Well, I did a dress rehearsal last night with some hair and makeup and thought I'd share some pictures for those of you who won't make it to the premiere of Mission: Sustainable so you can see the dress I'm going to be wearing. I apologize in advance for the poor picture quality. Also you can click on the pictures for a larger version.
I know tomorrow night it will be crazy getting out the door and I'll forget to take some pictures, so better now than never. I'm having a hard time deciding on hair down or up, but I think I'll wear it down since I'll need the extra warmth.
As you probably remember, the dress I'm wearing is make entirely of recycled men's ties. The designer did alterations to it so that it will fit me properly and, even though it is strapless, it fits really well.
I did forget to put on the "belt" that comes with it for these pictures. It's really a matching cumberbund type thing that laces up the back and gives it some definition in the middle.
The dress is not as heavy as I thought it would be. It is, however, quite thick, almost like wearing a quilt or a sleeping bag or, say, a whole bunch of ties made into a dress.
This isn't a problem because I know I'll be cold since it will be about 40 degrees outside Thursday evening. Here's a close-up of the bust of the dress so you can see the edging of the ties. The bustline is the narrow part of the tie and the fat end is at the bottom of the dress.
It's been sewn to give the ties a swingy curve around the hips. I don't know how she did that, but it's a neat effect. Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes!