Monday, January 01, 2007

Because We Can Can Can!

So, last night for New Year's Eve we attended your typical Scottish/Moulin Rouge/Carnival/Pirate party for a friend's birthday and we had a really good time. Many of the guests wore hand-made costumes and Eric and I really agonized over what we were going to wear (would we wear the same antique military uniforms we wore to the birthday girl's wedding last year? would we buy or rent tails and top hats? Would we wear really elaborate Carnival masks? Oh, we can't because of our glasses. How about fancy crowns?) before finally settling on no costumes at all. I know; pretty daring move. Well, we got dressed up in nice suits, anyway. The birthday girl was in an elaborate Flamenco dress she was still working on minutes before showing up to the party. Our friend Aimee (see the Aimee in Chaos link) made an amazing riding-outfit-inspired Can-Can dress for the Moulin Rouge theme. Other Eric thought she looked like a tarted up Disney Dickens caroler:

Is this the cutest thing you've ever seen?!

Happy New Year!


Ms. Place said...

Your New Year's party sounds like it was a rip roaring time! Happy New Year!

BigAssBelle said...

that is the cutest thing i've ever seen. would that i could just wear garments like that every day in my real life. i would be darling, but i envision it snagging on an armoire or a hunt cabinet as i can-can through the warehouse. sigh.