This was a couple of weeks ago. I planned this outfit for visiting Seattle (the Advanced Style movie was showing), but changed my mind at the last minute and went to a little local theater instead. (I wrote about our exploring local art groups HERE.) It was The Addams Family, a musical which was just recently released for small theater groups, and the Paradise Theatre in Gig Harbor (an adorable maritime village located on the Key peninsula just half an hour from us) jumped to the chance to make a Northwest premier. We happened to catch the last performance in mid-October, and it felt like an early Halloween.
I'll admit I'm not really a fan of the Addams Family and in general monsters, vampires and all that are not my cup of tea. But I am curious, and from time to time I love exploring the unknown and find that, in any aesthetic, genre or theme, there are examples of incredible talent, and if I sense that the message has a deep meaning and heart, it's all I need to be able to enjoy and appreciate.
The night was really dark and a bit ooky, but the performance was full of light, love and laughter, with some fun surprises at the end. The theater is located in a smallish building in the woods which was formerly a small private school. We were greeted by one of the owners, and it all felt like one big and very welcomed family gathered for a warm cozy night. I don't think I had a theater experience quite like that before.
On the sartorial side, I think that a jumpsuit makes a great alternative to an evening dress, and a black jumpsuit is an upbeat alternative to a classic LBD. My Russian platok was the last touch to my outfit which I think really made it something special and told pretty much everything about me.
What's your take on jumpsuits?
And also please tell me, do you enjoy exploring the unknown genres/themes/aesthetics or do you pretty much go for your old favorites time after time?
Jumpsuit, boiled wool jacket and earrings - Chicos (sale)
Russian platok and Guatemala purse - antique mall find
Shoes - Umberto Raffini
Joining Sacramento's Share-in-Style: Halloween
and Sheila's Shoe Shine with my suede "theater" shoes.
See you there!