Another ADSLA event was approaching, and I had nothing to wear! Casino Moderne was hosted at the Los Angeles Athletic Club (in existence since 1880) and was billed as a 1920s casino night, a la another favorite show, Boardwalk Empire. So I had to make a dress as, well, I can’t find anything to fit me. So I made a late ‘20s gown and hand-loomed a bead belt and fastened it with a vintage rhinestone buckle.
One thing I learned – satin is not my friend. The light catches it in such a way that it just emphasizes my thick, squishy middle. Hence, I refuse to show full-length photos. But I learned that dress clips are handy for keeping lingerie straps in place!
With a lot of practice, I managed my first “do” with finger waves and water wavers.
Not bad! Pausing by the bar with my friend Lily
However, we still had a blast. Didn’t win much “money”, which earned you raffle tickets, but in spite of the medical emergency that happened that night (fortunately all was well), we had a blast and since we got a room at the club for the night, we only had to stumble out of the elevators and into our bed for the night. What a great date night!