Friday, 27 November 2009

My red dress


I'm going to a Big Night Out in Brighton on 6 December, at the Oceana in Brighton. It's called the 'Wild Fruit Red Party 09' and the theme is 'Definitely Red'. So it has to be a red outfit. And I've got my red dress lined up. That's it in the photo, a classic little number by Diane von Furstenberg. Should add a touch of sophistication. Might get a little hat to pop on my head.

This party is basically a huge gay let's-get-dressed-up-and-show-off night, but it has a serious purpose 'challenging HIV/Aids Awareness and Homophobia' and the brochure says 'all monies raised go to the Sussex Community Rainbow Alliance Fund, raising money for LGBT & HIV organisations'. I've not been to the Oceana before but I'm told it's vast inside with at least five different bars or rooms to hang around in and look cool, or gorgeous, or manic, as the mood takes you. It starts at 8.30pm and goes on to 3.00am. I'm going with my friend R--- and we'll arrive between 10pm and 11pm. The celebrity lineup includes many names I don't know, but I have heard of Boy George of course, although he's not the 1980s version nowadays. It should anyway be loud, crowded, and seething with red-clad partygoers!

Not a bad way to kick off the Christmas festivities!

13 comments:

  1. I love the dress and it sounds like it will be quite a night. Isn't the 6th a Sunday? Wicked girl - staying up late in a red dress on a Sunday!

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  2. AND drinking. But I don't smoke, and never have. (You can't anyway in a public indoor place)

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  3. hear a song playing in my head, perhaps you should be Roxanne for the night. hope you didn't have to pay full price for that little red number.

    Caroline xx

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  4. Roxanne by The Police. She was asked not to 'wear that dress tonight'. I don't think the colour was mentioned, although no doubt it was red!

    I did pay full price.

    Lucy

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  5. And why do I think there will be some pictures on your Flickr stream soon?

    Such a tiny waist, girl! Can't wait to see you in it!

    Calie xxx

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  6. I thought Boy George was in jail, for chaining some poor guy to a radiator, and beating him?

    Shoes? What shoes will you be wearing with that fab red dress?

    Melissa XX

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  7. Well, I think medium heels, red or black. I intend to wear very black tights or hold-ups. A very wide black belt, black spiky collar (the outfit needs to be sensational in some way), small red hat. Should all go together.

    Lucy

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  8. Spiky collar! This is not a side of Lucy we have seen before!

    Caroline xx

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  9. Oh, I got the spiky collar from a shop called 'Lust' in the North Laines of Brighton. It's incredibly effective as an anti-vampire device - I haven't had my jugular sucked once since I got it. I really do recommend having one.

    I also purchased a lash at the same time. The collar and lash together enable me to keep admirers at arm's length. The lash also makes a fine swat for flies in the summertime.

    I was also pursuaded to buy a red rubber dress. I haven't worn it yet, but it will obviously be fantastically practical for partying in the rain, or when you expect plenty of spilt drinks. It will also double as an eye-catching wet suit for surfing. The DVF dress wouldn't be much good for that; in fact it would look ridiculous.

    Lucy

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  10. This is a new Lucy! Can't wait for the pictures.

    Caroline xx

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  11. Well, you and Calie shall have them.

    If it didn't weigh a ton, I'd use the Nikon D700 like Helena Love does at the London clubs (she's the Girl From Mars - see the list of blogs I follow) and really go for some quality pictures. But the little Leica will have to do. I'm sure I can still catch the atmosphere and a whole lot of red-themed costumes, including mine and R---'s, though not of course with the skill that Helena brings to bear.

    Lucy

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  12. My mistake! something about put on the red light, sounds like something you might do when you rear some of those interesting clothes.

    Caroline xxx

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  13. On so now there's a shop called 'Lust', I'll have to watch what I'm doing next time I'm in the UK and looking for 'Lush'(definately not after a few drinks)

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