Monday, January 31, 2011

Scandal! Intrigue! Birthday!

I celebrated my 23rd birthday on Saturday with a film noir-themed evening called The Diamond Ace, presented by Dances of Vice at the beautiful Ace Hotel. It was a perfect venue, too, with the damask wall paper and retro wall sconces. The cocktails were fabulous (I should know; I had a few too many) and the entertainment was perfect. Gato Loco Musica, a Latin fusion band, played some really interesting music. Good for listening but also pretty good to dance to. I forgot how much I enjoy dancing cha-cha with my boyfriend.

But enough about the event--on to the clothes! I wanted a bombshell dress and I ended up channeling Rita Hayworth in "Gilda".

Gilda is my favorite femme fatale so I'm glad I got to pay homage to her with my outfit. I'd wanted elbow-length gloves, but the vintage ones I found were a bit out of my budget. And you can't see it, but the stockings have a backseam. The earrings are vintage but everything else was new. The dress was a birthday present to myself.

What I loved about The Diamond Ace is that everyone went all-out with their outfits, like this woman:

We saw a great tango performance and two burlesque performers and the lovely Medianoche left with a piece of my heart in her g-string. She was an incredible performer and so, so nice.

All in all, the evening was a smashing success and I can't wait for the next Dances of Vice event.

Like what you see? Tweet This


  1. Hi Desiree - Happy Belated Birthday! What a great dress, etc. - you make a fabulous femme fatale.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had somehow lost track of yours too!


  2. You look Gorgeous! Happy birthday!!!


Thanks so much for your comments!