Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fishnets ahoy!

New York cabaret star Meow Meow


So, the Gangsters' Ball is over...I feel a little deflated now after all that build up, but it was a fun night. Great performers, great music, a fantastic venue (love The Forum) and heaps of eye-popping outfits.

There were men in all black with white ties and braces, zoot suits, fedoras and wingtips, and women in everything from figure-hugging evening gowns, fringed flapper dresses and full skirts with stiff petticoats to corsets and burlesque-style lingerie. It's not every day you see a woman strolling along Flinders Street in French knickers and suspenders! I reckon sales of fishnets in Melbourne would have spiked this week too. They were everywhere (including on my very own pins).

Anyway, I said I'd post a photo of my outfit so here you go:


Chickened out on the really red lippie, but this was still pretty red


Imaginary boyfriend...I'm doin' it right



For photos of stuff besides me, check out
Girl in Melbourne.

4 comments:

Deidre said...

What a hottie! Love that dress and the gloves...people should wear gloves more...

a work in progress said...

LOVE the bling over the glove - classic!!! hehehe. I agree with Deidre - bring back gloves (and hats- yay!)

hair is looking great :)

Anonymous said...

Haha, fishnets! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Frisky Librarian said...

Hi Dierdre and AWIP. Thanks. The gloves were fun but not very practical - too slippery! And you have to peel them off and put them back on when you go to the loo.

I look silly in hats though - a bit like a cancer patient because I look like I have no hair.