Look how tall my hair is! Wowee!
The company I work for turns 30 this year and, to celebrate, they threw us an awesome 80s themed party (since we started out in 1981). We had red carpet photography (yup - absolutely as naff as it sounds but totally fun all the same!), a bunch of free drinks, amazing tunes all night, an awards ceremony and some fantastic prizes (jealous much of the chick who won an iPad2?). But, the best bit was, without question, the fact that they got a team of hair and make up artists to come to the office during the day to knock together some 80s hair and make up for those who wanted it. Yup, part of my working day last Thursday consisted of sitting being crimped and back-combed to within an inch of my (hair's) life! Best job ever? It's hard to see from the pics but my artiste went with a pink, green and orange striped eye, slightly heavy brow and bright orange lippie. I had to tone down the eye a little but I made up for it by topping up the orange lippie throughout the night! (With my duty free purchased MAC Morange Lipstick - it's vibrant to say the least).Well, it would have been rude not to! The resultant look was kind of sad punky/new romantic prom girl. I loved it!
|Dress: vintage from charity shop (only 7 quid!), Feathered cape: ASOS - gift from a friend, Necklace: Primark (£1 in the sale!), Shoes: Schuh (£15 in the sale).|
Total bargain outfit, non? I LOVE this dress! It's so demented bridesmaid and I adore the ruching on the front, the rose on the waist and the heavy full skirt. They said it was going cheap as the straps were frayed. I just cut them off! It's so nipped and boned it doesn't need them anyway.It has two labels inside it "Richard Shops" and "A Herald Fashion". I haven't had time to Google them but I'm sure, when I did in the past, it didn't turn up much. I remember a shop, Richards, when I was wee though and suspect this is an 80s does 50s number.
P-to-the-S - the shoes are pair #61 in my shoe wearing challenge!