Dress - D&G; Shoes - New Look; Bracelet - Pandora; Rings - Vivienne Westwood & Ebay; Crown - made by a friend.
If you can't quite tell, I am meant to be the Red Queen, but a slightly more fashionable version. Okay, okay, so in reality I was just desperate to wear my D&G dress and found a way to work it in with some gorgeous new red shoes, a crown that one of my friends made for me years ago and I still have, plus some red lipstick and a little heart on my cheek (a la Marina Lambrini Diamandis). Honestly, this dress is so gorgeous I can barely believe I own it, so there was no way I was not going to wear it on my 18th! I am now even more determined to keep it forever because it is super-comfortable, actually really good for dancing and will be in style perenially.
Here comes a few of the photos of the night - the good ones that my friends and I won't mind having put on a *fashion* blog!
|The incredible cake the other birthday girl made!|
|Little face cakes that I made.|
|Holly, Ashleigh, Sammie, me, Alison & Reiss.|
|Me & Lottie as red queens.|
|Sammie & Alison.|
|Clare, Tristan & Sherri.|
|Martha, Claire, Jenni & Lucy.|
|Me & Jenni.|
|Me & Ashleigh.|
|The hangover-cure breakfast (just toast for me actually).|
|The carnivores' pile of grease.|
|The mess we were faced with.|
|Looking fresh as daisies in the morning, of course.|
Anyway, that was my party and it was brilliant fun, I absolutely loved it. It feels so good to be 18 - grown up at last. I hope everyone else had as much fun as me, and that Alison's parents are still speaking to her. Being 18 is a big deal in England, because it is basically becoming an adult and I will admit that being able to vote is scary.. But as one of my birthday cards said "You may be an adult now.. but it doesn't mean you have to act like one!", and I intend to.
Not to drag this whole birthday thing out for too long, but tomorrow I will post my haul of presents (finally!), including those from my family, friends and even my little treats for myself that I picked up at the weekend, while being talked in to getting a Topshop store card..
Love and kisses, Tara xox