Sunday, March 14, 2010

Special Occasion - Art Gallery, I Won!, plus a New Figure

I hope everyone is having a fab weekend!

Jane over at The Small Fabric of My Life has done a round up of all the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge participants from a couple of weeks ago, and I won the "spot" prize! I'm not sure what a spot prize is, but woo hoo! I won! This is so exciting. I hope it's a pony.

I went to the Art Gallery this past Friday night with my friend Elaine for a martini/music night to celebrate their contemporary Japanese artist exhibit. My favourite things were objects covered in glass beads - the deer head was wild! I would hang that in my house.

Of course, I had to wear something artsy:
I could have gone way more over the top (i.e. a hat, a cape, something really flamboyant), but I was tired from a stressful work week, and because we walked to the Art Gallery, I had to wear semi-sensible shoes. I was also one of about a hundred women in black, haha.

This is my Kitchen Orange dress that I've only worn once (here). Because of the major industrial zipper down the front of it, I felt it needed some major accessories. I finally used my giant clutch that I got on consignment ages ago:
Inigo has taken up residence on the table again.

Here's a better shot of the awesome neckline on this dress:
I love that.

The stuff:
The clutch is much more of a burgundy shade (and it's lined in pink satin!). It's by Nine West and was $16 on consignment months ago.

I stopped downtown on the way home after work on Friday and popped into Aldo Accessories for some trendy bling:
All the bracelets came together, and were $15.00. The earrings were $10.00. The bracelets are made in India - I love Indian brass. Isn't that massive cuff awesome? It has a mix of grey and brass studs. I will definitely be working that into my rocker looks.

And I know no one is really that jazzed about my painting hobby, but it's my other artistic outlet (other than fashion), and it's been months since I finished a figure. This guy's been a major artistic block because he's so boring:
I'll put him in the Christmas village. I think I'll name him Johnny Big Hand. He's actually only an inch tall, so cut me some slack for the ultra-surprised look on his face - eyes are hard to paint!

The back:

Off to dye my hair!

Dress (Kitchen Orange, consignment), fishnets (Secret), shoes (Guess), bracelets and earrings (Aldo Accessories), clutch (Nine West, consignment).

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE the neckline on that dress. It's really badass.

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  2. That dress is SO COOL. Love the neckline and the zipper. LOVE.

    Congrats on winning the Challenge. Your week was really stellar.

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  3. Congrats! I love the dress. You look amazing. And the bling, fabuuuu!!!!
    Angela

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  4. That dress is so incredibly awesome. I love anything with a funky use of zippers. Want!

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  5. But what would you do with a pony? ;-)

    Fab dress, very "arty" :-)

    And isn't your hair natural?

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  6. LOVE the dress, the neckline is amazing, and you really NAILED it on the accessories, they are perfect.

    And WOW to the figure. I paint, but nothing like that! That is impressive. One inch?

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  7. Great dress, very artsy! And I love Indigo on the table supervising.

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  8. I had no idea you had another artsy outlet... you need some precision to paint that face!
    Your dress is great, zippers are soo back - or so I want them to be back.... and that big thick cuff... super!

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  9. cool hobby! do you make the figures or just paint them? gorgeous dress and funky jewelry! nice! i assumed everything at aldo was as expensive as the shoes- apparently not?

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  10. That dress is fabulous, and I love how you paired it with all the bold accessories. Congrats on the big win!

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  11. What an AWESOME dress. I love love love the neckline, and I love the accessories your wore with it - you look so chic and artsy! Perfect for the event!

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  12. Thanks, Megan!

    Sak, thank you.

    Kristen, isn't it awesome? I love it. Thanks, but I think a spot challenge is maybe a random draw.

    Angela, thank you! I'm awed at the lovely creations you made yourself! Thank you so much for commenting. :)

    Closet, thanks! I know, I love bigass zippers!

    Tat, well, I don't know, but wouldn't it be cool? :) Ha! No, I have brown hair (well, mostly white these days) - I've been dyeing it red for decades.

    Thanks, Erin! I was much happier with the accessorizing this time around. The figure is actual 1 3/8" (I measured). Thanks!

    Wendy, thanks! I thought you would like it.

    Northmoon, thank you. Heh, yes, he's very vigilant.

    Lorena, I'm all about detail in my clothes, so it shouldn't be a huge surprise that I'm detailed in other things, ha! Thanks, I love big zippers and big accessories!

    Wicked, I buy them but I have to sand them down and primer and paint them. Aldo is not that expensive (but the quality is not that good) - their accessories are great for trendy items, and are almost always inexpensive.

    Thanks, Audi! Oh, it's not a big win, I think it was random. But I can pretend.

    Sherylyn, thanks! If by "perfect" you mean, "looks like everyone else", then yes, I was perfect. :-P

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  13. I love the dress, but that studdle bangle is just screaming out to me. I LOVE IT!!

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  14. Thanks, Tina - I know, isn't the bigass bangle sweet?

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  15. More dress love over here! Maybe everyone else was wearing black too, but your dress was the BEST!

    I want to steal that studded bangle. It is so classy, yet badass.

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  16. Thanks, Kasmira! I love that bangle - it's going to get a lot of wear.

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  17. How, oh how did I ever miss seeing this dress? Simply amazing, yes YOU are!

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  18. Bangle? I imagine that's some sort of drapery. An accoutrem... (can't spell the rest - my Swedish is terrible).

    Seeing as how he is 1 and 3/8 inches, I feel comfortable in my ability to beat Lord Fauntleroy in an armwrestle. I'm slightly taller. I mean yeah, I borrow his hep maroon threads sometimes, but his bangles and such are way too small for me. We go to the same barber. ... No, not on a dare.

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  19. Dishpig, you're hilarious - great to see you! I've missed you!

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