Thursday, 28 October 2010

imaginary costume party

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Art print, available here.

So it seems I am invited to a Halloween party, which, damn it, means finding a costume. I'm thinking of wearing this gingham dress and going as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Although I still don't have any ruby slippers!

Meanwhile, I'm entertaining myself by planning an imaginary Day of the Dead themed party, and the outfit for it...

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Silk satin and silk organza sugar skull dress, available here.

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Calavera mary janes or a Til Death do us Part ring, anyone?

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I think this elegantly ghoulish carry-bag should keep my vanity in check for the evening. Available here.

And you better believe I would decorate with these guys!
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43 comments:

Krystal said...

That dress is so fun for a halloween party! (or day of the dead..)

Erin Cathleen said...

Looks like fun! I hope you have a fun-filled, spooky Halloween! :)

A said...

Have fun :))))))))))) I am not jealous though.

We have Halloween party too and I am debating....not about costume...about go/no-go.

Shaan said...

Hello there, Just bumped into your blog from SG's. The accessories look chic! Will follow your blog!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Halloween isn't my favorite, although the idea of dressing up is always fun... though equally daunting at times.

Hmm... you could still go as Dorothy, but perhaps before Oz? Dorothy in Kansas? ;)

WendyB said...

You need my Juana skull necklace too -- that skull design was based on a Day of the Dead skull!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@ Emily: I love you for saying that! I've been thinking that all along, that my hiking boots will be fine for "Dorothy in Kansas." And saves me rushing to all the charity shops looking for red shoes. And a toy dog.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh this is sooo cool!!! :D :D
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Eli said...

that is so cool! I'm actually going to be Frida Kahlo for Halloween, Im pretty excited about it. I might do a day of the dead painted face to go with the costume, I havent decided yet

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@ Eli: Frida Kahlo is an awesome costume idea!

Diana said...

i love this! its way more fun than traditional halloween decorations. and good luck w your costume mine are always so last minute but im sure you'll look great :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh my i love that dress. good luck with your halloween costume, hope you post some pics :)

Proud Gypsy said...

The el Dia de los Muertos theme is a real favorite of mine, and I've seen a lot of work done in such a way. Yet I would love to own all of these pieces! Amazing!

Terri said...

I love the bag! My office mate is Latina and shares a sugar skull with me every year. Any chance you'll find any of those in London?

Molly said...

That dress is incredibly edgy and beautiful. I'm in love with it.

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Mimo Chic said...

We love this!
What a nice blog, we hope see you soon at ours!
Hugs
Lulu & Sol

Cara said...

Thanks for the feedback on my blog! (about you couldn't understand what I was typing)
Skulls are DA BOMB. And that bag is so rad.

Zabrinah said...

I really like the colors and shape of that dress!

Best wishes,

~Zabrinah

Lenne said...

Judging from this post, you want to go as a ghoul but you don't know it yet!!

Nah, I'm kidding. Whatever you do, make sure you take plenty of photos to share! :'D

ching said...

nice idea.. have fun on that Halloween party!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@ Lenne: yeah, I seem to have gone a bit overboard. Wait until you see my new cushion covers!

Shanna Maren said...

Very creative photos!

hiven said...

i hate skulls but these are awesome
x enter my giveaway?

Noelle Chantal said...

Oh gosh, that's the perfect outfit for you!! I love the dress a lot, and those shoes too!! And that super cool bag!! Looks so eerie, perfect for Halloween!! :)

CAITLIN said...

oo fun! that dress is amazing--what a fabulous party that would be. i would totally crash it.

CAITLIN said...

me again: also, you wrote a novel? i'm intrigued... and are you working on another??

Jenny said...

i think i am going out as sandy in grease because my wardrobe is already stacked full of sandy esque pieces (when she becomes a bad girl of course!) lol...
so yeah...three things that have bought due to blogger promotion
1) failling in love perfume by philosophy - via ringo have a banana!
2) nars heat wave - via childhood flames
and 3) those wooden heels - via trending in the blogging community!

and i love all of them...blogger have good taste i say!

happy halloween!!!

Tom said...

I do not know what to think about the skulls....but the colourful one at the end are beautiful.

Tom
(blogger from czech republic)

ana said...

I love the silk dress! is amazing... Frida Kahlo is a nice costume... and it's easy you already have the mexican blouses and the necklaces you just make the braids and paint the eyebrows ;)
or a 20's charleston ballerina that's a cool one too...
have a great Halloween Party!

Kristen said...

Aww, I like the Till Death Do Us Part Ring, super cute!

Collette Osuna said...

Just found your blog....Im your newest reader...:)

Happy Halloween to you too:)

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Karol Duarte said...

OMGGGGGGGG, the dress is so perfect. i'm in love *-----*

NRIGirl said...

Love the bag!

Anna G said...

Woah, that be such a fun party. I love the Dead of the Day skulls and colors.

javiera isidora said...

nice mix! love the skulls! the first illustration it`s so nice!

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Shallow Mallow said...

That dress will make for a perfect Dorothy :)
Last year I ended up going to a halloween party (wasn't yet big in Austria by the time I left and I have only had kids knock the door once in all the years I have been in England.. maybe we're such scary neighbours they don't dare?) Anyway, it was themed as well so I had to be a fairy tale character. Ugh. I went as The Little Mermaid - you know, the grim one that doesn't end well and involves lots of pain and walking on swords. Despite all the blood everybody thought I was the disney version and nobody else kept to the theme either. Typical ;)

Angelica Ng said...

Wow, these are all great for Halloween!

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Ashley said...

ummmmm....if that dress wasn't $400 then I would SO buy it. LOVE IT!

Also, have you watched project runway at all this season. There is a desinger, Mondo, who played around with Dio de los Muertos ideas in his line.

This girl's blog shows some of the clothes: http://thegirlsgirl.blogspot.com/2010/10/mondo-makes-me-happy.html

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@ Ashley: I know!!! Damn the price!

Angie Vázquez said...

Wow!!! Qué cosas tan lindas... Quedé impresionada!

Rae Evanoff said...

i love that dress so much i got married in it! i had her make it for me in White Satin with pink for my day of the dead wedding last year. she liked the idea so much that now she offers a similar dress.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rae: That's awesome! It is an absolutely beautiful dress. And I can't tell you how much I like the sound of a Day of the Dead wedding. :)