Friday, October 22, 2010
Opera Continues . . . and some What I Wore
The Vancouver Opera Blog posted this photo of my fellow bloggers and me at last Saturday's World Premiere of Lillian Alling. Great news: Social Media Manager Ling Chan asked me to join them for the rest of the season, and I'll be blogging to you next about Lucia di Lammermoor.
And here's my What I Wore for this week. Yes, I'm debating about the dress' length as well, and I almost consigned or gave it away at the end of last winter. But I'm feeling a bit defiant about the whole "I'm too old to wear that," even as I'm wary of looking foolish. (There's a great post about Shopping and "I'm Too Old" here). And while the length and the black-red contrast may be a bit dramatic, the rest of the outfit is relatively restrained -- although high-contrast, it's a limited palette, the lines are simple, the adornment limited. And best of all, it's easy to wear, great to build an outfit around very quickly. I'd love to find another sweater dress as well shaped through the middle (this has some cleverly subtle distractions) but just a bit longer -- until I do, I will probably hang on to this one.
Pater approved, although he's a dangerous yardstick to trust in this regard.
Dress: Helmut Lang, bought on sale 2 winters ago; Beads: Birks; Cuff: Local Boutique, Israeli artisan-made, 3 years old; Cherry Red Tights: Hue; and Black Boots: Fluevog Truth Britneys. I'm holding a cherry-red alpaca lace scarf that I wore for warmth when I needed it, whipping it off when I got overheated.