Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TCM Film Festival 2011



Last weekend was the annual Turner Classic Movies film festival in Hollywood, and on Friday night we attended a cocktail party/concert they held. TCM brought out Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks from New York to play the score for a Buster Keaton film and for the party, and they're top drawer! They play only 20's music, which is a little earlier than we usually listen to, but the band is so tight and well-rehearsed that it was a pleasure to listen to them. You know this band if you've seen The Aviator (2004) - they're the band playing "Happy Feet" in the Cocoanut Grove.

Without further adieu, here are the pictures!

I took my anniversary purse out for it's first outing! It's the perfect size - I can fit everything I need for a nice evening out, and because it's structured I don't have to worry about my phone getting crushed.  Not super-fancy and beaded, but I love it!

Chris looking dapper as always!

This dress is from a mid-40's Vogue pattern, and it's one of the trickiest ones I've made - the front princess panel wraps around to the back, and the back skirt is gathered to create a "bustle" effect. The back has a lot of visual interest, so I took the flower applique from a 50's dress that was falling apart and added it to the front.

Our group of snazzy dancers!

I can't figure out how to link to the video, but there's a super brief clip of the dancing on the TCM website - follow the link and click on Festival Update Day Two if you're interested. Doesn't the weekend look amazing? I think I need to attend some movies at next year's event!

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR DRESS!! It's gorgeous!

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  2. I am terribly jealous! Jealous of how cute you are, your gorgeous dress that you made and the fact that you went to the TCM evening!

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  3. You look amazing and your dress is beautiful! What a great looking event. :)

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