Hello, all! I turned 42 this year and my dearest friend, Matt, bought me a ticket to DC Fashion Week. I had no idea that DC had a fashion week! DC Fashion Week has been going on for 22 seasons (11 years) with shows every February and September. My birthday was on Tuesday, February 17, but who wants to hang out on a Tuesday night? We had cold, crappy weather anyway, so we decided to celebrate on Friday.
We’ll start with my outfit, which was nothing impressive. A long, flowing skirt would of been perfect! But it was bitterly cold and there was still ice and snow on the ground, so my outfit was more utilitarian than fashionable:
Here’s my makeup. I decided to get new frames for my birthday. They look kind of crazy, but I like things that look crazy. I also bought a couple of amethyst-purple, sparkly barrettes, but I don’t think I pulled them off very well. They’re not right for my hair and I think they’re a bit “young” for me. I’ll probably make them into something else or save them for a belly dance costume. These would look better as accent pieces to my floral hair clips:
Here are a few more pics from our lovely evening:
Here’s a video I made at the fashion show. I’m still getting the hang of making videos, but I’m slowly improving. I hope you enjoy the video.
Love & Shimmies,