Red Carpet Bound

All right, back into the swing. I have to say that getting dressed was pretty easy over the holiday season. Not only were things Kathryn advised me on very mix-and-match, I even remembered enough to spot some things that work in the rotation. You might have picked up here and there that I’m a bit skeptical in nature (no! really??) and so suspicious of how long the silk purse will last after the makeover shows release the sow’s ears they’ve transformed. Since I rate pretty much everyone’s shopping abilities above mine, I suppose there is hope for the world, if I can retain anything.

This is kind of an open challenge now, as we move forward (oh, Kathryn, are you listening?). As it happens I am up for a couple of awards and as such I have two awards galas coming up before the end of the month. Early in February, there is an opening night pending also. All three events are theatre related, therefore artsy and offbeat. As it happens I have Lovely Accomplices scheduled for two of these three events, and even an outside chance at a PAIR of Lovely Accomplices for the third event. Call me greedy, eva-green-and-daniel-craigbut Mr. Bond and Mr. Hefner would both approve, I think.

Now, despite the sophistication of these events, I’m likely a long shot to win an award as I am new on the scene, not an established name like my co-nominees, and I am just rather amused by the awards thing anyway, tickled to be involved. However, if I am going to go, Go Big, right? I recall a scene from Casino Royale where Eva Green says to Daniel Craig, “There are dinner jackets and there are Dinner Jackets. This is the latter.”

While I would swoon if Eva Green so much as called me a drop of donkey spittle, not even for her would I go out and buy more clothes. Come ON. I have my limits. However, Going Big requires an entrance (for which I have been tutored in a networking sense) and no longer happy with simply fitting in, I have the urge to make a Grand Statement, if only to improve my chances for next year.

So, the challenge is thus: a) Lovely Accomplices deserve a more streamlined me. What can we accomplish in a month? And b) how can I make three Grand Statements at three separate events within a three week period, where many of the same people will attend each? And no, I have NO BUDGET.

Of all the times to be caught without a tuxedo.

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Published in: on January 3, 2011 at 9:20 am  Comments Off on Red Carpet Bound  
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Who Ray?

Good News! You won’t be subjected to more new photos of me trying on clothes today.

Bad News. I have lots of old photos.

I’m no stranger to scarves, the new accessories that Kathryn has brought back into my wardrobe. Circa 1983 I was committing an entirely different set of Fashion Crimes, in the cooler months largely built around a two tone down vest. Always one with a high tolerance for cool temperatures, The Vest sufficed for most of the winter. Indoors and out. For your enlightenment (and my ridicule), here are The Vest and The Scarf:

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At least I was picking better jeans back then.

Yesterday brought a validation to the Man-Over process. My 17 year old daughter borrowed a scarf. This is the first time, outside of Halloween or Funny Dress Up Days, that she’s asked to invade my closet.

Tomorrow I am off to The Katalyst Studio again. “Presence” is the next segment in the quest to make me a Secret Agent. I presume tomorrow I learn how to come out of the water like Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Now THAT would be miraculous.