Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Time at the Kelton House Roaring 20's Evening!

Was soooo happy to be at the Kelton House Saturday the 16th for their Roaring 20's evening!

I understand that the event raised at least $15,000 and I am happy I was a part of it! On the downside, I didn't get any shots worth sharing as my new camera's disk was full and I have yet to learn how to use it anyway, ha!

My friend who is the special events coordinator took shots with his friend Dee's camera, so I have a few to share here. Dee dressed up and played a 'Madame' role, so here I am with my 'Madame'!

I wore the 1920 evening frock from the French pattern I drafted and translated in 2007. It is two tones of 80%metal/20%silk blend with 1920's vintage metal lace on the entire bodice. I wore it because it was considered a 'scandlous' style that opened the door to shorter, handkerchief hems and open backs on frocks in the latter part of the 20's and early 30's. The fan is vintage osterich feather from Stockholm.


Cisa said...

Beautiful dress!

Helene said...

Zowee!! You aren't kidding about that dress being considered scandaloooza -- low back, no corset, lacy. Wow. But gorgeous on you... The 20s on a fashion basis were not kind to anyone who was short and thick of figure; I have a photograph of a female relative from the period; I think she was first generation from the boat from Eastern Europe. I also have photos from the Eastern European side of things; if that lady had been dressed the way the old country folks were, she would have fit right in; in her flapper dress, she just looks...mistaken.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

You look gorgeous in that dress! And a bit tarty. Oh my!

I would have liked to have gone to the event. I love opportunities to wear historical/vintage.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.