Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ball Gown in Black, Please!

Don't ask me why, but I for some reason I had decided that I really should wear black this year. I suppose it could have something to do with the visual effect of taking away the pounds. I like a sleeve most of the time, but the ones on this gown were just so plain......

so.......I finally decided on no sleeves at all! I have taken this image of John Singer Sargent's Madame X (Portrait of Madame Gautreau, 1884 oil on canvas, Tate Gallery, London) to my dress maker ! She is a marvel at forgery when it comes to needle and thread and taffeta! I have been in for several fittings, and I am collecting the dress this evening!
Now, where is my pearl choker???

16 comments:

willow said...

Exquisite taste, daaling! Can't wait to see how stunning you look!!

willow said...

...don't forget, you must wear the right strap down on your arm, for full effect!

FireLight said...

Yes...you are so right, my dear!
I will make sure I have it set just right!

Derrick said...

My word, FireLight. There'll be no problem spotting you by the potted palms!

Gaston Studio said...

Believe me, you don't need the pearls with that dress... the eye is drawn to our hourglass waist.

Gaston Studio said...

Maybe I meant to say YOUR hourglass waist!

Yoli said...

I was going to wear that gown myself but decided to wear something less attention grabbing. Darling you have exquisite taste!

FireLight said...

Oh trust me, dear Derrick, I will be looking of you there!

FireLight said...

ooops...LOOKING for YOU!

FireLight said...

Gaston Studios....I have just changed into my new dress...good advice...I think you are right...and tonight... sweet one, we ladies--ALL have hourglass figures!

Helen said...

What a gown!!! .... pearls, though you don't need them, will only enhance the luster of your skin. My escort, Stafford has requested a dance. Now don't you disappoint him.

willow said...

My-my-my, you certainly are the bell of the ball in your stunning Madame X gown, daaling. Annie Leibovitz would like you to strike the "X" pose by this end table by the fire. Yes, that's it. Look to your left. Perfect!

FireLight said...

Is that who took my picture...check out the post just after this one...she did a great job!

Mmm said...

Firelight--so good to see yo. It has been ages but I see you still dance up a storm and may I say how delighted I was for the twirl around the dance floor tonight. Such fun.

Oh dear I better go--Susan is trying her hand at the bagpipes!

Carrie Burtt said...

Black always does look stunning! And pearls to go with it....well darling you looked like a princess last night!

Sandra Leigh said...

It was a pleasure to see you at The Ball. Your beautiful dress simply accentuated your stunning figure - I was in awe. Oh, and by the way, Mr. Cooper has his own version of The Look, doesn't he? Very steamy.

About Me

My photo
Recreational scholar, former high school and junior college English teacher. Animal lover (especially horses, dogs, and people), live in the South, sometimes poet and essayist... "Ireland, Scotland, Britain, and Wales...I can hear those ancient voices calling..." Van Morrison from Celtic Heartbeat