Friday, July 29, 2011

Crossed Stitched Glasses

I went to Mark, my ex-boss's 60th birthday party on Saturday 23 July and had a fabulous time. It was so lovely to be invited and being part of such an important celebration. The theme was 1950s glamour and everyone looked wonderful, I felt like I was in the cast of Mad Men, one of my favourite TV series.

My Mad Men Barbie dolls: Joan Holloway and Betty Draper
I wore a deep green sleeveless dress with a black grosgrain ribbon tied around my waist. I bought a tulle petticoat on eBay (a bargain at only $4.95!) which gave my dress added volume. I also wore black fishnet stockings (not sure if this is historically accurate), black heels (my feet were numb after standing for 4 hours!) and a black feathered stole from Allannah Hill completed the outfit (I knew it would come in handy one day!). I still couldn't figure out how to put on false lashes so I ended up wearing bright red lipstick, and curled my hair so it fell into Rita Hayworth waves.

I crossed stitched a black frame glasses which I attached to Mark's birthday card. It is his signature look, and this pattern is almost like his Tom Ford glasses.


  1. It was a great night and was lovely to meet you. I hope you get to see the photographs soon. Love your blog, best wishes, Jane [the sister in law one]

  2. Hi Jane, it was lovely to meet you and Amy too! Many thanks for your comments and happy crafting :)