Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sneak premiere preview

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!


Unknown said...

One word. Wow.

Glenda said...

I like how she sewed the ties to curve across the body, rather than just going straight up and down. The bodice looks nice too. Is it lined or can you feel all the seams where the ties are sewn together?

Your hair and makeup look nice too. I wish my hair looked that nice when it was grown out long (the grass is always greener, right?!!).

Have fun at the premiere!

dixiebelle said...

Dress looks fantastic on you... still would like to see your hair done in a casual goddess chignon, like this:

Do you happen to have a lightweight wrap to wear if it's a little too chilly? Matching colour or blue hues?

Hope it all goes well and you have a great evening! Good luck!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Perfect choice! It's looks great.

Best wishes for the premiere!

Robj98168 said...

Stunner. Enjoy your evening, wish I could be there. Have to work dammit.

KristaR said...

Wow. LOVE IT. I bet it looks great with the belt thing on too.

MaddyG said...

You look fantastic!

Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the hair. You look great!

You can always hit the thrift stores today to look for a nice wrap, or a crochet a shawl of something. Not like you're going to be able to focus on work today anyway :)

CitricSugar said...

You look fabulous.

Anonymous said...

D you do look great ... but I think you'd be devastating if you smiled. :)

Have a *wonderful* time!

Rachel B. said...

You look wonderful!

Greenpa said...


Now- I know models are utterly forbidden to smile- it will get them fired. But I think this situation is a little different.

And, I remember a photo of you here from a couple years back- from the side, with one of your boys on the couch- and you were smiling.

and your smile was stunning, too.

I, personally, would like it if you'd let that smile shine out once in a while.


ah, I see there's another vote for the smile.

Maria said...

Beautiful dress. You look great, enjoy the evening!

Dea-chan said...

You look beautiful! I hope you have fun at the premier (and that you'll be able to have more occasions to wear such a pretty dress).

Crunchy Chicken said...

Okay, okay. I promise (maybe) next time I post a picture I'll be all smiley and happy and such.

This just in.... the premiere event is now "sold out". Yes, it's free, but enough people have RSVP'd that we're considered sold out.

So, if you are planning on coming, get there early - only 1,000 people are allowed in.

ruchi said...

Crunchita, I love it. You love mahvelous darling!!

Have a fantastic time tonight.

healinggreen said...

Very cool -- I love the flow of it, reminds me of a mermaid. Gorgeous... Those are some long ties!

ConArtist said...

Awesome Dress! What an innovative idea!

cynthia in denver said...

You look grand! And the way the ties go wavy about the dress, you're standing still but still look like your standing in a breeze.

Wendy said...

That is a very cool dress!

You should smile ... and apparently (from reading through a couple of the comments), I'm not the only one who thinks so ;)

Peak Oil Hausfrau said...

Love, love, love the dress!