First, how cool is the glass flower fountain in the lobby of the building where we had the ball? There was water coming up from below and sprinkling down on top of them. Gorgeous.
And on to the festivities. I got all dolled up in a fabulous turquoise dress, showing off a lot of leg. I managed to keep my hair curly for about 2 hours, which, frankly, is a record. Unfortunately, a lot of those two hours was while I was drinking champagne at the preparty. But really, who can complain about that? Champagne + cheese + friends + tuxes and fancy dresses = damn fun.
And here I am being all artsy with my accessories. I really like the artsy.
During dinner at the ball, there was an unusual number of professors at my table, and I managed to both entertain AND not make a fool of myself. Which generally is my goal for most situations.
The craziness came later, with the dancing and the drinking and the carrying on.
The turquoise dress is mine, and those lovely gold shoes completely tore up my heels. I was going to take a picture of that, but then I remembered - no one likes pictures of bloody grossness.
And I know that you all like to see the hot shoes that I see, so here: the best tux shoes I've seen in a long time.
And thanks so much to Steph for organizing the entire thing! Especially for getting Bissenger's Chocolates for all of us!