This year, I did something that I never, ever do – organised to actually go out for New Year’s Eve. Swallowing down my anxiety, I arranged with my pinup friend Miss Milla Cherry to attend a Gatsby themed dinner in the city of Maryborough.
My parents were good enough to drive me to Maryborough, where I stayed with Miss Milla Cherry for the night. We spent the afternoon chatting and getting ready: Miss Milla in her gorgeous gold beaded art deco dress, me in my sparkly black dress and vintage mink (it was my grandmother’s). We tweaked our usual makeup routines to fit the late ’20s aesthetic – cupid’s bow lips in dark reds, shadowed eyes, thinner brows.
I chose to wear:
- A long strand of irregular pearls (vintage)
- A necklace of small pearl and jet beads (Kagi)
- A diamante head piece (Lovisa)
- A sparkly black dress (City Chic)
- A mink (vintage)
- A pearl bracelet (Kagi)
- Black patent leather heels (Red Ginger)
- Black velvet handbag (vintage)
Thus, I was able to put together a 1920s look without having to purchase anything – it all came out of my existing closet.
Miss Milla and I had fun drinking champagne and taking photos in the garden in the late afternoon. Then, it was time to go.
The dinner was held in a nearby Sports Club. It was nice to see that most of the other guests had dressed up for the occasion – even the men. Sequins, feathers and bobbed wigs were everywhere.
The meal was quite good, and the cocktails were even better!
We ended the night at Miss Milla’s place by watching the Marilyn Monroe flick “How to Marry a Millionaire” and listening to the fireworks go off down the street.
The next day, Miss Milla drove me home, and we said goodbye – until we meet up again in a few weeks to photograph a seaside photo shoot for our blogs!
What did you do for New Year’s? Did you have the chance to dress up?