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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Virtual Vintage Prom Night!!

It's time for the Virtual Vintage Prom hosted by the artistic Natasha. It's getting late, I better get dressed before my date comes to pick me up, but what frock to wear?? After trying on a few things in the mirror, there really isn't any doubt. Has to be this c. 1928 chartreuse silk chiffon flapper dress. Oh yes, it does!It's just coated in tiny pearls, silver beads and rhinestones that glitter and dazzle the eye. And oh that glorious pale green color! Maybe not for everyone, but if you have a touch of red in your hair like me, it's going to look great! :) What a site I will be doing the Charleston!

And what prom outfit would be complete without some jaw-dropping jewels? THIS is the stunning necklace I would go for! The Royal Juliette, inspired by French aristocratic fashion. J'aime ce collier!!! [If you're listening Santa I have been a VERY good girl]
My date's here! What a beautiful peach rose he brought me. My favorite color! He's pinned it to my dress and now it's off to the prom! (Click on Natasha's link above to go visit other prom goers).
(p.s. I really, really tried to fit into my old dress because it is really cool -- think 1930's, midnight blue, spaghetti straps, and lots of beading and sequins -- but alas .... I think it must have shrunk in storage :) .....so I'm glad this is a virtual party!)

49 comments:

Lori said...

i love your prom dress!!! what a great color...and your hair looks lovely:)

Natasha Burns said...

Oooh your prom dress is utterly divine!!!! May I borrow it when you're finished?!! And the jewels... wow!!! Your prom date is very handsome!!! Thanks for joining in the fun!!!!

Gracie said...

Ohhh Heather! That is a beautiful dress! I love the Charleston. I learnt how to do it at school =)

And your jewels are fabulous. This is truly lovely!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a devine dress and hopefully Santa will bring you the gorgeous jewellery as you have been a good girl.
Alison

bluemuf said...

Fantastic dress, beautiful jewels, and a party to go to. Can life get any better than that.

Karen

She'sSewPretty said...

That dress is gorgeous. Funny thing about prom dresses. Mine shrunk in storage too! Come help me pick out a dress now!

Girl About Town said...

What a beautiful post! That vintage dress is just so amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

WOW, what an amazing dress! And those jewels are divine!!
See you at the prom!
Kathy :)

Adla said...

What an intricate dress, Just stunning different from all the rest. See you at the prom Enjoy!

Adla

AnastasiaC said...

Nice to meet you!!!
that flapper dress is exquisite! you look gorgeous in it!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Heather, love love love your flapper dress, very elegant :) And the jewells, divine! A perfect match! Jenn and Jacqui

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

WOWOWOWOW!!! Gorgeous! I can just imagine all the foxtrotting going on!

Sherry said...

Aside from this stunning dress with the exquisite detailing...your date is rather dapper isn't he?? And very proper as well I might add (I've been seeing some hanky panky with one of the Kens that Constance from Rochambeau brought along..that boy needs to learn some manners..he's very "fresh"!!) :)

monica yvette said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the 20's and 30's in American history. Such style. As for your Etsy store, I think you'll do just fine. Besides you have plenty of Etsy friends to ask questions from, like me. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions:)

LiLi M. said...

Hi!
I'm really in love with that flapper dress...it could hide that my waistline isn't where it should be anymore! Oh and those jewels... awesome!
Do you have those wardrobes over there as well?? I hate them...everything shrinks in my wardrobe after one or two seasons, let alone 25 years!
Have a wonderful day flapper girl, Love LiLi

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Beautiful dress and handsome date, divine! Oh, and the jewels? Priceless. Love them.

So nice to meet you! I'm heading back for more punch!

Melissa

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Ahh beautiful a true romantic! I just added sheoes and more items for my prom! Almost forgot the shoes oh no! See you at the prom! Kimberly

karin (creativechaos) said...

Wow! Heather...that is stunning!! So beautiful!!! I posted my prom pic from 1983!! hee hee....check it out if you dare!!

Diane said...

I really really love your outfit!!! WOW! Your date is cute too! We will have to do this again next year! Thanks for stopping by.
xoxo
Di

tricia s. said...

Lovely dress and jewelry! Your date is a sweetie, too!

Erin Earls said...

Beautiful dress! love it! Yeah I think that Storage shrinks everything. Have a wonderful Prom!
Love Erin~

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Simply lovely dress and jewels!! What a perfect gentleman you have brought along to the prom!!

So very nice to meet you, do visit again soon! Now back to the dance floor.........
:)Brittany

rochambeau said...

Oh Bejeweled!
What a fine gown and handsome man to kiss your cheek. Yes, we are the sisters in Chartreuse! Plus I fashions from the twenties make me happy. Beautiful post and blog!!!
Constance

Kerryanne English said...

Heather I think I saw you whirl past me in that dress on the dance floor - you looked simply stunning!!

Sugar Bear said...

Gorgeous dress! What a lovely peach rose.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

If you leave your clothes in the closet too long, they always get smaller and smaller.

The Rose Room said...

Hello, I have come by to take you for a ride in my pink limo. Love your beaded dress, perfected for a Bejewelled Lady:)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

The dress is amazing!! Great jewelry, too!
Michelle

Gina said...

Oh YES!! love your choice so beautiful!

princesstomato said...

ok, maybe i should have read more of your blogs before i so humbly plastered pics of my actual dress and from the actual event. LOL

teri

Pinkie Denise said...

Your dress is absolutely beautiful.
I love the the beautiful shade of green and the beading is exquisite!
You are going to look beautiful in it. So glad you came to the party...
Pinkie Denise

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

How unique and beautiful!

Miss Sandy said...

WOW! Stunning dress! I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! I haven't forgotten about my order, let me get through Thanksgiving and I'll be in touch.
Blessings,
Miss Sandy

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Thank You for your darling feedback on my Barvarian charms and Teacup Mosaic. I will post your banner on my website and add your blog.I am updating my website often. Blessings Denise

queen of the carnivale said...

What an AMAZING dress! All eyes must have been on you last night... hope you had fun at the prom, and what a handsome date!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

OHHHH! You looked so fabulous at the party...and your jewels...how fun!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

smiles, kari and kijsa

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Gorgeous dress and jewels.....
Oh, what a coincidence, my dress has shrunk in storage too!
:)

Beth Leintz said...

I hate how these dresses seem to get smaller in storage- some kind of manufacturers flaw, I think.

Your flapper dress it to die for- It, and your jewelry just have me drooling!

Lola Enchanted said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!~

Marina Capano said...

The dress is amazing!! Great jewelry, too!
lovely photo and romantic scene!
from Argentina

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Heather, your prom attire is so classy and elegant. The jewelry you chose is delicious!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

xo,
Becky

Mary Timme said...

Beautiful stuff to see and read on Thanksgiving. Thanks so much! Enjoyed it. This is the era when my DH was born!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Here, here about the "virtual" part! =) I love the bustle on your green dress. And about the blue dress... mine shrunk the same way! Blessings.. Polly

sandra f. said...

Wellll, since I have red in my hair too, can I borrow that dress? You know if ever I have a special date or event?? Just lovely, why can't clothes be that pretty and feminine today??? Instead we get low ride jeans and snug tees, I want to wear beautiful flowy dresses instead and even their shoes were fab!! -Sandra

Lora said...

oh how I wish I could borrow that dress!! (if it would fit me!)
My hubby's works is having a themed Christmas party and you're supposed to come in your best 1920's best! This would be awesome.

kathywas said...

Ooooh....LOVE that dress! And those jewels...yowser. Anyone would be the belle of the ball in that outfit.

I just LOVED this post...what fun!!

jen said...

wow, gorgeous!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Heather, I just love your prom dress and jewels and the excitement of your prom. Boy, your date is very suave, too! Be careful, he looks like he could put you in a swoon!!
Love ya! Deb

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Bejewelled, that necklace is fab!! let us know if santa read your blog!!:-) Have a great Christmas!