I debuted my new peach gown (sari bought from Julia Bennett), my new teens tiara, necklace by Dames a la Mode, and new hairpieces.
So the link doesn't get lost, I wanted to note that Gloria has a blog on how she made her hairpieces - and it was from her that I got the idea for mine. In short, she bought a braided hairband which she sewed together, and a curly hairpiece from which she clipped curls from, hot glued the ends to seal them, and then sewed them to the braided hairband. She made hers more like bangs, I made mine more like side curls. I also hot glued them to the band. I need to sew in wig clips so they'll stay better. But overall I was really happy with how it turned out. And I was happy with the quality of the hairpieces, which are from Vogue Wigs. Links to the relevant hairpieces are in Gloria's blog too: http://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/2
Regency Wedgie shot for Jen Thompson!
We did dinner at the Columbia Firehouse, which has lovely decor and the food was good as always.
Here's Mike and Gloria (you can see here how she made her hairpiece):
Kat's photo of Doug and I:
Scallops. NOM NOM. My only complaint was that the portion was too small. BUT we got dessert so that made up for it.
Doug's sweet potatoe gnocchi - so good also!
Dessert - this was, I believe called a Fat Elvis, and involved peanut butter and bananas and was really good.
At the ball - this guy taught us to play whist. Which I know we've played at card parties before but I always forget it:
The beautiful period snacks:
I loved this guy's kilt!
Love this one:
Here's a shot of my regency era ring which I also wore: