Thursday, October 25, 2012

my dress for the Willow Manor Ball



My wardrobe consultant just informed me that my dress has been delivered! A slight alteration was needed in the bust line to fit me perfectly.  It's Tatyana's stunning ruby-red satin ball gown, period circa 1836, worn by Liv Tyler in  the Martha Fiennes film, Onegin.

In case you might not have heard, the cyber event of the year, the fifth annual Willow Manor Ball, is this Sunday, October 28.  The manor doors will open at 12:01 a.m., because the ball miraculously lasts a full 24 hours.  A link will be provided for you to sign in, and have others visit your blog, to see your lovely attire, and meet your date.  Come one! Come all!

23 comments:

  1. Lovely gown and the color is so rich.

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  2. Perfect color for you, Dahling! I've been confabbing with my designer for weeks .. so exhausting you know! But the hullabaloo does get me to NYC which I SOOOOO adore! Toodle-Loo!

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  3. Scrumptious!!! I've now heard from Eleanor of Aquitaine; all is arranged. Just wait till you see HER frock!

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  4. Fabulous gown, Tess! I'm still deciding between two. This date business is getting annoying-jealous husband, dusting the dirt off the deceased, etc, etc. I may just bring my poodle. He's much better company than most anyway!

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  5. Sarah Palin is your wardrobe consultant? Good grief.

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    1. She's in dire need of work these days...

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    2. Deevine! The colour is stunning. Just look at those sleeves.

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  6. Bear regrets that he will not be able to attend this year's festivities. He has another engagement. Such a pity.

    Your gown does look smashing! Better than anything this Bear could find.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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    1. Dear Bear ...
      I had been saving a dance for you!
      Kindest regards,
      Woonie

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  7. The Willow Manor Ball?! This Sunday?! Larks! I shall have to scurry around and find my dress. I do have a 1930s number, all green lace with a chic belt, that might be suitable. But I am thinking something more magical, maybe... Hopefully will see you there! :-)

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  8. have a grand time. i cant make it this year but will be thinking of you all. hugs, suki

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  9. One of he pitfalls of retirement....procrastination! Visit my blog and you will be shocked to see ... but I am working on it, Dahling!

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  10. Looking forward to seeing that dress in person!

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  11. Wow!... You are well prepared... Was so busy for the last couple of months esp the last two weeks but I will make sure to be dressed for tomorrow... Looking forward!..

    JJRod'z

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  12. I make sure never to miss the social event of the season.

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