This is it! Day 6, and the conclusion of an amazing week of Red & Black Gothy Blogging! Show us what you’ve got for the grand finale, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a recap of everyone who participated.
In the interest of full disclosure, please be aware that I had to recreate this look. 🙂 The event I actually wore it to took place on October 31, 2010, before I had even dreamed up my blog. But I kept remembering it when I was contemplating this year’s Red & Black Week…
The big event was the final night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. I managed to turn my dad into a Phantom fan when I took him to see it at the Pantages back in 1999. When he heard in 2010 it was closing down for good, he was determined to attend one of the final performances. Dad, Mr. Kitty an I actually went twice in one week; once sitting front-row center, then again five nights later about half-way back for the final performance. It was an amazing experience. And one of the only times I’ve gone out in an evening gown and actually NOT looked out of place.
This gown is by Jessica McClintock, who I suppose you could say is my favorite designer for formal wear. The dress I wore for the first Movie Monday was also from her line (sadly, I had to retire that dress after that wearing), and I have one other that you’ll see sometime soon.
The necklace and earrings were from a random no-name accessory store in the mall, back when I lived in Burbank. My wrap was just a long piece of tulle, right off of the bolt. I suppose I could’ve at least sewed some trim on it, but who has the time?
This August, we hope to go see the “modified” version of Phantom currently running in Vegas* before it closes in September. Mom’s not into the theatre at all, so I guess she’s staying home petsitting. 😉
* Blech -I hate everything about Vegas… but what’s a fan girl to do?
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