Thursday, June 7, 2012
Winning Wedding Planning
Last night at Amanda's Wedding Shower, she asked me why, since I maintain that I do very little work in keeping up a blog, it had been an entire week since I had last posted?? Well, I realized that the only times I had been on the Internet at all were to check my Bank Balance - at least once an hour - and to look for local bead stores to supplement the elaborate beading on The Gown. (Beads Beads is the winner in that category!) I will put up some pictures of this incredible find after the wedding when I am relaxing in Hawaii next week. But suffice it to say, I am remaking the most amazing dress for her. It is a little short, as befits a dress that is going to be worn in a Barn Reception, but a fairly simple style. I was reminded that my love of elaborate fancy dressmaking with high quality fabrics started when I was in college and desperate for cash. That's when I discovered The Drag Queens! Or maybe more accurately, they discovered me. They bought silks and sequins and feathers. I made them into Judy Garland or Connie Francis or numerous other stars. (Did I mention that I was a teenager, but even so I am really dating myself here.) And my point, and I do have one, is that I have no qualms about ripping up a new, never worn Monique Lhuillier that originally retailed for $2500. Which I found in the dumpiest thrift store with the size mismarked for $75. (A size 0 [zero] doesn't have a 30'+ waist.) Doesn't this make me The Thrift Store Winner of the Year? On a separate note, does anyone remember past Miss Oklahoma, Anita Bryant?