So what if Gaskell’s Ball in Oakland, CA, has a Victorian theme! I wore the Baroque, and loved every minute of it. I’m continually surprised at how comfortable this costume is. The only problems I had with it were people stepping on the train, causing the back hooks to pop off, and safety pins to be employed for the closure of the skirt. Here are some photos from the dance:
Jenny brought me jelly bellies! my favourites! Also, my hair was curled
at the front at the beginning of the evening, but didn’t hold, so I ended up
pinning it back (as you see in later photos)
All of these photos were taken in the sitting/dressing room at Gaskells,
so the lighting conditions were a bit tough, and flash just looked
ug, so apologies for the slight blurriness!
In addition to jellybeans, I also received from Jenny S. a most delightful little gift of a teacup and saucer (but of course!). I’m so thrilled with my growing collection, and this one is just perfect. THANK YOU JENNY! Here are some pogey bait photos of my new Jenny Teacup: