Sunday, December 6, 2009
Day 63: Dressing Up in Oxford
As a friend of mine said, when the English have an opportunity to dress up, they do so "smartly." This translates into more dressy attire for dinner, "going out" (what my husband likes to call the catwalk) in cocktail attire, and black and white tie functions on a regular basis.
It also means that dressing up for parties takes on a whole new meaning. There is a costume shop in Oxford that is busy year-round because of the numerous themed costume-parties held here.
Last night I attended my first such party celebrating the birthday of a classmate. The theme was "Bizario," after Superman's evil twin. I chose to personify the other blonde constitutional attorney, Ann Coulter. I hope those mannerisms which are unbecoming and for which she is famous (being bitter, nasty, and polarizing) could be said to be evil opposites of myself. One can hope!
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