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In Search of the Wedding Dress

Went wedding dress shopping with my friend Carla today which was lots of fun. In addition to being the awesome kind of person who can geek Battlestar Galactica while shopping, she also knows clothes stuff and how to do things. (Sad fact: without her, it is quite probably I would never have been able to *figure out* how to get into some of those things.) I found a dress I like a lot which I've been trying to find a picture of online and haven't yet. There was another dress I liked which I called the white "Six" dress as it looked like something Six from BSG would wear only white.

ETA: This is the one I call the Six dress. It looks much more modest on me as, well, I am not as upperly gifted as that model. Also, I don't stand at unnatural angles. Generally.

She also pointed out that the guy who plays Gaius Baltar played the gay friend in the Bridget Jones movies. I am never going to be able to look at Baltar again without hearing "Fight! Fight! Come on, it's a REAL Fight!!"

Um yeah.

ETA: NaNoWriMo Update: 23327.

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caitri
Nov. 30th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I looked at the Six dress
Duly noted! One thing is the dresses I liked (including the Six dress which is my #2 fav) aren't wedding dresses--they're evening gowns from a...I guess evening dress store?? I don't know what you'd call it, they had street clothes too though, but they were dressier. At any rate one of the things I liked is they're the sort of thing you just buy at the counter and take home and just take care of by dry cleaning: no alterations, peculiar fabrics, etc.

The one I liked best was a Suze Wong in an ivory that looked like a very light champagne. It was very 20s or 30s style and had kind of a fluttery thing going on past the hip, and patterns of jeweled sequins across the front and back that looked very pretty. Something I really liked? It was the kind of store that indulged in vanity sizing, so I fit perfectly in sizes 4. and. 6. Something I have never done before and am unlikely to do again. Ever. -__- :)
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caitri
Nov. 30th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: I looked at the Six dress
Nah, I'm just a cheap git who figures that if I'm going to spend three figures (preferably lower three figures) on a dress I should bloody well get to wear it more than once!! We went to a bridal store that had a $99 gown sale: deeply unimpressed. The fabric just isn't nice (and in fact reminds me somehow of like cheap princess costumes when I was a kid), all that stuff to pouf everything makes getting in and out of the thing a pain to climb through, and a lot of them are just not that pretty! The other dress store had softer fabrics like I guess satin or silk--comfy things--and didn't have the layers of pouf. Also to wear their stuff you don't have to invest in a bustier or anything--maybe a pair of boyshorts in fabric that doesn't have VPL--the help lady was suggesting thongs and I'm like "Nooo."

Other wedding planning: um, it goes? We were going to call about hotels and then it turned out priceline gave us the wrong numbers. A fun project for tomorrow. I think I've decided I'm going to buy one of those invitation kits from Staples and make them myself with the printer as so much stationary stuff is inordinately expensive.

Random: Oh, and I got your TY card this week!! Thanks for sending the cute picture also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
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