I’ve talked a little bit on social media about the upcoming Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Spring Gala I will be attending, as I’m really excited about this year’s theme (last year was “007”, James Bond themed), the roaring 20s, The Great Gatsby!
When I was little, my sister and I loved pouring over pictures of flappers.
We loved the Egyptian inspired makeup, daring fashion, short waved hairstyles, beaded fascinators and headdresses.
I loved The Great Gatsby.
It is still one of my favorite American authored novels of all time.
When presented with an opportunity to adorn myself such as Daisy Buchanan, I was all about it.
When I saw this dress by Rachel Zoe, I knew this was going to be the dress I wore to the gala.
It has the most perfect glittering fringe, and its movement is absolutely mesmerizing.
To compliment the platinum hue of this dress, I paired it with my Christian Dior Whisper Salome heels.
These open toed t-strap is a beautiful modern take on the iconic style of the 1920s. They also happened to match my dress’ metallic hue perfectly.
I haven’t entirely decided on my accessories, but I intend to wear a long string of pearls, and coordinating earrings.
As for the mood, I am pulling inspiration from Penhaligon’s Vaara.
This scent is hypnotic. I’m on my… sixth bottle? I couldn’t say, but it’s safe to say it’s delicious. I’ve been wearing this scent on and off for over a decade.
I felt that this eau de toilette was extremely appropriate, given the widespread fascination with all things from the east and orient, in the 1920s.
I’m still on the hunt for the ideal ostrich fan and jeweled headband, as I think the accessories are what tie any look together.
Not quite Joan Crawford
The makeup is probably the scariest portion of the entire ensemble for me. I plan on keeping it extremely simple, as there is some wiggle room for interpretation.
Though the pencil thin brows of the 1920s graced almost all screens, many women still had a more conservative approach, and I will be joining their ranks; I’ve been doing rehab on my 90s brows for years, and now that they’re nice and full again, I like to keep them in focus.
I couldn’t be more excited for this upcoming evening. I love events that support the arts, and any excuse to get dressed up and slip into an alter ego is one I invite with open arms.
And on that note, after the snowiest winter in record has beset us in Montana, with this short dress and open toed heels, here’s to hoping the snow is long gone by the time of the gala in May!