And now for something a little bit different...
Mr M and I have got a date. Actually it's more like a school function but calling it a date it's much more exciting! It is an evening of posh Christmas Carols at No 1's school: Christmas Carols, canapes and black tie dress code. (The canapes ARE NOT part of the dress code...
This where the problems begin. What to wear? What was I thinking when I bought the tickets? Will I be able to squeeze into last year's cocktail dress? Mmmm maybe with the help of industrial strength spanx and no food between now and the rest of the week.
You see, No 1's school has a long and rich history. It was started by Henry VIII (he of divorced beheaded died divorced beheaded survived- fame, if you're not following me, don't worry, it's something to do with the fate of his many wives) and more recently supplied some background sets for the Harry Potter movies (I know!!!). The choice of outfit is vital. Ok, in the grand scheme of things it's not 'vital', but I don't get out much, indulge me please.
Whilst I starve myself I'm going to take you on a 'dream shopping trip' to another British institution, the Tudor building is a perfect match after all. The devil is in the details.
So come with me, I need help choosing from these designer dresses.
Shall I dazzle people in a slinky Rouland Mouret number?
This Alexander McQueen might be better suited to an Oscar ceremony than a 'Schola Cantorum performance... but it's just perfect in so many ways!
A red Vivienne Westwood? can I be bold enough?
Maybe 'demure' Marc Jacobs is more me...
In the end my favourite is this:
by Stella McCartney, classy and sparkly and British... just perfect.
What do you think? Which one is your favourite?