The centerpiece outfit on Monday was WALLIS, the tailored blue and black plaid suit designed by Mainbocher for Wallis Simpson. Wasn't I lucky that my number was called! A spur of the moment decision, and Wallis was mine. Literally since I was able to bring it home with me.
Here she is, and I think she is lovely. The plaid fabric feels like the softest of wools. She was supposed to have black bead earrings, but I think they were left on the centerpiece by accident. No matter, pearls are always appropriate!
On the ballroom floor was one of the other additional outfits - a Red, White and Blue version of the same suit called Windsor. I hemmed and hawed over it, but in the end decided against it, although my name did go on a number of different outfits, which I will share with you as they come in.
I got home and then Sandra sent out the order sheets for us that she forgot to give out at the convention. Here I was looking it over and the last thing on the list was Windsor....my last chance, and I checked it off! Is there really such a thing as willpower??
Here is Madra in her summer seersucker checkered suit in Red, White and blue. I had a matching purse already, so I added it to complete the duplicate look. She already came with the pearl earrings.
And here they are together.
Of course, I blame Kay! She loves having outfits in different color ways - I have made several for her. I guess she is rubbing off on me because I love them too! Thank you, Kay!