MrB and I went to Washington yesterday for an inauguration dinner.
We didn’t see the First Couple — Beyonce and Jay-Z — in person, nor did we see Barack and Michelle Obama, but we still had a good time.
I wore an emerald-green Zang Toi gown for the last inauguration. According to Pantone, emerald is THE color this year, but I didn’t feel like repeating that dress. Not only has that one gone to a presidential event … it has also lurked near George Clooney. I have to give other dresses a shot at greatness, so I opted for a shorter, blue-velvet dress by Zang.
Any excuse to share Isabella Rossellini’s rendition of “Blue Velvet”!
I wore my Empress Wu dragon earrings. The “punk” side of my asymmetrical haircut really showed off its earring nicely. I also used a new red lip color: Chanel’s Rouge Double Intensité in Ruby Lite. I don’t love its feel quite as much as my beloved Lasting Lust by MAC –it’s a bit drier — but it’s still pretty damn good! I might try it in another color.
MrB is a big fan of the velvet dress because it’s backless. Things like this get him really excited about fashion.
I hope she’s not overexerting herself while trying to keep up with them.
UPDATED TO ADD: I added my backless dress to Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday post. Go over there to see what all the other lovely ladies are wearing.