Well, last night was the night. The "Friends of the Historical Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary" held their first (hopefully annual) Gatsby to Gangster fund raiser at the Old Pen. I got to wear my salmon dress that I made for the event and it was so comfortable! The fabric was super soft and thankfully, it was very overcast and cool for the event so I didn't swelter as I was doing earlier in the day whilst setting up. The event was a lovely success with many people arriving in flapper and gangster style! There were some very impressive outfits and dresses that graced the pen with their presence!
A lot of the members of We Wear History were in attendance and it thrilled my heart to see all of them during the evening adding elegance and style to the place. Job very well done all!!
My very handsome husband wore his plus twos and looked smashing!
I love that he is game to dress up with me for these events!!! Thank you sweets!
As soon as the event began, things were hoppin', so I had very little time for photographing my dress. Thankfully, my fabulous husband was able to take a few shots of me that turned out really well! We quickly headed to a spot where no other event goers were. The building behind me is the burned out cafeteria of the Old Pen. Still beautiful after the fire.
For my accessories I wore a necklace that I made the day before out of black glass beads, a 1920s wrist watch, black leather reticule, black T-strap shoes, my antique seam back stockings and my new hat. Oh yes and art deco looking earrings and art deco rings...one in amethyst, the other in carnelian!
I got to the Old Pen at 2:00 and the day was strangely muggy. I cracked the windows in the car and shaded the wind shield. At 6:00 when I went to get my dress out of the car to get dressed, the skirt was crazy wrinkled. I calmly went to the Bishops' House and asked if they had an iron. Not only did they have an iron in the Bride's Room, they had an ironing board!! Thank you Bishops' House!!! You saved my day!!!
I am so happy with how the sleeves turned out for the dress!
The wind was playing around with the skirt....it was fun!
Blowing a kiss to my sweet!
We Wear History! (Our Facebook page: We Wear History) I think we all looked so very fabulous! Thank you so much for all the help and work you did to make Gatsby to Gangsters a great success! Now we have a year to plan what to wear to next year's event!!
Be Blessed my friends!