Boy, has this week been a whirlwind of activity! From driving to and from New Orleans (a 12.5 hour drive, typically!), to three days of nonstop play and dress-up in the Vieux Carre, to working The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween night, to desperately attempting to get a full night's sleep, this past week has been nuts! But I'm not sure I would have given any of it up for the world.
On the yummy and delicious front, I did a bit of shopping! I stopped by my favorite glamour girl shop, Trashy Diva and scored two lovely treats: a cream and rhinestone vintage-inspired choker, and this gorgeous dress (in black silk instead of velvet). The dress was a score, as it was a "Manufacturer's Defect" and marked down to $65! The defect? The gathering on the bust stopped a half inch from the seam. An easy fix with my sewing machine.
The next stop-- Fifi Mahoney's, the best damned wig shop in the United States!* At Fifi's, I picked up not one, but two glorious and lovely tiny top hats from the delightful and decadent NolaBird! If you're based out of L.A., or want a glorious top hat of your own, I'd absolutely recommend contact her. Each piece she had brought in for the holiday was magnificent and splendid in its own way.
This is myself and the lovely Mallory, of Dismantled Designs and Miss Malaprop (we've been BFF for 13 years now!), super late one night at the bar. She's dressed up as Dolly Parton and I'm well... Princess Ballerina of the Unicorn Ranch? The Bingo Show Girl (Ironically, who was Ms. NolaBird herself)? A catastrophe in pink? Or just rocking a glorious little pink tophat!
*This is personal opinion, not a researched and proven claim.