Do you ever crash parties? Do you ever plan to crash a party and then realize the day prior to the event that you were actually invited to the party and now you have to plan something to wear because the pressure increase in the paradigm shift between party crasher and party guest is like that of being thrust from the crest of wave to the very depths of the ocean floor? Why, when it comes to the same exact party, is it so refreshingly simple to be a party crasher and so stressful being formally included? For Mr. Tiny, the answer to that question can best be answered by his sponsor at Neurotics Anonymous - for which he has yet to find a regular group due to the problematic design schemes/chair arrangements and snack options at the meetings.
The above situation, as described in question number two, happened during our recent seasonal celebrations and left me scrambling for something to wear that was appropriate for a formal, adult, cocktail party. It easy easy to see why we would have missed the invitation; we never drink cocktails, we rarely act like adults, and our usual concerns lean most definitely toward the informal. If you're Mr. Tiny, options are decidedly limited.
If you're Mary, on the other hand, you will no doubt have an ideal ensemble (handcrafted by Mr. Tiny several years ago that you have NEVER worn before). I guess it's true; what's old is new again - for the sartorially spoiled!
|Mary & Amber|
I like to think of this as an All About Eve moment...hahahaha!
It seemed to me that Mary's outfit was fitting of a young starlet
While I was a little disappointed that Mary waited years to wear this outfit, I am glad that she remembered to bring it out of moth balls for the occasion (she actually got a chance to wear it again when she played a few songs in an opening set for Wanda Jackson!!!). To be perfectly honest, even I had forgotten that I had ever made the darned thing. The party was lovely, the host and hostess were gracious, and the guests were quite clever and extremely talented. Now that I think about it, I am still not entirely sure that we were invited to a party of that caliber...
Now that we have begun a new year, it might seem regressive to reflect on the festivities of last year. Nevertheless, we ask, did you crash any awesome parties? More importantly, does a formal invitation change your attitude of dress? However you party, we hope you did it in haute wacky tacky style!