The 1940's White Christmas Ball has become so popular in Denver that this year the event held on December 7, 2012 was moved to Wings Over the Rockies, which is part of the old Lowry Air Field. The true beauty of this location is not just the size but that you are in a hangar filled with beautiful vintage planes.
Tre and I decided it would be fun to wear different dresses before the 1940's Starlet Competition. I finally got to wear my 1940's prom dress though it would not be my stage dress.
|Dress one for me, a beautiful 1940's burgundy taffeta dress with velvet|
and rhinestone flowers. My clutch is lucite with rhinestones and borrowed
from a close friend Marie.
|Dress one for Tre, a beautiful 1950's blue button front dress with|
|Say hello to my parents. You may (or may not) recognize the dress my|
mom is wearing. I wore it to the 1940's summer ball this year. They came
to the winter ball to cheer Tre & I on during the Starlet competition.
After a few short dances, some great performances, and a tribute to all the WWII veterans it was time for Tre and I to change into our Starlet Competition dresses. When we reemerged we were both nervous with anticipation.
|I loved this novelty print dress|
My parents did their best to make us laugh though.
We soon queued for the competition. Tre was number five and I was number nine.
|Her outfit is so glamorous. Doesn't she look like she is right out |
of the 1930's?
|Dedication is an understatement... She squeezed her size 9 foot into|
a size 8 narrow, about a size 6 or 6.5, for the competition.
|I realized that my outfit, though beautiful,|
was not as over the top as the other girls.
The judges... judged and we all returned to the stage to see who had won....
That's right, Tre won!
|All that foot pain paid off in the end!|
A win for her was a win for me as I did her hair and helped her construct her outfit. It truly was her beauty, outfit, and personality that catapulted her to the top slot though; look at her, she is so regal. Congratulations Tre!
The rest of the evening was spent drink, dancing, and being with our wonderful friends and my parents.
|The lovely Marie. Her dress was so beautiful!|
|Amanda & Tyler. Ever so stylish!|
|Cutting a rug with Tyler.|
|With my hetero life mate one last time.|
What I have decided though is that the 1940's Starlet Competition will likely be my last competition. The stress of looking perfect and getting on stage isn't worth the hassle for me. I would have rather danced the majority of the night to the Hot Tomatoes, drank a little more alcohol, and taken more pictures with my friends and family. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future but for now, I am more happy to attend the event than to participate in the competitions.