that I've only worn once before as I thought it somehow seemed fitting for an Elvis themed night.

Outfit details: scarf - ?; 1950s circle skirt dress - Gilles Street Market; belt - gift; bracelet - Rubi Shoes; stockings - Voodoo Killer Legs Vintage Stockings; shoes - Rubi Shoes.

Here's a very lazy picture to show you the contrasting seem on my stockings. These held up a lot better than the first two pairs I bought in this brand - they laddered immediately. But I let the company know and they sent me replacements, so all is well.

Two other things not related to the rest of this post:
I've hit the 300 followers mark! Huzzah. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported my blog thus far. It's kind of overwhelming. I would love to do a giveaway to mark the occasion but I have to think on it first.
Secondly, my awesome friend Katey (who was my first swing instructor) has just started her own blog about her quest to learn to play the guitar and I think you should all check it out: Kate vs. the Guitar.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

*Does this have a name other than 'vibrating belt machine'? I'd love to know.

21 comments:

  1. What a pretty bandana dress !!! I love the pattern, so cute and in a great condition and vibrant color ! cool !
    I've got one from pinup girl clothing but i wear it few, too short. i'm really feel like a bimbo in and i don't dare to take something on the floor ;p

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  2. The Big Mama Introspection: Thank-you! =D Yes, I love it, too. I know what you mean about shorter dresses, too. Hehe.

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  3. Love the bandanna dress!! Sounds like you had a fun evening too ;)

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  4. Miss CherryBubbles: Thanks. And I did! =D

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  5. THAT must have been a fantastic burlesque show! GORGEOUS dress and again I LOVE your hair

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  6. Love the sound of that show, you canät go wrong with Elvis and burlesque (I do a number to Elvis too:)

    The dress is wonderful!

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  7. Super cute, and congrats on hitting 300 followers! :D

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  8. the bandanna dress is amazing!

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  9. Very cute! And I am going to track down those stockings.

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  10. Beautiful dress...I have only heard it called a vibrating belt machine...

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  11. I would have loved to have seen that show, it sounds like a lot of fun. And i love your dress, red is perfect on you! xx

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  12. What an adorable dress, it looks wonderful on you!

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  13. andi, you look AMAZING! srsly. my favourite of your outfits yet. x

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  14. Did you really write to the stocking makers and they sent your replacements? That's amazing! I have many stockings that ladder on the first wear, so it's good to know that this is an option.

    Also, I love that dress. I have a 50's dress in a very very similar pattern, I would love to hold them up together and see if they really are the same! xo

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  15. Such a great dress!!!!

    Congratulations on reaching 300 followers!

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  16. Another gorgeous outfit! and congrats on reaching 300 followers :)

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  17. Lovely dress! Adore the print, so cute. And the color is wonderful!

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  18. The tribute to Elvis show sounds great! I just checked it out and looks like its all sold out :( we are hopefully going to see something in the next week at the Fringe.

    Rose

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  19. AAaaah I need that dress in my life

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  20. I love the dress. It's so much fun!

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