Thursday, August 28, 2008

Syncopated Style


Last night I enjoyed an evening out at the National Gallery where they are presently hosting Deco era entertainment. A perfect reason to find something a little fancy for a Wednesday night. So I channeled Pola Negri with the smoky eyes and bow lips, and even attempted a novice finger wave in my hair. Such fun.












While the traffic delaying my journey meant that I sadly missed the Vaudevillian strong man and Follies girl act, I did make it in time to hear the wonderful Cairo Club Orchestra. But imagine my delight when this marvelous chap appeared on my radar once again. This time he was accompanied by some seriously stylish ladies who could also dance up a storm. Fortunately the nature of the evening was such that I had the opportunity to hob nob with these elegant companions. Not only could they dance with skill and flair, but to my inordinate pleasure , I also discovered fashion design and millinery to be amongst their talents.



Left to right: Elizabeth, Baron and Lisa.

To see a snippet of the evening's entertainment, and enjoy the dance stylings of our elegant friend, I captured a little for your enjoyment. You'll also notice one of the evenings younger participants who danced her tiny sized 2's off all night. Wonderful.


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19 comments:

Tara said...

You look gorgeous! And as always I love your make-up :)

Fuji Mama said...

You look absolutely stunning!

casey said...

You look like you stepped right out of an old movie still!!! :) Absolutely gorgeous--and your gown is so beautiful. I'm so jealous you got to spend an evening of 1920s era entertainment--how fun!!

Nadine said...

You look stunning! Wow!

WendyB said...

Looks like fun and the hair came out great.

Lidian said...

You look gorgeous! And who better to channel than the fabulous Pola Negri?

floraposte said...

Novice or no, the hair came out great! Lovely outfit.

enc said...

Your look was in perfect step with the evening.

The Seeker said...

wow, you look amazing, so perfectly fited with the evening.
And the pictures are gorgeous.
xx

Bucca said...

I'm going tomorrow, can't wait!
I'm going to have to go again though if they don't have the dancing during the day!

esme and the lane way said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful night out! You look absolutely gorgeous.

TheSundayBest said...

This is probably a little redundant, considering the tone of your site, but I love that you get dressed up for events. So right.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Casey: One must find any excuse to bring back the 1920's, in any shape or form.
Enc: Thank you, its funny how you can be perfectly comfortable and in step with an occasion when dressing outside your usual repertoire.
Bucca: No dancing during the day, but there are events on each Wednesday night through till the end of October.
The Sunday Best: Every day is an event. It is all a matter of perspective.

susie_bubble said...

Love what you said about everyday being an event....why the hell not?

Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com said...

I am delurking to say, Hot Damn! You are stunning. Beautiful outfit.

Alicia said...

Oh I've just discovered your blog, it's fabulous! I love your hair tutorials, will be tackling them soon.

This outfit though is just gorgeous, true 1930s art deco elegance. I've been dying to go see the exhibition, if only I can wrangle boyfriend up to take me!

I have added you to my blogroll!

Imelda Matt said...

Out on the town looking fierce - is the reason SKM is unwell?

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Sandra: Hi there and thank you!
Alicia: Talk him into it with the promise of seeing one of the most stunning cars ever made as part of the exhibition.
Imelda Matt: If only... I put it down to Kinder germs, but I am on the mend thank god, being Fashion Week and all!

PorcelainBlonde said...

Ohhh you look gorgeous! I love it all...your hair, shoes, dress and fur. Beautiful :)