Personal Style Outfit-Privy NYE Masquerade Ball

 Hours before NYE, I was freaking out a little. I still hadn't found a mask for the Privy masquerade ball I was co-hosting. The freak out was further exacerbated by a text from a friend expressing concern that I was mask-less and asked if I was consumed with worry. Thank you. So I rushed over to Joann's, bought yards of sheer fabric, went home, and began cutting and sewing. Five minutes later, I had a lace mask. Sorry to disappoint if you thought this was going to be a lengthy DIY tutorial. I'm not crafty. I'm impatient. If I need to make something, I will always take the shortest route. For my film noir inspired lace mask, I simply cut out the outer edges of lace fabric and sewed them together. 

Held at Le Ka in DTLA, the Privy party drew over 500 guests and was a smashing success. What a memorable night! Aside from the expected new year's eve shenanigans and revelry, the true highlight was the after party at IHOP. Our sloppy trek to the restaurant (five blocks away) was like climbing Mount Everest. We had to pick up and carry friends who fell and just couldn't get up as many of them groaned and shouted for us to leave and go on without them. No man down. Every two minutes, we'd ask a passing stranger if the pancake mecca was close by. Each of them assured us it was just a block away which I now realize is an impossibility and a lie. When we finally got there, we took over a huge table in the middle and as we feasted on doughy carbs at three o'clock in the morning, I started speaking Mandarin. It flowed effortlessly from my mouth for the next two hours. This has never happened before! I was so impressed with myself that at one point, I seriously contemplated moving to New York to become a UN translator.  But then, I'd need to be in a perpetual NYE state of mind to be in NYC and I just can't consume that much alcohol on a daily basis.

For the masquerade ball, I decided to wear a long gown from Laundry by Shelli Segal. The contrast between the black velvet and the gold pleated foil brings an edge of couture glamour while the gold plate halter clasp draws Cleopatra charm. It felt refreshing to not wear a short body-con dress to a party. 










 dress: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal 
coat: c/o YMI Jeans (similar here)
bracelet: Hermes
python flower ring: Kara Ross
belt and earrings: H&M

{live fabulously}

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53 comments

  1. Beautiful! You look gorgeous, hope you had a great time

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  2. you look so fancy, gorgeousness.



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  3. LOVE at first sight! love everything! XO

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  4. Thanks for your visit :)
    Your look is amazing love the maxi skirt,the lace mask,everything!!
    Great blog,following!!
    Kisses

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  5. What a stunning NYE look! Amazing that you made such a beautiful mask in a pinch and the red lip is great! I laughed out loud at your story as well- when I've had a few too many I get a bit overconfident in my French-speaking abilities but, alas, like you, no UN job in the near future ;)

    -Jen

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  6. Oh dear, that's such a hilarious story, ha! :) And gorgeous outfit!!! Way to kick off 2013!

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  7. Fabulous outfit ! Your skirt is beautiful and I love your mask :)

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  8. I loved the dress , it is very much like the Dior gowns by bill gayten for fall 12 ! Loved the mask too !
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  9. You look absolutely dreamy.

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  11. I like that maxi dress

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  12. The skirt makes you really elegant! You look amazing like always!

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  13. Oh wow you look just amazing! I adore the skirt! :D

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  14. BEAUTIFUL dress !

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  15. I love this look! It's regal and mysterious... well played!

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  16. Omg, this is absolutely stunning!!!

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  17. OMG that skirt is absolutely magnificent, you look wonderful!!

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  18. You've got something parisan. And I can see it , because I live in Paris, And I think that parisans woman have the best senses of fashion in the world! ( and I don't care if some people are'nt agree with me)
    So CHIC!

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  20. Wow, you look absolutely stunning!

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  21. Hi Doll!

    This lace mask creation is so mysterious and fun! Love the entire look for the party! xx

    Love,
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  22. hello dear… happy new year! I was navegating and I saw your blog, you have a great blog and style, please come visit my blog and if you like it let me know if you want us to follow each other ok!
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  23. I just discovered your blog and I'm totally loving it! Keep up the good work :)
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  24. Wow, you are so pretty! I love your masque!
    Love,
    Bo

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  25. Love this look x

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  26. You such beautiful! fine skirt and top with fashionable cut and a mouth! smart lacy bandage! I follow you!
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  27. Omgsh, you look amazing! I love your lace mask and the stunning maxi skirt :)

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  28. I love your outfit and blog! <3
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  29. OMG you look fabulous !!!

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  30. Great outfit! Great blog!

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  32. Great outfit, I love your skirt! Also your style is great and I just followed you on Bloglovin :)
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  34. I can't say enough about this entire ensemble! You look amazing!

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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  35. This is AMAZING! The whole outfit is simply perfect. I'm dying over your pleated skirt. It is beautiful. You are gorgeous!! Looks like so much fun. Thanks for stopping by aBreeFashion.blogspot.com!

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  36. Mhmmm, so gorgeous. The "mask" rocks.
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