One reason I've been so sporadic in my postings is that I was enrolled in a year long program that kept me away from home one night a week ( and putting in some study time in between). I'm happy to report that I graduated yesterday and am really looking forward to having some free time again.
So I had to delay the RetroRama recap just a bit.
I wasn't 100 percent certain I'd attend again after last year's event. In my opinion, last year's was a bit meh. Looking back, I suspect it had more to do with where I was at versus the event itself. After all, my son was still battling his brain tumor and I really wasn't too excited to do much of anything.
However this year did not fail to delight. It was well planned and executed with a lot of attendees and activities to participate in.
You all know the main event is the fashion show. Because the theme was undergarments the runway designer were quite, um, interesting. Yea, that's the word I'll use. I was most excited to see the outfit Project Runway designer Christopher Straub was showing (and no, he was not there - unless he was very well hidden). Of all of the designs I really didn't care for his at all. It was just weird. You'll see it in the slideshow - its the cage like thing.
The audience participation portion of the runway show was the best part as well as the longest. I was super happy that my girlfriend's vintage stewardess look drew a lot of attention. She looked fabulous. And the best part was the number of people that asked her what airline she had worked for. You know you hit the look right when it evokes memories like that...
|Vintage look stewardess dress using Simplicity 3833|
We shared laughs, enjoyed a cocktail, watched a fabulous dessert demo, decorated a pair of men's cotton boxers, walked the runway, browsed the vintage fashion shop, admired everyone's attire and had our souvenir photo taken. As usual, there wasn't enough time in the evening to take it all in.
Here's a slideshow of the photos I took at the event (minus my portrait - the photographer sent that one to me).
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