Well, if you haven't...
I laughed....I cried...it's simply wonderful!
My point in asking?
Sandra makes a comment in the movie along the lines of "Just don't ask me to wear that color...it's not in my color palette!
Hello...I'm totally there!
That was my very reaction when April told me she wanted to use RED as her color in the wedding!
I simply don't wear red I told her!
Her eyes rolled...
I started looking for a dress!
But not just any dress...it had to be "Old Hollywood"
I was thinking Marilyn Monroe,
Or Grace Kelly
Something glamorous and a little more daring than my normal grey or white t-shirt and yoga pants!
That left the door wide open didn't it?
Nope I don't think so! Especially not in RED
I had tons of photos I thought would make the perfect dress to wear to a Las Vegas Wedding
And then...in Late October...
I picked up the dress I wore to our son's wedding from the dry cleaners and was putting it away in the small upstairs closet we never use...
I spotted a garment bag at the very back.
I didn't recognize it.
So I opened it up and inside...
Was a dress that April had bought many years ago!
I could not believe my eyes!
A Vintage 1950's RED cocktail dress!
She had been unable to wear it because it had shrunk a bit when she had it dry cleaned.
Could this really be?
It would need to be altered.... seriously...
And changed up a bit. But otherwise it was perfect!
It started out as an itsy bitsy bodice very similar to this...Women of that era were so Tiny!
A sweetheart neckline similar to April's wedding dress.
Something like this....
But in RED!
Well, after weeks of hand removing the stitches with my seam ripper... adding a new zipper, straps and some extra satin to the waist...
I got what I had hoped for.
It has the original tulle petticoat to make it fuller in the skirt
Since it is January and I am not a bare arms person anyway...
I found a short red cardigan to wear and changed the buttons to a more vintage style.( It falls just below the start of the satin bodice.)
My shoes and handbag are new but have a vintage feel to them.
I am even excited to wear my new ensemble...RED and all!
Yesterday I spent the day getting my nails done at Pattie's you may know her as the Shabby Chick
She reshaped them to a more 50's shape and painted them RED!
Then Arnold, my hairdresser, altered my hair color so that I wouldn't clash!
He was so funny!
He asked that I bring every thing that I was wearing to him...
As he pulled the dress from the box and tissue...he said
"Oh Girl, this is to die for"
"But your hair has to be totally changed!"
So, to say the least...I have a new do!
And even though Red is not a regular on my color wheel of what to wear...I am looking forward...
To being The Lady in RED!
Who knows...I just might like it!
One last wardrobe note...
All of the men at the wedding except the groom are wearing this tie and matching pocket square.
In April's favorite pattern Paisley
We are heading out the door!
I will show you more when we return!
Blessings to all of you my friends!