Sunday, May 11, 2008

to the gala..

my creative director at BUST and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a black-tie (yeah, i said it) gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday evening for the Society of Publication Designers because we received an award for our Dark Shadows fashion story in the Oct/Nov issue (remember that one, it was fab)...woo whoo! So anyway, Laurie and Danielle St. Laurent, the photog that shot the story, went and had a delish dinner and cocktails and watched the award ceremony like we were at the Oscars. It was very swanky and it ruled for 2 reasons besides being super prestigious:
a) i got to debut my new hair 'do (thanks for all the lovely compliments btw!), i'm starting to get more used to it now.

b) gala=smokin hot boys in ties (H.O.T.) and a chance to buy a new dress and get all dolled up.

i decided the best way to go was vintage (duh!) so i went to stella dallas, a super duper awesome vintage store in williamsburg and allowed myself to peruse the nice, expensive stuff in the back (it was a special occasion after all!). And I found this sea foam beauty, not dissimilar from this one in the store this week that I almost cried when it didn't fit me. I'm not sure if I've ever been more in love with a dress than this. Amazing 50s silhouette, classy details, amazing color. To me, it was perfection. Annnnd, though it was tucked in the pricey back room (which means they probably scored it from some rich lady's estate sale in pristine condition), it was a mere $75. Score! Totes worth it. Paired with my new fave Jeffrey Campbell t-straps and a vintage handbag (that I'm actually selling in the brand spanking new store this week), it was a dream.


elizabeth said...

i was there too.
vintage & outrageous lipstick.
always too rowdy, always too drunk. oops oops oops.

Effie said...

Lookin' lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm starting to resemble my all time favorite idol phylis diller with that dress on! xo-Laurie