Friday, June 21, 2013

Feather boas are a girl's best friend

On Monday night, I got to put my beloved feather boa and a beautiful gown to use for appearing as a Lovely Assistant to the announcer of an awards ceremony put on by the theatre in my hometown. In this girl's opinion, feather boas are probably the greatest accessory ever invented. They're just so darn GLAMOROUS! I found this beauteous dress on eBay last fall and bought it to wear in a show that I was costuming. I borrowed the jewelry from my mother (she has a truly impressive collection of sparkly things--the woman is an inspiration, I tell you!) 
I didn't get any pictures while it was light outside, so please excuse the strange shadows, etc. that are a result of relying on my parents' porch lights to get some outfit pictures. 

Photo credits go to my lovely sister Gwendolyn, who looked absolutely smashing and took home an award for her performance in the theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof"!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Life Is Full of Headscarves

The show I'm in calls for me to have a hairstyle that was in vogue in the 1850s, which means BOUNCY RINGLETS, which means I spend my days with curlers in my hair and headscarves have become my Number One Accessory. I only have 3 that I use very often, but I plan on making an effort to expand my collection! 

Dress: Nitty Gritty Vintage
Cardigan: H&M (altered by me)
Belt: Target
Sunglasses: H&M
Headscarf: thrifted

Have a good day! =]

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hoop Skirts and Pantaloons

Last Wednesday, I began rehearsals for my second season with a summer stock theatre about 30 minutes away from my hometown. The show is full of gorgeous songs and costumes and is performed in a large outdoor amphitheater for 10 weeks during the summer. It is also the reason for my severe slacking when it comes to posting--rehearsals have been keeping me very busy! (You will definitely be hearing more about the show/seeing some costume pictures later--our first dress rehearsal is tomorrow night! Ahhhhhh!!)
My home for the summer is a very large, very old white house that I like to refer to as "The Manor." I share it with two other people and a life-size cardboard cutout of Elvis Presley as well as (allegedly) some ghosts. The house has a big front porch that is perfect for sitting on and sipping tea and a huge back yard, and generally I just feel like a Southern belle living in there. This is added to by the fact that the show I'm in is set from 1849-1851 or so and therefore involves a lot of hoop skirt wearing. (Even though most of the action in the show is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to me hoop skirts always say "Scarlett O'Hara.")

So, since I have no pictures of my own to share with you (rehearsing during the day in an outdoor theatre menas that I am very nearly always a nasty, sweaty mess,) allow me to spam you with photos of  hoop skirts and pantaloons and the like (along with a few vintage photos from the show I'm in--it's been running for 55 years this summer!)