Monday, 14 July 2008

The Frock Has Landed...

Okay, I've finally cracked it. Dragged my poor teenage son to Covent Garden this Saturday (who says there's a recession on the way? the place was heaving) and finally found my posh frock in Hobbs on Long Acre. Narrowed it down to a sleek black silky cocktail dress and a lipstick red taffeta type confection with a swirly skirt and plunging cleavage — neither of them strapless of course as I totally chickened out on that one.


So my choice was, should I go to the RITAs as a buxom Audrey from Breakfast at Tiffany's or a slutty Marilyn from The Seven Year Itch. No contest really, had to be Marilyn the slut. Although I won't be attempting the skirt flying-up thing she did in that movie - I feel my magic knickers might ruin the magic there a tad....
Have to say the saleswoman was a total pro, not only did she flog me the dress she also persuaded me to buy a black silk wrap-jacket thingy and gorgeous winkle-picker black-suede sandals — I stood firm at the clutch purse though. Enough is enough, right? After all I've already spent more money on this little jaunt than I've earned on all my books put together so far... Still, it's an investment for the future. Who knows when they'll remake The Seven Year Itch and need a woman of a certain age with more cleavage than sense to star in it... 

6 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Am sure you'll look fab. Considering that every time I've seen you scrubbed up at a M&B do, you look fantastic - and even when you're in casual you look stylish - you will look FABULOUS. (And you have to wear it to the M&B lunch in Sept - y'know, to get the cost-per-wear down *g*)

Kimberly Lang said...

Can't wait to see you in the frock! I'm sure it will be fabu (and I'll bring my camera to document!)

Natalie Anderson said...

oooh, kate's right -wear it in Sept - and you MUST take your camera to SF - or I'll, I'll... dunno what actually... but you have to think of us Cinderella's onthe other side ofhte world who want to live vicariously...

Heidi said...

Ha, no worries, I am so going to take my camera. But I have to admit I may feel too dolled up (and too much of a slut) in it for an afternoon at Hagen-Das in Leicester Sq.

And Nat, don't worry, one day you too shall go to the ball (hopefully this September!).

anna cleary said...

I'd like to see you in it, too! Since I can't come there, how about you consider Thelma and Louising it through Australia next time? You gals can stay here for your Queensland leg of the journey, and we'll take you somewhere posh where you can shine.
Where..though...? Hmm. I'll have to think.
Don't know as we have that many red carpet occasions in downtown Bris, so we'll have to dream one up. Perhaps a cocktail party...

Nicola Marsh said...

Ooooh...frock and wrap and shoes sound utterly fab!!!

Loads of pics please!

And guess what I'm reading at the moment?
The Mile High Club :)