Friday, May 28, 2010

Outfit: You're not looking at a Queen, You're looking at an Ace!

In between my last post and now, I came down with a cold which completely drained me of my will to blog. Today, I am feeling better and come bearing an outfit or, rather, a costume.

Every six weeks there is a grad dance for the Swing Sesh (their courses run in six week blocks) - they used to be held on Saturday nights but now they have joined forces, I suppose, with the weekly social night, Light Square Stomp. There is always a theme and, as it was also a farewell for Lexi (one of the teachers - she's going overseas) the theme was Alice in Wonderland (it's Lexi's favourite). I re-watched the Disney version (which I still favour) to get some ideas and, after many which I would not have been able to achieve in the time I had, I settled for the Ace of Hearts!

You're Lookin' at an Ace

Outfit details: hair bow - etsy; hair ribbons - ?; earrings - gift; shirt - op-shopped (heart + buttons sewn on); 'a' brooch - craft fair; skirt - made by my mum; petticoat - Hero Vintage; stockings - Whacky Shack; shoes - Kmart. 

I think most people thought I was the Queen of Hearts, though. Never mind!

You're Lookin' at an Ace

I was inspired by Ruby's version of The Freelancer's Fashion Blog's five minute hair tutorial (which I think I missed the first time around? How did that happen?) but did my hair in plaits because...I didn't want to curl it and I have too much hair to hold in a bun. I usually don't bother with rolls and things because, frankly, I'm too lazy to perfect them! But I thought I'd do something different last night.

You're Lookin' at an Ace
Boy, I hate flash. Shows up all those pesky flyaways.

You're Lookin' at an Ace
We sewed buttons and a heart onto a t-shirt I bought at an op-shop the other day.

You're Lookin' at an Ace

You're Lookin' at an Ace

A few of you asked to see more photos of the Adelaide swing scene so I took a few shots last night during the Jack and Jill contest, just to give you a bit of a glimpse, at least.






As it was an Alice in Wonderland themed night it was a special 'Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum' Jack & Jill so everyone had to try to mirror what their partners were doing. It was a lot of fun to watch! I took some other photos with a point & shoot film camera I bought for 3$ the other day but we'll have to wait for those. Hopefully, they turn out!

And, to explain the title of this post, here's what is probably a terrible song from a terrible movie (sequel), which I happen to love, unabashedly.



Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

19 comments:

  1. I love your outfit!! That skirt is amazing, and I love your tights too!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. Those stockings are fantastic! The whole outfit is amazing - I just your attention to detail.

    The dance night looks like so much fun - so much energy and so many smiles!

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  3. Super cute, love! The Adelaide swing scene looks fun, too. I like the Tweedledum and Tweedledee idea, and the theme in general! Glad you are feeling better :)

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  4. That outfit is so freakin' cool! I love it!
    My birthday party theme this year was 'Malice in Wonderland' because it's my favourite too!
    Nice work!

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  5. AHHH!!! This just makes me so happy that somebody other than me has seen Shock Treatment! The thing about Shock Treatment is that all the songs are awesome (in my opinion) but the rest of the film (plot, clothing, acting, etc) has to just be totally disregarded. I just look at the whole thing like a giant 80's music video.
    Awesome outfit by the way!

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  6. you look adorable. love the colours and how you put it all together! aww.

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  7. Cute outfit!! I wish they would do themed nights at the lindy events here. They just wear jeans, or worse, sweats!! And thanks for the pics of the swing night. I need to do that more often as well.

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  8. That T-shirt is just SO darned cute. Your outfit is divine. Shock Treatment - Love it!

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  9. Soooo adorable!! hope you get better soon ^.^

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  10. The hairdo looks really good with the plaits! And your outfit's great.

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  11. Is anyone else having trouble seeing the pictures? I can see the last smaller ones, but not the bigger ones up top. Maybe my computer just needs to be restarted.
    I'm sure you looked great though. :)

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  12. Oh nevermind! It worked now, I guess it's because I was using the same window I'd had open since the day before yesterday. x)
    You look adorable!

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  13. super cute outfit and hair do. It sounds like you had a blast

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  14. Looks like the camera worked after all!!
    Did you manage to get any more happy snaps of the dancing?

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  15. Oh, right, how silly of me. You said you're still waiting for the other photos. Ignore me entirely.

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  16. Thanks so much everyone!
    Cheri: That's a really good point - I think that's how I view Shock Treatment, too. Although, I like a couple of the costumes ;]
    Temperamental Broad: Oh, that's such a pity! Dressing up is half the fun. =D
    Earanee: Hehe, don't worry. And it didn't work =[

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