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!