If you are fortunate enough to have a Symphony Orchestra in your area you may know how much work goes into each production and how many behind scenes fundraising events are necessary to keep the performances coming. On Friday evening we attended the Musicale Masquerade, a silent auction and evening of fun to benefit the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra.
When the event was announced weeks ago, several people called to ask me what that meant. They didn’t want to attend if they had to wear a silly costume. I shared with them that a Masquerade is a party, dance, or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes. For most of us, that means dressing up in nice clothes and wearing a mask for at least a few minutes of the evening. One poor fellow showed up as a deer hunter in full camouflage. He was teased in a good-natured way and accepted it all with a laugh. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed good food and fellowship as we listened to beautiful music from the JCSO Strings and the very talented soloist, Rebecca Myers. The event was held at the Blackthorn Club.
Shoes always catch my eye!
I adore this lady! Her name is June, and she is always perfectly groomed and well dressed each time I see her around town or at events. Her face lights up when she sees me, and we have a brief, pleasant conversation each time. She has given tirelessly to the community and especially to the JCSO for most of her life. I admire her positive attitude, giving nature, and the way she always presents herself in such a lovely way.
My beautiful mask was borrowed from Mr. Mickey’s daughter Regina (Thank you!). I could not wear it for the whole evening because I could tell doing so would give me a massive headache. I tried to apply false eyelashes one last time for fun. (That takes a skill set I do not possess!) The rest of my look includes some of the oldest items in my closet. The shoes are by Anne Klein from maybe ten years ago. The only skirt I own is this one which was from T.J.Maxx about fifteen years ago. The jacket is from White House|Black Market last year. The Wacoal Lace Impression Camisole is from Dillard’s, under that is black V-neck body suit type thing from years ago. The evening bag is also about three years old.