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.


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.