Hello, my friends! I've had an insanely busy weekend of adventures, and good golly, I want to tell y'all about it. Here's a little hint - it involved DISCO.
|Photo credit: VFF Photo Booth on Facebook|
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - L and I got our disco on, baby!
But before we get to that, I had to work all day Friday. Knowing that I had a super-busy evening ahead of me, I wore an easy outfit for work.
- Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here under a grey dress dress in January
- Dress - Tangerine Jill, consignment; last worn here in July 2018 for Pride Week
- Shoes - Miista; last seen here (3rd outfit) for shopping over the holidays in December 2018
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last worn here in January
Friday was a hoppin' busy day, and it just flew by.
It's a work of art.
I wore the coat I planned to wear that night to the 25th anniversary of the Victoria Film Festival's opening "Studio 25" Gala.
- Leather gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Gold/silver cuff - JPL, vintage fair
- Ring - POLY, vintage fair
- Gold earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
As I left for work in the morning, I spotted Vizzini on the benches.
|"You're leaving me again, aren't you?"|
I had to get ready for the VFF Gala at work. I brought my change of clothes/accessories, enough make-up to make sure I had a back-up set at home, and fully-planning to leave all my work clothes, including my glasses, at work. I redid my make-up in the office bathroom, and changed into my disco clothes...and then I cabbed to my hair appointment!
My make-up isn't super visible (as is appropriate for the era), and wasn't really relevant as I wore sunglasses all night.
Because L and I were meeting up that night, we did a test-run of our outfits on Thursday night, to make sure we had all of our accessories lined up and everything was ready to go. I totally recommend this for big events!
- Dress - vintage 70s, thrifted; purchased here for $11.95
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here (3rd outfit) in December 2018 with a steel metallic gown
- Coat - Forever 21, thrifted, as above
It was a really simple outfit - I let the dress do all the work.
Modern me, showing off all my ink too!
|"I don't know what's going on, but I don't like it."|
I discovered that this dress was MADE for dancing! It swooshed and swirled - so much movement!
|"I just see you being silly, Woman."|
At the Gala, I had many people telling me how much they appreciated that I was fully-authentic.
- Belt - vintage, thrifted
- Cuff - Swarovski, consignment; gift from L
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Sunglasses - the Patch
- Bag - gift from Megan Mae
Although L is very good at styling himself, I provided some guidance and input. He had his beard trimmed off into a funky "Shaft" look on Thursday night - I bought him a gift card for a proper shave and style for Christmas:
One of the things I love to brag about is that L and I never need to rent costumes because we shop our closets!
|"I'd like to shop your closet for some tasty shoelaces."|
This is a 70s polyester shirt (all of our guy-friends had shopped at the Patch for their vintage shirts - all looked fabulous, as you will see shortly). L wears this on the weekend sometimes for our brunches.
The orange satin trousers are by Versace and were purchased a few years ago on consignment in Vancouver.
|"Getting bored of all this clothing talk. Laters."|
He wears these for lots of special occasions.
Adding a fun newish pair of Fluevogs, L's lion-head pendant, and a leather belt with a Playboy cover buckle (it features the "Women of Canada").
Look how awesome we are!
Pimpin' in our outerwear.
Sofia and I were captured by the event photographer as we arrived at the film venue.
She wore a black pantsuit/bodysuit with this fabulous BCBG body-chain, and vintage gold earrings. So much fabulousness!
Unfortunately, our friends Cat and Ross had to cancel at the last-minute due to illness, but the rest of our stalwart and game-for-anything crew put on a good show.
Karen and Nick are goers! We've been partying with them for more than 20 years, and they always give 100%.
Linda, looking gorgeous in her fur, Fluevogs and hand-crafted ensemble - she's a very talented sewist.
L, arriving in his groovy outerwear.
This woman had the best vintage 70s dress, and allowed me to take her (blurry) picture.
Presenting the film.
The Gala itself was held in a former office-supply retail space a few blocks away. Volunteers had decorated it, and did a wonderful job.
L and Casey, who came as Andy Warhol.
All the food and drink at the Gala party were included in our tickets. The drinks were Harvey Walbangers, a take-off on a Screwdriver, plus the usual beer and wine, and the food was all 70s-inspired: cheese fondue, cheese-balls, deviled eggs, meatballs, mini quiches.
In the "blue room" - Karen, Sofia and L.
A DJ spun 70s disco hits. There were volunteers in disco outfits dancing on speakers, and zooming around in roller skates; they did a demonstration of disco-dancing for us, with lifts and spins.
We danced for hours to "YMCA", "Heart of Glass", "Dancing Queen" and all kinds of awesome songs. It was a fantastic party!
We had a nice sleep-in on Saturday, then headed to lunch at John's Place (link), another favourite local diner - I've been eating there since I was a teenager.
- Leather jacket - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in December 2018 for a pre-holiday shop
- Top - Calvin Klein, thrifted; first worn here in October 2018 for a Casual Friday
- Skirt - Kenzo, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September 2018 with this same jacket
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last worn here (2nd + outfits) in December 2018 for our trip to Powell River
I had to wear my old purple glasses, since I'd left my turquoise ones at work. After breakfast, I picked up my kit from work.
I had a lot of happy comments from strangers in this, and one couple at John's Place recognized us from the Gala the night before.
L and I are rather distinctive in our garb.
Such a lovely jacket - I adore how it looks with a pouffy skirt.
Buttoned up for walking.
- Purse - Aldo
- Belt - Leather World
- Buckle - Zara, thrifted
- Cuff - JPL
- Ring - POLY
- Gold earrings - gift from L
In the afternoon, Mom came over to visit with Vizzini before we headed to the theatre. We just got a new ottoman with storage inside, and L was demonstrating, to someone's interest.
|"What new toy is this?"|
He wasted no time.
|"I approve of this cat space."|
What is it with cats and boxes?
|"I claim this as mine."|
Mom and I walked down to the Belfry Theatre for their latest presentation, the one-act play, "Bears." Local review here - it was amazing.
- Dress - Karen Millen, consignment; last worn here in October 2018 for a half-day off
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) for some after-brunch shopping in January
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here in January
From the theatre, Mom and I went for dinner at the pub, and then walked home.
We spent a lovely evening, well into the wee hours, hanging out with our wonderful Winesday women.
Bundled up - you can see how my dress rides up when I wear tights.
- Fur boa - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Cuff - Rimanchik
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
And today, after sleeping in again, we hosted an 11-person Super Bowl party.
I hope you all had a fun weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by.