There were some drastic changes to this years 1940's WWII Era Ball. Some changes were wonderful while others left me yearning for years past. My biggest issue would be the location of the dance floor. It was in the middle of a field and so you had to traipse among random rocks, ruts, and dirt just to get to the dance floor.
This year I decided to wear pants in lieu of my normal choice, a dress. I had full intention on wearing my Whirling Turban black and white polka dot set but had to change my plans last minute due to the heat. Looking back, this was a very good choice as I was more than warm enough in my backup outfit.
I went with a Betty Grable inspired up-do this year because of the heat and a bad haircut back in March. I had a little assistance with my makeup and hair by watching Micheline Pitt's DVD; the instructions were so easy to follow and I think the overall look was wonderful.
|With my hetero-life partner Tre|
I made my hair butterflies and heavily retouched my shoes so they would light up when I moved.
|This blouse exceeded all of my expectations and wishes.|
Because Tre won the 1940's Christmas Ball Pinup Competition she received six free VIP tickets and so we were treated to a nicely shaded seating area by the dance floor and stage amongst all the WWII veterans. We were even seated with a lady who had been a nurse on the European front.
We spent the night dancing, drinking, and hanging out with our group of friends; the normal.
|I love this picture. I am dancing with a 92 year old WWII sailor. He is so much fun. I always seek him out at this event.|
|With Mary Beth of Meteor Vintage|
And as is tradition, I stalked down Mr. Blue Eyes for a photo.
I did make it on stage again for my authentic vintage attire but lost out to a girl that was proposed to on stage just as the judging began... That's my luck I suppose.
|The emcee decided my name should be Dragon Lady.|
Well that's it for the 1940's WWII Era Ball. I'll see you over on Technicolor Cutie's blog in a few days!