Saturday, October 8, 2011

Miss Scarlett, in the ballroom, with the revolver...

 Mr Green - "Who would want to kill the cook?"
Miss Scarlett - "Dinner wasn't that bad"


I recently attended a 1940's Cluedo (or Clue in america) themed ball.

It was a very fun night, 
with LT Funk playing great music 
that made even me get up and shake up the dance floor, 



added to that great food (at the ball Denny's post ball for desert),
made the night an all round good time.




The 1940s is probably one of my favourite decades, 
however it was sort of hard to dress for a ball for a decade famous for war.

So scarlett became my colour of choice, 
firstly from the 40s bold lip look 
and secondly as inspired by Miss Scarlett herself...


I frequented vintagemakeup.com when first planning my look, 
on the night a hair curler disaster meant I had to do my hair retro style;  

making pin curls 
with dampened hair, 
blow-drying it, 
using lots of hairspray, 
with a pinch of luck 
to bring it all together



Some pin curls, bling,  and false eyelash enhanced eyeliner wings, 
I was ready to solve a mystery!
or perhaps cause one?...


I kid, I kid.

\I chose to wear butter's Henley Regatta for the occasion, 
just to add a pop of another colour,


it strayed from the 40s style of matching everything 
from nails to lipstick to dress, 
but i couldn't resist ;P

A glittery dose of colour 
that seemed to change shade everywhere i went.


All together fun night, fun people,

but perhaps my favourite part 
was dressing up for the occasion.


what's your favourite part of a ball or party?


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46 comments:

  1. Bombshell dress! You look gorgeous!!

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  2. You look amazing! The dress, the hair, the lips... all gorgeous! :)
    And what an amazing event!

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  3. So beautiful!! Love your dress :)
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  4. That looks like it would have been a lot of fun! Your makeup looks lovely - as does your hair - it was worth the effort :)

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  5. You look beautiful in that dress! Love the necklace.

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  6. You look beautiful,I think you really got the 40´s style. The food looks great too.I love to dress up for an event like this,I also love to dance so after having a good dinner I dance all night long. If you liked my blog and want to follow it be sure I´ll follow you back honey. kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  9. you're gorgeous! i love the part when you get to wear your fancy dress.

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  10. You look absolutely gorgeous in this very nice red dress that perfectly suits with ur red lipstick.
    Pretty woman.....

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  12. Just LOVIn' that red dress and red lips!! U look a++MAZZZZING! Phenominal. like total vision! And we're all about sparkly nails!
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  13. What an amazing idea! cluedo themed party! I wouldn't have been able to resist as dressing up as colonel mustard or mrs peacock. Soo jealous! and loving your scarlett inspired outfit, especially the toy gun!

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  14. Such a classic lady, especially with the hair and the red lips. I love that you are channeling old Hollywood with this look, fits you really well.

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  15. You look sooo amazing! your hair, makeup, jewelry, dress, nail polish EVERYTHING!!!!! I love it all

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  16. this dress is super cute :)
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  17. You look beautiful like this! So rimantic and super glam! And I adore cluedo!

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  18. I love that red dress so pretty!

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  19. you look so pretty in red! the little bow ring is so dainty! haven't been to a ball or party in a long time, but to me the best part is the arrival...walking in.

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  21. OMG you look stunning! Red really flatters you! I also love your nail polish!

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  22. love the nails and the look:D
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  24. you are really gorgeous in that red dress. food looks yummy too :)

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  25. you look super gorg doll!! and that food looks super delish too ;) xx

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  26. Loved the dress, girl. You look stunning in red. From the looks of it, it's a really fantastic ball you attended. Loved the nail polish too :)

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  27. 1940's costume is amazing! I love your red dress you look beautiful. This looks like such a cute, fun party.

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  28. you look lovely.. I have never been to a ball.. ur so lucky ;)

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  29. Oh my goodness! You are a stunning godess - I want to look as good as you!!!!!


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  30. I looooove your dress!

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  31. What a great theme for a party! You looked gorgeous, I hope you had a blast! xoxo

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  32. You look gorgeous! That red colour is so daring and you look absolutely beautiful.

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  33. LOVE the red dress. I just rocked a red dress of my own! They are so great when you want to make a statement.

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  34. thanks honey!
    love the pictures and you look awesome in red ;)
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  35. You look great!

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  36. What a beautiful dress! I love the color and the shape and that you paired it with adorable t-strap shoes :)
    The hair looks really adorable too!

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  37. WOW! You look absolutely stunning! This is such a beautiful dress and you look like you had so much fun!!!

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  38. LOVE your red dress. you look absolutely beautiful xo


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  39. love the red dress, it really suits you :)

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  40. You look STUNNING in red!! Hot, hot ;)

    I love your nailpolish!

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  41. What a beautiful dress!!!

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