Monday, January 9, 2012

A SHOT IN THE DARK

A shot in the dark.

That is the extent of the cloak-and-dagger novel I never intend to write.  The words also aptly describe my photos lately, what with the winter sun gone by the time I'm free to play with the camera.

I happened to stumble home in the dark this weekend, wearing this outfit, after a night out with the girls -- 4-course meal and all.  My husband was out too.  Encouraged by an extra glass of champagne, compliments of the chef, I clicked on one lamp by the mirror and decided to take some giddy reflections.  Not quite film noir, but in my fogged-up mind, it was a single light source in the night.

No dagger in the cloak, just my secret leopard lining
Tuxedo jacket: Dolce & Gabbana
Dress: Christmas gift
Slouchy thigh-high boots

Did I mention I was giddy?  Here's my impression of a Lady of the Night.


I was never a fan of Julia Roberts,
but the boots reminded me of "Pretty Woman"!

The ribboned dress was a Christmas present from an aunt two years ago which I had never worn until this night.  Just a tad over-embellished for my taste.  But after seeing the Maharaja exhibit, this seemed tame!  I was also glad to use the tuxedo jacket, something I rarely use and last shown here.  The hidden leopard lining always felt like a delicious secret, finally revealed.


Ribbon and jewel detail on dress
(probably from Hong Kong, the tag was in Chinese)

Vacation is over and I am back to all my projects this year.  I'm feeling overwhelmed but also excited that some are nearing fruition.

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!

31 comments:

  1. Yes - the disappearance (or even non-appearance) of the winter sun is frustrating to say the least when one can finally carve enough time to dash out with a camera. Love the little glimpses here of reflected moments. It's a similar effect to peering through a keyhole.

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  2. If you were looking for the sun, look no more, we have it all, and we are sick of it. Yes, even the good things get boring, LOL.
    Gorgeous dress, fabulous giddy YOU.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  3. nice and mysterious shots. i really like the dress, the details look amazing
    x

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  4. I really like your shots in the dark - very film noir! And this leopard lining... wuhuu! xo

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  5. It's fearfully dark here in Europe and the winter sun has been on holiday for over two weeks. Glad you had a nice evening with the girls. Adore the mysterious images.

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  6. You have made me smile. I can just imagine you happily getting creative. Great results. Xxxx

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  7. Giddy you may have been but you look amazing! That jacket, dress and boots are all to die for - what an outfit!

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  8. Aptly named. I actually adore the dress!

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  9. WOWWW! What a great shots. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your friends and loved ones. Thank you for reading and support my blog in 2011 your comments are so appreciated . I look forward to much more of the same in 2012.

    Wishing you all the best this New Year filled with love, prosperity, health, happiness, peace, sunshine and a lot more smiles too. ((((-:

    HAPPY 2012!! ^_^

    Rhônya

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  10. A hot in the dark! That' a great title for this post (wasn't it also the title of a pink panther's movie?).
    I can see the dress and I have to say that it is truly amazing! The tuxedo is hard to see but tne boots are definitely an asset!

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  11. Oh my...i wrote a hot instead of a shot...hmmmm a hot inthe dark souns appropriate too!

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  12. Fantastic boots!

    GTBB,
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    GIVEAWAY GOING ON NOW!

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  13. I am soooooooooo glad that you notice the details, my dear friend.
    have a grand day!!!

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  14. Love this post!! Those boots are fabulous, looks like you had a great night ;)

    xx

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  15. if ever write that novel do let me know..the photos are so fine..the leaopard lining must feel precious..

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  16. I LOVE those boots! That tux jacket is beautiful, they're so classic and Dolce do such amazing cuts.

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  17. Those are some pretty cool shots though.. humph I'm impressed! I may try doing that and a couple of more outfit posts will be thrown into my blog (I have found it impossible to shoot anything with this weather and my flat is just useless!)

    Anyways! I love the detail of your dress. Exquisite

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  18. i love the details i can see :D awesome blog!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  19. adore this post. thanks for sharing, love. xo

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  20. drunk photos never usually turn out this well, so pat on the back for that one. they're usually a right mess!

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  21. the texture in the dress looks divine! sort of 20's style! I love to be left alone with the camera at night and plat with the timings and light :)

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  22. Very good shots!
    I love the dress :D
    Xoxo

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  23. Wow, your blog is very cool and these photos are so edgy. I really like this post and the way you write! Hope you don't feel too overwhelmed after a couple days .

    Following you now,
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  24. Love the pictures!! As usual... so dramatic.

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  25. I like so much this post. Well done.

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  26. Those are such amazing photos! <3

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  27. Great shots. I love the texture and tiered effect created on the skirt. And the mix of textures is lovely.

    Diego
    www.howtozipyourfly.com

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  28. what a details.. very cool

    xx

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