Penny is trying to help me out with deciding what to wear to the Academy Awards (in my dreams) tonight! The dress is a given - this black moire gown with fishtail hem that my mother-in-law made in the 1930's:
And this necklace that was hers, as well:
I think I'll take along my black velvet shawl with sequin trim - to keep the chill off my shoulders!
Hmmmm...which bag? Black velvet or the silver mesh?
Or perhaps this one? The elbow length black velvet gloves are a must:
I think we've narrowed it down to either the velvet pillbox-shaped purse, or the silver mesh with the rhinestone clasp:
When I found the dress packed away inside of a box in the closet, these two bow-like pieces were with it, but not attached. You'd have to see the dress in person to see that they don't really seem to be meant as a bow or a sash - I'm thinking some type of epaulets that attached at the shoulder to drape down over the top of the arm instead. The broken (on purpose?) art deco style buckle was with them, too. We won't be attaching them tonight:
So..... what time does my limo arrive???
Is the champagne chilled.........?