Tale of A Little Black Dress

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My DGD the bassoon player was one of 110 young Amercian musicians  
selected for the first National Youth Orchestra tour:
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/National-Youth-Orchestra-of-the-United-States-of-America/

We learned about two weeks before she left that she needed a "dressy  
dress, at least knee length, with sleeves, NOT strapless, modest,  
washable, etc."  She described the dress she wanted, we shopped for  
fabric, and after a couple of fittings, I delivered the dress (and a  
purse made of the same lace) two days before they left for New York  
and points east (Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London).

And, here she is, wearing the dress to an opera in St. Petersburg,  
Russia:

https://sphotos-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q71/s720x720/1148815_10200574896918265_1770013842_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/r90/971052_10200574892838163_481160118_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/r90/1149006_10200574899678334_718896404_n.jpg

(I hope those links work they are from her Facebook page)

The group was taken to see Tosca at the Mariinsky II Theater, after
which they met several cast members. They performed a concert there
to a sold out house the following night. It was an amazing
opportunity for all the kids.

Beverly


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On 8/23/2013 12:00 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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That's a very pretty dress, and she wears it well.  Love the shoes, too!
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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TY.  She picked out the shoes.  ;-)  


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Thanks for sharing the story, and pictures.
Barbara in SC



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Very pretty dress, very pretty girl. Just what you said: Elegant but suited  
to her youth. And don't we all agree: There's nothing like bespoke clothing.  
;-) The shoes, too - elegant but not too flimsy. (And tell her to strangle  
the friend who took the two pics that caught her just that very second when  
her feet were pigeon-toed.) Thanks for the story and pics.

Ah, nothing like the backstage area in a theatre, and meeting the cast,  
especially if you're of nearly the same profession. In my singing days, I'd  
have loved to meet Elisabeth Schwarzkopf but that vanity is gone now.  
Anyway, I wish her a lot more success of that kind in her life.  I don't  
know if you all wish her to earn her bread with that, so I guess I'd rather  
not wish her too much success. ;-) We all wish our children happy and  
successful, so I quote from 'A Mother's Prayer' from Tina Fey here:

'Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance.

Something where she can make
her own hours but still feel
intellectually fulfilled and get
outside sometimes.

And not have to wear high heels.

And what would that be, Lord?
Architecture? Midwifery? Golf
course design? I'm asking You
because if I knew, I'd be doing it,
Youdammit.'

Enough, you both did very well! Have a great weekend.

U.

  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Thanks!  


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Le 23/08/2013 09:00, BEI Design a écrit :
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It looks fabulous Beverly. It's so nice to see a good dress well fitted  
most and flattering. Round of applause from over here.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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Claire in France wrote:
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Thanks, she designed it, I think she has very good taste.  ;-)



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What a beautiful dress, and a beautiful girl wearing it.
Gen

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Thanks!


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