Monday, October 12, 2009

Willow Manor Ball

I've been busy the last few days preparing for the cyber event of the year: the second annual Willow Manor Ball. Although I didn't attend this event last year, I've heard that it's pretty fancy and I was delighted to be invited.

The ball takes place at the Willow Manor blog. You can visit Willow Manor at: http://www.willowmanor.blogspot.com/

Of-course I've been to the salon, the spa, the jewelry store, and had several fittings with a seamstress who did some minor alterations on my vintage gown, but I think I'm all set.


I can't wait to slip into my ball gown with the crushed velvet bodice and long sleeves. I love the color, and it seems just the right thing for a crisp October night.


I've also selected some lovely jewels: a diamond necklace and earrings, to add some shimmer.
My escort, BB, will be wearing a tuxedo, a la Marlene Dietrich, perfectly tailored just for her, and we'll be motoring down to the Manor from Detroit in our classic 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood.


8 comments:

willow said...

Oh, you have impeccable taste, daaaaling!! I'll alert my staff to keep an eye out for your glamorous Fleetwood. Ta-ta. See you soon!

Leah said...

Ooo, I adore the color of your dress, and that skirt? So dramatic.

Betsy said...

Ooooh...the green is a lovely choice! I saw you over by the cheese platter....your gown catches the candle light perfectly! Isn't this fun...Willow really knows how to throw a party! Well...I'm off to find the dessert table...

Yoli said...

Stunning!

Susie Hemingway said...

What a wonderful dress, would have love to have worn that with my green eyes, and how classic your partners outfit, just right - I thought you both look just charming, What a Ball it was, do have a bit of a headache now, but lovely meeting you.

www.susiehemingway.com (uk)

Linda said...

I looked all over for a dress like that. Your dress is stunning! My mother left me her emeralds and your dress would suit them perfectly. maybe next year. Do come around to Linda #53 for some dancing and a martini. It is the Scottish dance hall just north of the manor. We are having such a wonderful time there.

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful accoutrements for the ball! Your Fleetwood is purely divine!

Nancy said...

You were stunning in that gown! And your jewels glittered as you danced the night away. May I say, that green was eye-popping and perfect for a fall evening...