Hi Fashionista Friends!!! I'm back from a 4-day hiatus...
I've been busy towards the end of the week. Had a Banquet to attend and an award to receive... and I only had a week to have my gown made (talk about leaving everything to the last minute)... It was a formal gathering and the ladies had to wear evening gowns so I was busy shuttling to and from my dressmaker during my free time, as a result, I had to sacrifice my blogging-time.
So, back to the dress... I initially did not have this gown in mind. I saw it sometime ago (ok for those of you who have keen fashion eyes... it's time to prep them up for some style spying) ...on TV and on the internet, but for this occasion I had something else up my sleeve -- Though I was hesitant to wear it in the midst of engineers, executives and expats... either something Egyptian-mummy-inspired with lots of equal cloth strips here and there... or a serpentina gown with structured cuts and masculine-influenced designs...
But, my dressmaker refused to create the gown in such a short notice... so, since I was on the verge of giving up and just purchasing a ready-made dress and risk being somebody else's twin...I had no choice but to rip a page from my magazine and beg her to come-up with PLAN B (no more add-ons,etc. -- I was in panic-mode... so my mind failed to think) she had to take it or leave it -- and make it in 6 days.
And because, to her I am one of her sweetest customers (their design shop made my wedding gown and entourage gowns)... I got plan B!
Ok fashion spies... look closely....does this gown look familiar??? Ok... the sepia-tone will give you a clue... it's a season back... notice the ruffles...
I prefer the pictures above which were taken by some of the company photographers... the sepia ones taken from my point-and-shoot camera (evening purse = small = small camera's only) were to shiny.., though my dress wasn't shiny...booo. But most of them were either group pictures -- and I have absolutely no idea how the people I was with on those pictures would like being seen on my blog... or pictures of me and hubby -- hubby on my blog = is totally out of the question... he would go berserk! So for now, these "shining-shimmering-splendid" pictures will do (I had hoped that making them Sepia-toned would help).
And my hair... which took 2 hours to make...resembled the satin roses on my neck. The make-up guy was so meticulous with my eyes (he did a great job though.... given that I have the palest skin which is very difficult to "paint")... then he forgot that the hairdresser wanted to let my full-bangs loose instead of pulling them all up... (poor make-up-guy)!
Ok for the shoe-shot... big bling-bling shoes that were good enough to dance on.
Evening Gown: Custom made
Faux Croc Skin Stilettos: People are People
Faux Croc Skin evening bag: F21
Lace Gloves: US Online Find
So, have you all guessed my "dress-inspiration"??
Remember the Big Gossip Girl wedding?? Remember Serena's bridesmaid dress?? Think Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2008 Collection...