We're back from vacation now.
And back to work.
I already did a tiny rant on the other blog, but it's really not too bad.
I've just really been hit hard by the no-summer depression, and being back to work and facing fall is just... so damn sad.
I'm in denial about it most of the time though, and that always helps.
But hey, even though everything sucks, fun stuff can still happen and on Saturday it definitely did!
Saturday was my second time at a Copenhagen Burlesque party.*
I'd like to say i was well prepared this time, but i am a last minute person, so i really wasn't.
But i got lucky and ordered some stuff online that actually showed up on time, and i managed to put together an awesome costume.
As an added bonus, Mille and Sofie had gotten similar costumes, so we matched each other perfectly.
It was pretty spectacular!
We met up on Friday at the shop, with us coming straight from the summer house, all messy looking, me with paint in my hair from helping my mom paint a ceiling.
The girls had brought along their costumes and i got the job of making hair accessories and alter dresses. As you can probably imagine, i didn't mind that one bit.
My own costume was more or less done, and at home, so i just kept my fingers crossed that everything would fit and work out as planned.
On Saturday we'd decided to meet and get ready at our place cause it's close to the venue, and because Allan could do a nice little photo setup in the living room.
We spent the afternoon doing our make up, getting dressed, eating sushi, drinking about two bottles of champagne, and taking a whole lot of pictures.
I believe i took some pictures at the party too, but i haven't transferred them yet, so for now i'll just share the ones Allan took.
They're way prettier anyway!
But there are a few shots from the party over on Christel's blog, so go check that out too.
Ok, hold on to your hats and laptops, cause this is gonna be a long post!
Our hair accessories, waiting to be worn
Mille had bought a ton of white make up, which was easy to apply on me, but not so easy on her very tanned "just-got-home-from-Greece" skin
Allan's accessories... obviously
My hair and this hat
Milles vintage feather wig
I guess we had some white wine too
About half way through the make up
Milles wedding bouquet
Putting on a wig cap
Getting laced up and ready for pictures
Getting drinks for the shoot
First up was Mille; i'll spare you individual captions for these cause they're all just of her looking awesome anyway
Up next was... me!
And last one to strut her stuff; miss Sofie:
Our apartment just isn't cut out to be a photo studio, but we did manage to squeeze together for some group shots too
It's amazing how much fun it can be to have your picture taken, but when you're feeling comfortable and surrounded by friends, it really is hilarious.
I'd go so far as to say that the process of getting ready is half the fun of these parties.
And i love how we ended up matching each other this time, and apparently so did everyone else.
We got so many sweet compliments at the party, and for some reason, maybe because i looked like cotton candy, girls were so much nicer to me than usual.
More of that please!
Oh, what, you though i'd forgotten this guy?
Allan's costume was a last minute improvisation, but it totally worked... now, if only we could have somehow brought the antlers with us...
We also got a few family portraits taken with Lucifer
Maybe we'll actually do a Christmas card this year? It has been a while and these seem kinda perfect for that!
I'm leaving comments open on this one (i know, shocking!) cause i wanna ask you guys something:
what should our costumes be next time?
It's probably not gonna be for another six months, so take your time, but suggestions really are most welcome!
Also, i missed you guys, so even if you don't have any ideas, you're welcome to leave a comment just to say hey!